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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install anti-static flooring 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15156  Install anti-static flooring 
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 2  NQF Level 02  25 
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 working towards this unit standard will be doing so with the intention of reaching the full qualification "National Certificate (Construction) for the installation of floor coverings". Learners will be involved in, or working within a floor covering installation environment.

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to install anti-static flooring with confidence, including:
  • Evaluating sub-floor and determining the earth points as per manufacturer`s specifications.
  • Preparing sub-floor for installation of anti-static.
  • Setting out starting point.
  • Installing earthing grid.
  • Installing anti-static tiles or sheeting in accordance with SABS requirements.
  • Applying good housekeeping principles and handing over of site.

    This competence lays the foundation for the development of further floor covering competencies and underpins competencies to be acquired as part of a learning progression pathway. The generic competencies as outlined in this unit standard should facilitate portability of floor covering installation skills across different contexts within the construction industry.

    It contributes to the development of a professional community of floor covering practitioners who understand the challenges and opportunities of the South African construction context. 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 
    ABET Level 3 Literacy and Numeracy competencies. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to a person who will be competent to install anti-static flooring.

    Tools:
  • Mohair adhesive roller or flat trowel, notched trowel, paint brush, 68 kg roller, hot air welding gun, speed nozzle, hand roller, spatula knife, three-cornered scraper, spatula guide, straight edge and square, sand paper and cleaning fluid.
  • Broom, carpenter`s pencil, set square, tape measure, coloured chalk line, scraper, rubbing stone, pin punch and hammer, screwdriver set, flat trowel, notched adhesive trowel according to gauge of tile, 68 kg three-sectional articulated metal floor roller, utility knife, gas bottle and torch and matches, PVC bucket and mixing tool, three-cornered triangular metal file. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate sub-floor and determine the earth points as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Sub-floor evaluated and earth points identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Floor checked for moisture as necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare sub-floor for installation of anti-static. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Smoothing / leveling compound correctly mixed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Compound correctly applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools correctly used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out starting point. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Starting point is determined and appropriate method explained for achieving a square set out point. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install earthing grid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Earthing grid positioned in the center of each tile in both directions or to manufacturer's / client specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Earthing grid is carried up the wall sufficiently to so that the electrician may connect to earth where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct method of installation of grid explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material and tools correctly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Continuity of conductive / earthing grid tested. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Install anti-static tiles or sheeting in accordance with SABS requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Adhesive applied in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Grid not damaged during application of adhesive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Anti-static tiles or sheeting installed into adhesive according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools correctly used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply good housekeeping principles and hand over site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Containers / packaging removed and site cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Site handed over for CSIR testing. 


    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 with the CETA - ETQA, for "National Certificate (Construction) for the installation of floor coverings".
  • 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 
  • Good fitting techniques as it relates to anti static flooring installation.
  • Interactive communication techniques between end users.
  • Liaison skills with other trades.
  • Inherent properties of materials.
  • Product and adhesive behaviour. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Solve problems encountered during installation of anti-static flooring. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Respect the safety and well-being of others in your immediate work environment by ensuring that protective coverings are securely positioned on machines and that all power supplies and electrical cords are checked for safe use prior to operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Wear protective clothing when operating tools, machines and equipment.
  • Apply safe-handling procedures when using and operating tools, machines and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area during and on completion of installation tasks and activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • When interpreting symbols and measurements reflected in drawings so that completed products are in accordance with the specified dimensions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications and good housekeeping practices so that the life-span of tools, machines and equipment can be maximised and cost to company reduced.
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with safe-handling procedures so that accidents and injury to yourself and others can be prevented.
  • Power tools - check all leads and power tool cables are in good repair to prevent accident, injury or electrocution whilst working with these tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems.
  • Timing of the fitters activities must coincide with other trades on site. 

  • 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  24296   National Certificate: Construction: Installation of Floor Coverings  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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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