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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258926  Inspect service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113864  Inspect service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan to service and maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied pump.
  • Prepare service and maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied pump.
  • Service and maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system pump.
  • Conclude the fault finding and maintenance of a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied pump.

    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 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Electrical safety.
  • Cleaning methods.
  • Basic safety procedures related to tools.
  • Use of portable electrical cleaning equipment.
  • Communication and numeracy.
  • Use of hand tools and test instruments.
  • Stand alone photovoltaic supplied systems.
  • Unit Standard on the installation and commissioning of a photovoltaic supplied pump.
  • Unit Standard on the maintenance of stand alone photovoltaic supplied systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Photovoltaic supplied systems as per NRS Code.
  • In line with OHS Act standards.
  • Manufacturers specifications.
  • DC pumps.
  • Inverter supplied single phase AC pumps. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Task instructions are obtained and understood (Interpreted). 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job cards/works requests/maintenance schedules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identify the correct personal protective equipment as per your work place procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overalls; Aprons; Safety Glass; Face Shields; Masks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identify correct cleaning solvents and material as per your work place procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste; Rags; Chemical solvents; Brushes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identification of correct breakers for isolation of circuits for servicing and maitenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Isolation and locked out.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to service and maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Select correct cleaning solvents and material as per your work place procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste; Rags; Chemical solvents; Brushes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Select applicable portable electrical cleaning equipment as per work place procedures and standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Blowers; Electrical Extension leads; Vacuum Cleaners.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Select and wear the correct personal protecting equipment as per your work place procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overalls; Aprons ; Safety Glass; Face Shields ; Masks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Confirm that batteries, inverter, voltage regulator and photovoltaic array are isolated and locked out as per procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verbal; written (permit system) permission to work.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pump is removed from bore hole for inspection and service. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    DC pumps or AC inverter supplied pumps.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Service and maintain photovoltaic supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Visually inspect the photovoltaic supplied pump for defects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Doors, battery enclosures, hinges, locking devices, structure damage, weather seal, rust, faded paint, moisture, dust, burnt insulation, name plates and labels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clean batteries, photovoltaic array, voltage regulator, inverter, and pump, using the approved cleaning materials and solvents as per work place standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct and safe use of cleaning materials and equipment as per safety standards are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate use of personal protective equipment during the cleaning process as per safety standard or work procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Repair and replace damaged components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Loose hinges, locking/latching devices, damaged panels etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of incorrect use of cleaning methods, solvents and materials are explained in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Pump is serviced and maintained as per manufacturers' manuals and instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    DC pump or AC inverter supplied single phase pump.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude the maintenance of a photovoltaic supplied pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    General house keeping; records; reports and re-energising. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All defects and suspected faults are recorded and reported in line with specific work site requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    History files; job cards; maintenance reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct disposal of the used cleaning solvents and rags as per safety and environmental standards are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flammable material drums; waste drums; incinerators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cleaning solvents are properly sealed/closed and correctly stored to prevent hazardous fumes; substance spillage and risk of fire. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flame proof storage; ventilated rooms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All cleaning equipment is returned and stored as per work site house keeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All defective components are correctly disposed off, in accordance to site procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Pump is replaced in bore hole as per manufacturers manuals and instructions. 


    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 of Isolation and Lockout procedures.
  • Related work place/site standards and procedures.
  • A basic understanding of cleaning material and solvents.
  • A basic understanding of the effects of certain cleaning solvents when applied to various parts/materials of distribution boards or panels.
  • A basic understanding of the handling of chemicals and solvents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Tasks using responsible thinking and decision making in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protective equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the ability to follow instructions when working under supervision to ensure the safe execution of work activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to ( isolation/lockout procedures of electrical equipment thus ensuring safe execution of work). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when 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 by complying to the environmental Management and Safety standards when using chemical solvents and hazardous substances. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 113864, "Inspect service and maintain a photovoltaic supplied pump", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements:

    Legal Requirements:
  • NRS Code.
  • SANS 10142.
  • Relevant sections of the OHS Act.
  • Relevant environmental management processes/procedures. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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