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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement Occupational Health and Safety measures in a construction materials testing laboratory 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116777  Implement Occupational Health and Safety measures in a construction materials testing laboratory 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
The purpose of the learning is:

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate competence in implementing limited occupational health and safety measures in a construction materials testing laboratory under supervision.

The unit standard contributes to the overall competence required of the construction materials tester at NQF Level 2 working under supervision.

The laboratory test results are used for quality control purposes during the construction and manufacturing processes as well as for final acceptance of the finished products.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation in that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification.
Previously disadvantaged individuals with this qualification can also progress to the level 4 qualification - this will enable them to start their own businesses supplying a construction materials testing service - a process that will accelerate economic transformation and give economic empowerment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy competencies. Render basic first aid at NQF 2 Level - Unit standard ID number 9995 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
Occupational Health and Safety hazards during the sampling process includes the following:
  • Moving construction vehicles.
  • Sampling in confined spaces.
  • Moving mechanical parts like conveyor belts, revolving drums.
  • Chemical nature of compounds like cement, lime, tar, bitumen, asphalt.
  • Noise.
  • Dust

    Occupational Health and Safety hazards during the testing process includes the following:
  • Flammable gasses.
  • Heat.
  • Noise
  • Electricity
  • Poisonous vapors.
  • Chemical burning. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify occupational health and safety hazards in a construction materials testing laboratory and report to supervisors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Occupational Health and Safety hazards are identified for during the sampling process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Chemical, Physical, construction plant, confined spaces, dust, noise
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Occupational Health and Safety hazards are identified for during the testing process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Chemical, Physical, electrical, flammable gasses, heat, poisonous vapours, noise.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Occupational Health and Safety hazards are reported to supervisors 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify protective clothing and equipment and demonstrate use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Protective clothing and equipment are identified in terms of occupational health and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of protective clothing and equipment is demonstrated in compliance with occupational health and safety legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Train unskilled support staff on Occupational Health and Safety issues under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Unskilled support staff are trained to be aware of hazards and how to protect themselves and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Unskilled support staff are trained to report on Occupational Health and Safety hazards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the use of first aid kit specific to occupational health and safety hazards encountered during a construction materials testing / sampling processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of first aid kit specific to occupational health and safety hazards encountered during a construction materials testing / sampling processes, is demonstrated. 


    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 for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • First Aid Assessors are accredited through the relevant body
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • The relevant ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    I can understand and explain:
  • Occupational Health and safety hazards encountered during sampling and testing construction materials.
  • The identification and use of protective clothing and equipment required during sampling and testing construction materials.
  • Rendering basic first aid and use of specialised first aid kit suitable for hazards encountered during sampling and testing of construction materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify occupational health and safety hazards in a construction materials testing laboratory
  • Occupational Health and Safety hazards are identified for during the sampling and testing process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Train unskilled support staff on Occupational Health and Safety issues under supervision.
  • Unskilled support staff are trained to be aware of hazards and how to protect themselves and others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Train unskilled support staff on Occupational Health and Safety issues under supervision.
  • Unskilled support staff are trained to be aware of hazards and how to protect themselves and others 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify protective clothing and equipment and demonstrate use
  • The use of protective clothing and equipment is demonstrated in compliance with occupational health and safety legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify occupational health and safety hazards in a construction materials testing laboratory and report to supervisors. > Occupational Health and Safety hazards are reported to supervisors 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify occupational health and safety hazards in a construction materials testing laboratory and report to supervisors. > Occupational Health and Safety hazards are identified for during the sampling process.
    Range: Chemical, Physical, construction plant, confined spaces, dust, noise 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify occupational health and safety hazards in a construction materials testing laboratory and report to supervisors. > Occupational Health and Safety hazards are identified for during the sampling process. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49058   National Certificate: Construction Materials Testing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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