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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fault find and repair the electrical system of a surface mining production machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259193  Fault find and repair the electrical system of a surface mining production machine 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 will be useful to people who are required to fault find and repair the electrical system of a surface mining production machine.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to fault finding and repairs to electrical systems of surface mining production machines.
  • Prepare to fault find and repair the electrical system.
  • Fault find and repair the electrical system.
  • Prepare and test the surface mining production machine for operation.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of fault finding and repairing the electrical system of a surface mining production machine in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learning Assumed to be in Place and Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams.
  • Use hand held electrical test instruments.
  • Use relevant hand tools.
  • Knowledge of a detailed inspection on an electric motor.
  • Know how to disconnect and connect an electric motor.
  • Know the dangers associated with working in close proximity of electricity.
  • Treat for electrical shock.
  • Know the treatment for electrical burns. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:

    Surface mining production machine include but is not limited to the following:
  • Loading machine.
  • Drill rig.
  • Hauling truck.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to fault find and repair electrical systems of surface mining production machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principle of operation of the electrical system and the location of the components on the machine is explained with reference to the circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the methodology of fault finding the electrical control and drive system of the machine is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to fault find and repair the electrical system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and test equipment required are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information required for faultfinding are obtained and used in accordance with the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workplace hazards and associated risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of inadequate preparation are explained in terms of potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and test equipment.
  • Obtaining and using information for fault finding.
  • Workplace hazard identification, awareness and control.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fault find and repair the electrical system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and associated risks directly related to fault finding and repairing the electrical system are identified and addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The machine is locked out and made safe in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Faults are located and causes are identified from test results and observations in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fault is rectified and the causes are eliminated in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective equipment is used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The tools, material and test equipment are used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork, and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences of not fault finding and not repairing the electrical system in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Identification and control of work related hazards.
  • Locking out the machine and making it safe.
  • Locating of faults and identifying causes.
  • Rectifying the fault and eliminating causes.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of tools, material and test equipment.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and test the machine for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The machine is prepared for testing purposes in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The machine is tested to determine if the electrical system is functioning in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material and equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The report on work performed complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not preparing and not testing the machine for operation in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Preparing the machine for testing purposes.
  • Testing the electrical system.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Reporting.
     


  • 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 and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Relevant legislation and site-specific requirements.
  • Communication and team work principles.
  • Impact of quality of the product on customer satisfaction.
  • Applicable manufacturer's specifications.
  • Documentation and information required for fault finding.
  • Characteristics and procedures of equipment.
  • Identification, location and function of appropriate tools, measuring instruments, materials and personal protective equipment.
  • Names and functions of equipment and components.
  • Fault finding principles and procedures (techniques).
  • Interpretation of electrical diagrams.
  • Potential faults on equipment.
  • Characteristics and properties of system operations.
  • Knowledge for the accurate completion and processing of documentation.
  • Awareness of and understanding the legal and site-specific requirements, relevant to faultfinding and repairing surface production machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to use test equipment illustrates his/her capability to use science and technology. 

  • 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.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

  • 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 
    Specified Requirements:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72052   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    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. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    3. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    4. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    5. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    6. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    7. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



    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.