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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use and maintain Power Hand Tools on a construction Site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12878  Use and maintain Power Hand Tools on a construction Site 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the construction industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to Identify and select, utilise, and maintain power hand tools on a construction site. Previously disadvantaged person who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 3 in Literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1Power Hand tools are relative to appropriate level 1 activities on a construction site.
2.Statutory requirements include but are not limited to
Safety, Health and Environmental legislation, Local Provincial authority requirements.
3.Productivity relates to the time taken to complete the task and that normal wear and tear on the equipment is not exceeded. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of technology to use and maintain power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.The techniques of using different power hand tools are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Angle grinder, brush cutter, drill, concrete vibrator, jack hammer, electric saw, welding machine, whackers.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.The cost benefits of using power hand tools versus hand tools for similar work functions are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and select Power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Power Hand tools are identified in terms of the work function they were designed to perform. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Power hand tools are selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Utilize Power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Personal protective equipment is selected according to the work functions to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Personal protective equipment is worn in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Consequences of not correctly wearing personal protective equipment are explained in terms of potential injury to sef and others. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Techniques for using the Power hand tools are demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Maintain Power hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Power Hand tools are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Power Hand tools are stored in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Cutting edges and points are maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate in Construction (level 1). CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
1.Identification of power hand tools for construction work.
2.The utilization of power hand tools.
3.The maintenance of power hand tools.
4.Safety requirements relative to the use of power tools 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems:
  • Power Hand tools are identified in terms of the work function they were designed to perform.
  • Power hand tools are selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed.

    Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Employ self management:
  • Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information:
  • Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:
  • Techniques for using the Power hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted methods and productivity.? Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand Contextual world-systems:
  • Techniques for using the Power hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted methods and productivity 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Core  48907   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-06-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    2. AL Abbott and Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    3. ALMEL TRAINING 
    4. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
    5. CHIPPA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    6. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    7. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    8. ETHEKWININ MUNICIPALITY- SEACOW LAKE 
    9. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    10. GLERE SKILLS CONSULTANT 
    11. GNS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    12. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    13. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    14. ISAZI TRAINING 
    15. ITS Evula Pty Ltd 
    16. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    17. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    18. Learn A Trade 
    19. Lira Electrical Training Services cc 
    20. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    21. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    22. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    23. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    24. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
    25. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    26. TOURISM & BUSINESS INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 
    27. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
    28. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    29. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 
    30. TSHWANE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY (PREMOS) 



    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.