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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect roof trusses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14676  Erect roof trusses 
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  16 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to set out, brace and erect site made, as well as prefabricated roof trusses in accordance with roof plan drawing specifications, National Building Regulations, safety legislation and within prescribed timeframes.

This competence complements the other carpentry competencies and contributes to the development of a professional community of Carpentry practitioners, who are able to use Science and Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality and service delivery in Carpentry. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy competencies.
  • Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice.
  • Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas.
  • Erect, use and dismantle access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • The learner is required to demonstrate competence in erecting the following types of roof trusses: howe truss, L-shaped roof truss, gable roof truss, hip truss, hip rafter, valley rafter, valley jack, nail plate roof truss.
  • Scaffolding includes a ladder and trestle. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret roof layout plans 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specified dimensions are accurately interpreted from roof layout plans. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the work area and select, use and maintain tools, equipment and materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools, machines and equipment are identified and correctly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect and dismantle scaffolding 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Ladder and trestle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scaffolding is erected and dismantled in accordance with specified methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Anchor wall plates, locate and mark-off positions of roof trusses on wall plate 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wall plates are fitted to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Set out, position and secure roof trusses 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trusses are equally spaced in accordance with specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All trusses are securely tied down to wall plates with roof ties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Trusses are fixed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Overhang at eaves is plumb cut and verges are cut to size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Permanent bracing is installed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. High risk elements of the roof structure comply with SABS 0243 Code of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Set out, position and secure hips, valleys and gable ends 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All trusses are securely tied down to wall plates with roof ties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Trusses are fixed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Overhang at eaves is plumb cut and verges are cut to size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Permanent bracing is installed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. High risk elements of the roof structure comply with SABS 0243 Code of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Install valley gutters and include under-tile membrane when specified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Valley gutters and under-tile membrane is installed in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within specified time frames. 


    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/moderator with the CETA - ETQA, for "the National Certificate in Construction Carpentry".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Tools, equipment and materials applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling scaffolding.
  • Roof layout plans.
  • Techniques for erecting different types of roof trusses (howe truss, gable roof truss, hip truss, hip rafter, valley rafter, valley jack, nail plate roof truss).
  • Under tile membrane micron thicknesses.
  • Occupational Health and Safety legislation applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • Building industry safety standards applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • National Building Regulations - SABS 0400 applicable to the context of this unit standard. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Select the appropriate roof truss design for the specified roof span. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that the erection of roof trusses is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and tidy work area.
  • Plan work so that roof trusses are erected within the specified deadlines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Read the roof plan drawing carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret correctly the specified requirements for setting out and erecting the roof trusses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes.
  • Confirm your understanding of all requirements specified for the erection of roof trusses with the client/architect before commencing with the work at hand so as to minimise future delays that might be caused because this work has to be redone.
  • Communicate in a clear and audible manner when issuing instructions to team members so that all verbal instructions are clearly understood and can be carried out as required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively.
  • Use levelling devices to ensure that wall plates and roof trusses are aligned and levelled.
  • Determine the micron thickness of under-tile membrane.
  • Check the safety and security of scaffolding at the beginning of each new work day to minimise accident or injury to yourself and other team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Ensure that materials, tools and equipment used to erect roof trusses is safely and securely stored and protected on the building site to minimise the risk of theft, accident or injury to site personnel or visitors to the building site.
  • The accurate interpretation of architect/client`s concept and the completion of work within specified time frames results in ongoing business opportunities for the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Assess the work that you have completed to identify areas that can be improved on when erecting roof trusses in the future. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22670   National Certificate: Construction Carpentry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  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.
     
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