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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install batteries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258997  Install batteries 
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
113902  Install batteries  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 Sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

Install batteries in accordance with statutory requirements and to distribute and control DC to electrical apparatus.

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:
  • Introduction to industry.
  • Select, use and care of relevant tools and equipment.
  • Statutory requirements.
  • Battery maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons installing/replacing batteries independently.

    Statutory requirements include all relevant Acts and specifications.

    Batteries include primary cells, secondary cells for stationary or mobile installations.

    Preparation includes but is not limited to:
  • Ensuring ventilation.
  • Symbolic safety signs.
  • Safety requirements include, but are not limited to eye wash bowl, safety shower, first aid kit, running water, lighting and antistatic precautionary methods.

    Defects include but are not limited to:
  • Cracks, leaks.
  • Inoperative cells.
  • Loose terminals. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operation is determined according to standard procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools, equipment and materials are selected and checked to meet the requirements of the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mechanical aids and handling equipment are organised according to the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate drawings/documentations are acquired in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate personal protective equipment is selected in accordance with the statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Correct battery is selected according to work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Affected parties are liased with and informed in accordance with local reporting procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Authorisation is obtained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety of working area is ensured according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective equipment is used according to statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Installation of batteries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Battery and fixtures are positioned and secured in accordance with job instructions, specifications and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Battery cells are filled with electrolyte in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is performed in accordance with safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Battery condition is checked for defects according to maintenance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Defective batteries or cells are reported and recorded, when necessary, according to standard procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is restored to serviceable condition according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports/documentation and drawings are completed and returned according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Completion of job is reported according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Disposal of scrap material and storage of surplus material is carried out according to statutory requirements and standard procedures. 


    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:
  • All applicable statutory requirements.
  • Manufacturer's manuals.
  • Terminology associated with batteries.
  • Working principles of batteries.
  • How to install batteries.
  • How to complete documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (deviations from statutory requirements are identified, and reported). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (affected parties are liased with and informed). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (plan, select, organise work tasks). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information (worksite preparation). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (affected parties are liased with and informed). 

    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 113902, "Install batteries", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    2. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    3. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    4. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    5. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.