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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use and maintain Power Hand Tools on a construction Site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12878  Use and maintain Power Hand Tools on a construction Site 
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 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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the construction industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to Identify and select, utilise, and maintain power hand tools on a construction site. Previously disadvantaged person 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 3 in Literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1Power Hand tools are relative to appropriate level 1 activities on a construction site.
2.Statutory requirements include but are not limited to
Safety, Health and Environmental legislation, Local Provincial authority requirements.
3.Productivity relates to the time taken to complete the task and that normal wear and tear on the equipment is not exceeded. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of technology to use and maintain power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.The techniques of using different power hand tools are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Angle grinder, brush cutter, drill, concrete vibrator, jack hammer, electric saw, welding machine, whackers.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.The cost benefits of using power hand tools versus hand tools for similar work functions are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and select Power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Power Hand tools are identified in terms of the work function they were designed to perform. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Power hand tools are selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Utilize Power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Personal protective equipment is selected according to the work functions to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Personal protective equipment is worn in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Consequences of not correctly wearing personal protective equipment are explained in terms of potential injury to sef and others. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Techniques for using the Power hand tools are demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Maintain Power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Power Hand tools are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Power Hand tools are stored in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Cutting edges and points are maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures. 


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 in Construction (level 1). CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
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.Identification of power hand tools for construction work.
2.The utilization of power hand tools.
3.The maintenance of power hand tools.
4.Safety requirements relative to the use of power tools 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems:
  • Power Hand tools are identified in terms of the work function they were designed to perform.
  • Power hand tools are selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed.

    Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Employ self management:
  • Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information:
  • Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:
  • Techniques for using the Power hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted methods and productivity.? Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand Contextual world-systems:
  • Techniques for using the Power hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted methods and productivity 

  • 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  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Core  48907   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-06-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    4. Almel Training 
    5. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    6. Arehone Consulting 
    7. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    8. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
    9. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    10. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
    11. Builders Training Centre 
    12. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    13. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    14. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    15. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    16. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    17. Dego Consultants 
    18. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    19. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    21. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    22. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    23. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    24. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    25. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    26. ISAZI TRAINING 
    27. ISHUMI LAMASHANDU TRADING 
    28. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    29. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    30. Learn A Trade 
    31. Leps Training Consultants 
    32. M Tech Training Consultants 
    33. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    34. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    35. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    36. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    38. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    39. MSOGWABA YOUTH SKILLS AND TRAINING DEVELOP 
    40. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    41. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    42. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
    43. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    44. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    45. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    46. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
    47. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    48. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    49. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    50. The Skills Matrix cc 
    51. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    52. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Tourism & Business Institute of Southern Africa 
    54. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Transvaal Training 
    56. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    57. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
    58. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    59. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 
    60. WHSE Training College 
    61. Zama Training & Developments 
    62. 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.