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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install electric fencing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244329  Install electric fencing 
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 electric fencing systems 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 electric fencing testing equipment to ensure proper installation.

Learners accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan an electric fence installation.
  • Install electric fence components.
  • Install energizer.
  • Test for operation, safety and handover installation. 

  • 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 244328: Apply cabling methods, NQF Level 3 or similar.
    > ID 244326: Explain the use of installed systems, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244336: Configure an installation, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244323: Determine installation requirements, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244321: Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems or system, NQF Level 3 or similar.
    > ID 244332: Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing, NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Client may include but is not limited to owner, developer, manager and building supervisor.
  • Manufacturer's specifications may include but are not limited to manuals, installer manuals and warranty documents.
  • Tools may include but are not limited to hand tools, power tools and electric fence testing devices.
  • Fencing components may include but are not limited to brackets, wire, energizers, cable, fasteners, gate contacts, corners and stays, clips, insulators, spring hooks and warning devices.
  • Safety procedures may include but are not limited to tools, first aid, current legislation and awareness of electrical hazards.
  • Installing includes the mounting and configuration of the electric fencing systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan an electric fence installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of security fence systems are identified to suit application and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Site characteristics and measurements are identified in order to calculate component requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Component selection is described to meet current legislation and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install electric fence components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Fastening methods may include but are not limited to screw on, clip on, nail on and popem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bracket fastening and pole mounting methods are demonstrated in an application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Insulator fastening methods are demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of fastening insulators to brackets/poles are demonstrated in an application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Method of wire threading is demonstrated to ensure safe and secure installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Joining techniques are demonstrated to ensure safe operation of the fence. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Joining techniques may include but are not limited to line clamps and ferrules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Wire tensioning and terminating methods are demonstrated to ensure safe operation of the fence. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tensioning/termination methods may include but are not limited to the use of ferrules, tension springs and compression springs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Earthing techniques are applied to ensure the efficient operation of the fence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install energiser. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of mounting energisers are demonstrated in terms of manufacturer's instruction and current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Installation of energiser is demonstrated according to the application and surroundings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of connecting the energizer to power are demonstrated to comply with safety criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Power connection may include but is not limited to HT and LT cable, conduit.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Auxiliary devices are connected to the energizer as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test for operation, safety and handover installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The fence is tested to ensure that it is working safely and effectively. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Test equipment may include but is not limited to a fence meter, multimeter, fault-finding meter.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The energizer is tested to make sure it is compliant with current legislation and national standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Energizer must include SANS Standard and IEC regulation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons and criteria for warning devices are explained to ensure warnings are given as per specifications and current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The operation of the system is explained to the client in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons for handing over the system to the client are described in terms of manufacturer's specifications and current legislation. 


    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 
  • Power and earthing requirements for electric fences.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices.
  • Current legislation.
  • SANS standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when installing electric fences/equipment, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions/options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as member of a team when installing, servicing or maintaining an electric fences/equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities when conducting installations, ensuring all possible scenarios` are taken into account and the work can happen on time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when interpreting work orders, manufacturers` specifications and building plans, ensuring accurate information is used in the installation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when installing electric fences/equipment, ensuring this will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby an ineffective electric fence could lead to loss or damage to the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any program of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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: 
    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. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG 
    2. NDLOVU FENCING (PTY) LTD 
    3. NEMTEK TRAINING 
    4. PMW SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    5. SECURI NORTH 
    6. TRAINING DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD GEORGE 



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