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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain lighting systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258965  Maintain lighting systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10269  Maintain lighting System  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to maintaining lighting systems.
  • Prepare to maintain lighting systems.
  • Maintain lighting systems.

    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:
  • Introduction to industry and operational area.
  • Apply and adhere to electrical safety.
  • Install luminaries.
  • Use and care for hand tools.
  • Use and care for portable power tools.
  • Select, use and care of electrical measuring instruments.
  • Install electrical cables and conductors.
  • Identify, interpret electrical diagrams. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The work done will be according to the following appropriate specifications, standards and/or procedures:
  • Statutory requirements.
  • Work site procedures.
  • Manufacturer specifications.

    Lighting systems include:
  • Power ciricuits.
  • Control circuits.
  • Luminaires.
  • Protection devices.

    The maintenance of lighting systems may include but are not limited to:
  • Routine maintenance.
  • Planned maintenance.
  • On the job fault finding and repairs. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to maintaining lighting systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principle of operation of lamps and luminaire circuits is explained with reference to the type and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of maintaining lighting systems is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of incorrect identification of lighting systems to be maintained are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fault finding method on a luminaire, in a lighting system that do not emit light is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The factors causing loss of light emitted by lamps is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The effect of relevant poisonous, toxic and dangerous materials on the human body is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Consequences of damaging, or damaged luminaires with regards to the ingress protection rating of the luminaires are explained as per manufacturer's specifications , work site procedures and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to maintain a lighting system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate documentation is acquired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job instructions are communicated with the team leader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material, work platforms and equipment are selected and transported to the work site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The work site is examined for hazardous conditions and are addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The lighting system to be maintained is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not preparing to maintain in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain lighting systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and risks directly related to maintaining lighting systems are identified and addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The circuit is switched off, locked out and tested to ensure that it is dead. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The lighting systems are maintained according to the appropriate practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety, good housekeeping and correct environmental practices are followed before, during and after work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not maintaining lighting systems in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and test the maintained lighting systems for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The maintained lighting systems are tested to ensure compliance to the SANS 1-0142 wiring code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes continuity, earth continuity, and insulation resistance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The power is switched on and the operation of the maintained lighting systems is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material, work platforms and equipment are cleaned, inspected and stored according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevant documentation was completed correctly within the agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not reporting and performing housekeeping duties and the incorrect disposal of faulty lamps in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality requirements for activity.
  • Applicable work site procedures.
  • Applicable manufacturers' specifications.
  • Names, functions and principles of operation of lamps, luminaries, components and lighting systems.
  • Maintenance procedures.
  • Fault finding principles.
  • Special electrical measuring instruments.
  • Factors causing loss of light emitted by lamps. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to maintaining lighting systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when giving instructions to fellow workers, following of instructions, recording and reporting information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (maintaining lighting systems to ensure that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Tasks, using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protective 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10269, which is "Maintain lighting System", Level 3, 4 Credits. Originally re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA decision number 2552/04. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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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