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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and use protective clothing and equipment in general construction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13973  Identify and use protective clothing and equipment in general construction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable construction workers to identify and use protective clothing in a general construction workplace, to ensure that they contribute to a safe, healthy environment for themselves and others. Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET Level 3 in Literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards include reference to a possible chain of events that could result from not removing, reducing or reporting a hazard.
2. Hazards refer to but not limited to the following:
  • Working with chemicals like lime, cement, tar, bitumen, petrol, diesel, paraffin, weed killers, flammable gasses, adhesives, ant poison
  • Working in traffic. (Public and on site)
  • Working in trenches and other confined spaces.
  • Working on elevated platforms.
  • Working with electricity
  • Working with tools - hand and power tools. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify potential hazards in general construction and maintenance areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential hazards are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify protective clothing and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Protective clothing requirements are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Protective equipments are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate the use of the protective clothing and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Protective clothing is used according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Protective equipment is used according to project and manufacturers specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the ability to take appropriate steps in case of an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The emergency is communicated to first line supervision or management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate measures like first aid or measures to eliminate the hazards are demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction Workers. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
    A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

    1. "Hazard", "hazardous substance", "risk" and "safe" as described in the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Act no. 85 of 1993), and the relationship between the three concepts
    2. Potential hazards in general construction and maintenance areas.
    3. Protective clothing and equipment
    4. The use of the protective clothing and equipment.
    5. Appropriate actions in the event of an emergency. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. Potential hazards are correctly identified. Protective clothing requirements are identified and protective clothing is used. This relates to:

    Identify potential hazards in the work areas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. This relates to:

    Demonstrate the use of the protective clothing and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management. Demonstrate correct use of protective clothing. This relates to:

    Demonstrate the use of the protective clothing and equipment.

    Manage information. Identify hazards and appropriate protective clothing. This reltates to:

    Identify potential hazards in general construction and maintenance areas.
    Identify protective clothing and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. The emergency is communicated to first line supervision or management. This relates to:

    Demonstrate the ability to take appropriate steps in case of an emergency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence. Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are known. Protective clothing requirements are identified and protective clothing is used. This relates to:

    Identify potential hazards in general construction and maintenance areas.
    Identify protective clothing and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems. Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are known. This relates to:

    Identify potential hazards in general construction and maintenance areas. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Arehone Consulting 
    4. Artisan Development Academy 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    7. Builders Training Centre 
    8. Cerimele Construction Company Pty Ltd 
    9. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    10. Dego Consultants 
    11. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    12. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    13. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    14. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    15. Leps Training Consultants 
    16. Luntu for Education and Skills Development Practice (Pty) Ltd 
    17. M Tech Training Consultants 
    18. M3 Construction Projects (pty) Ltd 
    19. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    21. National African Federated Building Industry 
    22. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    23. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    24. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    25. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Sphola Consulting CC 
    27. The Skills Matrix cc 
    28. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    29. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    31. TSK Projects 
    32. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    33. Zama Training & Developments 
    34. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.