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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Test and inspect a three phase industrial/commercial installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259197  Test and inspect a three phase industrial/commercial installation 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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
113894  Test and inspect a three phase industrial/commercial installation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  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 capable of:
  • Conducting an electrical test and inspection of a three phase industrial/commercial installation to ensure compliance with all statuary requirements and that they have been applied to the installation.
  • Using appropriate test instruments and understanding the indicated results.
  • Using appropriate inspection documents.
  • Completing the appropriate inspection documents with correct and relevant information.

    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. This unit standard is a pre requisite for registration as an accredited person and does not give the learner the legal right to issue a Certificate of Compliance. The registering authority will do registration as an accredited person. This unit standard may not cover the Explosion Industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Wire and commission three phase electrical circuits.
  • Have awareness of the application of statutory regulations to the installation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Statutory requirements may include but are not limited to OSH Act, SANS Regulations, Mineral Act, Local Authority requirements, Manufacturer's specifications and Worksite procedures.
  • Three phase commercial/industrial installations may include but are not limited to office buildings, factories, shops and townhouse complexes and such, where the supply to the premises is three phase in both rural and urban environments.
  • Test equipment may include but are not limited to multimeters, insulation tester, clip on ammeter, impedance testing equipment, earth leakage testing devices, earth electrode resistance testing equipment, continuity testers, phase rotation meters and any others appropriate to three phase industrial/commercial installations.
  • Inspection documents may include but are not limited to, check lists, records, installation schedules, electrical drawings, plans and circuit diagrams. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the electrical installation tests to be done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operations is determined according to the installation environment and the required task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools, equipment and instruments are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct documentation necessary to complete the task is obtained as per data management requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety rules and regulations regarding the task is understood according to statutory requirements and safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Environmental hazards and safety risks are identified according to environmental standards and safety risk analyses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect the electrical installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Installation is inspected for compliance according to statutory and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate documentation for the type of installation is completed as per data management system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any non-compliant components within the installation is identified and understood in relation with the wiring code requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All safety requirements are observed during the inspection as per industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test the electrical installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained to carry out task as per local authorisation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Installation is tested according to the statutory requirements from the wiring code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate documentation is completed as per data management system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate test instruments used competently to obtain meaningful readings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The measurements obtained from the test is understood and demonstrated in context with the wiring code specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All safety precautions are observed and demonstrated during the test as per safe work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the required test and inspection documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All personnel, tools, instruments and access equipment have been removed from the installation as per work site and safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area is restored to its original condition and is safe for use as per industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The results of the inspection and test is communicated and processed as per data management system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report and where necessary, a defect list is compiled on the inspection and test as per industry 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 provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • 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:
  • Working knowledge of SANS 10142-1 (Latest edition), other relevant codes and statutory requirements.
  • Inspection documents and check lists pertaining to a three phase commercial/industrial installation including the contents of a Certificate of Compliance.
  • Understand the concepts of a three phase commercial/industrial installations and its environment.
  • Types of material/equipment that may be used in electrical installations.
  • Appropriate fault finding techniques for a three phase commercial/industrial installation.
  • Important factors affecting the safety of the installation for the user.
  • The importance of accurately recording data and test results.
  • The importance of understanding the SANS 10142-1 code in order to recognise defects and their specific relationship to the code requirements for installed electrical equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify defects and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others during the testing and inspection of an installation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself during the identification and selection of electrical equipment for the installation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information during the inspection and testing of the installation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate and report defects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Interpretation of statutory requirements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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