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



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