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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect, use and dismantle access equipment for construction work 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261664  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment for construction work 
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 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
9967  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of building and civil construction. Learners should be able to perform duties in installing access equipment for construction work effectively and safely.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access.
  • Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold.
  • Erect and dismantle an extension ladder.
  • Make use of a step ladder. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Stated with Specific Outcomes/Assessment Criteria to which they apply. The typical scope of the unit standard includes:
  • Scaffolds must all be erected in accordance with relevant safety regulations and SANS Codes of Practice (i.e. 10085 1988 for scaffolding).
  • Maximum safety height of scaffolding is 2 meters. If this safety height is exceeded additional regulatory requirements will have to be met.
  • Erecting and dismantling scaffolding include system scaffolds with ladder access, trestle scaffolds, and extension ladders, and the use of step ladders. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The area where the scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sole plates are positioned on compacted ground in order to eliminate the possibility of unsafe movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adjustable jacks are in position to receive scaffolding components to meet safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Horizontal components are levelled and vertical components are plumbed in accordance with site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scaffolding components are secured through appropriate bracing in accordance with site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Scaffold, toe boards and safety/hand rails are properly positioned on working platforms in accordance with legal and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There is maximum spacing of supports for boards.
  • All couplings are tight. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All components are stacked when dismantled in the correct order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The system scaffold is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scaffold boards are free of damage and obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area where the scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trestles are levelled and stablised in accordance with safety and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The height, width and length is according to specification and the gap between trestles and the working plane is not more than 75mm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The locating pins are inserted and collapsible stays are locked in position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Scaffold boards and trestles are stacked when dismantled in accordance with safety and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The trestle scaffold is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect and dismantle an extension ladder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct type of ladder is selected in accordance with height and specific task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area where the extension ladder is erected is level and free of obstruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ladder is erected to extend at least 90mm above the working area in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The base distance is approximately 1/4 of the height to the platform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The extension ladder is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect and dismantle a step ladder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner faces the ladder when ascending or descending. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    One hand is used to hold onto the stile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ladder is climbed one rung at a time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Braces or ropes are fully extended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The step ladder is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Properties, purposes and applications of different materials, tools and equipment, including adhesives, additives, keying agents, grouts, sealers and cleaning agents.
  • System scaffolding with ladder access.
  • Trestle scaffolding.
  • Types of ladders.
  • The use of extension ladders.
  • The use of step ladders, braces and ropes.
  • The use of scaffold boards.
  • The concepts underlying supports for boards, adjustable jacks, couplings, locating pins, and collapsible stays.
  • The concept of level surfaces and objects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Making responsible decisions within specified procedures related to the identification of emergencies and ensuring that promptly and correct action is taken.
  • Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access.
  • Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold.
  • Erect and dismantle an extension ladder.
  • The area where the scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction.
  • Scaffold boards are free of damage and obstruction.
  • The correct type of ladder is selected. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Adjustable jacks are in position. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Selecting and using protective equipment/clothing requirements and complying with all relevant legal requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Determine access requirements in order to perform specified tasks.
  • Assess equipment to be used to execute those specified tasks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • During prompt reporting of injuries all persons concerned.
  • Writing incident reports in accordance with prescribed procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Erection of access equipment safely, in accordance with specifications/industry best practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Decisions taken when components are dismantled will impact on others and the environment.
  • Dismantling should be done in the correct order.
  • Emergency safety procedures should be applied if required. 

  • 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 9967, "Erect, use and dismantle access equipment", Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  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.
     
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