Nzqa registered unit standard 19675 version 4

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NZQA registered unit standard

19675 version 4

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Describe and operate a road saw






People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe road saws; prepare for operations; and cut surface with a road saw.


Infrastructure Works > Civil Plant Operation

Available grade


Explanatory notes
1 The following legislation and regulations must be complied with: Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992; and Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995.
2 Assessment against this unit standard must take place in a workplace environment. Assessment parameters will depend on company and site specific equipment, procedures, and practices. Practices must reflect industry best practice and comply with legislative requirements.
3 Evidence for this unit standard does not include a handheld saw. Handheld saws are covered in unit standard 29028.
4 Evidence for Outcomes 2 and 3 must include the operation of a road saw on one of the following surfaces: asphalt, chipseal, concrete
5 Definitions

Company requirements include the policy, procedures, and methodologies of the company. They include legislative and regulatory requirements applicable to the company or a specific site. Requirements are documented in the company’s health and safety plans, traffic management plans, contract work programmes, quality assurance programmes, policies, and procedural documents.

Job instructions are those given to the operator prior to undertaking a job. They may include site safety instructions, contract drawings, and written memos.

Manufacturer’s instructions may include specifications, installation, handling, use and maintenance instructions, and safety data sheets.

PPE refers to personal protective equipment appropriate for the job.

Road saw (also referred to as a concrete-cutting saw) are usually fuel or electricity powered rotating blade saw, usually mounted on a wheeled frame or chassis, which can be pushed or powered forward. The main function of concrete-cutting saws is to saw a road or pavement surface with a vertical or controlled angle cut to enable ground access, and is used for minor roadwork and maintenance contract jobs for repairs and installation of services, drainage, crossings, kerbing, driveways, and footpaths.

Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Describe road saws.
Evidence requirements
1.1 Description includes types of road saw, their uses and motive power, and safety considerations consistent with job and manufacturer's instructions.
1.2 Description includes the suitability of road saw blades for varied surfaces and explains the effect of cutting surfaces on segments.
Range hard or soft segments, undercutting

surfaces include asphalt, chipseal, concrete, steel

Outcome 2
Prepare for operations.
Evidence requirements
2.1 Job instructions are confirmed with the site supervisor in accordance with company requirements.
Range location, type and extent of work, timing of work, equipment, materials, safety, PPE, environment, services.
2.2 Equipment is loaded, secured, and transported while avoiding harm to personnel, equipment, and property.
2.3 Site conditions are confirmed with the site supervisor in accordance with company requirements.
Range may include – obstructions, clearances, awareness of people, traffic flow.
2.4 Equipment is in good working condition, set up and made ready in accordance with manufacturer’s and job instructions, and company requirements.
Range set up includes but is not limited to – appropriate blade, guards, depth of blade, ease of handling to suit operator, means to deal with dust and slurry.
Outcome 3
Cut surface using a road saw.
Evidence requirements
3.1 Road saw is started in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
3.2 Surface is cut to specified length, depth, and angle in accordance with job instructions and company requirements.
3.3 Work is paused as required and adjustments are made to settings to avoid cutting base course and/or to deal with dust and/or slurry.
3.4 Straightness of cut meets job instructions.
3.5 Cutting includes safe working procedures in accordance with job instructions and company requirements.
3.6 Safe and tidy work area is maintained throughout operations in accordance with company requirements.
3.7 Equipment maintenance and field servicing required of an operator are carried out in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
3.8 Road saw is shut down in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
3.9 Equipment is cleaned and stored after use in accordance with company requirements.

Planned review date

31 December 2020

Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions




Last Date for Assessment



22 October 2002

31 December 2014



25 September 2006

31 December 2016



19 February 2015

31 December 2016



16 July 2015


Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference


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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
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Infrastructure ITO

SSB Code 101813

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