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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect, use and dismantle access equipment for construction work 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261664  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment for construction work 
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 
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
9967  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of building and civil construction. Learners should be able to perform duties in installing access equipment for construction work effectively and safely.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access.
  • Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold.
  • Erect and dismantle an extension ladder.
  • Make use of a step ladder. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Stated with Specific Outcomes/Assessment Criteria to which they apply. The typical scope of the unit standard includes:
  • Scaffolds must all be erected in accordance with relevant safety regulations and SANS Codes of Practice (i.e. 10085 1988 for scaffolding).
  • Maximum safety height of scaffolding is 2 meters. If this safety height is exceeded additional regulatory requirements will have to be met.
  • Erecting and dismantling scaffolding include system scaffolds with ladder access, trestle scaffolds, and extension ladders, and the use of step ladders. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The area where the scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sole plates are positioned on compacted ground in order to eliminate the possibility of unsafe movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adjustable jacks are in position to receive scaffolding components to meet safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Horizontal components are levelled and vertical components are plumbed in accordance with site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scaffolding components are secured through appropriate bracing in accordance with site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Scaffold, toe boards and safety/hand rails are properly positioned on working platforms in accordance with legal and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There is maximum spacing of supports for boards.
  • All couplings are tight. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All components are stacked when dismantled in the correct order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The system scaffold is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scaffold boards are free of damage and obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area where the scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trestles are levelled and stablised in accordance with safety and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The height, width and length is according to specification and the gap between trestles and the working plane is not more than 75mm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The locating pins are inserted and collapsible stays are locked in position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Scaffold boards and trestles are stacked when dismantled in accordance with safety and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The trestle scaffold is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect and dismantle an extension ladder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct type of ladder is selected in accordance with height and specific task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area where the extension ladder is erected is level and free of obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ladder is erected to extend at least 90mm above the working area in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The base distance is approximately 1/4 of the height to the platform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The extension ladder is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect and dismantle a step ladder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner faces the ladder when ascending or descending. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    One hand is used to hold onto the stile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ladder is climbed one rung at a time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Braces or ropes are fully extended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The step ladder is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 


    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 relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Properties, purposes and applications of different materials, tools and equipment, including adhesives, additives, keying agents, grouts, sealers and cleaning agents.
  • System scaffolding with ladder access.
  • Trestle scaffolding.
  • Types of ladders.
  • The use of extension ladders.
  • The use of step ladders, braces and ropes.
  • The use of scaffold boards.
  • The concepts underlying supports for boards, adjustable jacks, couplings, locating pins, and collapsible stays.
  • The concept of level surfaces and objects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Making responsible decisions within specified procedures related to the identification of emergencies and ensuring that promptly and correct action is taken.
  • Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access.
  • Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold.
  • Erect and dismantle an extension ladder.
  • The area where the scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction.
  • Scaffold boards are free of damage and obstruction.
  • The correct type of ladder is selected. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Adjustable jacks are in position. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Selecting and using protective equipment/clothing requirements and complying with all relevant legal requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Determine access requirements in order to perform specified tasks.
  • Assess equipment to be used to execute those specified tasks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • During prompt reporting of injuries all persons concerned.
  • Writing incident reports in accordance with prescribed procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Erection of access equipment safely, in accordance with specifications/industry best practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Decisions taken when components are dismantled will impact on others and the environment.
  • Dismantling should be done in the correct order.
  • Emergency safety procedures should be applied if required. 

  • 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 9967, "Erect, use and dismantle access equipment", Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    5. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    6. Africa Training Centre 
    7. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    8. Arehone Consulting 
    9. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    10. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    11. Bhekwell Group 
    12. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    13. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    14. Builders Training Centre 
    15. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    16. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    17. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    18. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    19. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    20. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    21. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    22. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    23. Dego Consultants 
    24. Eastcape Training Centre 
    25. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    26. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    27. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    28. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    29. False Bay College 
    30. Forek Institute of Technology 
    31. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    32. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    33. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    34. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    35. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    36. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    37. INDUSTRIAL & CONSUMER PLASTIC - New Germany (Legacy) 
    38. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    39. Interlink Technical Training 
    40. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    41. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    42. Josmap Training Institute 
    43. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    44. L S Nkosi CC 
    45. Leps Training Consultants 
    46. Life Long ABET Consulting 
    47. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    48. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    49. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    50. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    51. Maluti TVET College 
    52. Microzone Training CC 
    53. Mnambithi TVET College 
    54. Motheo TVET College 
    55. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    56. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    57. Mthoms Trading 
    58. MTL Training and Projects 
    59. Mvelaphanda Technologies 
    60. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    61. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    62. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    63. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    64. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    65. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    66. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    67. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    68. Protech Training cc 
    69. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    70. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    71. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    72. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    73. Sphola Consulting CC 
    74. The Business Zone 352 
    75. Tius Consultants 
    76. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    77. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    78. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    79. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    80. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    81. TSK Projects 
    82. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    83. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    84. West Coast TVET College 



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