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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258963  Install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section 
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 will be useful for persons that will be involved in the installation and maintenance of electrical supply units in a production section in the mining industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to install and maintain of electrical supply units in a production section.
  • Prepare to install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section.
  • Install and maintain an electrical supply unit.
  • Test the electrical supply unit and prepare for operation.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of installation and maintenance of electrical supply units in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams on NQF Level 3.
  • Use hand held electrical test instruments on NQF Level 3.
  • Understand the principles of explosion proof equipment on NQF Level 3.
  • Use relevant hand tools on NQF Level 3.
  • Understand the dangers associated with working in close proximity of electricity on NQF Level 3.
  • Treatment for electrical shock on NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Electrical supply units may include any of the following:
  • Non flameproof section switch gear.
  • Flameproof gate end boxes.
  • Gully box.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the method to safely install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section is explained with reference to an electrical standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principle of operation and function of the electrical supply unit in a production section is explained reference to an electrical diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The function and use of the relevant test instruments are explained with reference to install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual from injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and test equipment required are selected, examined and transported in accordance laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information required for installing and maintaining the electrical supply unit is obtained and used in accordance with the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The supply unit to be installed and maintained is identified in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Workplace-based hazards and associated significant occupational health and safety-related risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with hazard identification procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not preparing to install and maintain the electrical supply unit in line with company procedures and manufacturers specifications are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and test equipment.
  • Obtaining and using information for maintenance.
  • Workplace hazard identification, awareness and control.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and associated significant risks directly related to install and maintain an electrical supply unit in a production section are identified and addressed in accordance with hazard identification procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The power is switched off and lockout procedures are adhered to in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The electrical supply unit is installed and maintained in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective equipment is used in a manner that protects the individual from injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and test equipment are used in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with company policy and promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not installing and not maintaining electrical supply units in a production section in line with company procedures and manufacturers specifications are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.
  • Switching off the power and adhering to lock out procedures.
  • Installing and maintain an electrical supply units in a production section.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of tools and test equipment.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the electrical supply unit and prepare for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The supply unit is tested in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Testing the electrical supply unit include but is not limited to:
  • Continuity.
  • Insulation resistance.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The electrical supply unit is monitored for correct operation in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material and test equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The report on work performed complies with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not testing the installed and maintained electrical supply unit in a production section and not preparing for operation in line with company procedures and manufacturers specifications are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Testing the electrical supply unit.
  • Monitoring the electrical supply unit for correct operation.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Knowledge relating to installing and maintaining of an electrical supply unit in a production section:
  • Purpose.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Methods.
  • Fault finding principles.
  • Principle of operation and function of winder installations.
  • Electrical components of electrical supply units and their function.
  • What is meant by risk assessments and how to use risk assessment documentation.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to installing and maintaining an electrical supply unit in a production section, their consequences and mitigating actions.
  • PPE requirements and the reason for each.
  • Environmental issues and mitigating actions.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Emergency procedures.

    Applicable statutory requirements:
  • Relevant clauses from applicable acts and regulations.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Competency requirements and restrictions of personnel carrying out basic surveying and calculations.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability.
  • Communicating with relevant personnel.
  • Liaison with associated operations and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The learner demonstrates the understanding that in an engineering environment affective teamwork is of utmost importance in working safely and productively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The learner demonstrates understanding that activities, tools and equipment have to be managed effectively in order to ensure safe and efficient engineering activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The learner demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers in the engineering environment, in which team members interact with each other and with those of other teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: The learner demonstrates an understanding of and ability to use advanced engineering techniques, technology, materials and equipment. 

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

    Note: The learner demonstrates understanding that various systems contribute to the overall safety and productivity of an engineering environment, and that it is as important to contribute to the efficiency of those systems as to be supported by them. 

    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 
    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent, systematic, open and consistent.

    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act, Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives and instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85/1993).

    Site-specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • 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 


    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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