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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous materials on a civil construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14560  Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous materials on a civil construction site 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to handle, transport, sore and utilize cement, lime, bitumen, tar and flammable gas on a Construction Site

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Construction Workers. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Previously disadvantaged persons and other learners 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 
FETC 1 or related ABET Level 4 Literacy and ABET Level 3 Numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Cement, lime, bitumen, tar, fuel and flammable gasses. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and describe hazardous materials used in the construction industry 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The physical, chemical and biological properties of the materials are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The hazardous nature of the materials are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Protective clothing required in the handling of these materials are identified and the use thereof demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explain the application of the SABS 1228 Code "The identification and classification of dangerous substances and goods". 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify suitable transport for hazardous materials and related legislation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Transport suitable for the various types of hazardous materials is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The application of the National Road Traffic Act (No 93 of 1996) - as amended - with reference to the transportation of hazardous materials is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (No 85 1993) - or later edition - with reference to the transportation of hazardous materials is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The application of SABS 1398, SABS 1518 and SABS 0231 with respect to road tank vehicles, transportation, and loading, the driver and vehicle inspection schedules is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Specific precautionary measures are identified for the safety of workers and the public during the transportation process. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify storage facilities of hazardous materials 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Suitable storage facilities for the storage of hazardous materials is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Suitable fire protection for the safe storage is identified and installed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (No 85 of 1993) - or later edition - is ensured with respect to storage. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Material is stored in such a way as to protect it against damage. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe the proper application procedures for the various hazardous materials used 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe the proper application procedures for the various hazardous materials used in the construction industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Application procedures for the various hazardous materials are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Precautionary measures to safeguard the safety of workers during the application process is identified and implemented and implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Identify training requirements for unskilled workers working with hazardous materials 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify training requirements for unskilled workers working with hazardous materials on a construction site. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Training programmes to sensitize unskilled workers to the dangers of working with hazardous materials are prepared or secured. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Unskilled workers are trained in order to sensitize them to the dangers of working with hazardous materials and the need for appropriate action. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Plan and implement emergency 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Resources are identified to handle an emergency. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A plan of action is prepared for emergency and implemented. 


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 "The National Certificate in the Management of Construction Processes".
  • 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 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 
    I can understand and explain:
  • The physical, chemical and biological properties of hazardous materials used in construction.
  • Protective clothing to be used for the handling, storage, transport and utilization of hazardous materials in construction.
  • The implications of the National Road Traffic Act (No 93 of 1996) - as amended and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (No 85 of 1993) with reference to the handling, transport, storage and utilization of hazardous materials used in Construction.
  • The implications of the various relevant SABS codes of practice (SABS 1398; 1518 and SABS 0231).
  • General precautionary measures to be taken to safeguard the workers and public during the handling, transport, storage and utilization of hazardous materials used in construction.
  • The need to train unskilled workers working with hazardous materials on a construction site.
  • The resources and plan of action to handle an emergency. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify suitable transport for hazardous materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Compliance to the relevant acts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Describe the proper application procedures for the various hazardous materials used.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Precautionary measures to safeguard the safety of workers during the application process is identified and implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Describe the proper application procedures for the various hazardous materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Precautionary measures to safeguard the safety of workers during the application process is identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe hazardous materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The hazardous nature of the materials are identified and described.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify suitable transport for hazardous materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Specific precautionary measures are identified for the safety of workers and the public during the transportation process. 

  • 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  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49080   National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Crane Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49081   National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Plant Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  20151   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  22991   National Certificate: Refractories Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    1. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    2. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    3. Amber Tower Training 
    4. Arehone Consulting 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    8. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    9. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    10. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    11. Dego Consultants 
    12. Deloitte 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    15. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    16. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    17. Forek Institute of Technology 
    18. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    19. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    20. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    21. Interlink Technical Training 
    22. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    23. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    24. Josmap Training Institute 
    25. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    26. Microzone Training CC 
    27. Mpontshe Training 
    28. Mthoms Trading 
    29. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    30. NWK Beperk 
    31. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    32. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    33. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    34. Senwes Beperk 
    35. Sphola Consulting CC 
    36. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    37. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    38. Tius Consultants 
    39. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    40. Top Performers For Africa Cc 
    41. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    42. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    43. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    44. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    45. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 
    46. WAL TRAINING 



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