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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258934  Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances 
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
113861  Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the electrical Reticulation, Distribution and Transmission network environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Maintain wayleaves and servitudes on Low/Medium/High Voltage networks.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical distribution network environment. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within Geographical Information Sciences environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Application of Herbicides.
  • Fuel driven vegetation control machines.
  • Dangers of High Voltage systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons required to control vegetation and maintain access gates within servitudes & wayleaves on Low/Medium/High Voltage networks independently, or within a team.

    Vegetation includes:
  • Grass.
  • Weeds.
  • Shrubs.
  • Trees.

    Control methods include:
  • Mechanical (Handheld, chainsaws, weed eaters, brushcutters, high-cutters, etc).
  • Chemical (Systemic, residual & contact types).

    Environmental control include:
  • Indigenous vegetation.
  • Protected vegetation.
  • Alien vegetation.
  • Wildlife protection. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for maintenance of servitudes and wayleaves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparation/planning of vegetation control is carried out within parameters of designated servitudes or wayleaves according to job instructions and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable tools/machinery are selected for various job combinations and checked for correct operation according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The associated personal protective equipment is selected and checked for functionality and defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Negotiation of access and notification of the relevant property owners is ensured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate tools and personal protective equipment are selected according to the specific task requirement on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A safety risk assessment is carried out on critical line encroachment and unsafe conditions reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clearing of vegetation is done according to servitude/wayleave/clearance parameters and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vegetation is cut, stored/stacked/removed as per negotiation with the land owner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Selective chemical treatment for specific vegetation is applied where applicable according to herbicide manufacturer`s specifications and applicable environmental legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain access gates, roads and prevent soil erosion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Access gates are inspected for proper operation and maintained according to applicable standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Locking devices for access gates are checked to be in place and operational according to area specifications/customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The access road is inspected for ease of access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Soil erosion is backfilled and preventative measures implemented to minimise re-occurrence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ensure that access gates are left open/closed as per customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools & equipment are cleaned, stored and any defects reported as per the relevant procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Chemicals/herbicides/applicators, related safety equipment and empty containers are returned for disposal or storage according to environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All applicable documentation is completed accurately and submitted timeously. 


    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 provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Any provider offering RPL must take practical experience in consideration. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A thorough understanding of the relevant procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of environmental awareness regarding the protection of indigenous and cultivated fauna and flora.
  • A comprehensive understanding of servitudes/wayleaves for electrical lines and routes.
  • A comprehensive understanding of risk assessment on electrical line clearances.
  • A thorough understanding of the consequences and environmental impact of the incorrect application of herbicides. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to the maintenance of servitudes, wayleaves and clearances on electrical lines so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    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 113861, "Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances", Level 2, 5 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Environmental Act.
  • OHS Act. 

  • 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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    2. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    3. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    4. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    5. EKURHULENI WEST TVET BOKSBURG CAMPUS 
    6. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    7. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    8. Learn A Trade 
    9. OSHIKATI 
    10. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.