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

Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114616  Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment 
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
258920  Carry out basic gas welding, brazing and cutting in an electrical environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

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 credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for gas welding, brazing or cutting
  • Describe and demonstrate gas welding techniques for different metals
  • Describe and demonstrate the brazing processes for different metals
  • Describe and demonstrate the gas cutting process for mild steel

    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 infrastructure construction and engineering environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Application and maintenance of hand tools
  • Application of safety in the work environment
  • Basic fire fighting
  • Basic first aid
  • NQF 1 literacy and numeracy 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Gas welding, brazing and cutting includes the use of oxygen / acetylene equipment only. Gas welding is limited to:
  • Butt welds on mild steel (maximum thickness of 3mm)
  • Butt-and lap welds on copper (maximum thickness of 8mm)

    Brazing is limited to mild steel only (maximum thickness of 3mm).

    Gas cutting is limited to mild steel only (maximum thickness of 6mm).

    Gas welding, brazing and cutting equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Oxygen-and acetylene gas cylinders and keys
  • Gas regulators and flashback arrestors
  • Rubber gas hoses and clamps
  • Gas welding, brazing and cutting torches and nozzles
  • Nozzle cleaning equipment
  • Spark lighter

    Related materials include, but are not limited to:
  • Gas welding and brazing filler material (welding and brazing rods)
  • Gas welding and brazing flux
  • Metal surface cleaning materials (wire brush, emery cloth, chemicals)

    Safety equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Gas welding goggles
  • Leather aprons and boot protectors
  • Safety gloves
  • Overalls 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for gas welding, brazing or cutting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The gas welding, brazing or cutting equipment and related materials are identified and each item's function described with reference to their inter-relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The applicable safety equipment is obtained and inspected as per safe work procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The gas welding, brazing or cutting equipment is set up and checked for gas leaks and correct cylinder pressures according to safe work procedures and industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevant welding, brazing or cutting materials required for the task is ensured to be ready and available, and rods, flux and nozzles are selected to match the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The gas cylinders are handled safely as per safe work procedures and industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety and proper workplace practices are maintained at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply basic gas welding techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate personal protective equipment is worn throughout the operation as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The oxygen and acetylene gas pressures on the regulator are correctly set for gas welding according to application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The gas torch is lit up in the correct sequence and the gas mixture set as per safe work procedures and industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The joining of metals by means of basic gas welding is carried out and the correct nozzle positioning, movement and puddling are demonstrated according to application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety and proper workshop practices are maintained at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The procedure for shutting down oxygen and acetylene on the torch and cylinders is demonstrated according to safe work procedures and industry requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe and demonstrate the brazing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate personal protective equipment is worn throughout the operation as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The metal surface to be brazed is prepared according to application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Brazing rods and fluxes are selected correctly for the particular application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The brazing nozzle is correctly selected and attached to the torch according to specific job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The gas torch is lit up in the correct sequence and the gas mixture set as per safe work procedures and application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The brazing of metals is carried out and nozzle position, movement and puddling are demonstrated according to application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safety and proper workshop practices are maintained at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The procedure for shutting down oxygen and acetylene on the torch and cylinders is demonstrated according to safe work procedures and industry requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply basic gas cutting process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate personal protective equipment is worn throughout the operation as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The oxygen and acetylene gas pressures on the regulator are correctly set for gas cutting according to application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The gas cutting torch is lit up in the correct sequence and the gas mixture set as per safe work procedures and industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The metal is cut with the gas cutting torch and the nozzle position- and movement is demonstrated according to application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety and proper workshop practices are maintained at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The procedure for shutting down oxygen and acetylene on the torch and cylinders is demonstrated according to safe work procedures and industry requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conclude the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hot metal surfaces are allowed to cool down as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gas cylinder valves are closed and gas pressure in the hoses released as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gas welding, brazing or cutting equipment and materials are correctly stored as per applicable safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work area is cleaned and waste materials disposed of according to local housekeeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety equipment is cleaned and stored according to statutory requirements. 


    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 provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
  • Types of gas welding nozzles, gas pressure-and flow settings per application.
  • Types of brazing nozzles, gas pressure-and flow settings.
  • Operation of cutting torch and types of cutting nozzles, gas pressure-and flow settings.
  • The properties and expansion characteristics of different metals during welding, brazing or cutting.
  • Safe work procedures and workshop practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in selecting, using and caring of gas welding, brazing and cutting equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and safety conscious during the presence of others while carrying out gas welding, brazing and cutting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself in the selection of the appropriate gas welding, brazing and cutting equipment, related materials and setting up of the task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with bystanders regarding the effect that a bright gas flame has on the eyes and the dangers of sparks created by gas welding or cutting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Critically evaluate the quality of the welding joints, brazed areas and cut metals while carrying out the task. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  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 
    Elective  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58268   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 


    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.
     
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    3. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    4. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    5. Eskom Matimba Power Station - Maintenance 
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    9. Wavelength T.T.I 



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