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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. College of Cape Town - City Campus 
    33. Columbus Technologies Pty Ltd 
    34. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    35. Community Education Computer Society 
    36. CompEd IT Training 
    37. Conaissance Business Advisors 
    38. Consilium Technologies 
    39. Cornerstone Outreach Programme cc 
    40. CREATIVE MINDS - RANDBURG 
    41. Critical Skills Training 
    42. CTU Training Solutions 
    43. CYBER MINDS (PTY) LIMITED 
    44. Dantall 
    45. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Training 
    46. Delight Computer Training 
    47. DESTO (PTY) LTD 
    48. DL Trading Enterprise 
    49. DR BA Mthethwa College 
    50. Durban Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    51. Dynamix Computer Training Centre 
    52. Eagle Computer Training 
    53. Eagle High IT Training 
    54. Eastern Cape Academy of Technology 
    55. Edu-Fix Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Edzani IT Technologies 
    57. Egsibit Training and Development 
    58. Ekasi IT Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Ekurhuleni Computer College 
    60. Elchees Software Solutions 
    61. Evander Technologies 
    62. Fair Skills Training Academy 
    63. Fakazani Management Services 
    64. Falcon Business Institute 
    65. Far North Youth Development Inititiative 
    66. Far-Ahead Computer Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    67. Fatlhogang Housing & Services Primary Co-Op Ltd 
    68. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Four Stars Communication 
    70. Funanani Computer Centre 
    71. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    72. Giga Skills Training 
    73. Gijima Ast 
    74. Giyatu Computers 
    75. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    76. Great Height IT College 
    77. Great North Skills Training Centre 
    78. Greenford Trading 20cc 
    79. Hazyview Computer College 
    80. Hlanganani ICT Pty Ltd 
    81. Holy Cross Computer Training College 
    82. I.C.E Computer College 
    83. Igugulesizwe Projects NGO 
    84. Ikageng Technologies Co-operative 
    85. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    86. ILIM Training CC 
    87. Imbumba Technologies and Communications (Pty) Ltd 
    88. Imvana Training College 
    89. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    90. In Touch Comm Develop & 
    91. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    92. Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building 
    93. Iscariota Trading Enterprise cc 
    94. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    95. IT Solution on the Moving Edge CC 
    96. Ithemba Lentsha Skills Development Institute 
    97. Itireleng Computer 
    98. Jonda Learnership Academy 
    99. Junox 301 Cc 
    100. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    101. Kanana Development Centre 
    102. Keybase Training Solutions Cc 
    103. Kezla Investments 
    104. Kgopotso Computer Training 
    105. Kgotlelelang Computer Lab Centre 
    106. Khombindlela Skills Development Centre 
    107. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    108. KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE GROUP COLLEGE 
    109. Konani Training and Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Kumani Computer College 
    111. Kundi Computer Training Centre 
    112. Lesedi Consulting 
    113. Leseding Computer Training 
    114. LGIT Smart Solutions 
    115. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    116. LMoss Trading cc 
    117. Lompec Commercial Centre 
    118. Loxtion Server CC 
    119. Lukhanyiso Research and Development Services CC t/a TSD Business Solut 
    120. M-cot Corporate Training 
    121. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    122. Malope IT Solutions 
    123. Mamelodi Community Information Services 
    124. Mash Computer Training 
    125. Mason Call Centre Solutions CC 
    126. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    127. Mbay Training 
    128. Mentum Training College 
    129. Modise Computer College 
    130. Mokwena Computers CC 
    131. Moshi Computer College 
    132. Mourema Computer Training Centre 
    133. Mpande Technologies cc 
    134. Mpisholo Training Solutions 
    135. Mpondo Zengwenya Trading Cc 
    136. MSTC Business College 
    137. MUGO TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    138. Muzekhaya Community Development Centre 
    139. Nape Angwato Trading 
    140. National Computer College 
    141. National Computer College Carletonville 
    142. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    143. Nduku Information Tech Services 
    144. Nebsol IT Solutions 
    145. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a EduCampus 
    146. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    147. Nextgen Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    148. NIIT ANTILLES N.V. (INCOPORATED IN CURACAO N.A.) 
    149. Nontika Trading Enterprise 
    150. Ntamunde Investment 
    151. Nyamies IT Services 
    152. NZ Business and Technology Training 
    153. On the Ball Computers 
    154. Osma Computer Training & Printing (Pty) Ltd 
    155. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    156. Pax Skills Development Centre 
    157. PC Administrators Trust 
    158. PC Training & Business College 
    159. Peak Training Hazyview 
    160. Pelox Trading 62 T/A NBCC Staff Solutions 
    161. Penduka Consulting 
    162. Perfect Graphic Art & Design 
    163. Phangami Technologies 
    164. Pillays Computer and Careers 
    165. POLAZ ITSERVICES 
    166. Power rush trading 6 
    167. Progressive College of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Pz Security Services (pty) Ltd 
    169. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    170. Recostc Computers and Careers 
    171. Regent-Computer 
    172. Riakona Computer Training Centre 
    173. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    174. Rorisang Computer (Pty) Ltd 
    175. SABHIBA Computer Training 
    176. Sankin Computer Training CC 
    177. Shuma Computer Training Centre 
    178. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    179. Simlau Biztec Academy 
    180. Siyabonga Multi - Purpose Centre 
    181. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    182. Skills House (Pty) Ltd 
    183. Sonke Consulting 
    184. Sovereign Skills Development Institute Cc 
    185. St Austins College (Pty) Ltd 
    186. STANFORD COMPUTER AND BUSINESS COLLEGE 
    187. Success Christian Training Centre 
    188. Sunset beach trading 433 cc 
    189. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    190. Taung Education Enrichment Centre 
    191. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    192. Terrantshonga General Trading 
    193. Terry Computer Services 
    194. Tfutfukani Techoology Training Centre 
    195. The Ulwazi Computer Training Center 
    196. Thekwini Technologies 
    197. Tiso Coaching Services 
    198. Toppro Training 
    199. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    200. Tshedza Training Technologies 
    201. TSHOVHILINGANA CONSTRUCTION 
    202. Tshwane North College for FET - Mamelodi Campus 
    203. TSS MANAGED SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    204. Turfloop Training Services Cc 
    205. Victory Ticket 580 cc 
    206. Vox Telecom 
    207. VR Computers 
    208. Whispers ETD Consulting 
    209. Wise Training Centre 
    210. Work Skills Resources 
    211. Xantium Trading 304 
    212. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    213. Young Angels Centre for Technology 
    214. Zealot Business College cc 



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