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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform work on energised Low Voltage networks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259058  Perform work on energised Low Voltage networks 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113889  Perform work on energised low voltage networks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the electrical low voltage reticulation industry.

The person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Doing maintenance on energised low voltage reticulation networks in accordance with industry requirements, work procedures, standards and statuary requirements.

    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 is essential for social and economic transformation and up-liftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Safety procedures (electrical).
  • Applied electrical theory.
  • Electrical drawings.
  • Applicable electrical test instruments.
  • Basic safety procedures related to tools, electricity and cleaning materials.
  • Names and functions of low voltage equipment and associated components.
  • Relevant authorisation for access to Low Voltage installations where applicable.
  • First aid level two.
  • Basic rigging.
  • Low voltage line construction and or maintenance.
  • Operating of aerial devices.
  • Low Voltage operating and faultfinding. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range of this unit standard includes, but is not limited to standards/procedures for working on energised low voltage networks and for routine inspection/testing of insulating/isolating tools/equipment.

    Safety equipment include but are not limited to approved line covers/blankets, working at heights equipment, face shields, safety glasses, rubber gloves, overalls, hard hats and shoes.

    Insulated tools include, but are not limited to screwdrivers, diagonal cutters, pliers, cable knives, crimping pliers, spanners and wire strippers.

    Test equipment for work on energised circuits will include, but are not limited to multi-meters, ammeters, phase rotation testers and voltage detectors.

    Test equipment for routine tests may include, but are not limited to and insulation resistance testers and stick testers. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to do work on energised Low Voltage networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions were obtained and the affected electrical circuits to be inspected/maintained/repaired was identified according to geographical/electrical network diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Task instructions were interpreted and a sequence of operation was planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The work on the affected section of the network was arranged via the work coordinator/planner according to job instructions/maintenance schedules or breakdown reports where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Insulated/insulating tools and equipment for work on energised circuits was inspected, cleaned and transported in accordance with energised work standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate lifting equipment/machines were identified, selected, inspected, cleaned and transported according to statutory requirements and energised work standards/procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform work on energised Low Voltage networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The affected section of the network was identified for work according to job instructions/maintenance schedules or breakdown reports where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazardous conditions were identified, assessed and the risk mitigation discussed with the work team according to risk analyses procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area/structure configuration was assessed to identify the specific tools and equipment required for the effective and safe execution of the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance/repairs on low voltage circuits was carried out in accordance with the standards/procedures for work done on energised networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicable tests were performed on the circuit and results recorded as per job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety precautions/procedures were followed before, during and after inspection and testing installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All equipment was removed from the affected section of the network as per job procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Insulated/insulating equipment was inspected, cleaned and stored in accordance with relevant standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate lifting equipment/machines were inspected, cleaned and stored according to statutory requirements and relevant standards/procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation was completed and submitted according to data management procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out routine inspections of equipment used for work on energised Low Voltage networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate inspection sheets are obtained as per statutory requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant insulated/insulating tools and equipment are cleaned prior to inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Routine inspections were carried out and results recorded as per statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ensure that the relevant insulated/insulating tools and equipment's certificates are valid and in place as per statutory requirements/data management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevant insulated/insulating tools and equipment were stored as per relevant standards and procedures. 


    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 
  • A thorough understanding and skills in the utilisation of tools and equipment used for energised work.
  • A basic understanding and knowledge of environmental and safety standards.
  • A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of applicable standards/procedures for work on energised Low Voltage networks.
  • Able to read and interpret network drawings; diagrams and instructions.
  • Able to use a range of approved cleaning/anti-corrosion materials safely & effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Carry out tasks making responsible decisions during the use and choice of relevant insulating/isolating/personal protective equipment and safety equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when working in a work team and ensure safe execution of work activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information related to inspection, maintenance and repairs on energised Low Voltage networks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when giving instructions to team members/following instructions of team leader. 

    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 113889, which is "Perform work on energised low voltage networks", Level 3, 8 Credits. Originally re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA decision number 2552/04.

    Supplementary Information:
  • This unit standard can be assessed in a workplace environment, or in a training or educational environment if simulated equipment response and examples can be provided, or in a combination of both environments.
  • Performance in relation to the elements must comply with current legislation, especially the OHS Act and their subsequent amendments, electricity supply industry codes of practice and documented procedures.
  • Reference to terms, procedures, and specifications in this unit standard may be taken as including documented procedures and specifications relevant to the workplace in which assessment is carried out.
  • Performance in relation to the elements must comply with Industry operating standards and procedures for low voltage systems.
  • All work practices shall meet documented industry maintenance standards, including the quality management requirements, and the documentation of activities, events, and decisions. 

  • 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.
     
    1. ALMEL TRAINING 
    2. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    3. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    4. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    5. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    6. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    7. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    8. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    9. ITS Evula Pty Ltd 
    10. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    11. Learn A Trade 
    12. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    13. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    14. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    15. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    16. UGESI STEP BY STEP TRAINING 



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