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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fabricate, erect and strip formwork for straight walls, columns and bases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14226  Fabricate, erect and strip formwork for straight walls, columns and bases 
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 3  NQF Level 03  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
Learners` who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to fabricate, erect and strip steel and timber formwork for straight walls, columns and bases in accordance with working drawing specifications, National Building Regulations and safety legislation ensuring that client requirements for cost-effective and quality products are met within the prescribed timeframes.The competencies contained in this unit standard complement the other carpentry competencies that make up this qualification and will contribute to the development of a professional community of Carpentry practitioners who are able to use Science and Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality and service delivery in Carpentry.This competence complements the other carpentry competencies and contributes to the development of a professional community of Carpentry practitioners, who are able to use Science and Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality and service delivery in Carpentry. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner has acquired the following competencies:
  • Use drawings and identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice
  • Apply Health and Safety to a Work Area
  • Erect, Use and Dismantle Access Equipment
  • Set out and Prepare Construction Carpentry Work Areas. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Formwork is to be fabricated from steel or timber for a straight wall, column and base up to 2.4m, with vertical or horizontal joints

    Steel or timber formwork is to be erected up to a height of 3m

    Assessment is to be carried out in normal climatic conditions. Fabrication in this context refers to the fabrication of formwork not in situ, i.e. on a simulated construction site 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The work area is checked and cleared of potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Hazards that cannot be cleared are reported to the responsible authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are to hand and are confirmed to be in good working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Formwork profiles are correctly marked out in accordance with specified dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All instructions are comprehensively communicated and effectively carried out by support personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Formwork materials are identified correctly and timeously prepared in readiness for construction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Fabricate formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The formwork is fabricated in accordance with the safety requirements of the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Completed formwork is neat, straight and true to the specified dimensions and within the specified SABS tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All design specifications and instructions are carried out correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All joints are grout-loss tight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Formwork is fabricated and completed in accordance with work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment are correctly identified and used in accordance with health and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Materials wastage is within accepted industry limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The expertise of support personnel is considered and effectively utilised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. All instructions are comprehensively communicated and correctly executed by support personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct post-fabrication activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Formwork panels are correctly marked or numbered as instructed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Compliance with issued instructions is checked and the correctness of markings or numbering is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work areas are cleared of debris and cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and surplus materials are safely and securely stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Company procedures for reporting completed work to designated personnel are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be erected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scaffolding is thoroughly checked and confirmed to be adequately constructed for the task in terms of size, position and in accordance with the requirements of the OHSA. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Any faults that are identified to the reinforcing and base are immediately reported to designated personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of faults is limited to loose ties and inadequate cover to reinforcing
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The correct shuttering materials are identified, prepared for use and safely stacked at the work area in readiness for the task at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of preparation includes the cleaning and treating of shutters
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Any shortages or damages are immediately reported to designated personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Erect formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work is carried out in accordance with the safety requirements of the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The erected formwork is neat, true to line, plumb and in accordance with specified dimensions and within the specified SABS tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The erected formwork is grout-loss tight and stayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The erected formwork is firm and stable for the pouring of the concrete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Formwork is erected and completed in accordance with work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment are correctly identified and used in accordance with health and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The expertise of support personnel is considered and effectively utilised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. All instructions are comprehensively communicated and correctly executed by support personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The erected formwork is checked on completion and compliance with issued instructions is confirmed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Strip formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Formwork is stripped in accordance with specified curing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate precautions are taken to minimise the risk of damage to the structure, equipment and materials and ensure the safety of self and personnel during the stripping process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with the requirements of the OHSA. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All materials are cleaned, oiled and stacked in accordance with accepted industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All instructions are comprehensively communicated and correctly executed by support personnel. 


    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 CETA - ETQA, for this unit standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements for Learners` who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Characteristics and purpose of different types of steel and timber formwork
  • Different types and use of Tools, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment used in the fabrication of steel or timber formwork
  • Different types of fittings used in the erection of steel and timber formwork and their application
  • Techniques to be applied when marking out profiles on steel or timber formwork
  • SABS tolerances for steel or timber formwork up to 2.4m with vertical or horizontal joints
  • The relationship between pressure exerted by concrete and the height of structures
  • The impact of pressure on fabrication in relation to the spacing of through ties, clamps and walers
  • The role of formwork on the effect of the surface finish of concrete
  • Industry workmanship standards and their impact on production, cost, safety and quality of finish to product
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. This is related to the following specific outcomes and its assessment criteria:

    1. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated

    Assessment criteria:
  • The work area is checked and cleared of potential hazards
  • Hazards that can not be cleared are reported to the responsible authorities

    2. Fabricate formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • All design specifications and instructions are carried out correctly
  • Compliance with issued instructions is checked and the correctness of markings or numbering is confirmed

    3. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be erected

    Assessment criteria:
  • Scaffolding is thoroughly checked and confirmed to be adequately constructed for the task in terms of size, position and in accordance with the requirements of the OHSA
  • Any faults that are identified to the reinforcing and base are immediately reported to designated personnel
  • Range of faults is limited to loose ties and inadequate cover to reinforcing

    4. Strip formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Appropriate precautions are taken to minimise the risk of damage to the structure, equipment and materials and ensure the safety of self and personnel during the stripping process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team. This relates to the following specific outcomes and its assessment criteria.

    1. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork materials are identified, correctly and timeously prepared in readiness for construction

    2. Fabricate formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • The expertise of support personnel is considered and effectively utilised

    3. Conduct post-fabrication activities

    Assessment criteria:
  • Compliance with issued instructions is checked and the correctness of markings or numbering is confirmed
  • Company procedures for reporting completed work to designated personnel are adhered

    4. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be erected

    Assessment criteria:
  • Any faults that are identified to the reinforcing and base are immediately reported to designated personnel
  • Range of faults is limited to loose ties and inadequate cover to reinforcing
  • Any shortages or damages are immediately reported to designated personnel
  • Range of preparation includes the cleaning and treating of shutters

    5. Erect formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • The expertise of support personnel is considered and effectively utilised

    6. Strip formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Appropriate precautions are taken to minimise the risk of damage to the structure, equipment and materials and ensure the safety of self and personnel during the stripping process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsible and effectively. This is related to the following specific outcomes and its assessment criteria:

    1. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated

    Assessment criteria:
  • Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are to hand and are confirmed to be in good working order
  • Formwork materials are identified correctly and timeously prepared in readiness for construction

    2. Fabricate formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork is fabricated and completed in accordance with work schedules
  • Materials wastage is within accepted industry limits

    3. Conduct post-fabrication activities

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork panels are correctly marked or numbered as instructed
  • All work areas are cleared of debris and cleaned
  • Tools and surplus materials are safely and securely stored

    4. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be erected

    Assessment criteria:
  • The correct shuttering materials are identified, prepared for use and safely stacked at the work area in readiness for the task at hand

    5. Erect formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork is erected and completed in accordance with work schedules

    6. Strip formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with the requirements of the OHSA Act
  • All materials are cleaned, oiled and stacked in accordance with accepted industry standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This is related to the following specific outcomes and its assessment criteria:

    1. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork profiles are correctly marked out in accordance with specified dimensions

    2. Fabricate formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • All design specifications and instructions are carried out correctly

    3. Conduct post-fabrication activities

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork panels are correctly marked or numbered as instructed

    4. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be erected

    Assessment criteria:
  • Scaffolding is thoroughly checked and confirmed to be adequately constructed for the task in terms of size, position and in accordance with the requirements of the OHSA

    5. Erect formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Work is carried out in accordance with the safety requirements of the workplace

    6. Strip formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork is stripped in accordance with specified curing requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. This relates to the following specific outcomes and its assessment criteria:

    1. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated

    Assessment criteria:
  • Hazards that can not be cleared are reported to the responsible authorities
  • All instructions are comprehensively communicated and effectively carried out by support personnel

    2. Fabricate formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • All instructions are comprehensively communicated and correctly executed by support personnel

    3. Conduct post-fabrication activities

    Assessment criteria:
  • Company procedures for reporting completed work to designated personnel are adhered to

    4. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be erected

    Assessment criteria:
  • Any faults that are identified to the reinforcing and base are immediately reported to designated personnel
  • Range of faults is limited to loose ties and inadequate cover to reinforcing
  • Any shortages or damages are immediately reported to designated personnel

    5. Erect formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • All instructions are comprehensively communicated and correctly executed by support personnel

    6. Strip formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • All instructions are comprehensively communicated and correctly executed by support personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically. This relates to the following specific outcomes and its assessment criteria:

    1. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated

    Assessment criteria:
  • Formwork materials are identified, correctly and timeously prepared in readiness for construction

    2. Fabricate formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment are correctly identified and used in accordance with health and safety legislation

    3. Erect formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • The erected formwork is firm and stable for the pouring of the concrete
  • Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment are correctly identified and used in accordance with health and safety legislation

    4. Strip formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with the requirements of the OHSA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems. This relates to the following specific outcomes and its relevant assessment criteria:

    1. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be fabricated

    Assessment criteria:
  • Hazards that cannot be cleared are reported to the responsible authorities
  • Formwork materials are identified, correctly and timeously prepared in readiness for construction

    2. Fabricate formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Completed formwork is neat, straight and true to the specified dimensions and within the specified SABS tolerances
  • All joints are grout-loss tight
  • Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment are correctly identified and used in accordance with health and safety legislation
  • Materials wastage is within accepted industry limits

    3. Conduct post-fabrication activities

    Assessment criteria:
  • All work areas are cleared of debris and cleaned
  • Tools and surplus materials are safely and securely stored

    4. Prepare the work area where the formwork is to be erected

    Assessment criteria:
  • The correct shuttering materials are identified, prepared for use and safely stacked at the work area in readiness for the task at hand
  • Range of preparation includes the cleaning and treating of shutters
  • Any shortages or damages are immediately reported to designated personnel

    5. Erect formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Work is carried out in accordance with the safety requirements of the workplace
  • The erected formwork is neat, true to line, plumb and in accordance with specified dimensions and within the specified SABS tolerances
  • The erected formwork is grout-loss tight and stayed
  • The erected formwork is firm and stable for the pouring of the concrete

    6. Strip formwork

    Assessment criteria:
  • Appropriate precautions are taken to minimise the risk of damage to the structure, equipment and materials and ensure the safety of self and personnel during the stripping process
  • All materials are cleaned, oiled and stacked in accordance with accepted industry standards. 

  • 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 
    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
    Fabrication of steel or timber formwork:

    Instructions given by the assessor to learners for the construction of steel or timber formwork are informed by the requirements of SABS 1200 (SABS Tolerances are 1200G, Column 2). 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22670   National Certificate: Construction Carpentry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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.
     
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