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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Select and supervise the use and maintenance of plant, equipment and tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14427  Select and supervise the use and maintenance of plant, equipment and tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-06-11  2006-06-11  SAQA 0148/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-06-11   2010-06-11  

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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to select and supervise the safekeeping, use and maintenance of plant, equipment and tools in accordance with site procedures and safety and manufacturers specifications

This competence complements the other generic supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF level 3 Language and Mathematics 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Lead - in time for procurement of plant, equipment and tools includes allowance for:
    1. Information from Employer/Engineer/Architect
    2. Planning
    3. Requisitioning & ordering
    4. Transport & Delivery 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select plant, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Plant, equipment and tool properties, purposes and applications are accurately described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Plant, equipment & tools resource schedule is developed according to the works programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Lead-In times for plant, equipment & tools are allowed for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Plant, equipment & tools are requisitioned in accordance with resource schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate plant, equipment & tools are selected according to site requirements and availability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Plant, equipment & tools costs are within tendered allowables. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Supervise the safekeeping of plant, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Utilization of plant and equipment is calculated and the necessary improvements are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment & tools are stored in accordance with company procedures and quality management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Equipment & tools are secured and protected in accordance with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise the use of plant, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Plant, equipment & tools are utilized according to manufacturers requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Plant, equipment & tools are utilized according to construction methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plant, equipment & tools are utilized according to safe operating procedures and specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise the maintenance of plant, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scheduled maintenance programmes are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment faults and breakdowns are reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Availability of plant and equipment is calculated and the necessary maintenance improvements are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Start up and shut down procedures for plant and equipment are implemented. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • Types of plant, equipment and tools and their properties, purposes and cost
  • Concept of "tendered allowables"
  • Concept of lead-in time
  • Sources of information in order to select plant, equipment and tools
  • Site quality management system
  • Site procedures & record keeping requirements with regard to the requisitioning, use and safekeeping of plant, equipment and tools
  • Reporting procedures
  • Site procedures, safety & manufacturers specifications with regard to the storage, use and maintenance of plant, equipment and tools
  • How to calculate plant and equipment utilization and availability and comparison to accepted industry standards
  • Start up & shut down procedures for plant, equipment and tools
  • Maintenance procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Equipment faults and breakdowns are reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relate to the following specific outcome:

    Supervise the safekeeping and use of plant, equipment and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self-management - relate to the following assessment criteria:
  • Scheduled maintenance programmes are implemented;
  • Plant, equipment and tool costs are within tendered allowables. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - relate to the following specific outcome:

    Identify and select plant, equipment and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relate to the following assessment criteria:
  • Start up and shut down procedures for plant and equipment are implemented;
  • Plant, equipment & tools are utilized according to manufacturers requirements, construction methods; safe operating procedures and specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Lead-In times for plant, equipment & tools are allowed for. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  23895   National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    3. Bikologix Projects 
    4. Commitech Consulting 
    5. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    6. Eastcape Training Centre 
    7. Growth Management Consulting 
    8. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    9. Isiphephelo Consultants 
    10. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    11. Jabukile Consultancy 
    12. Josmap Training Institute 
    13. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    14. Khantsha Projects NPC 
    15. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    16. LETZAA Group 
    17. Londimvelo Consultants 
    18. Magnico Products (PTY) LTD 
    19. Makaota Training Consultants 
    20. Mamuhle Academy 
    21. Mcebo Technologies 
    22. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    23. MML Consulting CC. 
    24. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    25. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    26. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    27. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    28. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    29. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    30. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    31. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    32. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    33. Siljeur Training Academy 
    34. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    35. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    36. South West Gauteng College - Molapo Campus 
    37. Talent Centre Training 
    38. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    39. Tembe Service Providers 
    40. Thando Consulting Services 
    41. The Crimson CO CC. 
    42. Tovani Traiding 299 
    43. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    44. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    45. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    46. TWINMARK STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
    47. Umbuso Training Services 
    48. Umfolozi FET College 
    49. Vicmat Consultants 
    50. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    51. Zerben Management Solutions 



    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.