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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate and maintain a reinforcing bending machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262588  Operate and maintain a reinforcing bending machine 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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
116569  Operate and maintain a steel bending machine  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to work in a steel/reinforcing bending workshop to operate and maintain reinforcing bending machinery. This includes the ability to demonstrate techniques for bending, bundling and tagging steel.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing to bend reinforcing.
  • Bending reinforcing.
  • Conducting post bending operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to bend reinforcing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All tools and equipment required for the task are identified and confirmed to be functional for use in the designated work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Steel to be bent is identified to be of the correct type, length and diameter in accordance with specified schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steel bending machine is checked to be functional in terms of the manufacturers specifications and start up procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The bending lengths and diameters are identified and set in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Productive work flow is adhered to in compliance with given schedules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work contexts include but are not limited to:
  • Bending and bundling.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Bend reinforcing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and relevant safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bending lengths, diameter and type of steel are confirmed in accordance with bending sheets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Steel is fed into bending machine at appropriate production rate according to manufacturers specifications or supplier's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Steel usage is optimised within tolerances in accordance with organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of feeding the reinforcing incorrectly are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and quality of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct post bending operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The machine is shut down in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rollers and attachments are checked and replaced where necessary in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not replacing blades regularly are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and lost productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reinforcing is bundled and tagged in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All documentation is completed in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    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 aspects of the following:
  • Type and use of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment for bending reinforcing.
  • Manufacturer's specifications for operating and maintaining reinforcing bending machinery, blades and attachments.
  • Techniques for bending reinforcing of the correct type, to the correct length and diameter in accordance with specified schedules.
  • Techniques for bundling and tagging reinforcing. 

  • 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 operating and maintaining a reinforcing bending machine 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 steel work 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 operating and maintaining a reinforcing bending machine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the requirements for the task by interpreting instructions and the tags in order to complete the bending to quality and within given time frame to maintain levels of productivity. 

    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 of materials, damages and faults with the reinforcing bending machine. 

    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 116569, "Operate and maintain a steel bending machine", Level 3, 5 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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. 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.