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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect access scaffolding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263205  Inspect access scaffolding 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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
243035  Inspect access scaffolding after erection, alteration/repositioning and before dismantling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to inspect access scaffolding for compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS) 10085. This unit standard will serve, in conjunction with related unit standards, to develop the qualifying learner to function as a scaffold inspector.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of different types of access scaffolding, applications and compliance.
  • Explaining the role and responsibilities of the inspector.
  • Reading and interpreting drawings, client requirements and other specifications.
  • Inspecting and handing over access scaffolding. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of different types of access scaffolding, applications, limitations, design and compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of access scaffolding, including specially designed scaffolding are described in terms of their characteristics and applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of access scaffolding, including specially designed scaffolding are described in terms of their limitations according to SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Access scaffolding components are identified and described in terms of their safe working loads and their applications as per SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Classification for Access Scaffolding platforms and the loading limitations for access scaffolds with multi-level platforms are identified and described as per SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Stability requirements are described and explained as per the regulatory framework with particular. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain of the role and responsibilities of the inspector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the access scaffold inspector is analysed in relation to the SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of the access scaffold inspector are identified and explained in relation to the SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Access scaffold documentation and signage is explained according to SANS 10085 and workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation and signage includes, but is not limited to:
  • Access Scaffolding Inspection Registers, Handover Certificates and Green tag.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Read and interpret drawings, client requirements and other specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Details and dimensions of access scaffold design are interpreted in relation to the drawings, specifications and according to client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access scaffolding equipment is identified and applied according to drawings, specifications and/or client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe working loads on platforms and total loading on uprights are calculated in relation to the drawings, specifications and/or client requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect and handover access scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Access scaffolding works are inspected for compliance with drawings, specifications and/or client requirements and cross-referenced to SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Modified access scaffolding systems are re-inspected in accordance with safety legislation requirements and SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Access Scaffolding Register and Handover Certificate are completed after inspection and re- inspection, issued and signed off in accordance with safety legislation requirements and SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Engineer's Certificates/Reports are obtained when required for special design scaffold in accordance with safety legislation and SANS 10085. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and the application of the Act in relation to access scaffolding operations.
  • SANS 10085.
  • Scaffold inspection policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to inspecting access scaffold systems in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in applying knowledge of access scaffolding related legislation and regulations to inspect erected access scaffolding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in scaffold drawings/sketches to ensure erected access scaffolding complies with specifications and client requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral persuasion in interpreting and implementing legislation and regulations to inspect access scaffolding. 

    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 243035, "Inspect access scaffolding after erection, alteration/repositioning and before dismantling", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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