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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out work on energised medium voltage networks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259237  Carry out work on energised medium voltage networks 
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  16 
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
114604  Carry out work on energised medium voltage networks  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the electrical medium voltage reticulation industry.

The person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Doing maintenance on energised Medium Voltage apparatus in accordance with industry requirements, work procedures, standards and statuary requirements.

    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 is essential for social and economic transformation and up-liftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Safety procedures (electrical).
  • Induction to industries.
  • Electrical drawings.
  • Applicable electrical test instruments.
  • Basic safety procedures related to tools, electricity and cleaning solvents.
  • Names and functions of Medium Voltage equipment and their components.
  • ORHVS module 1 and 10.
  • First aid level two.
  • Basic rigging.
  • Medium Voltage network construction and or maintenance.
  • Operating of aerial devices.
  • Work at height equipment and rescue training (incl. fall arrest system). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range of this unit standard includes, but is not limited to insulated gloving and tapping method energised Medium Voltage substations/lines:
  • Maintenance of:
    > Dropout fuse base unit, isolating links and air-break switches.
    > Insulators (pin and straining).
    > Poles and cross-arms.
    > Line hardware.
    > Jumpers.
    > Repair of Jumper and fraying conductors.
    > Repair and replacement of earth conductors.
    > Crimping of conductors.
    > Installation of stays and stay insulators.
    > Tree trimming.
    > Service connections.
    > Removal and replacement of re-closer and sectionalisers.
    > Pole top inspection.
    > Rectification of basic insulation levels.
  • Safety equipment include but are not limited to approved line covers/blankets, work at height protective equipment (incl. full body harness, safety-and work positioning lanyards, rescue equipment and rope grab systems), safety glasses, rubber gloves/sleeves, ladders, platforms, insulating sticks. overhauls, hard hats and safety shoes.
  • Lifting equipment may include, but are not limited to aerial devices, pedestal mounted ladders, nylon strap hoists, rope blocks and lifting tackle.
  • Test equipment for work on energised circuits may include, but are not limited to multi-meters, ammeters, insulation resistance testers, infra red detectors and voltage detectors.
  • Test equipment for routine tests is limited to stick testers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to work on energised Medium Voltage networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are obtained and the section of electrical network to be inspected/maintained/repaired 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 
    Handout of the affected section of the network is arranged according to job instructions/maintenance schedules or breakdown reports where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable hand tools and safety equipment is inspected for availability and functionality prior to use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Insulated/insulating equipment for work on energised circuits is inspected, cleaned and transported in accordance with energised work standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate lifting equipment/machines are identified, selected, inspected, cleaned and transported according to statutory requirements and relevant standards/procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Carry out work on energised Medium Voltage networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Handout of the affected section of the network is received according to job instructions/maintenance schedules or breakdown reports where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazardous conditions are identified, calculated and the risk mitigation is discussed with the work team according to risk analyses procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area/structure configuration is assessed to identify the specific tools and equipment required for the effective and safe execution of the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance/repairs on Medium Voltage networks are carried out in accordance with the relevant live work standards/work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety precautions/procedures are followed before, during and after inspection and testing installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The affected section of the network is handed back to the Control Officer according to operating regulations for high voltage systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, insulated/insulating equipment is inspected, cleaned and stored in accordance with relevant standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate lifting equipment/machines are inspected, cleaned and stored according to statutory requirements and relevant standards/procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and submitted according to data management procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out routine inspections, maintenance and testing of insulated/insulating and lifting equipment used for work on energised Medium Voltage networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate inspection sheets and test equipment are obtained as per statutory requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant insulated/insulating tools and lifting equipment are cleaned prior to inspection and testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Carry out routine inspections and record results as per statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevant insulated/insulating tools and lifting equipment are maintained as per relevant standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Carry out routine testing and record results as per statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Ensure that the relevant insulated/insulating tools and lifting equipment's certificates are valid and in place as per statutory requirements/data management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The relevant insulated/insulating tools and equipment are stored as per relevant standards and 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 
  • A thorough understanding and skills in the utilisation of tools and equipment used for working on energised Medium Voltage networks.
  • A basic understanding and knowledge of environmental and safety standards.
  • A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of applicable standards/procedures.
  • Able to read and interpret network drawings; diagrams and instructions.
  • Able to use a range of approved cleaning/anti-corrosion materials safely and effectively.
  • Able to identify hazards, calculate risks and select the appropriate mitigation measures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Carry out tasks making responsible decisions during the use and choice of relevant insulating/isolating/personal protective, lifting and safety equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when working in a work team and ensure safe execution of work activities, tools and equipment have to be managed effectively in order to ensure safe and efficient engineering activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information related to inspection, maintenance and repairs on energised Medium Voltage networks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when giving instructions to team members/following instructions of team leader. 

    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 114604, "Carry out work on energised medium voltage networks", Level 4, 16 credits.

    Supplementary Information:
  • This unit standard can be assessed in a workplace environment, or in a training or educational environment if simulated equipment response and examples can be provided, or in a combination of both environments.
  • Performance in relation to the elements must comply with current legislation, especially the OHS Act and their subsequent amendments, electricity supply industry codes of practice and documented procedures.
  • Reference to terms, procedures, and specifications in this unit standard may be taken as including documented procedures and specifications relevant to the workplace in which assessment is carried out.
  • Performance in relation to the elements must comply with Industry operating regulations for high voltage systems [ORHVS].
  • All work practices shall meet documented industry maintenance standards, including the quality management requirements, and the documentation of activities, events, and decisions.

    Specified Requirements:

    Legal:
  • OHS Act.
  • Local Regulations. 

  • 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 



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