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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Handle and care of electrical earthing gear and related equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113868  Handle and care of electrical earthing gear and related equipment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258938  Handle and care for portable electrical earthing gear and related equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who maintain fixed / portable earthing gear and related equipment.
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Handle, clean and store electrical earthing gear and related equipment.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical distribution environment.
    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within Geographical Information Sciences environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • House keeping
  • Storage & stacking
  • Occupational health & safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons handling, inspecting, cleaning and storing Low / Medium / High Voltage fixed and portable electrical earthing gear and related equipment independently.Earthing gear includes, but is not limited to:
  • Portable earthing gear (Low Voltage earthing gear, equipotential earthing gear)
  • Fixed earthing gear (attached to mobile equipment or structures of Medium / High / Extra High Voltage apparatus)
  • System earthing gear (metal clad / truck type switchgear, ring-main units)Related equipment include:
  • Insulated operating rods (earthing stick, telescopic link stick, operating handle). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and handle electrical earthing gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify and determine the difference between Low / Medium / High Voltage portable earthing gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify and determine the difference between portable, fixed, control and working earths. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Electrical earthing gear handled carefully and correctly to avoid possible damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Portable earthing gear are carried / transported in approved carry bag. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and care of electrical earthing gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electrical earthing gear visually inspected and mechanical defects reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Loose strands, secure connections, damaged insulation, malfunctioning clamps.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Numbering of electrical earthing gear checked if legible for record purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Electrical earthing gear cleaned according to approved methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Electrical earthing gear stored according to approved methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and care of system earthing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System earthing gear visually inspected and mechanical defects reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Loose strands, corroding / unravelling of copper braiding, secure connections, damaged insulation, malfunctioning clamps.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Labelling of system earthing gear checked if legible for record and identification purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. System earthing gear cleaned according to approved methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. System earthing gear stored according to approved methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect, handle and care of insulated operating rods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Insulated operating rods visually inspected and mechanical defects reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Damaged / cracked tubes, malfunctioning clamps, metal fitting, securing clips / springs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Numbering of insulated operating rods checked if legible for record purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Insulated operating rods cleaned according to approved methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Insulated operating rods stored according to approved methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Insulated operating rod are carried / transported in approved carry bag. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant procedures and practices.
  • A basic understanding of electrical induction and the purpose for earthing.
  • A basic understanding of different earthing systems and their application. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to identifying, inspecting, handling, cleaning and storing of electrical earthing gear and related equipment so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  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 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Chupheme Logistix 
    2. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    3. Eskom Matimba Power Station - Maintenance 
    4. ESKOM MATLA POWER STATION - MAINTENANCE TRAINING 
    5. TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING 
    6. TPN TRAINING & RECRUITMENT 



    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.