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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect and dismantle scaffolding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9672  Erect and dismantle scaffolding 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 
This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields. Learners accredited with this unit standard will be able of assembling basic scaffolding system less than 5 (five meters in height, and the use of mobile platforms to meet general standards as required by industry in accordance with safety standards and job applications.
A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Prepare and plan for scaffold erection and dismantling
  • Identify and select
  • Erect scaffolding
  • Dismantle scaffolding

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the fabrication and welding environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Abet level 4/NQF1 Unit standards:
    SAQA Lo/06
    SAQA Com/001
    SAQA Com/003
    SAQA Com/004
    SAQA Unit Math 001
    SAQA Unit math 002
    SAQA Unit Math 007
    SAQA Unit Math 013
    Safety Health and Environmental (OHS Act) relevant to worksite procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Context

    This unit standard is aimed at people erecting and dismantling tubing and frame scaffolding related to job requirements as per instructions.

    Selection of scaffolding will be on the basis of height, duration of work, weather conditions, weight of workers, material and equipment, and location of work.

    Erection and dismantling of scaffolding are to be done under supervision.

    Sub standard conditions and hazards refers to ground conditions, overhead wires and cables, obstructions, change in surface elevation and tie in problems.

    Levelling of scaffolding must be done with jackscrews and shims.

    Inspection on platform planks will be visual and possible defects refer to splits, wormholes, spike knots, sap lines, wanes and cracks.

    Level (for level 2)
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:

    (a) Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar.
    (b) Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses.
    (c) Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available.
    (d) An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas.
    (e) Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and plan for scaffold erection and dismantling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job plan to be in a logical sequence and satisfy job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Preparation tools and equipment is identified in accordance with work instructions and job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job plan to include:
    Logical sequence of tasks to complete the job
    Identification of tools and equipment, location and type
    Plan to satisfy job requirements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scaffolding components and fittings/connectors are selected to job requirements and work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Positions of fastenings are located and checked for safe bearing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Unsafe or defective components and equipment are identified and report. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identification method: Visual by numerical system
    Safety precautions in line with OHS Act.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal protective clothing is checked and used according to Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools, equipment and materials required for scaffold erection are selected and brought to work area in accordance with worksite procedures and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work area is examined for substandard conditions and hazards according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scaffolding erected to job requirements and safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Platform material inspected prior to erecting scaffolding as per checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Scaffolding is erected in a team situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Squareness and alignment of scaffolding observed and maintained throughout erection process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Scaffolding is braced horizontally and diagonally and all braces are secured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Height of scaffolding is limited to 5 meters only.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Dismantle scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scaffold dismantled in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Platform cleaned and all material and debris removed before dismantling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stability of structure ensured and maintained throughout dismantling process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Jammed and rusted components removed and reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Non-repairable components discarded and replaced according to work site practices and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cleaning process mechanical and chemical cleaning
    Visual inspection of parts and components only.
     


    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 in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Worksite practices in relation to the erection and dismantling of scaffolding.
  • Safety procedures related to erecting and dismantling of scaffolding.
  • Inspection procedures Erecting and dismantling procedures administrative procedures.
  • Problem solving procedures.
  • Equipment and tool identification and usage.
  • Using of levelling equipment and tools.
  • Caring and storing procedures.
  • Reporting defective tools and equipment procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills (reflected in specific outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with other (communication with team members and peers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one self (plan, select and organise tasks). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (understanding the implications of incorrect usage of communication, administrative and procedures in relation to erecting and dismantling of 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 may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

    Supplementary infomation

    Assessment Tools
    These tools may include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general 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  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  50542   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57881   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  24214   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  MERSETA 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    5. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    6. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    7. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Further Education Trade Training 
    13. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    14. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    15. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    16. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    17. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    18. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    19. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    20. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    21. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    22. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    23. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    24. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    25. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    26. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    27. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    28. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    29. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    30. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    31. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    32. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    33. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    34. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    35. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    36. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    37. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    38. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    39. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    40. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    41. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    42. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    43. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    44. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    45. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    46. Wavelength T.T.I 
    47. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    48. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    49. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



    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.