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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113860  Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission; Construction and Renewable Energy Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources such as gas etc.

    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:
  • An understanding of the different types of energy sources
  • OSH Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Flammable energy sources includes but is not limited to, gas and paraffin etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Store flammable energy sources in the correct manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Flammable energy sources are stored in a well-ventilated area and the reasons for it explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Flammable energy sources are not stored in a storage area, which is below surface level, and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Flammable energy sources are not stored in direct sunlight or near a heat source and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. No smoking signs are applied at storage area for flammable energy sources and the reasons for this explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle and care of flammable energy sources and related equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A pressure regulator is always used with a gas bottle and the reasons for this explained according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The correct regulator is identified and selected per type of gas and the reasons for this explained according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Rubber hoses and clips are replaced every two years and the reasons for this explained according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. No smoking is allowed while working with flammable energy sources and appliances and the reasons for this explained according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Leaks are detected using either soapy water or approved electronic gas detectors according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Containers and gas bottles are clearly marked according to safety standards / procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply flammable energy sources safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Gas cylinders are kept in the upright position during use according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Hoses are kept clear of flames or hot surfaces according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Flammable energy sources are used in a ventilated area away from direct heat according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct method for lighting is used according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Valve or regulator tap is closed after use according to safety standards / procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Gas cylinders are disconnected and sealed when not in use for prolonged periods according to safety standards / procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain small appliances that use flammable energy sources. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Appliances include but are not limited to small gas appliances, small paraffin appliances etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct tools are used for the repair and maintenance and correctly used as per manufacturers specifications and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective equipment is used as per safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Small appliances that use flammable energy sources are maintained according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safe work practise and good house keeping is maintained as per statutory requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    3. 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 broad understanding of flammable energy sources.
  • An understanding of the inherent dangers of flammable energy sources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (Identify potential unsafe practise and correct them.) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (Develop safe and effective storage methods) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (Communicate safe practises to users and colleagues.) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (Understanding flammable energy sources and their dangers.) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (Understand the impact of safe work ethics on others and their safety.) 

    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 
    Supplementary Information

    Specified Requirements
  • Legal requirements
  • OSH Act 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    2. HT MARKTECH 
    3. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    4. ISAZI TRAINING 
    5. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 



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