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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise health and safety on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262884  Supervise health and safety on a construction project 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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
14429  Supervise health and safety on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to develop, implement and monitor a Health and Safety site plan, identify specific hazards related to the construction environment and supervise the implementation of steps to limit damage to persons and property. These competencies complement the other core supervisory competencies and contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Supervisors.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of Health and Safety on a construction site.
  • Explaining hazards in construction work areas and preventative measures.
  • Coordinating first aid resources in the case of an emergency.
  • Developing and implementing a Health and Safety Site plan.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the Health and Safety plan, systems and procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety on a construction site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and regulations are explained in relation to a construction site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Principles of safety are explained in relation to a construction site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles of safety management systems are explained in relation to a construction site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting of Health and Safety issues is explained in terms of legislation and organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain hazards in construction work areas and preventative measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential hazards are identified and addressed in accordance with organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protective gear and equipment are identified and their use demonstrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of working in confined spaces are explained in relation to a construction site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The handling, transportation, storage and utilization of materials are explained according to material properties and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The implications of working at elevated levels are explained in relation to safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The implications of working in traffic are explained in relation to safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Traffic includes, but is not limited to:
  • Motor vehicles, pedestrians, workmen and plant.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Co-ordinate first aid resources in the case of an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The location of fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms is identified in terms of safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of fire extinguishers are distinguished in relation to their uses and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recognition of emergencies is explained in accordance with organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Injuries involving individuals are reported in accordance with organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The location of first aid material and trained first aid staff is identified according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop and implement a Health and Safety Site plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health and safety needs are identified and measures to address these needs are implemented according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Duties regarding management responsibility for workplace safety are explained according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health and safety plan is compiled and communicated to staff incorporating preventative strategies in accordance with organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Health issues include, but are not limited to:
  • Infirmities, transmittable diseases and physically challenged.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor the implementation of the Health and Safety plan, systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Visitors and all staff are inducted in terms of the Health and Safety plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Health and Safety statutory requirements are implemented in terms of notifications and appointments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health and Safety plan is monitored and updated to incorporate changes in terms of policies, procedures and systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Training programs are implemented to train staff in terms of regulations and organizational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations pertaining to a construction project.
  • Local by-laws.
  • Principles of safety management systems.
  • Preventative strategies for safety.
  • Components of a safety plan.
  • Company policies, procedures and systems with regard to Health and Safety.
  • Hazards pertaining to working in confined spaces, elevated heights and in traffic.
  • Hazards associated with working with hazardous materials and how to handle, store, transport and utilize such material. 

  • 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 implementation of a Health and Safety plan 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 safety team on a construction site to ensure compliance to Health and Safety legislation and regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and safely using the prescribed protective gear and equipment as per safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about health and safety procedures, processes and systems to monitor the safety plan. 

    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 implement and monitor the safety plan. 

    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 14429, "Supervise health and safety on a construction project", Level 4, 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  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    3. D AND J STRATEGIC PROJECTS 
    4. Dego Consultants 
    5. Eastcape Training Centre 
    6. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    7. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    8. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    9. Kagano Consulting Services 
    10. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    12. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    13. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    14. National African Federated Building Industry 
    15. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    16. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    17. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    18. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Scaffold Training Group 
    20. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    21. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    22. Thabomeleng 
    23. The Skills Matrix cc 
    24. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    25. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    26. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    27. WHSE Training College 
    28. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.