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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
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 
    2. Abongile Computer Co-operative Limited 
    3. Academy of Business and Computer Studies- PTA 
    4. Academy of Guilds ''design in the making'' 
    5. Academy of Learning IT 
    6. AccTech Systems (PTY)LTD t/a ATS 
    7. Act of Grace 97 
    8. Acts Bridges Community Development Programme 
    9. Added Advantage Academy (Durban) 
    10. Addskills 
    11. Affirmations Training 
    12. Agattu Trading 273 (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Anderson College (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Aspirations Communication Training CC 
    16. Awona Technologies cc 
    17. Azanian Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Bantsho Marketing & Management Strategies 
    19. Basfour 2730 (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Believers Care Society 
    21. BESEK COLLEGE 
    22. Best Information Solutions 
    23. Beth Horner & Associates 
    24. Bhekuza Leadership Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Bill Dos Be Connected 
    26. Blazing Moon Corporate Training (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Blue Bridge Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Bokamoso Competence (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Boland College 
    30. Bonalesedi Computer Training 
    31. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Bright Idea Projects 2082 CC 
    33. Broad Spectrum Training Div 
    34. Broadband College of Technology 
    35. Buhlebuyeta Training and Consulting 
    36. Bulamahlo Telecentre 
    37. Buzz-word Training College 
    38. Bytes People Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    40. Calicom Trading 215 (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Cape Information Technology Initiative 
    42. Cape Town Society for the Blind 
    43. Careers IT 
    44. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    45. CCS-IT Training 
    46. Certified Workforce Trainers cc. 
    47. Claas Illustration 
    48. College of Cape Town - City Campus 
    49. Come Again Printing Services cc 
    50. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    51. Community Education Computer Society 
    52. Community Shakers Cc 
    53. CompEd IT Training 
    54. Competence computer and business management 
    55. Compus training institution 
    56. CREATIVE MINDS - RANDBURG 
    57. Creative Minds: Graaff-reinet 
    58. Critical Skills Training 
    59. CYBER MINDS (PTY) LIMITED 
    60. Cyberfox 
    61. Daily Training Cc 
    62. Dantall 
    63. Das Information Technology College 
    64. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Delight Computer Training 
    66. DESTO (PTY) LTD 
    67. Diepsloot Youth Projects 
    68. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise Cc 
    69. DL Trading Enterprise 
    70. DR BA Mthethwa College 
    71. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    72. Dynamix Computer Training Centre 
    73. Eagle Computer Training 
    74. Eagle High IT Training 
    75. Edu-Fix Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Edunetworks Consulting 
    77. Egsibit Training and Development 
    78. Ekukhanyeni Community Development Centre 
    79. Ekurhuleni Computer College 
    80. Elchees Software Solutions 
    81. Fakazani Management Services 
    82. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Far North Youth Development Inititative 
    84. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre Cc 
    85. Fatlhogang Housing & Services Primary Co-Op Ltd 
    86. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Fosuitektel Computer Training Institute 
    88. Four Stars Communication 
    89. Funanani Computer Centre 
    90. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    91. Futurevista cc 
    92. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    93. Gateway Academy and Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    94. GDE Science Education Centre 
    95. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    96. Gijima Ast 
    97. Giyatu Computers 
    98. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    99. Great Height IT College 
    100. Great North Skills Training Centre 
    101. Green World Training College cc 
    102. Hascow Project Management and Services 
    103. Hazyview Computer College 
    104. Hlanganani ICT Pty Ltd 
    105. Holy Cross Computer Training College 
    106. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Ict International Consulting Training Worx Pty Ltd 
    108. Igugulesizwe Projects NGO 
    109. Ikageng Technologies Co-operative 
    110. iLearn Training PTY LTD 
    111. Imbumba Technologies and Communications (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Imvana Training College 
    113. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    114. Information Technology Institute South Africa 
    115. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    116. Inyanga Trading 415 (PTY) Ltd 
    117. IQRA Computer Institute of Excellence 
    118. Iscariota Trading Enterprise cc 
    119. Isibani Business College & IT College (Pty) Ltd 
    120. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    121. IT Solution on the Moving Edge CC 
    122. Ithemba Lentsha Skills Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Itireleng Computer 
    124. Johannesburg Polytechnical (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Jonda Learnership Academy 
    126. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    127. Kanana Development Centre 
    128. Keybase Training Solutions Cc 
    129. Kezla Investments 
    130. Kgopotso Computer Training 
    131. Khombindlela Skills Development Centre 
    132. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    133. KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE GROUP COLLEGE 
    134. Konani Training and Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Kondi Computer Training 
    136. Kuhle Projects Cc 
    137. Kumani Computer College 
    138. Kundi Computer Training Centre 
    139. Kwahlwa Kwasa Multimedia Centre 
    140. Kylix Information Systems 
    141. Leading Edge Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    142. Leanco Business Services & Training Centre CC 
    143. Lephalale Core Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    144. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    145. LGIT Smart Solutions 
    146. Li Hills Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    148. Limptech Computer Training Centre 
    149. LMoss Trading cc 
    150. Loja Trading cc 
    151. Lompec Commercial Centre 
    152. Lukhanyiso Research and Development Services CC t/a TSD Business Solut 
    153. Lwazi Lwethu Training Centre and Trading Enterprise 
    154. M-cot Corporate Training 
    155. Madzahisi College 
    156. Magnifica (Pty) Ltd 
    157. Magnitude College of education 
    158. Makau Tours and Skills Development 
    159. Malope IT Solutions 
    160. Mamelodi Community Information Services 
    161. Masana Brainstorm 
    162. Mash Computer Training 
    163. Mason Call Centre Solutions CC 
    164. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    165. Masungulo Electronics And It Solutions 
    166. MEGRO LEARNING LOWVELD 
    167. Mini Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Mmashiko Community Projects 
    169. Modise Computer College 
    170. Mokk Consultants Cc 
    171. Mokwena Computers CC 
    172. Mont De Dieu 
    173. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    174. Moshi Computer College 
    175. Mourema Computer Training Centre 
    176. Mpande Technologies cc 
    177. Mpondo Zengwenya Trading Cc 
    178. MSTC Business College 
    179. Muzekhaya Community Development Centre 
    180. Nape Angwato Trading 
    181. National Computer College 
    182. National Computer College Carletonville 
    183. NCM Computer and Business Academy 
    184. Ndabezitha Life Skills Training Institute 
    185. Nduku Information Tech Services 
    186. Nebsol IT Solutions 
    187. Neo Technologies (pty) Ltd 
    188. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    189. New Africa Higher Education Academy 
    190. New Arizona Communications & Training 
    191. New Life Computer College 
    192. Nextgen Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    193. Ngubeni and IT Trading and Projects 
    194. Nicoflora Computers & PC Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    195. NIIT ANTILLES N.V. (INCOPORATED IN CURACAO N.A.) 
    196. Nkasa Trading and Projects 
    197. NZ Business and Technology Training 
    198. Ocule IT cc 
    199. ODU COMPUTER SKILL TRAINING CENTRE 
    200. On the Ball Computers 
    201. Osma Computer Training & Printing 
    202. PC Administrators Trust 
    203. PC Training & Business College 
    204. Peak Training Hazyview 
    205. Pelox Trading 62 T/A NBCC Staff Solutions 
    206. Perfect Graphic Art & Design 
    207. Phangami Technologies 
    208. Phokophela Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    209. Pillays Computer and Careers 
    210. Power rush trading 6 
    211. Prime -Tec Computer Centre 
    212. Procomp Computer Services cc 
    213. Progressive College of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    214. Prompt It Solutions 
    215. Protech Business and Computer College Pty Ltd. 
    216. Pz Security Services (pty) Ltd 
    217. Quantum Career Development (PTY) LTD 
    218. Rainbow Nation Skills Development (Pty) Ltd. 
    219. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    220. Ramoeletsi Holdings and Communication Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    221. Recostc Computers and Careers 
    222. Regent-Computer 
    223. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    224. Ropzide Training Centre 
    225. Rorisang Computer (Pty) Ltd 
    226. Rotondwa Communit Development Projects 
    227. SABHIBA Computer Training 
    228. Sankin Computer Training CC 
    229. SEBATA Institute of Consulting and Development 
    230. Security and Property Services Cc 
    231. Sed General Trading Enterprise 
    232. Setlagole Telecentre 
    233. Shuma Computer Training Centre 
    234. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    235. Silver Solutions 940 
    236. Simlau Biztec Academy 
    237. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    238. Siyabonga Multi - Purpose Centre 
    239. Siyamukela IT cc 
    240. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    241. Skills House (Pty) Ltd 
    242. Sonke Technologies 
    243. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    244. St Austins College (Pty) Ltd 
    245. STANFORD COMPUTER AND BUSINESS COLLEGE 
    246. Success Christian Training Centre 
    247. Sunset beach trading 433 cc 
    248. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    249. Targagenix Training Center (Pty) Ltd 
    250. Taung Education Enrichment Centre 
    251. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    252. Terrantshonga General Trading 
    253. Terry Computer Services 
    254. Thalita Koume Directions (Pty) Ltd 
    255. The e-Junction cc 
    256. The Orbital ICT Centre Cc 
    257. The Ulwazi Computer Training Center 
    258. Thekwini Technologies 
    259. Tiso Coaching Services 
    260. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    261. Toli Computer School and Other Services 
    262. Toppro Training 
    263. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    264. Tshedza Training Technologies 
    265. Tshiredo Training Academy Cc 
    266. Tshwane North College for FET - Mamelodi Campus 
    267. TSS MANAGED SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    268. Tumelo Education and Training 
    269. Turfloop Training Services Cc 
    270. Victory Ticket 580 cc 
    271. Virtual Afrika Business Solutions cc 
    272. Vox Telecom 
    273. VR Computers 
    274. Vukani Solutions 
    275. Vuthlari Marketing Consulting 
    276. Wise Training Centre 
    277. Work Skills Resources 
    278. Xantium Trading 304 
    279. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    280. Xylo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    281. Youmessi Trading cc 
    282. Young Angels Centre for Technology 
    283. Youth Life Skills Development 
    284. Zealot Business College cc 
    285. Zinjiva Trading 



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