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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction activity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114219  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction activity 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the impact of construction activities on the environment and implement environmental initiatives on a construction activity.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of a professional community of construction supervisors.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential in order to sustain the physical environment and natural resources. It will also ensure that the social-cultural interests of all communities are considered and promoted. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
Language & Communication & Mathematical literacy at NQF level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
The "environment" includes the physical environment and natural resources, as well as social-cultural issues and the interaction of the afore mentioned with economic systems
Pollution includes:
  • Noise
  • Waste
  • Hazardous/toxic materials 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of construction activities on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ways in which construction activities could impact on the environment and society are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The benefits and importance of environmentally orientated construction activities are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The purpose of the environmental impact assessment, as well as the environmental management plan are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The importance of material sustainability is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Socio-cultural values and perceptions with regard to construction materials; energy; and construction methods are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local resources (including skills) are identified and the immediate supervisor is informed accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Environmental factors (including socio-cultural and economic aspects) impacting on the selection of construction processes, materials and technologies are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Means of community participation are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Construction based pollution reduction measures are implemented according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Disease prevention and hygiene measure are implemented during construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Measures to conserve water and energy are implemented according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Construction activities are executed in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and relevant regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Adherence to the environmental management plan is ensured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Maintenance schedules are executed according to work plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The construction site is rehabilitated and dumping of waste is monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resource recycling is maximised. 


    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 relevant - ETQA or any relevant ETQA which has signed an MoU.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant - ETQA or any relevant ETQA which has signed an MoU.
  • The relevant - ETQA or other ETQAs, who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant -ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Ways in which construction activities could impact on the environment and society
  • The value/benefit of environmental management initiatives
  • The purpose of the environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan
  • Carbon/water/food/air cycle
  • Impact of carbon obnoxious gases on the micro and macro environment
  • Climatic conditions and energy zones in RSA
  • The importance of material sustainability
  • Socio-cultural values and perceptions with regard to construction materials, energy and construction methods
  • Water and energy conservation methods
  • Construction based pollution reduction measures
  • Relevant environmental regulations and legislation
  • Resource recycling 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Construction based pollution reduction measures are implemented
  • Measures to conserve water and energy are implemented
  • The construction site is rehabilitated and dumping of waste is monitored 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities
    2. Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Local resources (including skills) are identified and the immediate supervisor is informed accordingly
  • Means of community participation are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Resource recycling is maximised 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Local resources (including skills) are identified and the immediate supervisor is informed accordingly 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Local resources (including skills) are identified and the immediate supervisor is informed accordingly 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of construction activities on the environment
    2. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities
    3. Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities
    4. Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Environmental factors (including socio-cultural and economic aspects) impacting on the selection of construction processes, materials and technologies are explained 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of construction activities on the environment

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Ways in which construction activities could impact on the environment and society are explained
  • Construction activities are executed in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and relevant regulations 

  • 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 
    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  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. Barloworld Equipment 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    8. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    9. DR Fire and Hazmat Training and Consulting 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    12. HUMAN RESOURCE 2000 CC 
    13. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    14. Interlink Technical Training 
    15. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    16. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
    17. Microzone Training CC 
    18. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    19. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    20. Scaffold Training Group 
    21. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    22. SETSMOL ENTERPRISE CC 
    23. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    24. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Success in Action cc 
    26. The Business Zone 352 
    27. THE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    28. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    29. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    31. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    32. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    33. WAL TRAINING 
    34. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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