HRETDs apply quality principles on a construction site training course details
Apply quality principles
on a construction site
SAQA unit standard: 9986
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  02 (12 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Quality control is not an afterthought but an integral part of construction project success. HRETD's "Apply Quality Principles on a Construction Site" course empowers you with the know-how to maintain and improve quality standards on site. From quality assurance processes to defect identification and rectification, the course curriculum is comprehensive and enriched with multimedia elements like quizzes and videos.

Lay a Strong Foundation with practical exercises within the course focus on real-world applications of quality principles. Whether it's materials testing, workmanship evaluation, or documentation, participants will acquire the skills to monitor and enforce quality guidelines effectively, ensuring that the end product meets or exceeds client expectations.

Build for Excellence. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a CETA-accredited certification, verifying their expertise in construction site quality principles. This training is indispensable for professionals striving for excellence in construction projects, thereby upholding both organisational and industry standards.

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Course content

Introduction to Quality Principles in Construction

We cover an overview of quality principles, their importance in the construction industry, the benefits of implementing quality management systems, and the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in ensuring quality on construction sites.

Regulatory Requirements and Standards

This module focuses on understanding the relevant regulations, guidelines, and industry standards governing quality management in construction, as well as employer and employee responsibilities in compliance.

South African Building Regulations and Legislation

This module covers an outline and introduction to:

  • National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Regulations
  • South African National Standards (SANS)
  • National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)
  • Local Municipal By-Laws and Regulations

  • Quality Management Systems and Tools

    We discuss the key components of quality management systems, such as documentation, quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement, as well as the use of various quality management tools, including checklists, process maps, and performance metrics.

    Quality Planning and Control

    Participants will learn about developing and implementing quality plans, setting quality objectives, identifying key performance indicators, and establishing effective quality control processes to monitor and measure performance against established benchmarks.

    Quality Assurance and Auditing

    We cover the principles of quality assurance, the role of internal and external audits, conducting regular inspections and tests, and the importance of corrective and preventive actions in addressing identified issues and maintaining continuous improvement.

    Communication and Collaboration for Quality Management

    This module emphasizes the importance of effective communication and collaboration among project stakeholders, including clients, contractors, suppliers, and regulatory authorities, as well as the use of technology to facilitate information sharing and decision-making.

    Risk Management and Quality

    Participants will explore the relationship between risk management and quality management, understanding the role of risk assessment and mitigation in maintaining quality on construction sites, and the importance of integrating risk management practices into overall quality management strategies.

    Construction Materials and Quality Management

    We cover the importance of selecting and sourcing high-quality materials for construction projects, understanding material specifications and standards, and the role of material testing and inspection in ensuring quality.

    Quality Control and Inspection Techniques

    Participants will learn about various inspection techniques and quality control methods, such as visual inspection, non-destructive testing, and destructive testing, as well as the proper use and interpretation of test results.

    Project Quality Management and Documentation

    Focuses on establishing and maintaining comprehensive project quality documentation, including quality plans, inspection records, and test reports, as well as using this documentation to track progress, identify trends, and support decisionmaking.

    Quality Management for Subcontractors and Suppliers

    We discuss the importance of quality management in the selection and management of subcontractors and suppliers, ensuring that their performance meets project requirements and contributes to overall project success.

    Sustainability and Quality in Construction

    Participants will explore the relationship between sustainability and quality in construction, understanding how sustainable practices can contribute to improved quality outcomes, and the role of green building standards and certifications.

    Lean Construction and Quality Management

    Introduces the principles of lean construction and their application in quality management, focusing on reducing waste, improving efficiency, and enhancing overall project performance.

    Lean Construction and Quality Management

    Introduces the principles of lean construction and their application in quality management, focusing on reducing waste, improving efficiency, and enhancing overall project performance.

    Assessment methods

    We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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    Training programme accreditation

    This training programme is aligned to the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 9986: Apply quality principles on a construction site.

    HRETD certification policy

    Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid for a period outlined in policy of the company they are employed by, or the policy of the company their employer is sub-contracted to. If unspecified the default validity will be set at two years in line with South African industry norms.

    SAQA credits allocation

    In addition to being certified competent, candidate who have completed the required notional hours, and if enrolment procedures have been adhered to, will receive the allocated contributing credits towards an applicable national qualification, as well as a statement of results.

    HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training. John, a construction team supervisor, was keen on implementing quality principles on his construction site. One day, a scaffold erecting and dismantling supervisor named Sarah joined the team. They had a quick meeting on planned task observations, as they aimed to apply quality control meticulously. The supervisory skills John had acquired in his training courses proved effective as he managed the team smoothly. An incident occurred when they started to operate pan compactors and trench compactors. Safety was their top priority, and they had a fire and evacuation marshal named Tim, as well as a fall protection planner named Emily. Both had gone through rigorous task observation training and were adept at safety monitoring. Suddenly, a fall arrest situation happened. A worker named Jack was dangling from the scaffold. Emily, the fall protection planner, initiated the protocols while Tim, the fire and evacuation marshal, cleared the area. Another team member, trained as a fall arrest rescue technician, sprung into action and rescued Jack efficiently. The next day, the management decided to elevate the role of the fire and evacuation marshal and the fall protection planner, to include teaching supervisory skills and management skills to all staff. It was crucial to maintain standards, including those for scaffold erection, soil compaction, and machinery operation. In the end, John felt proud of his team's swift actions and appreciated how every member's training in areas like conflict resolution, construction safety, and task safety played a role in averting a crisis. The management, impressed by the team's performance, decided to engage Sarah, the scaffold supervisor, to oversee scaffold dismantling as well. Sarah had significant scaffolding skills and had completed courses in leadership training and employee supervision. She was an expert at operating heavy machinery, including the trench compactors. John's team was also responsible for off-road 4x4 driving techniques, heavy vehicle defensive driving, and AARTO system regulations. Given the mix of terrains they had to navigate to reach different construction sites, these skills were essential. They even had courses for light delivery vehicles and motorcycle defensive driving for delivery staff. With AARTO system training, they made sure that professional drivers understood the legal obligations and safety requirements, particularly for fleet managers. To address the challenge of securing heavy machinery for transport, they had a specialized training session on lowbed securement best practices. A team member, Mark, was excellent at maintaining customer relations, a skill he acquired through specific training programs. As the team expanded, pre-employment professional driver evaluations were introduced. This helped in assessing the driving skills of new recruits, which was crucial for maintaining construction site safety. Economic driving skills were taught to make the best use of fuel, reducing operational costs. Their training programs also catered to expats, offering RSA roads orientation, anti-hijacking techniques, and risk mitigation. They even included a unique program focusing on defensive driving for gravel roads. The last addition to their training curriculum was a special course on economic driving skills and techniques to help save fuel and reduce emissions. One day, they received a big project that required additional skilled workers. Luckily, John had undergone supervisory training, enabling him to manage even larger teams effectively. The project was a big success, and it was all thanks to their diverse skill set, continuous training, and excellent supervisory skills. The team felt a sense of accomplishment, knowing their comprehensive training—from 4x4 driving techniques to construction equipment operation—made them versatile and effective in their roles.
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