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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect, record and report condition of Medium/High Voltage station apparatus and related equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259207  Inspect, record and report condition of Medium/High Voltage station apparatus and related equipment 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113969  Inspect, record and report condition of Medium / High Voltage station apparatus and related equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the electrical Medium/High Voltage reticulation/distribution environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to do the following on Medium/High Voltage station apparatus:
  • Visual/routine inspection and report defects.
  • Carry out routine functional tests of auxiliaries and indications.
  • Capturing data on inspection sheets or with the aid of electronic data loggers.
  • Carry out visual fault location during faulty day/night/abnormal weather conditions.

    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:
  • Apply and adhere to electrical safety.
  • Read & interpret station electric/network diagrams.
  • Regulations for safe access to Medium/High Voltage station yards.
  • Identification of Medium/High Voltage apparatus and components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Medium/High Voltage stations may include but are not limited to above 1kV - 132kV indoor and outdoor stations and live chambers.
  • Apparatus will include, but are not limited to Medium/High Voltage ground-or-structure mounted isolators, circuit breakers, switches, load breaks, transformers, mini substations, sealing ends, surge arrestors.
  • Hardware will include, but are not limited to Medium/High Voltage wood/lattice/steel/concrete pole structures, cables, conductors, stays & struts, insulators, clamps, bolts and pre-formed products.
  • Related equipment include, but are not limited to control/protection/alarm panels, buildings/enclosures, fences, access gates/roads/doors/locking systems, earthing systems, junction/termination boxes/kiosks, fans and pumps.
  • Conditions include but are not limited to routine and breakdown inspections during day/night times and all weather conditions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to inspect Medium/High Voltage station apparatus and related equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are obtained and the station/apparatus/related equipment to be inspected is identified according to geographical/electrical network diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Task instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operation is planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Access to the affected station/apparatus/related equipment is arranged according to job instructions or breakdown reports where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate inspection sheets/data recording equipment are identified and obtained according to data management requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and identify defects on Medium/High Voltage station apparatus and associated hardware. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conditions are assessed and safety measures implemented according to safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The condition of station apparatus/hardware is visually inspected from ground level according to routine/breakdown inspection procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The condition of station apparatus/hardware is recorded according to inspection sheet/data recording requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions/procedures are followed before, during and after inspection. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect, record readings and carry out functional tests on Medium/High Voltage station. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Inspect, record readings and carry out functional tests on Medium/High Voltage station related equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conditions are assessed and safety measures implemented according to safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The station related equipment is visually inspected according to routine/breakdown inspection procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Readings are recorded and abnormalities are noted for follow-up according to inspection sheet/data recording requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alarms, indications and auxiliaries are manually tested for functionality and malfunctioning/abnormalities noted for follow-up according to inspection sheet/ data recording requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manually tested station related equipment is restored to operational state according to applicable standards/local requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access to station and related equipment is restored/restricted as per locking system policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspection sheets/recorded data is submitted/processed according to local data management systems/procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Serious defects/hazards are reported for immediate follow-up/rectification as per local fault reporting 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 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:
  • A comprehensive understanding of Medium/High Voltage network hardware and equipment.
  • A good understanding of faultfinding procedure on Medium/High Voltage networks.
  • A fundamental knowledge of electrical apparatus alarm systems and test functions.
  • Apply basic safety procedures related to the type of work and location. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responsible decisions have been made regarding the inspection/defect identification of electrical station hardware/equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of the electrical maintenance team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities, responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively, using visual and/or language skills by means of oral/written reports. 

    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 113969, " Inspect, record and report condition of Medium/High Voltage station apparatus and related equipment", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    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. SKILLS INTERNATIONAL TRUST 
    8. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    9. Vince Davies & Associates 



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