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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of a gas installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246447  Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of a gas installation 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures during a gas installation.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain the responsibilities and liability regarding safety of a gas installation.
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections of a gas installation.
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of gas installation.
  • Respond to inspection findings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard assumes an existing or new domestic or commercial gas installation site.

    The typical scope of this unit standard includes one of the following but is not limited to:
  • LPG installations.
  • Natural gas installations.
  • Compressed gas installations.
  • Medical installations.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the Unit Standard title, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the responsibilities and liability regarding safety of a gas installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal obligations and responsibility of the gas installer are explained in accordance with industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of not adhering to safety, health and environmental protection guidelines are explained with examples from the gas installation industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of adhering to housekeeping-, national standard-, local by-law- and environmental guidelines is explained with examples from the gas installation industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of safety inspections is explained with examples from industry experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The purpose of the specific safety inspection is explained in accordance with legal and company requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The purpose of the safety inspection may include ensuring safety for commissioning an installation and safety for system maintenance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The main focus areas of a safety inspection are listed and discussed with specific reference to the gas installation industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for safety and environmental inspections of a gas installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An inspection procedure, checks and tests to be used are determined according to requirements and safety specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment to be used to perform checks and tests is prepared as per operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checks and tests should include but are not limited to leak testing, pressure tests and gas analyser.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The area to be inspected is determined as per safety and/ or production schedule. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The area should include the total installation and storage area addressed by the installation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Items to be inspected are determined as stated in the following range. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The items should include the inspection of housekeeping issues, leaks, spillages and emissions, mechanical integrity of equipment, storage practices, good order of fire protection equipment and safety equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information is obtained on the requirements for each of the items to be inspected. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of a gas installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A safety, health and environmental inspection checklist is compiled in accordance with relevant requirements and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The inspection checklist is verified against legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An inspection of the designated area is performed in accordance with the requirements of the prepared checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Non-conformances and potential risk areas are identified and listed as per checklist. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Respond to inspection findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate corrective action is taken to correct all non-conforming items in accordance with operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effectiveness of corrective actions is assessed as per checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A clearance certificate is issued in accordance to legal requirements if area is found to be safe for maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A hand-over certificate is issued in accordance with legal requirements if area is safely commissioned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety certificates are withheld and reasons communicated to client if safety issues outside area of own responsibility are found. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 3 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an Assessor with considerable first hand experience in gas installations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and is able to:
  • Explain the responsibilities and liability regarding safety of a gas installation.
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections of a gas installation.
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of gas installation.
  • Respond to inspection findings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Performing an inspection of the designated area.
  • Identifying non-conformances and potential risk areas.
  • Taking appropriate corrective action to correct all non-conforming items.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of corrective actions.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of gas installation.
  • Respond to inspection findings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Maintaining sound relations with co-workers/learners.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Preparing equipment to be used to perform checks and tests.
  • Obtaining information on the requirements for each of the items to be inspected.
  • Compiling and verifying a safety, health and environmental inspection checklist.
  • Performing an inspection of the designated area.
  • Taking appropriate corrective action to correct all non-conforming items.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections of a gas installation.
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of gas installation.
  • Respond to inspection findings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Determining an inspection procedure, checks and tests to be used.
  • Compiling a safety, health and environmental inspection checklist.
  • Obtaining information on the requirements for each of the items to be inspected.
  • Determining the area and equipment to be inspected.
  • Verifying the inspection checklist against legal requirements.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections of a gas installation.
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of gas installation.
  • Respond to inspection findings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Obtaining information on the requirements for each of the items to be inspected.
  • Issuing a clearance certificate.
  • Issuing a hand-over certificate.
  • Withholding safety certificates and communicating reasons to client.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections of a gas installation.
  • Respond to inspection findings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Preparing equipment to be used to perform checks and tests.
  • Performing an inspection of the designated area.
  • Taking appropriate corrective action to correct all non-conforming items.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections of a gas installation.
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections of gas installation.
  • Respond to inspection findings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Understanding that safety plays an important role in any industry and that non-adherence can cause serious problems.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of safety inspections in the gas industry and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58950   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


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