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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lower, inspect service and maintain a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113885  Lower, inspect service and maintain a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine 
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 is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution;
Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector

A person accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan to lower, inspect, service and maintain a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine
  • Prepare to lower, inspect, service and maintain a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine
  • Lower, inspect, service and maintain a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine
  • Conclude the inspection, service and maintenance of a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine.

    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:
  • Electrical safety
  • Cleaning methods
  • Basic rigging
  • Basic safety procedures related to tools
  • Use of portable electrical cleaning equipment
  • Communication and numeracy
  • Use of hand tools and test instruments
  • Unit Standard on the installation and commissioning of a wind turbine 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • In line with OHS Act standards
  • Manufacturers specifications
  • 3 phase AC permanent magnet alternators
  • DC generators 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to lower, inspect, service and maintain a wind turbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Task instructions are obtained and understood (Interpreted). 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job cards / works requests / maintenance schedules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the correct personal protective equipment as per your work place procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overalls; Aprons; Safety Glass; Face Shields; Masks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify correct cleaning solvents and material as per your work place procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste; Rags; Chemical solvents; Brushes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identification of correct breakers for isolation of circuits for servicing and maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Isolation and locked out.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to lower, inspect, service and maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Select correct cleaning solvents and material as per your work place procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste; Rags; Chemical solvents; Brushes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Select applicable portable electrical cleaning equipment as per work place procedures and standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Blowers; Electrical Extension leads; Vacuum Cleaners.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select and wear the correct personal protecting equipment as per your work place procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overalls; Aprons ; Safety Glass; Face Shields ; Masks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Confirm that batteries, charge regulator and wind turbine are isolated and locked out as per procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verbal; written (permit system) permission to work.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Winch and gin pole is mounted in position in readiness for lowering procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lower, inspect, service and maintain wind turbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wind turbine is lowered until it comes to rest on trestle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Visually inspect the wind turbine and charge regulator for defects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Doors, hinges, locking devices, blades, mast, bolts, bearings, slip rings, structural damage, weather seal, rust, faded paint, moisture, dust, burnt insulation, name plates and labels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Clean charge regulator, blades, alternator/generator, slip rings and mast using the approved cleaning materials, techniques and solvents as per work place standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct and safe use of cleaning materials and equipment as per safety standards are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate use of personal protective equipment during the cleaning process as per safety standard or work procedures are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Repair and replace damaged components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hinges, locking / latching devices, doors, blades, mast, bolts, bearings, slip rings etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Consequences of incorrect use of cleaning methods, solvents and materials are explained in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Wind turbine and charge regulator are serviced and maintained as per manufacturer`s manuals and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude the maintenance of a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    General house keeping; records; reports and re-energising and erection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All defects and suspected faults are recorded and reported in line with specific work site requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    History files; job cards; maintenance reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The correct disposal of the used cleaning solvents and rags as per safety and environmental standards are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flammable material durms; waste drums; incinerators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The cleaning solvents are properly sealed/closed and correctly stored to prevent hazardous fumes; substance spillage and risk of fire. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flame proof storage; ventilated rooms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All cleaning equipment is returned and stored as per work site house keeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All defective components are correctly disposed off, in accordance to site procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Wind turbine is erected as per Unit Standard on the installation and erection of a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine. 


    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 
    1. A basic understanding of Isolation and Lockout procedures.
    2. Related work place / site standards and procedures.
    3. A basic understanding of cleaning material and solvents.
    4. A basic understanding of the effects of certain cleaning solvents when applied to various parts / materials of a wind turbine and charge regulator.
    5. A basic understanding of the handling of chemicals and solvents. 

    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 in the ability to follow instructions when working under supervision to ensure the safe execution of work activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to ( isolation / lockout procedures of electrical equipment thus ensuring safe execution of work). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when 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 by complying to the environmental Management and Safety standards when using chemical solvents and hazardous substances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Tasks using responsible thinking and decision making in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protective 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 was originally registered on Level 3. In accordance to the new Electrical Engineering certificates registered under SAQA 2552/04 on 11 February 2003, it has been changed to Level 4.

    Supplementary information:

    Specified Requirements
    Legal Requirements:

    SABS 0142
    Relevant sections of the OHS Act
    Relevant environmental management processes / procedures

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of:

    Context Specific
  • Manufacturer`s specifications in relation to cleaning solvents
  • Lockout system
  • Work site / safe work policies and procedures 

  • 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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  72052   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48474   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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 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. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    3. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    4. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    5. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    6. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    7. Learn A Trade 
    8. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    9. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    10. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



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