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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Finish off steel structure and explain hand over procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262591  Finish off steel structure and explain hand over procedures 
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
116577  Finish off and hand over structural works  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be able to alter and finish off an erected steel structure for hand over to the client. Finishing off includes conducting any alterations to the steel structure as well as dismantling components or sections of the steel structure. Learners who achieve the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of structural steel erectors within the construction industry.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Carrying out amendments to steel structures.
  • Finishing off structural steel work.
  • Explaining handover procedures.
  • Dismantling steel structures. 

  • 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 
    Carry out amendments to steel structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of communicating amendments to the structure are identified and explained according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include, but is not limited to:
  • Revised drawings, site instructions and variation Orders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structures are checked for safe access in accordance with safety legislation and contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Amendments to structures are carried out in accordance with safety, client and maintenance personnel requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Finish off structural steel work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Structures are aligned and leveled in accordance with design engineer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    In the event of surface damage, structural components/elements are recoated against corrosion in accordance with contract specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Intermittent quality checks are conducted, recorded, signed and certified in accordance with safety legislation and quality control system requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain handover procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Final inspection process is explained in accordance with the requirements of the quality plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Final inspection is conducted by all relevant roleplayers according to drawing specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roleplayers include, but is not limited to:
  • Client, architect, structural engineer, quantity surveyor and structural steel erector.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compliance and handover procedures are explained in accordance with contract requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Dismantle steel structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifting equipment and tools are used in accordance with safety requirements and manufacturers specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lifting equipment and tools include, but are not limited to:
  • Cranes, grinders, cutting torches and wrench.

    Measuring equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Theodolite, rules, tapes, Engineer's Levels, electronic equipment, paint thickness gauges and elcometer.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structures are dismantled in accordance with safety requirements and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dismantled Components/elements of steel structure is stacked methodically for ease of transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Load shifting equipment is dismantled according to manufacturers` specifications and safety 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:
  • Technical information for the securing of fastenings or specialised attachments.
  • Types and use of measuring equipment.
  • Contract documentation and finishing specifications.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to walkways and access.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to the dismantling and storing of lifting equipment and accessories.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and municipal by-law requirements for the storage of consumables used to operate lifting equipment.
  • Quality Control Systems for recording completed structural works.
  • Clearance Acceptance Procedures. 

  • 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 erection and dismantling of steel structures 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 structural steel erecting team to dismantle and alter a steel structure according to specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the directing and use of lifting equipment during the erection and dismantling of steel structures to ensure safety and productivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information on structural steel drawings in order to amend and finish off a steel structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players about requested amendments to a steel structure in order to effect the necessary changes. 

    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 116577, "Finish off and hand over structural works", Level 3, 12 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 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    3. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    4. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    5. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    6. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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