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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect and maintain guardrails on a road construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12900  Erect and maintain guardrails on a road construction site 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Civil Engineering Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering 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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 for people who work in the construction and maintenance of roads. People credited with this unit standard will be able to maintain and install guardrails. Previously disadvantaged persons 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 4 in numeracy and literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
ABET 4 in numeracy and literacy. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of the technology to erect and maintain guardrails 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.The technologies of installing and maintaining guardrails are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.The criteria of where guardrails must be installed and the benefits in terms of safety is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and procure equipment resources required for guardrail installation activities 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Tools and minor plant types are identified suitable for the installation and maintenance of guardrails. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Protective clothing and first aid kit are identified and procured that will comply with the OHS act requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Road signs and traffic control devices are identified and procured that will comply with working safely in a road environment 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Calculate material quantities, procure material and store 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Material quantities are calculated according to job requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Materials are procured according to confirmed quantities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Materials are transported and stored correctly and safely according to safety and site requirements 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Install and maintain guardrails in a cost effective and safe manner 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.A program for maintenance work or new erection is prepared according to company procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Guardrails are set out according to drawing details. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Records of labour, material and plant used, are captured on a daily basis according to site requirements and company procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Quality control of work is executed to ensure work complies with project specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Productivity control is executed to ensure compliance to targets. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Deficiencies are identified in terms of meeting program. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7.Remedial action is recommended to supervisor according to 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 for Construction Contractors. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
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.The technology of erecting and maintaining guardrails.
2.The criteria where guardrails are erected and the contribution to safety.
3.The selection of tools, materials and minor mechanical plant for the maintenance and erection of guardrails.
4.The selection and application of protective clothing / safety procedures.
5.The selection and application of road safety measures relevant to the activity.
6.Planning the maintenance and erection activity.
7.Quality and productivity control of the maintenance and erection activity. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems:

Demonstrate knowledge of the technology to erect and maintain guardrails.1
Identify and procure equipment resources required for guardrail installation activities2
Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.3

Assessment Criteria
  • Correct identification of plant, tools, protective measures ,execute quality and productivity control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:

    Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.

    Assessment Criteria
  • Control of productivity, quality and safety . 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.

    Assessment Criteria
  • Set out work

    Manage information

    Demonstrate knowledge of the technology to erect and maintain guardrails.1
    Identify and procure equipment resources required for guardrail installation activities2
    Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.3

    Assessment Criteria

    Correct identification of plant, tools and protective measures.
    Material procurement.
    Prepare program 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:

    Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.

    Assessment Criteria
  • Communicate quality, productivity and safety 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Demonstrate knowledge of the technology to erect and maintain guardrails.1
    Identify and procure equipment resources required for guardrail installation activities2
    Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.3

    Assessment Criteria
  • Identification of plant / tools / materials /protective clothing / traffic control measures
  • Control of Productivity

    Understand Contextual world-systems:

    Calculate material quantities, procure material and store.

    Assessment Criteria
  • Safety, quality, impact on public. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    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  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Abc Developers 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. AGR National Training cc 
    4. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Capricon Training Consultants cc 
    6. Catagrict Impremere 
    7. CIETS 
    8. Goldfields FET College 
    9. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    10. LG Project Management 
    11. Masima Training Sa Cc 
    12. Mthoms Trading 
    13. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    14. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    16. Tovani Traiding 299 
    17. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    18. Uthungulu HRD 



    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.