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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install low voltage transformers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10234  Install low voltage transformers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure 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 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector.

The person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
Installing low voltage transformers, according to statutory requirements to distribute and control electricity to electrical apparatus.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Select, use and care for basic hand tools
  • Introduction to industry
  • Lay out drawings
  • Power tools (portable)
  • Material and equipment handling procedures
  • Basic safety procedures related to the type of work and location
  • Climbing, lifting equipment and basic rigging 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Preparation includes the removal of existing transformer.
  • Connections are limited to auto transformers, step up and down, current and voltage transformers, single and 3 phase.
  • Worksite procedures include but are not limited to written or verbal procedures, formal and informal methods. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to install low voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job instructions are interpreted and sequence of operation is determined. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Layout Sketch or Drawings; Work Sheets or Job Cards;
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective clothing and equipment needed for installation of cables and low voltage transformers is identified and arranged for use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hard Hat; Safety harness; Gloves; safety glasses; non-conductive ladders, safety shoes
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate drawings and documentation are acquired. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key coding and site layout.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and materials required for installing low voltage transformers are identified and available for use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Hand Tools: - Junior Hacksaw: Big Hacksaw; Cobblers Knife: Pliers: Side Cutters; Water Pump Pliers; Shifting Spanner; Crimping tool; Sockets; Allan Keys; Hammer; Screwdrivers
  • Specialised Tool: - cable cutter; Auger; Bandit Strap Machine
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Affected parties are liased with and informed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. All mechanical aids for handling / lifting transformers are identified and arranged. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Forklifts and hoists.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Methods used to select the appropriate transformer are in line with site specifications and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install low voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Point of installation is identified in accordance with work instruction and drawings / plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work area and transformer are inspected and prepared for installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Authorisation is obtained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Working area is secured according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Barricades, tapes and warning signs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Purpose of inspection and preparation of working area for installation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Obstacles and safety hazards are identified and necessary precautions are taken in accordance with local authority; and electrical regulations to ensure work area is and remains safe for workers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install low voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Transformer is positioned according to instructions and/or drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Transformer is secured according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cables/conductors are connected according to drawings, instructions, work site procedures; standards and statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include earthing and bonding; primary conductors, secondary conductors and cables
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and equipment are used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Personal protective equipment is used and site specific procedures are adhered to throughout the installing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Purpose of positioning and securing the transformer according to drawing and manufacturer's specifications is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Purpose of connecting transformer according to drawings, instructions and statutory requirements is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Safety procedures are adhered to during the whole process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the installation of low voltage transformers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Clean up; pack away; record; report; dispose of; remove. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Check transformer is secured and connected according to manufacturer's specifications; work place requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Termination and connections are tight according to manufacturer's specifications and all covers and guards are secured work place requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reconstitution and reinstate terrain in accordance with work site procedures; environmental requirements and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is cleaned after completion of task in accordance with work site procedures and housekeeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Waste materials are disposed of in accordance with safety standards and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Ensure that all environmental aspects are taken into consideration as per environmental impact studies / management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Necessary documentation is completed and submitted to designated personnel. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A basic understanding and skills in the utilisation of hand tools / lifting techniques and measuring tools and specialised tools.
  • A basic understanding and knowledge of: Legislation and applicable regulations.
  • A basic knowledge of: safety related standards and procedures.
  • A basic knowledge of: Environmental awareness.
  • Able to read and interpret basic drawings; diagrams and instructions.
  • Terminology associated with transformers/components.
  • Working principles associated with transformers/components. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Tasks using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protecting equipment and safety equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively (in the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to (installing of low voltage transformers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when (giving instructions to fellow workers, recording and reporting information). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (installing of low voltage transformers to ensuring that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This Unit Standard was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04.


    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS:

    LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
    SABS 0142
    OHS Act
    Local Authority

    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Specific to a discipline or a industry
  • Low voltage will be less than or equal to 1000 volts
  • Manufacturers specifications
  • Work site policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20418   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48475   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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