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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble and install a shop front system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262688  Assemble and install a shop front system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 
Learners accredited with this standard will be able to install a shop front system after preparing for it, assembling the outer frame and the sashes. Learners will become acquainted with the various shop front systems, their components and installation requirements. Learners will work safely and complete the assembly in workshops.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for installation of a shop front system.
  • Assemble the outer frame of the shop front system.
  • Glaze the shop front system.
  • Install the shop front system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Unit Standard entitled: 'Handle, cut and process glass'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for installation of a shop front system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Buildings plans are studied to obtain measurements of opening sizes for system to be installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opening sizes are measured/re-measured on site to confirm measurements prior to starting work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Customer requirements/preferences are confirmed prior to manufacturing the system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements and preferences include but are not limited to type of glass, colours of frames, design issues, specific installation arrangements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Windload limitations are calculated as per the system to be installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The conformity of the proposed system to building regulations and SANS standards is checked to ensure safety of the proposed installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conformity to SANS codes include DSS SANS 1044 and Regulation Part N 2006 Edition 3 and regulations of the Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa (AAAMSA).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All safety requirements are complied with in the preparation phase, assembly phase and the installation phase. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety requirements include the correct use of personal protective clothing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble the outer frame of the shop front system. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    This activity will be performed either in a workshop or on-site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of exterior doors and entrances are described in terms of their differences and the impact on glazing and installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The material for the assembly is cut according to measurements and the cutting list. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Material includes sections, profiles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cut material is machined as per requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Machining includes routering, milling, cutting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sections/profiles are selected and assembled according to regulations and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Glaze the shop front system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The glass is measured and cut according to measurements taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The glass is edge worked to ensure that it is fit for glazing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate gaskets are used as per requirements of the system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gaskets include the wedge gasket and the butterfly gasket.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Setting blocks are used during glazing to ensure accurate glazing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The sashes/doors are glazed and assembled as per system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Quality checks are performed to ensure that the products are operational as per manufacturer's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The system is packaged and transported as per procedure to ensure that there are no breakages and/or problems with the assembly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install the shop front system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Installation is performed according to system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools are selected and used to install the system as per system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate scaffolding/harness is used to perform the installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The installation is checked as per procedure to ensure quality workmanship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Customer's premises are cleaned and maintained to ensure customer satisfaction and service. 


    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.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of building plans and measurements.
  • Knowledge of types of systems and their associated components, hardware, assembly and installation procedures.
  • Knowledge of and procedure to package and transport the system.
  • Knowledge of safety standards.
  • Knowledge of building regulations and SANS standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Solving problems related to measurements, cutting, machining, routering, assembly, glazing, packaging, transportation and installation of a shop front system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Take/calculate the correct measurements.
  • Cut, machine and router the material.
  • Ensure safe and correct assembly, transportation and installation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Taking and check correct measurements.
  • Negotiate and sign appropriate contract with the customer based on customer requirements and preferences.
  • Cutting, machining and routering the material.
  • Use appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Assembling, glazing, packaging, transporting and installing system as per system requirements.
  • Maintain customer satisfaction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Satisfy customer requirements.
  • Solve problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Ensure knowledge of customer requirements.
  • Correct cutting, machining, routering, assembling, glazing, packaging, transporting and installation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when engaging with problems during the different phases of the installation 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  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  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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