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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258957  Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand 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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10252  Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission; Construction and Renewable Energy Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools.

    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 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Electrical Safety.
  • Work site procedures and standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Hand tools include, but are not limited to: hand saws, hammers, screw drivers, sockets, spanners, chassis punches, side cutters, pliers, wire strippers, drill bits, measuring and marking off tools, fastening tools.
  • Application include but is not limited to dismantling (loosening, tightening of bolts) cutting. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select engineering hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct tools used for the cutting of materials are identified and selected as per manufacturer's description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hacksaws, tin snips.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct tools used for the cutting of wires are identified and selected as per manufacturer's description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diagonal cutter, pliers, wire cutter.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct tools used for measuring are identified and selected as per manufacturer's description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Engineering square, steel ruler, measuring tape.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct tools used for loosening and fastening of bolts/nuts/couplings are identified and selected as per manufacturer's description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat spanners, ring spanners, shifting spanners, vice grip, water pump pliers, sockets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct tools used for removing or tightening of different types of screws are identified and selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat screw driver, philips screw driver, socket drivers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The full range of other engineering tools are identified and selected as per the tool list description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hammers, chisels, square, files, allen keys (imperial/metric) tube spanners, long nose/flat nose/round nose & circlip pliers.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect engineering hand tools for serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Unsafe and faulty tools are identified and marked for repair/maintenance or replacement according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chisel/punch type tool heads are inspected for "mushroom" effect and with drawn from use until maintained or replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cutter type tool cutting edges/griping edge are inspected for chips; ridges, sharpness and hand grip to ensure that it is serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diagonal cutter pliers, side cutter, long nose pliers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Screw diver type tools are inspected for damage to tips or hand grip to ensure that they are serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat screw driver/Phillips screw driver.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Spanner type tools are inspected for damage or wear and tear to ensure that they are serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat spanner, ring spanner, tube spanner.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Adjustable spanner type tools are inspected for damage or wear and tear to adjusting mechanism to ensure that they are serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shifting spanner, water pump pliers, stilson wrench.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use engineering hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct application of tools used to measure and mark out a range of materials as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials = Steel, copper, aluminium, wood, plastics and synthetic materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct application of tools used for cutting a range of materials as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials = Steel, copper, aluminium, wood, plastics and synthetic materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct application of tools used to loosen or fasten a range of different types and sizes of nuts or bolts as per manufacturer's specifications is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct application of tools used to strip or cut a range of different types and sizes of electrical wire as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct application of tools used to loosen or fasten a range of different types and sizes of screws as per manufacturer's specifications is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Screw head = star/single slot.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate hand and eye co-ordination, when using a variety of different engineering tools, is displayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safety precautions are taken when using tools that could inflict injury on the user. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintenance and care of engineering hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sharp edges on chisel/punch type tool heads with "mushroom effect" are to be removed to ensure that they can be used safely; then tips with burs or chips are sharpened for effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Flat Screw driver tips with burs or chips are filed and prepared to a manufacturer's specification ensuring that they are serviceable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adjustable spanners/tools adjusting/moving mechanisms are lubricated to ensure free movement and serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shifting spanners, gas pump pliers, vice grip, dividers, crimping tools, stilson wrench.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Engineering files cutting edge are cleaned using wire brush to ensure serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Files = Smooth, second cut, bastard.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Marking type tools are sharpened to ensure serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Scriber, divider, centre punch.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Engineering tools are coated with a thin layer of lubricant to prevent rusting and packed/stored in a tool box/store room and kept free from moisture. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • 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 
  • A broad understanding of types and uses of engineering tools.
  • A comprehensive understanding of safety rules and regulations.
  • A basic understanding of personal protective equipment necessary when using certain types of hand tools.
  • Correct application and use of specified tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems (determine unsafe/unserviceable tools and corrective action to be taken).
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems (where hand tools will be used to achieve other outcomes). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (selecting tools according to use/job requirements). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (reporting unsafe and unserviceable tools). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (understanding the dangers of using hand tools). 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10252, "Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools", Level 2, 6 credits.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS ACT.
  • SANS.
  • Applicable manufacturer's specifications.

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of:
  • Context Specific.
  • Manufacturer's specifications and terminology.
  • Mushroom effect refers to flaring of metal resulting from continuous hammering. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  74530   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
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    3. AL Abbott and Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    4. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    5. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    6. CATAGRICT IMPRIMERE 
    7. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    9. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    10. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    11. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    12. EKURHULENI WEST TVET BOKSBURG CAMPUS 
    13. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN 
    14. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    15. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    16. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    17. ESKOM KOEBERG NUCLEAR PPS - FITTER, FITTER & TURNER AND TTC 
    18. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    19. GIJIMA HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    20. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    21. HT MARKTECH 
    22. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    23. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
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    25. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    26. KGOLO INSTITUTE 
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    28. Majuba TVET College 
    29. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    30. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    31. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    32. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    33. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    34. OSHIKATI 
    35. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    36. PCD College cc 
    37. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    38. Platinum Electrical(Pty) Ltd 
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    40. Sejamo Construction and Training 
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    45. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
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    48. WESTERN COLLEGE FOR WESTCOL 
    49. ZUVA ENERGY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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