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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect, operate and maintain high mast lighting structures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113875  Inspect, operate and maintain high mast lighting structures 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 sectors. Cognizance must be taken for the physical abilities required to carry out this task.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify, inspect, use and maintain high mast lighting structures and luminaires attached to the se structures according the statutory requirements.

    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:
  • Safe handling of hand tools.
  • Safe handling of electrical power tools
  • General electrical safety
  • Safety at road works
  • Identify, inspect maintain and care for luminaries
  • Work site procedures and standard pertaining to this task.
  • Use and maintain measuring instruments
  • Two way radio communication 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    High mast structures include all such high mast structures, which incorporate means to access the lighting clusters by lowering the cluster. These include:
    a. Bow-mast type
    b. Ring type
    c. Scissors type
    d. Telescopic type

    Tools and equipment pertaining to the raising and/or lowering of high mast structures, include but are not limited to:
    a. Winches
    b. Winch handles
    c. Gearboxes
    d. Powered, shaft driven equipment
    e. Ropes
    f. Steel wire.
    g. Jacks
    h. Hydraulic rams
    i. Hydraulic jacks
    j. Specialized high mast structure tools
    k. Maintenance cages
    l. Extension cables

    Material pertaining to the raising and/or lowering of high mast structures, includes but is not limited to:
    a. Hoisting cables
    b. Trailing cables
    c. Ny-lock bolts and nuts

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
    a. OHS act
    b. Road and traffic ordinance
    c. Local Authority Requirements 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify components of high mast structure and related tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Various types of high masts are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Various types of locking, lowering and raising mechanisms are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Various types of specific tools, equipment and parts thereof, are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Various types of counter balance weights are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan to raise and lower a high mast illumination cluster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job instructions are obtained from supervisor or works co-ordinator. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verbal instructions, Job cards and/or work requests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective equipment is identified according to work place standards and procedures and the OHS act. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overalls, hard hats, gloves, safety shoes, fall arrest systems, safety glasses or shields.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plan work, select the correct tools, equipment and material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment, tools and high mast structures inspected and the resultant action taken in accordance to work site procedure and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspection of the work area and the resultant action taken in accordance to the work site procedures and statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare to lower and raise the high mast-illuminating cluster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Interpret job instructions as per requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verbal instructions, Job cards or work requests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate Safety equipment is selected for the job, as per work place safety requirements and the OHS act. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overalls, hardhats, gloves, safety shoes, fall arrest systems, safety glasses or shields, mechanical interlocking systems, mechanical fastening systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work area is inspected, prepared and made safe as per work standard and procedure, manufacturer`s requirements and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work site area barricaded in accordance with work standard procedure and statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Road signs, road cones, danger tape and flag man.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Lower and/or raise of the high mast-illuminating cluster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Instructions are interpreted in accordance to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Raising and lowering of high mast lighting structure carried out in accordance to manufacturers specifications, work site procedure and OHS act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct and safe utilisation of assistants for the duration of the procedure in accordance to manufacturers specifications and work site procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct mounting, use and dismantling of equipment used for the purposes of lowering and raising the high mast structure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The work is rechecked to ensure that the high mast structure is correctly secured in its resting position as in accordance with work safe procedures, statutory requirements and manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work area is cleaned in accordance with house keeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ensure that tools and equipment are stored in their correct places in accordance with work procedure and statutory requirements and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Waste materials are disposed of according to work safe procedures and statutory requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Documentation is completed in detail and submitted to meet work site standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Written data, records, test or inspection reports.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of the assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the relevant moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge that will help me to understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant work site procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of types of specialized tools used for lowering and raising the high mast structure illumination clusters.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the types of high mast structures.
  • Name and functions of the high mast structures.
  • Name and functions of the high mast structure equipment used for raising and lowering the illumination cluster.
  • Safety aspects that need to be taken into consideration.
  • Applicable statutory requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty tools and equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when lowering or lifting the luminair cluster. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organize and critically evaluate information related to lowering and/or raising high mast illumination clusters. 

    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 environment and the health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving do not exist in isolation. 

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

    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 
    Supplementary information

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS act
  • Road and traffic ordinance
  • Environmental legislation
  • Work site procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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 
    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 


    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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    4. DR HE MAEPA INSTITUTE 
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    6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    7. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    8. Majuba TVET College 
    9. Motheo TVET College 
    10. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    11. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    12. Umgungundlovu FET College 



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