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

Clean building surrounds 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12532  Clean building surrounds 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-05-30  2007-02-21  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-02-21   2011-02-21  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
243194  Sweep floors  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be involved in or working within a cleaning services environment. Qualifying learners are able to clean building surrounds. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner has the speaking and listening ability equal to an ABET Level 1 Com 101 standard and/or any other communication skill that will enable him/her to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The scope of this unit standard is for any person who needs to clean building surrounds or big indoor surfaces with mechanical or manual sweeping equipment. Any surface or object that is lower than 3 meters is regarded as the surface of building surrounds.
2. In the context of this unit standard, manual sweeping refers to brooms and push behind sweepers, mechanical sweeping equipment includes, but is not limited to truck-mounted, ride-on or walk-behind machines.
3. The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is limited in range, very repetitive and familiar, no generation of new ideas is needed and the person has no responsibility for the learning of others.

RANGE STATEMENTS THAT REFER TO ASSESSMENT CRITERIA IN THIS UNIT STANDARD

1. Areas that need to be cleaned include, but are not limited to parking lots, under cover parking, walkways, Port Cochere (roof/cover in front of a main entrance) and compactor areas.
2. Surfaces include, but are not limited to power floated concrete, parking lots, tarmac and paving.
3. Surfaces and areas include, but are not limited to tarmac, concrete screed, parking lots, paving and power floated concrete.
4. Additional tools to sweeping equipment include, but are not limited to side brooms.
5. Protective clothing includes, but is not limited to gloves, overalls, boots, wet weather gear and visual safety vests.
6. Removal of litter includes picking up litter or vacuuming litter with an outside vacuum cleaner, "Billy goat" or picking litter up by hand.
7. Keeping building surrounds clean includes, but is not limited to hygiene, safety, image of worksite, pest control and prevention of production losses.
8. Areas and objects include poles, benches, outside furniture, signage's, lights, stairways, railings, fire extinguishers and dustbins.
Maintenance problems in building surrounds include, but are not limited to blocked drains, holes in fences, presence of rodents, build-up of algae in damp places and broken or leaking taps. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Assess the area, as well as dirt and litter to be removed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Assesses the areas and surfaces. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Assessed according to worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explains the importance of assessing the area and surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identifies the correct equipment, additional tools and chemicals for cleaning outside surfaces. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Assessed according to worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explains the importance of correct equipment, additional tools and chemicals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Wears protective clothing according to work-site procedures and safety requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Explains the reasons for wearing protective clothing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Plans the cleaning procedure according to the day's schedule. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Explains why cleaning procedures need to be planned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Collects and disposes of loose litter according to work-site procedures and environmental requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
10. Explains the importance of collecting loose litter before starting with cleaning procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
11. Explains the importance of keeping the building surrounds clean. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
12. Identifies if water is needed for the cleaning procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
13. Explains the importance of saving water according to environmental and work-site requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
14. Explains what he/she should do in unpleasant weather conditions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare for sweeping. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Inspects if the mechanical sweeper is in working order according to work-site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explains the benefits of using a mechanical sweeper. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Selects the correct sweeping tools to clean the surface according to work-site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explains the importance of selecting the correct tool. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explains situations where a manual sweeping, as opposed to a mechanical sweeper, can be used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Couples additional tools to the mechanical sweeper for the specific cleaning procedure, according to work-site procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Clean outside surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Cleans and sweeps floors and above the floor areas correctly. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Assessed according to worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explains the importance of correctly cleaning floors and above the floor areas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Uses the correct broom size on the mechanical sweeper. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explains the reasons for different broom sizes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Cleans and wipes areas and objects within his/her scope of work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Explains the reasons for cleaning and wiping areas and objects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Cleans surfaces effectively according to the capacity of the equipment and time management factors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Washes compactor areas. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Assessed according to worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Identifies areas where water may be used during cleaning. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Assessed according to worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
10. Determines the quality of his/her work by using a systematic checking procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
11. Explains the reasons for conserving water during cleaning procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
12. Explains the benefits of using the sweeping equipment at its full capacity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
13. Explains the consequences of unpleasant weather conditions on cleaning procedures according to safety and work-site requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
14. Explains the value of inspecting his/her work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 15 
15. Explains the reasons for carrying out the correct procedure for the first time according to quality and productivity principles. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Perform end of task procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Cleans and stores sweeping equipment. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Assessed according to worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Reports general maintenance problems and faulty equipment. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Assessed according to worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Explains the importance of reporting general problems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explains why faulty equipment needs to be reported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explains why it is important to take corrective actions. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. An assessor accredited by the Services SETA ETQA will assess the competency.
2. Assessment procedures will be supplied to the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
3. All assessment activities must be fair so that all candidates can have equal opportunities.
4. Assessment will be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
5. Questions and answers must determine the theoretical knowledge.
6. Direct observation, preferably in the workplace, or as a second choice in simulated conditions are preferred.
7. A practical demonstration of competencies is required in this unit standard.
8. Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication that may be verbal or any other agreed upon method.
9. Internal Moderation
10. External Moderation 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made. Evident in:
  • Clean outside surfaces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. Evident in:
  • Assess the area, as well as dirt and litter to be removed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Evident in:
  • Assess the area, as well as dirt and litter to be removed.
  • Prepare for sweeping.
  • Clean outside surfaces.
  • Perform end of task procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by participating as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities. Evident in:
  • Assess the area, as well as dirt and litter to be removed.
  • Prepare for sweeping.
  • Clean outside surfaces.
  • Perform end of task procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 243194, which is "Sweep floors", Level 1, 4 credits.

    DEFINITION OF TERMS WITHIN THIS UNIT STANDARD

    1. Building surrounds: Refer to any surface or structure outside a building, excluding the grass and flowerbeds. Any surface or object lower than 3 meters is regarded as the surface of building surrounds. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48969   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20173   National Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-02-21  Was SERVICES 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. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    2. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    3. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    4. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 



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