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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fault find and repair an elevator 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116652  Fault find and repair an elevator 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 will be useful for persons that will be involved in the maintenance and repair of mining equipment and specifically fault finding and repairing an elevator.

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Explain the factors critical to faultfinding and repairing an elevator;
  • Prepare to fault find and repair the elevator;
  • Fault find and repair the elevator
  • Test the elevator and prepare for operation.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of fault finding and repairing an elevator in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams
  • Use hand held electrical test instruments
  • Use relevant hand tools
  • Understand the dangers associated with working in close proximity of electricity
  • Treatment for electrical shock 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Fault finding and repairing must include:
  • Testing
  • Faultfinding
  • Repairing the fault

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to faultfinding and repairing an elevator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principle of operation and function of the elevator is explained with reference to its application in a mining environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The electrical components of the elevator are identified and their function explained with reference to a circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of fault finding and repairing an elevator is explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation of the methodology of fault finding an elevator is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The explanation of the risk assessment outcomes related to fault finding and repairing an elevator, shows a clear understanding of the possible critical workplace and work related hazards. The explanation also describes the recommended controls to deal with the risks associated with each hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to fault find and repair the elevator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and test equipment required are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information required for faultfinding is obtained and used in accordance with the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workplace hazards and associated risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not preparing to fault find and repair the elevator in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Tools, material and test equipment
  • Obtaining and using information for faultfinding
  • Workplace hazard identification
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fault find and repair the elevator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and associated risks directly related to faultfinding and repairing the elevator are identified and addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The power is switched off and lockout procedures are adhered to in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The fault is located, and the causes are identified from the test results and observations, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fault is rectified and the causes eliminated in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective equipment is used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools and test equipment are used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences of not faultfinding and not repairing the elevator in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Identification of work related hazards
  • Lockout procedures
  • Locating the fault and identifying causes
  • Rectifying the fault and eliminating causes
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Use of tools and test equipment
  • Interpersonal interaction
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the elevator and prepare for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The power to the elevator is switched on in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The elevator is monitored to determine if it is functioning in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material and test equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The report on work performed complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not testing the elevator and not preparing for operation in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Switching on the power
  • Monitoring the elevator
  • Housekeeping
  • Tools, material and equipment
  • Reporting
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA and SAQA.

    3. 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 embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Learners can:
  • Understand and explain the relevant health and safety requirements
  • Understand and explain the relevant legal and site-specific requirements
  • Understand and explain fault finding principles 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his / her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his / her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to use test equipment illustrates his/her capability to use science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991)
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SANS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines

    Site specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications

    Unit standard justification

    Level
    Attribute-Level-Justification
    Skills-3-Significant ranges of skills are required such as using hand tools, test instruments and reading and interpreting drawings.
    Procedure-3-The procedures could differ and the candidate has to make the correct selection of procedures to apply. The choice however is limited.
    Context-3-The candidate knows all contexts that the process occurs in but a variety and range of contexts occur.
    Knowledge-4-The theoretical knowledge required is extended to theoretical concepts
    Information processing-4-Basic analysis of information is required, e.g. A combination of sample results indicates a problem in a process and the source of the problem has to be identified.
    Problem solving-3-Range of known responses to familiar problems with discretion and judgement.
    Orientation of activity-3-Directed with some autonomy.
    Orientation and scope of responsibility -3-Responsible for the overall output. Sometimes responsible for output of others.
    Application of responsibility-3-The responsibility extends towards, although not entirely, the output as well as, when applicable, the output of others.

    Average level: 29/9 = 3.2
    Actual level assigned: = 3

    Credits
    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity-Hours
    Classroom Teaching-18
    On-The-Job Training-30
    Mentoring required-0
    Other (Specify)-0
    Total-48

    Credits achieved: = 48/ 10 = 4.8
    Credits assigned: = 5 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58271   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    2. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 



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