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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand the regulatory environment applicable to gas installations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246568  Understand the regulatory environment applicable to gas installations 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 focuses on the field of gas system installations and is aimed at ensuring that the learner understands the regulatory environment in which a gas installer operates.

A learner credited with this unit standard will understand:
  • Outline business rules in terms of its impact on gas installers.
  • Explain the contents and relevance of various local and international standards on gas installations.
  • Explain the relevance of various OHS regulations on gas installations.
  • Describe the role and impact of other laws on gas installations.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the gas installations environment, by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for upliftment, social and economic transformation in the gas installation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against literacy and mathematical literacy at ABET Level 4, 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 
    Outline business rules in terms of its impact on gas installers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between business rules, standards, acts and regulations are explained in terms of their application to the field of gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and importance of official registration of gas installers in South Africa are explained in terms of gas installers' rights and obligations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The code of conduct of registered gas installers are discussed in terms of personal and professional conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Company installation policies and procedures are explained in terms of their purpose and role in maintaining standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the contents and relevance of various local and international standards on gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    National and international standards governing gas installations are explained in terms of their role and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    National and international standards relevant to gas installations are identified and listed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific sections and subsections of the different standards are identified and listed as relevant to gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A summary of each standard is given in terms of its relevance to gas installations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the relevance of various OHS regulations on gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The applications of pressure equipment regulations are explained in terms of its relevance to gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and impact of hazardous substances regulations is explained in terms of its relevance to gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose and impact of major hazardous installation regulations is explained in terms of its relevance to gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The applications and impact of building and construction regulations is explained in terms of its relevance to gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of general machinery regulations is explained in terms of its relevance to gas installations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the role and impact of other laws on gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and impact of the "Environmental Act" is explained in terms of its relevance to the gas installers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and impact of the "Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act" is explained in terms of its relevance to gas installation businesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role and impact of the "National Road Traffic Act" is explained in terms of its relevance to gas installers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role and impact of "third party risk insurance" is explained in terms of its relevance to gas installation businesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role and impact of the municipal by-laws is explained in terms of its relevance to the gas installers. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 3 or higher qualification, 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:
  • Outline business rules in terms of its impact on gas installers.
  • Explain the contents and relevance of various local and international standards on gas installations.
  • Explain the relevance of various OHS regulations on gas installations.
  • Describe the role and impact of other laws on gas installations. 

  • 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:
  • Outlining business rules in terms of its impact on gas installers.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Outline business rules in terms of its impact on gas installers. 

  • 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 and clients while adhering to regulatory requirements.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Managing activities in terms of preparation, planning, conducting and concluding of the installation while complying with a range of regulations.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Interpreting and applying a range of different regulations to activities.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations during:
  • Reading and interpreting a range of regulatory documentation.
  • Completing job documentation according to regulatory requirements.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Understanding the role and impact of the "Environmental Act" and its relevance to gas installations.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Describe the role and impact of other laws on gas installations. 

  • 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.
  • Understanding the regulations governing the gas installations industry.

    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 regulatory environment in which the organisation operates and the effect regulations have 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  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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