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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of operating regulations for high voltage systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242766  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of operating regulations for high voltage systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Persons credited with this unit standard knows and understands the operating regulations and conditions governing persons and work as applicable to high voltage installations, apparatus and equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    See specific outcomes and criteria.
  • High Voltage = nominal voltage greater than a 1000 volts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the regulatory requirements for access to and supervision in prohibited and or restricted areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Occupational Health and Safety Act and Operating Regulations for High Voltage Systems (ORHVS) are explained according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The general duties of employers and employees in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) are identified and explained within a relevant context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dangers and precautions related to electricity are explained according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communication requirements regarding abnormal conditions are explained within a relevant context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Steps to be taken when work has to be carried out on apparatus are described according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Requirements for access and work in prohibited areas, restricted areas and live chambers are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Locking of doors and gates giving access, Barricading and supervision.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Regulatory requirements regarding the control of locks and keys are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements for operating, earthing and work permit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operating principles and practices related to high voltage systems are explained according to requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Switching, linking, safety testing and earthing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for isolating and earthing before work is done are given according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application requirements of warning notices and signs are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Minimum and additional earthing requirements for different types of apparatus are explained within a relevant context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Any apparatus other than a line or a busbar, line or section of a line, synchronous VAR condensor or capacitor, busbar, transformer, insulated guard conductors and totally enclosed metal clad switch gear.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Characteristics and application of earthing devices are described according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The purpose of the work permits system and conditions requiring work permits are explained according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Regulatory requirements for issuing and clearing of work permits are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Regulatory requirements regarding the issue and use of operating instructions are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain regulatory requirements for abnormal and special working conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Abnormal conditions and actions to be taken are explained according to requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restoration of supply and establishment of a temporary local control centre.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regulatory requirements for special working conditions are explained as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Working in close proximity to live conductors, replacing blown drop out fuses, lines being supplied from a single source of supply, piggyback systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Regulatory requirements governing the commissioning and testing of apparatus before it is placed in service are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Regulatory requirements governing work on live and operational apparatus are explained as required. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 external moderation of assessments at exit points of the unit standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Requirements for access to and supervision in prohibited and or restricted areas.
  • Regulatory requirements for operating, earthing and work permit.
  • Requirements for abnormal and special working conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    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 
    Note to assessors:
  • Assesment to be conducted in line with specific outcomes and criteria. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57693   National Diploma: Electrical Network Power Dispatch Controlling  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  61570   National Diploma: Power Plant Process Control Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. ABERDARE CABLES PTY (LTD) 
    2. CONSOLIDATED TRAINING SA 
    3. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
    4. ESKOM DUVHA POWER STATION - OPERATIONS 
    5. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    6. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    7. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    8. HEATHERDALE ELECTRICAL 
    9. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 
    10. RIXALADZA TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 
    11. ROBUS ENGINEERING 
    12. UNIVESITA 



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