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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Obtain, issue and cancel a work permit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120216  Obtain, issue and cancel a work permit 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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 
The learner credited with this unit standard will be able to obtain, issue and cancel a work permit correctly thus contributing to a safe working environment in the Rail Sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are competent in the following:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statutory requirements may include but are not limited to:
  • Relevant sections of the Act. 85.
  • Company-specific electrical safety instructions.

    Work procedures may include but are not limited to company's:
  • Safety procedures.
  • Policies. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain work permit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant portions of work permit are completed correctly according to company-specific electrical safety instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment to be isolated, work to be done, work limits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Permission to issue work permit is obtained from the electrical control office according to company-specific electrical safety instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work-permit number is confirmed with the electrical control office according to company specific electrical safety instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Switching instructions are received, confirmed and executed correctly in accordance with work-permit procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All prescribed time is recorded correctly according to company-specific electrical safety instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Cancel work permit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant portions of work permit are completed correctly according to company-specific electrical safety instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work permit is cancelled correctly according to company-specific electrical safety instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is handed back to the electrical control office correctly according to company-specific electrical safety instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Switching instructions are received, confirmed and executed correctly in accordance with work-permit procedures and instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing or moderating a learner against this unit standard must be trained, qualified, certified and re-certified as an assessor/moderator in the OHTE/Substation division in accordance with the specific validation regulations relevant to the specific unit standard and registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA body or has a Memorandum of Understanding with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA body will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and extenal moderation of assessment at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA's policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain:
  • Electrical switching diagrams.
  • Electrical safety instructions.
  • Communication protocol.
  • Telephone etiquette. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Learner and societal development

    Learners can understand the importance of:
  • Safety in the workplace, as well as in the whole environment.
  • Communicating effectively in the work environment and in society.
  • Their responsibility for the safety and well-being of fellow workers and society at large. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving

    Learners can solve problems with regard to:
  • Misinterpretation or misunderstanding of instructions.
  • Incorrect notifications.
  • Operational changes impacting on notice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and self-management

    A learner can organise and manage himself by:
  • Executing the task responsibly.
  • Maintaining a high level of discipline.
  • Adhering to time frames.
  • Adhering to safety and company specific policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation

    Learners can interpret, verify and evaluate the contents of:
  • A notification.
  • Switching diagrams.
  • Instructions issued.
  • High-voltage equipment layout diagrams with associated symbols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners can communicate effectively with relevant role-players when:
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Obtaining permission to issue and cancel a work permit.
  • Communicating with electrical control office. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners can use science and technology by using:
  • Communication media. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems:
  • Learners can understand the role of work permits and electrical safety instructions to ensure safe working conditions on high-voltage equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values
  • Safety consciousness.
  • Accuracy.
  • Neatness.
  • Pro-activeness.
  • Quality consciousness.
  • Time consciousness.

    Supplementary information

    Terminology
  • Act 85: refers to safety, health and environmental regulations.
  • Communication media can include but are not limited to:
    > 2-way radios.
    > Cellular phones.
    > Trunk radios.
    > Hand-held emergency telephones.
  • Logbook: refers to evidence of training and job performance.
  • Electrical control office: refers to control centre who has the jurisdiction over high-voltage equipment.
  • Work permit: refers to a written application and authority to proceed with work on isolated and earth equipment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49774   Further Education and Training Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  50020   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Agisanang SA Training 



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