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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of preventative maintenance, environmental and safety issues in a computer environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114636  Demonstrate an understanding of preventative maintenance, environmental and safety issues in a computer environment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Information Systems and Technology   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 designed to provide credits towards health and safety in the work environment, specifically applicable to the computer industry.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of preventive maintenance measures and procedures of computer hardware;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of safety measures and procedures of a computer working environment;
  • Explain environmental protection measures and procedures of a computer working environment.

    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are:
  • Competent in Communications Literacy at NQF level 2
  • Able to describe basic concepts of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Able to describe basic concepts of electricity
  • Able to identify basic computer components 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard covers:
    The health and safety requirements related to the computer environment. More detailed range statements are provided for specific outcomes and assessment criteria as needed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the use of preventive maintenance measures and procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the use of preventive maintenance measures and procedures of computer hardware. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration identifies the causes of computer hardware maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Over heating, Dust, Electrical Spikes, Thermal creep.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration covers preventive measure for the causes of computer hardware maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Ventilation, Liquid cleaning compounds, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the use of safety measures and procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the use of safety measures and procedures of a computer working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration explains safety measure for different types of fires and which applies to computer environments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: A, B and C types of fires.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration covers potential hazards and safety procedures relating to the computer environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: High-voltage equipment, Power supply, Screens.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration cover Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and precautions for it. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Conductive rubber mat with grounding cable, grounding wrist strap, Goggles.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain environmental protection measures and procedures of a computer working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation covers handling of computer components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Screens, Batteries.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation covers handling of computer peripheral components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including, but not limited to: Printer toner cartridges, Chemical solvents and cans.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.

    Moderation Process:

    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 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that the possession or lack of the knowledge can be inferred directly from the quality of the candidate's performance against the standards.
  • The different hardware components of a computer, and their basic functioning
  • Peripherals used in a computer environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions:
  • Identify hazards, plan contingencies and identify solutions to hazardous situations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information:
  • Gather, organise and interpret health and safety information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use scientific solutions to problems, like rubber maps, grounding wrist strap etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large:
  • Being aware of the potential environmental hazards of computer and computer-related equipment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61591   National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS 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. Abetech Computer Related Services 
    2. Academy of Business and Computer Studies- PTA 
    3. Academy of Learning IT 
    4. Added Advantage Academy (Durban) 
    5. Addskills 
    6. Angie Technologies 
    7. AUM IT Solutions 
    8. Avuxeni Computer Academy 
    9. Basfour 2730 (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Bay Point Trading 12 
    11. Believers Care Society 
    12. Best Information Solutions 
    13. Beth Horner & Associates 
    14. Bill Dos Be Connected 
    15. Blazing Moon Corporate Training (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Blue Bridge Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Boikgantsho Training and Development 
    18. Boland College 
    19. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Boston Technology Campus 
    21. Broad Spectrum Training Div 
    22. Bulamahlo Telecentre 
    23. Bytes People Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Calicom Trading 215 Pty Ltd t/a ATTI Nelspruit 
    25. Careers IT 
    26. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    27. CAT Group (Pty0 Ltd 
    28. CCS-IT Training 
    29. Certified Workforce Trainers cc. 
    30. CODETSPRO 
    31. College of Cape Town - City Campus 
    32. Community Education Computer Society 
    33. CompEd IT Training 
    34. Conaissance Business Advisors 
    35. Consilium Technologies 
    36. Cornerstone Outreach Programme cc 
    37. Critical Skills Training 
    38. CTU Training Solutions 
    39. CYBER MINDS (PTY) LIMITED 
    40. Dantall 
    41. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Training 
    42. Delight Computer Training 
    43. DESTO (PTY) LTD 
    44. DL Trading Enterprise 
    45. DR BA Mthethwa College 
    46. Durban Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    47. DVG Construction Company (Pty)Ltd 
    48. Dynamix Computer Training Centre 
    49. Eagle Computer Training 
    50. Eagle High IT Training 
    51. Eastern Cape Academy of Technology 
    52. Edzani IT Technologies 
    53. Egsibit Training and Development 
    54. Ekasi IT Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Ekurhuleni Computer College 
    56. Elchees Software Solutions 
    57. Fair Skills Training Academy 
    58. Fakazani Management Services 
    59. Falcon Business Institute 
    60. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    61. Fatlhogang Housing & Services Primary Co-Op Ltd 
    62. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Fosuitektel Computer Training Institute 
    64. Four Stars Communication 
    65. Funanani Computer Centre 
    66. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    67. Giga Skills Training 
    68. Gijima Ast 
    69. Giyatu Computers 
    70. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    71. Great Height IT College 
    72. Great North Skills Training Centre 
    73. Hlakanipha Training & Development 
    74. Hlanganani ICT Pty Ltd 
    75. Holy Cross Computer Training College 
    76. I.C.E Computer College 
    77. Igugulesizwe Projects NGO 
    78. Ikageng Technologies Co-operative 
    79. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    80. ILIM Training CC 
    81. Imbumba Technologies and Communications (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Imvana Training College 
    83. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    84. In Touch Comm Develop & 
    85. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    86. Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building 
    87. intuition Computer College (PTY) Ltd 
    88. Investigative Software Solutions 
    89. Iscariota Trading Enterprise cc 
    90. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    91. IT Solution on the Moving Edge CC 
    92. Ithemba Lentsha Skills Development Institute 
    93. Itireleng Computer 
    94. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    95. Keybase Training Solutions Cc 
    96. KEZLA INVESTMENTS 
    97. Kgopotso Computer Training 
    98. Kgotlelelang Computer Lab Centre 
    99. Khombindlela Skills Development Centre 
    100. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    101. KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE GROUP COLLEGE 
    102. Konani Training and Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Kumani Computer College 
    104. Kundi Computer Training Centre 
    105. Lephalale Core Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    106. Lesedi Consulting 
    107. Leseding Computer Training 
    108. LGIT Smart Solutions 
    109. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Limpopo Computer College Bk 
    111. LMoss Trading cc 
    112. Lompec Commercial Centre 
    113. Loxtion Server CC 
    114. Lukhanyiso Research and Development Services CC t/a TSD Business Solut 
    115. Luso Computer Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    116. M-cot Corporate Training 
    117. Makeys Computing (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    119. Malope IT Solutions 
    120. Mamelodi Community Information Services 
    121. Mason Call Centre Solutions CC 
    122. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    123. Mbay Training 
    124. MEGRO LEARNING LOWVELD 
    125. Mentum Training College 
    126. Mita Computer College 
    127. Modise Computer College 
    128. Moshi Computer College 
    129. Mourema Computer Training Centre 
    130. Mpande Technologies cc 
    131. Mpisholo Training Solutions 
    132. Mpondo Zengwenya Trading Cc 
    133. MUGO TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    134. Muzekhaya Community Development Centre 
    135. Nape Angwato Trading 
    136. National Computer College 
    137. National Computer College Carletonville 
    138. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    139. Nduku Information Tech Services 
    140. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a EduCampus 
    141. New Arizona Communications & Training 
    142. Nextgen Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    143. Ngubeni and IT Trading and Projects 
    144. NIIT ANTILLES N.V. (INCOPORATED IN CURACAO N.A.) 
    145. Ntamunde Investment 
    146. Nyamies IT Services 
    147. NZ Business and Technology Training 
    148. On the Ball Computers 
    149. ORANGE TREE CONSULTING 
    150. Osma Computer Training & Printing (Pty) Ltd 
    151. Pax Skills Development Centre 
    152. PC Administrators Trust 
    153. PC Training & Business College 
    154. Pelox Trading 62 T/A NBCC Staff Solutions 
    155. Penduka Consulting 
    156. Perfect Graphic Art & Design 
    157. Phangami Technologies 
    158. Pillays Computer and Careers 
    159. POLAZ ITSERVICES 
    160. Power rush trading 6 
    161. Pro-Active Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    162. Procomp Computer Services cc 
    163. Professional Graduate Colleges 
    164. Progressive College of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Pz Security Services (pty) Ltd 
    166. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    167. Regent-Computer 
    168. Riakona Computer Training Centre 
    169. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    170. Rorisang Computer (Pty) Ltd 
    171. Sankin Computer Training CC 
    172. Security and Property Services 
    173. Shuma Computer Training Centre 
    174. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    175. Simlau Biztec Academy 
    176. Siyabonga Multi - Purpose Centre 
    177. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    178. Skills House (Pty) Ltd 
    179. Sovereign Skills Development Institute Cc 
    180. St Austins College (Pty) Ltd 
    181. STANFORD COMPUTER AND BUSINESS COLLEGE 
    182. Success Christian Training Centre 
    183. Sunset beach trading 433 cc 
    184. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    185. Taung Education Enrichment Centre 
    186. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    187. Terrantshonga General Trading 
    188. Terry Computer Services 
    189. Tfutfukani Techoology Training Centre 
    190. The Rights Protection Centre 
    191. The Ulwazi Computer Training Center 
    192. Thekwini Technologies 
    193. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    194. Toppro Training 
    195. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    196. Tshedza Training Technologies 
    197. TSHOVHILINGANA CONSTRUCTION 
    198. Tshwane North College for FET - Mamelodi Campus 
    199. University of Fort Hare 
    200. Victory Ticket 580 cc 
    201. VR Computers 
    202. Vuthlari Marketing Consulting 
    203. Wenzile Communications CC 
    204. Whispers ETD Consulting 
    205. Wise Training Centre 
    206. Witbank Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    207. Work Skills Resources 
    208. Xantium Trading 304 
    209. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    210. Young Angels Centre for Technology 
    211. Zealot Business College cc 



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