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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Repair and maintain electric power tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14135  Repair and maintain electric power tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure 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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258961  Repair and maintain electric power tools  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector
A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
Repairing portable and fixed power tools to restore it to functional condition
This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • General Electrical Safety
  • Work site procedures and standards
  • Manufacturers specifications
  • Use of portable and fixed power tools
  • Wiring diagrams 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range of power tools is Portable or Fixed type as follows:
    Portable power tools include but are not limited to drills, grinders, sanders, riveters, buffs, jig saw, blowers
    Fixed power tools include but are not limited to pedestal drills, pedestal grinders and power saws.
    The range of hand tools include but is not limited to screwdriver, side cutter, wrenches and pliers.

    The range of test instruments include but are not limited to multimeter, insulation tester, tong tester / clip on ammeter.

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, SABS 0142, Local Authority requirements

    Repairs & maintenance include but are not limited to loosening, tightening, dismantling, assembling and replacing according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to repair and maintain power tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job instructions are interpreted and the frequency/sequence of operation is determined 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate engineering hand tools are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task and according to statutory requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety procedures related to job requirements and work site procedures are obtained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The correct portable power tool are identified as per manufacturer's description 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Drills, grinders, sanders, riveter, buffers, blowers, jig saw
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Isolation points identified and necessary lock out devices obtained according to statutory requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The correct fixed power tool is identified as per manufacturer's description 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pedestal drills, pedestal grinders and power saws.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to repair and maintain power tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All necessary test instruments are selected and checked for functionality as per manufacturers specifications 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Multi- meter, insulation tester, capacitor tester
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Manufacturer manuals, drawings and diagrams are identified and selected as per job requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Fixed power tool to be repaired or maintained is isolated and locked out according to safety, statutory requirements, and work site procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disconnected from supply, lock out device
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is prepared for fault testing, repairs or maintenance on portable or fixed power tools according to work practices 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Testing and fault finding on power tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Test equipment are used correctly and safely during faultfinding as per work site standards and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. If required power tools are stripped to carry out further internal testing and fault finding 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Coils, brushes, motor, PC boards, switch connections, transformers
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Manufacturer manuals, drawings and diagrams are interpreted / used during fault testing and analysis 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Faulty components are identified for repair or replacement as per manufacturer specifications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Repair and maintain power tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Faulty components are removed for repair or replacement as per manufacturer specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Supply leads are checked for damage and replaced if necessary as per SABS and OHS Act 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pedestal drills are inspected and checked for wear and tear or functionality as per manufacturer's specifications 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pulley covers / guard mechanisms, moving parts, chuck, chuck key, switches
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Power tools with cutting / grinding discs are inspected, checked, adjusted or replaced as per manufacturer's specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Motor components of power tools are inspected, checked or replaced as per manufacturer's specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Portable Drill type power tools, inspected, checked, for wear and tear or functionality as per manufacturer's specifications 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Chuck device, chuck key, handles, casing, switches
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Power Saw is inspected and checked for functionality as per manufacturer's specifications 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Blade for damage, Adjusting mechanisms, cutting fluid pump and associated parts
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete repairs and maintenance to power tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety, good housekeeping and correct environmental practices are followed before, during and after performance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Hand tools and test instruments are stored correctly and safely as per site specific standards and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Waste materials are disposed of according to site-specific standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Faulty components
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Re-commissioning quality / safety checks are conducted as per manufacturer's specifications and safety standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All documentation and reports are completed as per job requirements and standards 


    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 through the relevant ETQA by 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 
  • Names, locations and functions of fixed power tools
  • Specific worksite safety practices relating to fixed power tools including the use of personal protective equipment, noise, electrical and fire protection.
  • Safety aspects associated with fixing power tools and their related components
  • Workshop procedures including housekeeping practices
  • Documentation administration and report writing 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (deviations from statutory requirements, reported and rectified 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (affected parties liased with and informed). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and manage oneself (plan, select, organise work tasks 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (determine power tool specification, testing and fault finding) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating (affected parties liased with and informed) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (determine power tool specification, standards and procedures) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258961, which is "Repair and maintain electric power tools", Level 3, 6 credits.

    This Unit Standard was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04.


    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS Act,
  • SABS 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48475   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49056   National Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. Almel Training 
    2. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    3. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    4. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    5. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    6. Learn A Trade 
    7. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    8. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    9. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



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