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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble, tie and install reinforcing cages 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262586  Assemble, tie and install reinforcing cages 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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
116573  Assemble, tie and fix reinforcing cages  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will acquire the knowledge of steel reinforcing material and methods for fixing reinforcing to assemble and install reinforcing cages. The learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of types of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment in adhering to the correct steel fixing sequence and South African National Standards (SANS) requirements for the different types of ties.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Describing types and uses of reinforcing.
  • Explaining safety requirements of the work area.
  • Preparing to install reinforcing steel.
  • Installing reinforcing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe types and uses of reinforcing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types and shapes of reinforcing are described in terms of their purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types and shapes of reinforcing are described in terms of their characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reinforcing bars are described in relation to their uses as indicated on labels. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information on labels include, but are not limited to:
  • Drawing/schedule number delivery note number, bar diameter, project title, quantity and length.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The lap length of the reinforcement is explained in relation to the minimum specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of poor workmanship are described in terms of the safety and quality of service. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain safety requirements of the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards are identified, reported and resolved in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards includes, but is not limited to:
  • Unsafe scaffolding, safety barriers, loose materials, unsafe access and unsafe working conditions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and used according to manufacturer's instructions and site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reinforcing materials are bundled and prepared for hoisting according to installation sequencing and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare to install reinforcing steel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The installation procedure is planned prior to work commencing according to latest revision of drawings, bending schedules and contractors programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reinforcing materials required for the task are identified according to latest revision of drawings and bending schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reinforcing materials are prepared and stacked for installation at the work area according to site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shortages and damaged materials are reported to designated personnel for corrective action according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Faults to previously installed materials are assessed and reported to designated personnel according to site procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Faults include, but is not limited to:
  • Positioning, lap length and condition of reinforcing bars.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Positioning and spacing of reinforcing steel are identified and marked in accordance with latest revision of drawings and bending schedules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install reinforcing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reinforcing is installed in accordance with engineer's drawings and written instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Installation requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • True to line, plumb, cover, maintain in position and specified dimensions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sequence of installing reinforcing is followed in accordance with standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ties used for given situations and types of bars are appropriate in terms of SANS requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reinforcing is checked on completion to ensure compliance with engineer's drawings and written instructions. 


    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 extracts of the following:
  • Types of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
  • Characteristics of reinforced concrete.
  • Different types and shape codes of reinforcing materials.
  • Steel installation sequence.
  • SANS requirements.
  • Techniques for preparing spacing templates.
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
  • Faults to previously installed reinforcing bars. 

  • 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 the installation of reinforcing cages in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a concrete reinforcing team to maintain quality of service and safety standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the assembling, tying and installing of reinforcing cages. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the requirements of the concrete reinforcing task in order to prepare for the installation by identifying the tools, equipment and materials required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to report shortages, damages and faults with previously installed reinforcing. 

    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 116573, "Assemble, tie and fix reinforcing cages", Level 2, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  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.
     
    1. Arehone Consulting 
    2. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    3. Bright Storm Projects 
    4. Dego Consultants 
    5. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    6. MTL Training and Projects 
    7. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



    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.