SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fault find and repair the electrical system of a conveyor installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259185  Fault find and repair the electrical system of a conveyor installation 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 who will be involved in the fault finding and repairing the electrical system of conveyor installations in a production section in the mining industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to fault finding and repairing the electrical system of conveyor installations.
  • Prepare to fault find and repair the electrical system of conveyor installations.
  • Fault find and repair the electrical system of conveyor installations.
  • Test the repaired electrical system of conveyor installations.

    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 fault finding and repairing the electrical system of surface mining machines 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 
    Learning Assumed to be in Place and Recognition of Prior Learning:

    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams at NQF Level 2.
  • Use hand held electrical test instruments at NQF Level 2.
  • Use relevant hand tools at NQF Level 2.
  • Understand the dangers associated with working in close proximity of electricity at NQF Level 2.
  • Treatment for electrical shock at NQF Level 2.
  • Where applicable understand the principles of explosion proof equipment at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • AC or DC operated equipment.
  • Single drive conveyor installations.
  • Multi drive installation.
  • Surface conveyor installations.
  • Underground conveyor installations.
  • Electrical cabling.
  • Pull wire switches.
  • Where applicable flameproof standards must be taken into account. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to fault finding and repairing the electrical system of conveyor installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the method to safely fault find and repair the electrical system of a conveyor installation is explained with reference acceptable engineering standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The electrical components are identified and their function explained with reference to a circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The function and use of the relevant test instruments are explained with reference to fault finding and repairing the electrical system of conveyor installations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to fault find and repair the electrical system of conveyor installations. 

    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 with laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information required for fault finding and repairing the electrical system of conveyor installations is obtained and used in accordance with the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The conveyor installation to be repaired is identified in accordance with identification 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 fault finding and not repairing the electrical system of a conveyor installation 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 relating to:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and test equipment.
  • Obtaining and using information for fault finding and repairing conveyor installations.
  • Workplace hazard identification, awareness and control.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fault find and repair the electrical system of conveyor installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and associated significant risks directly related to fault find and repair the electrical system of conveyor installations 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 fault is located and the causes are identified from the test results, fault indications and observations in accordance with accepted fault finding techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fault is rectified and the causes are eliminated in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective equipment is used in a manner that protects the individual from injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools and test equipment are used in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with company policies and promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences of not faultfinding and repairing the electrical system of the winder in line with company procedure and manufacturer's specification are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of tools and test equipment.
  • Switching off the power and adhering to lock out procedures.
  • Locating the fault and identifying causes.
  • Rectifying the fault and eliminating causes.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the repaired electrical system of conveyor installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The conveyor installation is prepared for testing in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparing the conveyor installation for testing must include:
  • Warning of personnel.
  • Clearing the site.
  • Check that guards are in place.
  • Switching on the power.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conveyor installation is started and monitored to determine if it is functioning correctly in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Monitoring the conveyor installation must include but not limited to:
  • Check operation of start up pre-warning alarm.
  • Check for excessive heat build-up and vibration.
  • Check operation of safety systems.
     

  • 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 repaired electrical system of a conveyor installation 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:
  • Prepare the conveyor installation for testing.
  • Check and monitor the correct operation of conveyor installation.
  • 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 fault finding and repairing the electrical systems of conveyor installations:
  • Purpose.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Methods.
  • Fault finding principles.
  • Principle of operation and function of the electrical system of conveyor installations.
  • Electrical components of conveyor installations and their function.
  • Risk assessments and how to use risk assessment documentation.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to fault finding and repairing the electrical systems of conveyor installations, 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 
    Specified Requirements:

    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.

    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 learner 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 learner 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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72052   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    4. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.