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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select, use and care for power tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10255  Select, use and care for power tools 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sectors.
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
Select, safely use and care for range of fixed and portable power tools

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:
  • Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements
  • Induction to industry
  • Basic electrical safety
  • Use of hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Power source includes pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical.
  • The range of power tools include but is not limited to drilling machines, grinders, sanders, brushes, riveters, buffs, wrenches (including impact type), saws and tacks.
  • Caring for power tools includes but is not limited to clamping, changing blades, replacing, adjustment or setting up, cleaning, lubricating and tightening.
  • Safety precautions include the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to SABS, OSH Act and manufacturers specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select a power tool pertaining to specific job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The choice of power tool is selected according to the task requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Pre-operational check is carried out in terms of safety requirements and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Hazards associated with the use of power tools are recognised and necessary precautions taken according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Faulty and unsafe tools are identified and reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Personal safety equipment is selected according to tool requirement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use fixed power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Fixed power tool is selected and set up according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective equipment applicable to the task is worn. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All guards and securing mechanisms are effectively utilised in terms of job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Fixed power tools are used safely and in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use portable power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Portable power tools are selected in accordance to the available power source. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Portable power tools are set up according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal protective equipment applicable to the task is worn. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Portable power tools are used safely and in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Caring for and storing of power tools and their accessories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Power tools are cleaned after use according to work site practices and/or manufactures specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Power tools are lubricated after use according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Power tools are inspected for incurred defects in accordance to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Loose items are secured and minor defects repaired in accordance to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Portable power tools and accessories are stored in accordance to work site 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 
  • Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.
  • Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of power tools including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Names, locations and functions of power tools and their accessories.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with power tools.
  • Company quality standards. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty tools identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty tools/interpreting job requirements. 

    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 was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 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  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48695   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  74530   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  58247   National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58537   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-17  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78528   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    2. AFRIC TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. African Century Investment PTY ( LTD) 
    5. AGRI DELIGHT TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    6. AL Abbott and Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    8. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    9. Better Best Agri Development 
    10. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    11. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    12. CATAGRICT IMPRIMERE 
    13. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    14. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Datamatrix Education & Training 
    16. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    17. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    18. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN 
    19. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    20. ERGO WATER WORKS CC 
    21. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION - BEACON BAY 
    22. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    23. ESKOM KOEBERG NUCLEAR PPS - FITTER, FITTER & TURNER AND TTC 
    24. ESKOM MERSEY TRAINING CENTRE 
    25. ETC GROUP, JOHANNESBURG 
    26. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    27. FAPLA TRAINING 
    28. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    29. HT MARKTECH 
    30. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    31. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    32. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    33. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    34. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    35. ISAZI TRAINING 
    36. ISUNDARPARSAD HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    37. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
    38. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    39. KGOLO INSTITUTE 
    40. KZN FUTURE LEADERS 
    41. Learn A Trade 
    42. LEPHALELE TVET COLLEGE 
    43. M I C TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    44. Majuba TVET College 
    45. MAKO INSTITUTE 
    46. MAREMATLOU TRADING CC 
    47. MATHOTHA THE INCINERATOR AND PLASTICS 
    48. MAXTON TRAINING CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
    49. MMANAPE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 
    50. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    51. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    52. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    53. MTL TRAINING AND PROJECTS 
    54. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    55. OSHIKATI 
    56. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    57. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    58. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    59. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    60. PROCEDO TRAINING PROVIDERS CC 
    61. Protech Training - Centurion 
    62. Protech Training cc 
    63. REGEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 
    64. SANEKANGEDI TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    65. SASALETHU CONSULTING AND ASSOCIATES 
    66. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    67. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    68. SIMTHO INVESTMENT 
    69. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    70. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
    71. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    72. SOUTH AFRICAN MATRIC EDUCATIONAL CENTERS 
    73. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    74. TANK INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 
    75. TEPT (PTY) LTD 
    76. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    77. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    78. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    79. VPK Business Venture (PtyP Ltd 
    80. WESTERN COLLEGE FOR WESTCOL 
    81. WESTVOLT ELECTRICAL SUPPLIERS 
    82. ZAKWANTU SOLUTIONS 
    83. ZUVA ENERGY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    84. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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