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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install luminaires 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258942  Install luminaires 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
113879  Install luminaires  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 credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to the installation of luminaires.
  • Prepare to install a luminaire.
  • Install the luminaires.
  • Prepare and test the luminaires for operation.

    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:
  • Introduction to industry and operational area.
  • Apply and adhere to electrical safety.
  • Identify, interpret and lay out of drawings.
  • Use and care for hand tools.
  • Use and care for portable power tools.
  • Record instrument readings.
  • Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments.
  • Install electrical cables and conductors.
  • Interpret single-phase diagrams. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The work done will be according to the appropriate of the following specifications, standards and/or procedures:
  • Statutory requirements.
  • Work site procedures.
  • Manufacturer specifications.

    Luminaire application may include but is not limited to:
  • Domestic, learning institution and office environments.
  • Industrial environments.
  • Hazardous areas.
  • Street lighting.
  • Emergency lighting.
  • Sport field environments.

    Lamps may include but are not limited to:
  • Incandescent lamps, General Lighting Service (GLS), Tungsten halogen, compact sources).
  • Low pressure mercury vapour lamps (Switch start, Semi-resonant, Rapid start, Slimline, Compact fluorescent).
  • High intensity discharge lamps (Metal Halide, High Pressure Mercury Vapour, High Pressure Sodium, Low pressure Sodium). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to the selection and methods of installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason for selecting specific types and sizes of equipment/components to install luminaires are explained as per SANS 10142-1 requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cable type, cable size, voltage, current, wattage, frequency rating, termination and insulating material requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of size and type of light fittings are explained as per SANS 10142-1 requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The method of cable termination is explained as per installation specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The applicable method of installation is explained as per installation specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The regulations applicable to the installation of luminaires are explained as per SANS 10142-1 requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install a luminaire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate documentation is obtained as per local job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job instructions are communicated with the team leader according to project or customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, inspected according to safe work procedures and OHS Act requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material, work platforms and equipment are selected and transported to the work site as per local job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work platforms may include but are not limited to:
  • Stepladders, Ladders, Scaffolding, Telescopic scaffolding or Lift truck.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The work site is examined for hazardous and sub-standard conditions and corrective action taken where necessary according to safe work procedures and critical task analyses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The installation specifications are verified according to job plans and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not preparing to install in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install the luminaire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and risks directly related to installing a luminaire are identified and addressed according to safe work procedures and critical task analyses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The luminaire is installed according to manufacturer`s specifications and customer requirements, in accordance with SANS 10142-1. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes mounting, termination, luminaire wiring and accessories.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety, good housekeeping and correct environmental practices are followed before, during and after performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not installing a luminaire in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and test the luminaire for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The luminaire is tested to ensure compliance with SANS 10142-1 requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The luminaire is connected to the power supply and switched on to ensure functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material, work platforms and equipment are cleaned, inspected, stored and waste materials disposed of as per storage procedures and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The feedback report is completed and submitted in time, in compliance with specified requirements for format, contents, accuracy and distribution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not reporting and performing housekeeping duties in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 


    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.
  • 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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality) statuary requirements for activity.
  • Applicable work site procedures.
  • Documentation required for the activity.
  • Communication and teamwork principles.
  • Reporting systems.
  • Identification, location and function of appropriate tools, material, personal protective equipment and work platforms.
  • Names and functions of components used in the installation process.
  • Ingress protection ratings.
  • Installation procedures.
  • Fault finding principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in testing, fault finding, repairing and rectifying faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in reporting test results to superior. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself in planning the work and determining a sequence of operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information obtained during testing, fault finding, repairing and rectifying faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with superior readings obtained, the interpretation and reporting of test results. 

    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 , "Install luminaires", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SANS 10142-1.
  • OHS Act.
  • Statutory requirements. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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.
     
    1. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    3. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    4. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    5. EKURHULENI WEST TVET BOKSBURG CAMPUS 
    6. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    7. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    10. Learn A Trade 
    11. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    12. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    13. OSHIKATI 
    14. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    15. TPN TRAINING & RECRUITMENT 
    16. ZUVA ENERGY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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