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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the erection and dismantling of access scaffolding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263224  Supervise the erection and dismantling of access scaffolding 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116692  Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of access scaffolding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to control and organise scaffold teams to set up, erect and dismantle all types of access scaffolding. This supervisor of access scaffolding operations will be able to read and interpret drawings, liaise with the client, plan all activities and co-ordinate all required resources. This unit standard will serve, in conjunction with related unit standards, to develop the qualifying learner to function as a scaffold supervisor of access scaffold teams.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of different types of access scaffolding, applications and compliance.
  • Reading and interpreting drawings, requirements and specifications.
  • Planning resources for erecting, using and dismantling access scaffolding.
  • Assessing site risks and accessibility.
  • Supervising the erection and modification of access scaffolding.
  • Supervising dismantling and site clearance procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of different types of access scaffolding, applications and compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and responsibilities of the access scaffold supervisor are identified and explained in relation to the OHS Act and SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of access scaffolding, including special scaffolding, are described in terms of their applications and standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of access scaffolding, including special scaffolding, are described in terms of their limitations according to SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Access scaffolding components are identified and their application is controlled in terms of their safe working loads as per SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Classification for Access Scaffolding platforms, including multi-level platforms, and their loading limitations are complied with in terms of SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Stability requirements are interpreted and implemented as per the regulatory framework with reference to ties and bracing according to SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant documentation, including Access Scaffolding Inspection Registers and Handover Certificates and the associated responsibilities of the Inspector are identified and described according to SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The completion of access scaffold documentation and signage is supervised to ensure compliance with SANS 10085 and workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation and signage includes, but is not limited to:
  • Access Scaffolding Inspection Registers, Handover Certificates and safe-to-use Green tag.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Read and interpret drawings, requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Details and dimensions of access scaffold design are interpreted and applied to ensure compliance with specifications and according to client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access scaffolding equipment is identified and equipment list compiled according to drawings, specifications and/or client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe working loads on platforms and total loading on uprights are calculated in relation to the drawings, specifications and/or client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Additional client requirements are analysed in relation to the practical application of any scaffolding as per SANS 10085. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan resources for erecting and modifying access scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Detailed Action Plans are compiled and activities prioritised in accordance with drawings or client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access scaffold equipment and other material quantities are accurately calculated from drawings or client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Human resource requirements are estimated in relation to the quantities calculated from drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Transportation, fit-for-purpose equipment, materials and crews are scheduled and work activities are sequenced in accordance with program and safety legislation requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess site risks and accessibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A site risk assessment plan is compiled and implemented accordance with program and legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risk assessment plan includes, but is not limited to:
  • Hazards identified, work permits obtained and confined space entry.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe working procedures are compiled for identified risks in accordance with program and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Site accessibility is assessed and the method for moving equipment onto site is determined according to program and site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Client is timeously notified if additional work is required to improve site accessibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Lay down/staging areas for equipment are identified and allocated in accordance with legislative and site requirements for safety and security. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Supervise the erection and modification of access scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Access scaffold equipment is supplied on site in the right sequence, within the prescribed timeframe and fit-for-use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The setting out of access scaffolding positions is monitored and in compliance with drawings or client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The erection and modification sequence of access scaffolding is organised and work activities are controlled in accordance with safe and cost-effective working methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The erection and modification of access scaffolding and platforms are supervised to comply with drawings and/or client requirements and cross-referenced to relevant, safety legislation and SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The removal of excess equipment from the site is performed in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Supervise dismantling and site clearance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Site risks are assessed, pre-dismantling inspections are conducted and safe working procedures are compiled to ensure safety of materials, equipment and crews. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Action Plans are compiled and activities prioritised in accordance with client requirements for the dismantling of access scaffolds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dismantling sequence of access scaffolding is organised and work activities are controlled in accordance with safe and cost-effective working methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The dismantling of Access scaffolding is supervised in accordance with relevant specifications, legislation and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Lay down/staging areas for materials are identified and allocated in accordance with legislative and site requirements for safety and security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Transportation, materials and crews are scheduled and work activities are sequenced in accordance with program and safety legislation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Site procedures for the clearance of materials, equipment and crews are adhered to and completed within prescribed deadlines. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and the application of the Act in relation to access scaffolding operations.
  • SANS 10085.
  • Interpreting drawing, specifications and client requirements.
  • Different types of access scaffolding, related applications and safe working loads.
  • Risk assessments related to scaffolding operations.
  • Planning and resource co-ordination.
  • Scaffold related documentation and signage.
  • Supervising the erection and dismantling of access scaffolding.
  • Organisational 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 related to supervising erecting and dismantling of access scaffold systems in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an access scaffold team by implementing safety procedures for handling components of an access scaffold system to ensure safety of the team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in applying knowledge of the nature and scope of scaffolding to interpret instructions and scaffold drawing/sketches when supervising erecting and dismantling of access scaffolding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in scaffold drawings/sketches to plan a work schedule and co-ordinate resources required to erect and dismantle access scaffolding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral persuasion in interpreting and implementing client requirements to achieve the targeted access scaffold related task within the specified time frame. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116692, "Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of access scaffolding", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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. CSTA Training Academy 
    2. FORJO83 
    3. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    4. National African Federated Building Industry 
    5. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    6. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    7. WACO Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    8. WHSE Training College 



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