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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair and maintain electric power tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258961  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
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
14135  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 Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Repairing portable and fixed power tools to manufacturer's specifications.

    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:
  • General Electrical safety.
  • Use of portable and fixed power tools.
  • Read and interpret circuit diagrams.
  • Application of basic hand tools.
  • Use of electrical measuring instruments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range of electrical power tools include, but is not limited to:
  • Portable power tools include but are not limited to drilling machines, angle grinders, jig saws.
  • Fixed power tools: pedestal drills, pedestal grinders and power saws.

    Statutory requirements include but is not limited to:
  • OHS Act.
  • SANS 10142.
  • Authority requirements.

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

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to repair and maintain electrical power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct portable power tool is identified as per job instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct fixed power tool is identified as per job instruction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to repair and maintain electrical power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All necessary test instruments are selected and checked for functionality as per manufacturers specifications. 

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

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Testing and fault finding on electrical power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Test equipment is used correctly and safely during fault finding as per work site standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    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 
    Manufacturer's manuals, drawings and diagrams are interpreted/ used during fault testing and analysis. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Repair and maintain electrical power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Supply leads are checked for damage and replaced if necessary as per SANS 10142 and OHS Act requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fixed power tools are inspected and checked for wear and tear as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Portable power tools are inspected and checked, for wear and tear as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete repairs and maintenance to electrical power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

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

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


    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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Specific worksite safety practices relating to power tools including the use of personal protective equipment, noise, electrical and fire protection.
  • Safety aspects associated with repairing power tools and their related components.
  • Workshop procedures including housekeeping practices.
  • Documentation, administration and reporting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively (with the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to maintaining and repairing electric power tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when giving instructions to fellow workers, following of instructions, recording and reporting information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (maintaining lighting systems to ensure that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Tasks, using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protective and safety equipment). 

    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 14135, "Repair and maintain electric power tools", Level 3, 3 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SANS 10142.
  • OHS Act. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-11-07  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.
     
    1. Almel Training 
    2. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    3. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    4. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    5. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    6. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    7. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    10. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    11. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    12. Learn A Trade 
    13. MACROCOMM SMART ACADEMY 
    14. Majuba TVET College 
    15. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    16. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    17. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    18. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    19. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    20. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    21. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    22. Umgungundlovu FET College 



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