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

Ensure safety at road works in urban areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13622  Ensure safety at road works in urban areas 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure 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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-28  

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
258923  Ensure safety at road works in urban areas  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who have to ensure that workers, the public and all relevant people are safe, when work has to be done on or next to a road in and urban area.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Select and set up temporary road signs and barriers at road works to ensure the safety of pedestrians, motorists and workers, when any work has to be done in a road or next to a road on the pavement.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • ABET 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Equipment includes but are not limited to temporary road signs, cones, sign stands, lamp stands, barricades, personal safety equipment and equipment to do the work.
  • Type of road works include but is not limited to excavations, repairing of water pipes, working on electrical cables, repairing of roads, cutting of trees and repairing street lights.
  • Setting out procedures includes but is not limited to two-way roads, on sidewalks, closing of one lane near an intersection, closing of a road, one-way street, intersections, dual roads and the closing of one lane in the middle of a block.
  • Time of roadwork safety includes day and night. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the work task 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operation is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The correct temporary road signs and equipment are selected to meet the requirements of the job according to worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All equipment is inspected for high visibility and defects are reported to the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All equipment loaded on to a suitable vehicle according to the road traffic act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Ensure the loading and offloading of equipment and workers on vehicles for transporting 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Vehicle is checked according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment to be transported is suitably placed and secured on the vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Workers to be transported are safely accommodated on the vehicle according to worksite procedures and the Road Traffic and Road Transport Legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Flagman is correctly placed and the correct instructions are given to ensure the safe offloading of equipment and workers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set-up temporary road signs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Flagging signals are correct to control the traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment and workers are offloaded correctly according to the road traffic act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Temporary signs and equipment are placed at the correct intervals and in the correct sequence according to the road traffic act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Workplace is demarcated to ensure the safety of the worker as well as the public, according to worksite procedures and the road traffic act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Completion of the task 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work area is restored to a serviceable condition according to worksite procedures and to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists or anybody else using the road or pavement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Signs and equipment are removed in the correct sequence including the person with the flag. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct loading and transport of the equipment and workers is exercised according to the road traffic act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Temporary signs and equipment are correctly of loaded, cleaned, stored and damaged equipment is reported according to worksite procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation options:
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    In order to have a good foundation that will support the student to master this unit standard, the student must:
  • Understand and be able to interpret instructions pertaining to the safety at road works.
  • Understand and be able to execute applicable sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Understand and be able selection of applicable road signs.
  • Understand and be able to load workmen and equipment on the vehicle so that it is safe to drive on a public road.
  • Understand and be able to layout the signs at road works.
  • Understand and be able to remove the road signs at road works on completion of the task.
  • Understand and be able to restore the worksite according to work site 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 during the application and maintaining of safety at road works. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others while applying and maintaining safety at road works. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself during selection, loading, transporting, setting out of road signs and demarcating of the work site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate through reporting of defects to equipment and vehicle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in environmental and personal safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related system. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA 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 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. Chupheme Logistix 
    2. CITY POWER - ZIMU SIMULATOR 
    3. City Power - ZIMU Simulator & Cable Jointing Centre 
    4. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    5. CS ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTRE 
    6. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    7. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION - BEACON BAY 
    8. Eskom Matimba Power Station - Maintenance 
    9. ESKOM MATLA POWER STATION - MAINTENANCE TRAINING 
    10. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    11. TPN TRAINING & RECRUITMENT 



    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.