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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install a gate automation system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244324  Install a gate automation system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
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 who install gate automation system in various sectors. Learners will not just be able to install these systems but will also be able to verify the use of components in a specific application. Learners will also be able to use gate automation system testing equipment to ensure proper installation.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare a site for gate automation.
  • Install gate automation.
  • Test gate automation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The following unit standards:

    > ID 244322: Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244328: Apply cabling methods, NQF Level 3.
    > ID 244323: Determine installation requirements, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244333: Install electronic equipment, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244321: Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic security systems, NQF Level 3, or similar. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Operational requirements may include but are not limited to, agreed customer requirements, legal compliance, manufacturer's requirements, health and safety, industry standards, SANS standards and operational standards.
  • Installing includes the mounting and configuration of the gate automation system. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a site for gate automation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gate plans are explained to illustrate and identify components needed for an automated gate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gate construction methods are described in terms of strength, design and suitability for automation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Construction methods may include but are not limited to Arc welding, TIG Welding, Oxy- Acetylene welding, wooden structure, polymers, Gate specifications, Gate design including gate hardware, Other components such as end stops, guide mechanisms, catch brackets, Gate fixtures specific for automation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preparation methods for gate automation are demonstrated according to operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation methods for automation may include but are not limited to install the following: Rack and pinion, Chain Drives, Magnetic tracks, Friction tracks/pulleys, Rotary lever mechanisms, Linear arms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Foundations for automated gates and operators are laid to suit the application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Foundations may include but are not limited to: foundation specifications, Measuring and digging of foundations, Preparing soil for foundations, Preparing concrete for foundations, Casting and curing of concrete foundations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install gate automation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gate is installed in an application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gate installation may include but is not limited to fasteners, techniques for using fasteners, gate surface preparation and painting techniques, balancing and securing gates in its position, wedges and clamps.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gate automation is installed in an application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gate automation may include but is not limited to:
  • Installing driving devices to gate, Racks, Chains, Operator Installation, Wiring, Limit settings, Set features, disconnecting operators for maintenance, Service of gate operators.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mechanical safety/security devices for automated gates are installed in an application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanical safety/security devices may include but are not limited to:
  • Anti lift devices and passive sensitive edges.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gate automation is configured to meet operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test Gate Automation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of testing a gate are demonstrated to ensure that it meets operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of fault finding automated gates are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fault finding may include but is not limited to:
  • Construction faults, design faults, Power supply, connections and electronics.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency; assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety requirements for automation.
  • Isolating and protecting electrical circuits.
  • DC and AC motors.
  • Principles of Earthing.
  • Limit Legislation.
  • Municipality regulations for gate automation.
  • Methodologies in power supply to gate operators.
  • Remote activation of gate operators.
  • Suitability for automation and modifications/upgrades.
  • Selection of Operators according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Labour requirements and Job Planning.
  • Traffic regulations regarding transporting of gates to sites.
  • System testing and user guidance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems creatively to plan the most appropriate placement of the devices, taking into account possible structural or aesthetical stumbling blocks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities when preparing to install, ensuring all materials and equipment needed are selected, inspected and set out ready for use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information with regard to structural layout, type of system installed and manufacturers` specifications, ensuring all decisions made are based on accurate and relevant facts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when discussing placement and mounting positions with client ensuring all expectations and requirements are met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when selecting and using manual and power tools, ensuring all manufacturers` specifications and safety measures are adhered to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the correct installation of wiring and mounting of devices on overall client satisfaction and safety. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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