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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect and brace roof structure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14958  Erect and brace roof structure 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  15 
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 purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to erect and brace timber roof structures, in line with safety legislation, and National Building Regulations and requirements, and based on specification drawings. The role of safety is crucial, and understanding the implications of design modifications and industry convention to deal with practical challenges are important factors when attaining the outcomes of this unit standard. Learners mostly apply competence under supervision of a team leader. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Levelling includes using spirit levels, water levels tapes, plumb bobs, chalk lines, dumpy levels, etc.
2. Materials include trusses, rafters, brackets, cleats and connection materials such as nails, bolts, washers and nuts, barge and fascia boards, and soffit, etc.
3. Specifications include designer, ITC and SABS requirements
4. Trusses include valley trusses, and single and multiple member trusses
5. Erecting, bracing and fixing trusses include temporarily bracing trusses to prevent collapse, levelling and plumbing trusses, temporarily fixing trusses where they connect to girders, placing cantilever and stub trusses, nailing battens, nailing purlins and fixing hurricane metal clips/swing clips, splicing long lengths of runners, purlins and bracing, installing DPC wrap (for masonry pockets), installing under-valley battens/purlins to valley area and cross brace, etc.
6. The scope of this unit standard does not extend that of SABS 0400 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Set out truss positions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The truss positions are set out and marked off based on specification drawings, including that truss types are accurately related to building sections, and levels and datums are accurately transferred, and that trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Safety requirements are adhered to 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Erect and brace trusses. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Equipment and tools are used correctly and safely 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Allocated time frames are adhered to 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Girders are accurately positioned for bearing trusses 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Trusses are erected and braced safely and in accordance with specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. All trusses are free from internal wall support unless designed to be supported 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Permanent bracing is correctly installed, and all trusses are tied down with roof ties, and fixed in accordance with design specifications 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation Process and Moderation

Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate for Timber Roof Erecting. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. Those assessing the outcomes of this unit standard should be qualified assessors, registered with CETA for assessment of the qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
1. Building terminology
2. The relevant SABS code of practice, and safety legislation
3. Properties, maintenance and care of equipment, materials and tools
4. Scale drawings, dimensions and tolerances 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems relate to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

Assessment Criteria:
The truss positions are set out and marked off based on specification drawings, including that truss types are accurately related to building sections, and levels and datums are accurately transferred, and that trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level
Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic
Allocated time frames are adhered to 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others relates to the following:

Specific Outcome:
Set out truss positions

Assessment Criteria:
Safety requirements are adhered to
Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Employ self management, relates to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

Assessment Criteria:
The truss positions are set out and marked off based on specification drawings, including that truss types are accurately related to building sections, and levels and datums are accurately transferred, and that trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level
Safety requirements are adhered to
Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic
Equipment and tools are used correctly and safely
Allocated time frames are adhered to
Girders are accurately positioned for bearing trusses
Trusses are erected and braced safely and in accordance with specifications
All trusses are free from internal wall support unless designed to be supported
Permanent bracing is correctly installed, and all trusses are tied down with roof ties, and fixed in accordance with design specifications 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Manage information, relates to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

Assessment Criteria:
The truss positions are set out and marked off based on specification drawings, including that truss types are accurately related to building sections, and levels and datums are accurately transferred, and that trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level
Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic
Trusses are erected and braced safely and in accordance with specifications
Permanent bracing is correctly installed, and all trusses are tied down with roof ties, and fixed in accordance with design specifications 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively, relates to the following:

Specific Outcomes:
Erect and brace trusses

Assessment Criteria:
Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence, relate to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

Assessment Criteria:
The truss positions are set out and marked off based on specification drawings, including that truss types are accurately related to building sections, and levels and datums are accurately transferred, and that trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level
Equipment and tools are used correctly and safely
Girders are accurately positioned for bearing trusses
Trusses are erected and braced safely and in accordance with specifications
All trusses are free from internal wall support unless designed to be supported
Permanent bracing is correctly installed, and all trusses are tied down with roof ties, and fixed in accordance with design specifications 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand contextual world-systems, relates to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

Assessment Criteria:
The truss positions are set out and marked off based on specification drawings, including that truss types are accurately related to building sections, and levels and datums are accurately transferred, and that trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level
Safety requirements are adhered to
Girders are accurately positioned for bearing trusses
Trusses are erected and braced safely and in accordance with specifications
All trusses are free from internal wall support unless designed to be supported
Permanent bracing is correctly installed, and all trusses are tied down with roof ties, and fixed in accordance with design specifications 

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
Core  24295   National Certificate: Timber Roof Erecting  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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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.