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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254357  Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10824  Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to bend pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to bending pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender.
  • Prepare to bend pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender.
  • Bend pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender.
  • Complete the pipe bending process and prepare for operation and/or production. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Lift and move a load.
  • Use measuring instruments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to bending pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application and function of a hydraulic pipe bender, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of bending pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender, thus showing a clear understanding of the direct consequences to self and the business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Injury to persons.
  • Damage to equipment.
  • Loss of production time through breakdowns.
  • Increased costs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible critical hazards and substandard conditions that may be encountered while bending pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender in a particular context and how to deal with them so as to be consistent with accepted best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission to enter the workplace, when required, is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements and any hazardous and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The hydraulic pipe bender is prepared in accordance with the prescribed procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Selection of dies and dollies.
  • Setting up the pipe bender.
  • Angle selection.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences that inadequate preparation for bending pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender (i.e. not in line with specified requirements and current legislation) may hold for health, safety and production are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Workplace examinations.
  • Hazardous and substandard conditions.
  • Prepare the pipe bender.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work-related hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements and the risks associated with bending pipes by means of a hydraulic pipe bender are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The pipe bending process is in line with specified requirements for tolerance and sequence, as well as consistent with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools, material and equipment are used in accordance with the manufacturers` design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production, of not bending the pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender in line with specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Work-related hazards and associated risks.
  • Bend the pipe.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
  • Use of tools and equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the pipe bending process and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selected tools, material and equipment are dealt with in accordance with the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace is cleared and cleaned so as to be free from hazards, in accordance with specified requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report on the work performed is compiled in compliance with the specified requirements for format, content, accuracy and distribution. The report is submitted within the agreed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not completing the pipe bending process in line with specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Good housekeeping practices.
  • Reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD 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 and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Report writing.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively:
  • The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations:
  • The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
  • The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10824, "Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SABS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines` Directives.

    Site specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59750   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    10. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    11. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    12. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    13. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    14. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    15. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    16. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    17. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    18. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    19. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    20. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    21. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    22. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    23. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    24. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    25. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    26. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    27. Shukela Training Centre 
    28. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    29. Umfolozi FET College 
    30. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    31. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    32. Wavelength T.T.I 
    33. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    34. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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