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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the procurement, use and storage of equipment and materials for construction and maintenance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254098  Supervise the procurement, use and storage of equipment and materials for construction and maintenance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 procure, receive, use and store materials in accordance with site procedures and safety and manufacturer specifications.

This competence complements the other generic supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

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

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Materials include but not limited to:
  • Naturally occurring materials, e.g. sand, gravel.
  • Processed natural materials, e.g. crushed aggregates.
  • Manufactured permanent built-in items.
  • Temporary materials and consumables.
  • Fuels and Lubricants.
  • Pipes and fittings.
  • Plant, tools and equipment.

    Materials estimates are produced from construction drawings, standard and project specifications, site instructions and variation orders.

    Procurement, use and storage of materials are in accordance with company procedures, Site Operating procedures, internal quality management systems and company loss control measures.

    Materials are procured according to legislated and company policies regarding preferential procurement.

    Storage preparation includes preparing open areas on site, access provision to stores, drainage, safety and security measures.

    Storage facilities include but are not limited to containers, sheds, silos, bins, and hoppers.

    Storage methods include stacking, stringing along trenches, stock piling, applied in accordance with safety, manufacturers requirements and company procedures.

    Lead: In time for procurement of materials includes allowance for:
  • Information from Employer/Engineer/Architect.
  • Design.
  • Planning.
  • Requisitioning and ordering.
  • Procurement of raw materials by manufacturer.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Transport and Delivery.

    Specification information is sourced from:
  • Project related specifications.
  • Standardized specifications.
  • Drawings.
  • Instructions and variations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Procure construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material types, properties, purpose and application is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials resource schedule is developed according to the works programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lead-In times for all materials are allowed for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are estimated accurately according to work place policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials are requisitioned in accordance with materials schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Quality of materials is in accordance with specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Materials costs are within tendered allowables. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Receive and check construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are received according to the delivery notes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Records are maintained of the materials received. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials quality is checked in accordance with the specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials quantities are checked in accordance with the delivery note. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Variances in quality and quantity are reported in accordance with procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Store construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage areas and facilities are prepared in accordance with site procedures, safety and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials with a shelf life are stored in accordance with Last In and First Out principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are stored according to their sequence of usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock levels of materials are monitored and reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Minimum stock levels are maintained for high priority materials. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Issue and reconcile construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Issuing of materials is recorded in accordance with company procedures and site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are allocated to work teams according to work schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock levels for each material are balanced and reconciled in accordance with site operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Supervise the use of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are utilized according to agreed construction methods; safety requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wastage is monitored and controlled according to work place policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are handled and transported in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are protected and secured according to work place policies and procedures. 


    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 Supervision of Building 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, or other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • Types of construction materials and their properties and purposes.
  • Material costs.
  • Concept of "tendered allowables".
  • Concept of preferential procurement.
  • Concept of lead-in time.
  • Sources of information in order to prepare material estimates.
  • Site quality management system and quality requirements for materials.
  • Site procedures and record keeping requirements with regard to the procurement, receipt, issuing, storage and reconciliation of materials.
  • Reporting procedures.
  • Site procedures, safety and manufacturers specifications with regard to the storage, handling, transportation and protection of materials.
  • Types of storage facilities and the preparation thereof.
  • Storage methods.
  • Examples of high priority materials and materials with a limited shelf life and implications for storage and stock levels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Variances in quality and quantity are reported in accordance with procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others: Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Supervise the use of materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management: Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Material costs are within tendered allowables. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information: Refer to the following:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Procure materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Materials resource schedule is developed according to works programme. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Issue and reconcile construction materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence: Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Wastage is monitored and controlled.
  • Materials are handled and transported in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems: Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Lead-in times for materials are allowed for. 

  • 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60189   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wastewater and Water Reticulation Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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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    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.