NZQA registered unit standard 12997 version 4 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
12997 version 4
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Title
Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices on construction
sites
Level
3
Credits
3
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline
safety legislation, regulations, Codes of Practice and
Guidelines relevant to the construction industry; and outline
principles of safe working practices on construction sites.
Classification
Construction Trades > Core Construction
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
Credit for this unit standard indicates compliance with industry practice. Industry
practice refers to the ability to demonstrate knowledge that reflects the uniformity,
finish quality and material economies currently accepted within industry.
2
Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes:
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and Health and Safety in Employment
Regulations 1995;
Building Act 2004 and Building Regulations 1992;
Resource Management Act 1991;
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996; available at
http://legislation.govt.nz.
Approved Codes of Practice and Guidelines applicable to the construction industry,
available at http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Outline safety legislation, regulations, Codes of Practice and Guidelines relevant to the
construction industry.
Evidence requirements
1.1
The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and Health and Safety in
Employment Regulations 1995, (plus amendments) are described in terms of
their safety requirements relevant to the construction industry.
Range
roles and responsibilities, hazard management, accident
investigation and reporting, emergency procedures, notifiable
Building and Construction Industry Training
Organisation
SSB Code 101562
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
12997 version 4
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work, training and supervision, employee participation, certificates
of competency.
1.2
Other legislation is described in terms of its safety requirements for on site
construction.
Range
1.3
Building Act 2004, Building Regulations 1992, Resource
Management Act 1991, Hazardous Substances and New
Organisms Act 1996.
Approved Codes of Practice and Guidelines are described in terms of their role
in managing hazards.
Outcome 2
Outline principles of safe working practices on construction sites.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Site specific safety plans are described in terms of their content and on site
implementation.
Range
2.2
Hazard identification, and control methods are described for a construction site.
Range
2.3
house keeping, hand tools, portable power tools, scaffolding,
excavations, working at heights, ladders, chemicals, noise,
compressed air, electrical, demolition, machinery, powder
actuated power tools.
Selection and use of items of personal protective equipment are described for a
construction site.
Range
2.4
responsibilities, training and supervision, hazard management,
monitoring, safety meetings, notifiable work, emergency plans.
protective clothing, safety footwear, hearing protection, eye and
face protection, UV protection, dust masks and respirators, hard
hats, high visibility clothing, gloves, fall restraint/arrest equipment,
safety signs.
Manual handling controls are described for a construction site.
Range
Planned review date
correct lifting technique, mechanical aids, work area layout.
31 December 2019
Building and Construction Industry Training
Organisation
SSB Code 101562
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
12997 version 4
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Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
21 May 1999
31 December 2015
Review
2
26 February 2002
31 December 2015
Review
3
25 January 2008
31 December 2016
Review
4
19 February 2015
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0048
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation [email protected]
if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
Building and Construction Industry Training
Organisation
SSB Code 101562
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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