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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the application of the National Building Act, 103 of 1977 (as amended) as described in SANS 10/0400 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242663  Explain the application of the National Building Act, 103 of 1977 (as amended) as described in SANS 10/0400 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14976  Explain the application of the National Building Act and Regulations Act, 103 of 1997 (as amended) as described in SABS0400  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who work with the management or transfer of risk in insurance and other organisations. It will be useful for Risk Management Generalists, Loss Adjusters and learners in Short Term insurance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the risks associated with the application of the National Building Regulations as contained in the SABS0400 code of practice.
  • Explaining the risks associated with regulations governing approval of design and occupancy of buildings.
  • Explaining the risks associated with the standards relating to construction and design.
  • Describing risk financing options as a means of managing risk. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Protection includes, but is not limited to fire installations, means of escape and unsuitable equipment.
  • Design includes, but is not limited to, industrial and commercial enterprises, multipurpose, multi occupancy and domestic structures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the risks associated with the application of the National Building Regulations as contained in the SANS 10/0400 code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rules relating to fire and general safety are explained with examples and an indication is given of the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rules relating to building stability and integrity are explained with examples and an indication is given of the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approvals required for design, occupancy and appointments are explained with reference to the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concepts of construction and stability are explained with reference to authentic examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concepts of ancillary services and supplies are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the risks associated with regulations governing approval of design and occupancy of buildings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of design, construction methods and materials used in the construction of buildings are explained and an indication is given of when each type is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different methods of protection of buildings are explained and an indication is given of how each type contributes to the safety and stability of the building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different purposes of occupation are explained and an indication is given of the risk associated with the construction standards for each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the risks associated with the standards relating to construction and design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risks associated with inferior design, construction materials and inferior protection are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks associated with different aspects of sub-division in a building are identified and an indication is given of the purpose of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The materials used in the construction of a specific building are examined and an indication is given of the suitability for the occupancy purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe risk financing options as a means of managing risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A risk assessment of a specific building is conducted in order to assess the suitability of the building for occupancy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The findings of the assessment are presented in a report and ways of improving the risk profile of a building and of financing the potential risk are proposed for the selected building. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to solve problems in proposing options for financing potential risk and improving the risk profile of a building for financing purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in conducting a risk assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate clearly in proposing ways of improving the risk profile of a building and of financing risk. 

    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 replaces unit standard 14976, ' Explain the application of the National Building Act and Regulations Act, 103 of 1997 (as amended) as described in SABS0400 ', Level 4, 4 credits.

    Search words: risk management, loss adjusters. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    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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