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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist to erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263247  Assist to erect, use and dismantle 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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to assist in a team to erect and dismantle a basic scaffold system. A basic scaffold system includes access tower, mobile and fixed independent scaffold and bird cage scaffold. The qualifying learner will perform all tasks under supervision and instruction. This unit standard will serve, in conjunction with related unit standards, to develop the qualifying learner to function as a fixer in an access scaffold team.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Understanding the nature and scope of access scaffolding.
  • Erecting access scaffolding.
  • Dismantling access scaffolding. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Assist to erect an access scaffold tower on level ground to 2m high to platform at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the nature and scope of access scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Equipment and other safety equipment for erecting and dismantling scaffolding is identified and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and SANS 10085. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of other safety equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Safety harness, signage, barricading.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of access scaffolding are identified and described in relation to their application according to SANS 10085. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of access scaffolding includes, but is not limited to:
  • Putlog [20m], interlocking [30m], free-standing tower [mobile and static], walk through frame [45m] and tubular or system [60m].
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Classes of access scaffolding platforms are identified and described according to SANS 10085. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of classes include, but is not limited to:
  • Very light, light, medium and heavy.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scaffold equipment and hand tools are cared for and used according to manufacturer's instructions and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods of stabilising access scaffolding are identified and described according to SANS 10085. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of methods of stabilizing access scaffold includes, but is not limited to:
  • Bracing, ties, evaluating ground conditions, plumbness of standards.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Erect access scaffolding. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of access scaffolding systems include, but is not limited to:
  • Access tower, mobile and static independent and bird cage scaffolding. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and risks at the work site are identified and reported according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access scaffold base/setting out equipment and requirements are identified and described according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Handling of equipment during scaffold erection is demonstrated according to instructions and safe lifting and working practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of equipment handling methods include, but are not limited to:
  • Hand over hand in-line, rope, ginneywheel and crane.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The erection sequence of access scaffolding is explained in accordance with safe working methods and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scaffold is erected within the prescribed timeframe and in accordance with SANS 10085. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Erected scaffold is modified according to instructions and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Excess materials are sorted and removed from site in accordance with safe work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Dismantle access scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and risks related to dismantling access scaffolds are identified and reported according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic action plans are followed for the dismantling of access scaffolds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Access scaffolding is dismantled in accordance with instructions and safe working methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dismantled scaffold equipment is stacked and stored in demarcated lay-down area according to organizational housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The removal of materials and equipment is completed within prescribed deadlines and according to organizational procedures. 


    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 Code 10085.
  • Different types of access scaffolding and their applications.
  • Equipment and tools used for erecting and dismantling access scaffold.
  • Sequence of erecting an dismantling access equipment.
  • Organisational procedures for the erecting and dismantling of access scaffold. 

  • 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 assisting to erect and dismantle an access scaffold system in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an access scaffold team by following instructions when handling components of an access scaffold system to ensure safety of the team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in applying knowledge of the nature and scope of scaffolding to interpret instructions when assisting in the erecting and dismantling procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral persuasion in interpreting and implementing instructions to achieve the targeted access scaffold related task within the specified time frame. 

    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 
    N/A 

    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 


    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. Dego Consultants 
    2. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    3. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    4. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    5. Transvaal Training 
    6. WACO Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    7. WHSE Training College 



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