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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  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 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MICTS 


    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 Guilds ''design in the making'' 
    4. Academy of Learning IT 
    5. Added Advantage Academy (Durban) 
    6. Addskills 
    7. Angie Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    8. AUM IT Solutions 
    9. Avuxeni Computer Academy 
    10. Awona Technologies cc 
    11. Basfour 2730 (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Bay Point Trading 12 
    13. Believers Care Society 
    14. BESEK COLLEGE 
    15. Best Information Solutions 
    16. Beth Horner & Associates 
    17. Bill Dos Be Connected 
    18. Blazing Moon Corporate Training (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Blue Bridge Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Boland College 
    21. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Bright Idea Projects 2082 CC 
    23. Broad Spectrum Training Div 
    24. Broadband College of Technology 
    25. Bulamahlo Telecentre 
    26. Bytes People Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Calicom Trading 215 Pty Ltd t/a ATTI Nelspruit 
    28. Cape Information Technology Initiative 
    29. Careers IT 
    30. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    31. CCS-IT Training 
    32. Certified Workforce Trainers cc. 
    33. College of Cape Town - City Campus 
    34. Columbus Technologies Pty Ltd 
    35. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    36. Community Education Computer Society 
    37. CompEd IT Training 
    38. Conaissance Business Advisors 
    39. Consilium Technologies 
    40. Cornerstone Outreach Programme cc 
    41. CREATIVE MINDS - RANDBURG 
    42. Critical Skills Training 
    43. CTU Training Solutions 
    44. CYBER MINDS (PTY) LIMITED 
    45. Dantall 
    46. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Training 
    47. Delight Computer Training 
    48. DESTO (PTY) LTD 
    49. DL Trading Enterprise 
    50. DR BA Mthethwa College 
    51. Durban Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    52. Dynamix Computer Training Centre 
    53. Eagle Computer Training 
    54. Eagle High IT Training 
    55. Eastern Cape Academy of Technology 
    56. Edu-Fix Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Edzani IT Technologies 
    58. Egsibit Training and Development 
    59. Ekasi IT Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    60. Ekurhuleni Computer College 
    61. Elchees Software Solutions 
    62. Evander Technologies 
    63. Fair Skills Training Academy 
    64. Fakazani Management Services 
    65. Falcon Business Institute 
    66. Far North Youth Development Inititiative 
    67. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Fatlhogang Housing & Services Primary Co-Op Ltd 
    69. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    70. Four Stars Communication 
    71. Funanani Computer Centre 
    72. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    73. Giga Skills Training 
    74. Gijima Ast 
    75. Giyatu Computers 
    76. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    77. Great Height IT College 
    78. Great North Skills Training Centre 
    79. Greenford Trading 20cc 
    80. Hazyview Computer College 
    81. Hlanganani ICT Pty Ltd 
    82. Holy Cross Computer Training College 
    83. I.C.E Computer College 
    84. Igugulesizwe Projects NGO 
    85. Ikageng Technologies Co-operative 
    86. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    87. ILIM Training CC 
    88. Imbumba Technologies and Communications (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Imvana Training College 
    90. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    91. In Touch Comm Develop & 
    92. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    93. Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building 
    94. Iscariota Trading Enterprise cc 
    95. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    96. IT Solution on the Moving Edge CC 
    97. Ithemba Lentsha Skills Development Institute 
    98. Itireleng Computer 
    99. Jonda Learnership Academy 
    100. Junox 301 Cc 
    101. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    102. Kanana Development Centre 
    103. Keybase Training Solutions Cc 
    104. Kezla Investments 
    105. Kgopotso Computer Training 
    106. Kgotlelelang Computer Lab Centre 
    107. Khombindlela Skills Development Centre 
    108. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    109. KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE GROUP COLLEGE 
    110. Konani Training and Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Kumani Computer College 
    112. Kundi Computer Training Centre 
    113. Lesedi Consulting 
    114. Leseding Computer Training 
    115. LGIT Smart Solutions 
    116. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    117. LMoss Trading cc 
    118. Lompec Commercial Centre 
    119. Loxtion Server CC 
    120. Lukhanyiso Research and Development Services CC t/a TSD Business Solut 
    121. M-cot Corporate Training 
    122. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    123. Malope IT Solutions 
    124. Mamelodi Community Information Services 
    125. Mash Computer Training 
    126. Mason Call Centre Solutions CC 
    127. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    128. Mbay Training 
    129. Mentum Training College 
    130. Mita Computer College 
    131. Modise Computer College 
    132. Mokwena Computers CC 
    133. Moshi Computer College 
    134. Mourema Computer Training Centre 
    135. Mpande Technologies cc 
    136. Mpisholo Training Solutions 
    137. Mpondo Zengwenya Trading Cc 
    138. MSTC Business College 
    139. MUGO TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    140. Muzekhaya Community Development Centre 
    141. Nape Angwato Trading 
    142. National Computer College 
    143. National Computer College Carletonville 
    144. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    145. Nduku Information Tech Services 
    146. Nebsol IT Solutions 
    147. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a EduCampus 
    148. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    149. Nextgen Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    150. NIIT ANTILLES N.V. (INCOPORATED IN CURACAO N.A.) 
    151. Nontika Trading Enterprise 
    152. Ntamunde Investment 
    153. Nyamies IT Services 
    154. NZ Business and Technology Training 
    155. On the Ball Computers 
    156. Osma Computer Training & Printing (Pty) Ltd 
    157. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    158. Pax Skills Development Centre 
    159. PC Administrators Trust 
    160. PC Training & Business College 
    161. Peak Training Hazyview 
    162. Pelox Trading 62 T/A NBCC Staff Solutions 
    163. Penduka Consulting 
    164. Perfect Graphic Art & Design 
    165. Phangami Technologies 
    166. Pillays Computer and Careers 
    167. POLAZ ITSERVICES 
    168. Power rush trading 6 
    169. Progressive College of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    170. Pz Security Services (pty) Ltd 
    171. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    172. Recostc Computers and Careers 
    173. Regent-Computer 
    174. Riakona Computer Training Centre 
    175. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    176. Rorisang Computer (Pty) Ltd 
    177. SABHIBA Computer Training 
    178. Sankin Computer Training CC 
    179. Security and Property Services 
    180. Shuma Computer Training Centre 
    181. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    182. Simlau Biztec Academy 
    183. Siyabonga Multi - Purpose Centre 
    184. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    185. Skills House (Pty) Ltd 
    186. Sonke Consulting 
    187. Sovereign Skills Development Institute Cc 
    188. St Austins College (Pty) Ltd 
    189. STANFORD COMPUTER AND BUSINESS COLLEGE 
    190. Success Christian Training Centre 
    191. Sunset beach trading 433 cc 
    192. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    193. Taung Education Enrichment Centre 
    194. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    195. Terrantshonga General Trading 
    196. Terry Computer Services 
    197. Tfutfukani Techoology Training Centre 
    198. The Ulwazi Computer Training Center 
    199. Thekwini Technologies 
    200. Tiso Coaching Services 
    201. Toppro Training 
    202. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    203. Tshedza Training Technologies 
    204. TSHOVHILINGANA CONSTRUCTION 
    205. Tshwane North College for FET - Mamelodi Campus 
    206. TSS MANAGED SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    207. Turfloop Training Services Cc 
    208. Victory Ticket 580 cc 
    209. Vox Telecom 
    210. VR Computers 
    211. Whispers ETD Consulting 
    212. Wise Training Centre 
    213. Witbank Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    214. Work Skills Resources 
    215. Xantium Trading 304 
    216. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    217. Young Angels Centre for Technology 
    218. Zealot Business College cc 



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