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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Commission lift equipment within scope of competence 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243763  Commission lift equipment within scope of competence 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 reflects the skills required to commission lift equipment to ensure its safe operation in accordance with specifications. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Make final adjustments to lift equipment (as defined in unit standard range).
  • Check and test the operation of all safety devices.
  • Set performance/operating parameters for lift equipment.
  • Discuss and explain the purpose and requirements of the commissioning documentation.

    Learners credited with this unit standard also know and understand:
  • Applicable safety requirements, worksite procedures and company standards and their application.
  • Principles, concepts and issues relevant to the commissioning of lift equipment and their application in practice.

    The skills, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the Exit Level Outcomes required for the Further Education and Training Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies are assumed:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 3.

    The credit allocation of this unit standard is based on the assumption that the learner is already competent in installing the main components of a lift. The allocation of credits also assumes that the learner will be following a learning programme which integrates the required unit standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Lift equipment refers to: an AC two-speed relay-based control system and a geared machine up to and including 1mps (metres per second), overload protection devices, door operators, slow down switches, shaft information, limits, door protection devices, buttons, indicators, visual displays, governors, buffers, brakes, emergency lighting and safety gear. The learner will be required to demonstrate competence in the commissioning of all lift equipment listed.
  • This unit standard does not include the completion of final commissioning documentation, which is the responsibility of the commissioning engineer, although the learner is expected to know about this documentation.
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, relevant SANS specifications and local authority requirements.
  • Work instructions are completed according to manufacturer's technical information, worksite procedures and drawings.
  • Public safety is achieved by appropriate prevention of public access to the worksite (if applicable) by the use of safety barriers, sign boards or notices.
  • Relevant commissioning documentation for lift equipment includes manufacturer's technical commissioning information and data collection sheets.
  • Test equipment includes but is not limited to multimeters, tachometers, relevant hand tools, insulation resistance testers.
  • Commissioning will include static balancing and full load running tests.
  • Adjustment may require the removal and replacement of lift components.
  • All activities are performed under the supervision of a competent person. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Make final adjustments to all equipment and connect electrical cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is adjusted within specified tolerances and according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all fixed and moving components is checked and tested using appropriate measuring and testing devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment is adjusted to specifications in accordance with the manufacturer's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defects are identified and repaired according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All electrical cables are connected according to the electrical diagram and the manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Information is recorded in accordance with company procedures and statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Check and test the operation of all safety devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operation of all safety devices is checked and tested according to statutory and manufacturer's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All defective safety devices are identified and rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is recorded in accordance with company procedures and statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set performance and operating parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Parameters are set according to manufacturer's specifications and customer needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is measured and set as required and confirmed as either being within or outside tolerances according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective measures are taken to rectify equipment settings outside of tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Subsequent readjustment of equipment is made after the run-in period as required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss and explain the requirements of the commissioning documentation and issues related to commissioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of commissioning the equipment is explained in terms of legal and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The documentation associated with the commissioning process is described and its purpose and importance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of accurately completing documentation is explained in terms of legal responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The completion of commissioning tasks is reported and issues are resolved with the competent person. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
    > How the assessment is moderated.
    > How a learner can appeal against the outcome of the assessment.
  • Any institution or company which offers learning to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • The integrated assessment should be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will specify how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
    > Evaluating evidence in a portfolio of evidence, particularly projects which integrate various aspects of the unit standard and which demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skills and values, and the development of the critical outcomes.
    > Observing and listening to the learner at work, both in primary activities as well as in other interactions, or in relevant simulations.
    > Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding and to verify other evidence.
    > Looking at records and reports.
    > Formative assessment.
  • Assessment of competence for this unit standard is based on experience acquired by the learner in the workplace, within the particular lift context. The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the unit standard as well as the understanding of the underpinning concepts and principles.
  • The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the Critical Cross-field Outcomes.
  • Learners may choose in which language they want to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.
  • Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner has been performing consistently over a period of time.
  • The assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and in conjunction with the assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate.

    Names and functions:
  • Terminology associated with commissioning lift equipment.
  • Hazards associated with the process.

    Purpose of:
  • Commissioning.
  • Specific tools and testing equipment for commissioning.
  • Documentation.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Work specification drawings.
  • Acceptable variance against manufacturer's specifications.
  • Hazards associated with the process.
  • Occupational safety, health and environmental requirements for the activity.
  • Quality assurance requirements.
  • Commissioning documentation and reporting.

    Processes and events:
  • Adjusting of equipment to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Material defects identification process and corrective action.
  • The commissioning process.

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of not following procedures.
  • Consequences of poor communication and documentation.
  • Legal implications of commissioning lift equipment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Commissioning procedures.
  • Worksite safety procedures.
  • Work specification procedures.
  • Testing procedures.
  • Quality assurance procedures.

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues associated with equipment faults.
  • Sensory cues associated with normal performance.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Company standards.
  • Applicable statutory requirements when commissioning lift equipment.
  • Occupational safety, health and environmental requirements for the activity.
  • Quality assurance requirements and procedures.
  • Applicable legislation.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Working principles of lifts.
  • Relevant sections of manufacturer's technical information and manufacturer's specification for commissioning of lift equipment.
  • Teamwork and communication principles.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The role of commissioning activities in ensuring the safe working condition and efficient operation of the lift.
  • The legal implications of commissioning lift equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify defective operation and out-of-specification conditions and take corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Determine requirements and carry out activities systematically. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect, analyse and evaluate information obtained from documentation and visual and physical examination during commissioning activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record information related to the commissioning process.
  • Report completion of commissioning tasks and resolve issues with the competent person. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use technical measuring and testing instruments and equipment to check and test the operation of components and safety devices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the role of commissioning activities in ensuring the safe working condition and efficient operation of the lift 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.

    Terms used in this qualification are defined as follows:
  • 'Lift' means any permanent lifting installation used for the conveyance of persons, persons and goods or access goods only lifts by means of a conveyance or platform running on a fixed guide or guides and serving landings.
  • The term 'lift' as used in this qualification is interchangeable with the term 'elevator'.
  • 'Competent person' means a person who has completed a learnership in the trade of lift mechanic or has completed an accepted associated trade training and who has had one year's post-qualification general practical experience on lifts. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58275   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    2. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 



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