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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Maintain lighting System 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10269  Maintain lighting System 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258965  Maintain lighting systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

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 able to:
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to maintaining lighting systems
  • Prepare to maintain lighting systems
  • Maintain lighting systems
  • Complete the activity of maintaining lighting systems

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge 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:
  • Introduction to industry and operational area
  • Apply and adhere to electrical safety
  • Identify, interpret and lay out of drawings
  • Connect luminaries
  • Use and care for hand tools
  • Use and care for portable power tools
  • Record instrument readings
  • Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments
  • Install electrical cables and conductors
  • Interpret single and three phase diagrams
  • Joint and fault trace cables
  • Maintain luminaries
  • Joint and do fault finding on cables 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The work done will be according to the following appropriate specifications, standards and / or procedures:

    1.Statutory requirements
    2.Work site procedures
    3.Manufacturer specifications
  • Luminaries may include but are not limited to:

    1.Luminaries for use in the domestic, learning institution and office environment
    2.Luminaries for use in the industrial environment
    3.Luminaries for use in hazardous areas
    4.Luminaries for street lighting
    5.Luminaries for emergency lighting
    6.Luminaries for use in the sport field environment
    7.Luminaries for use in security areas
  • Lamps may include but are not limited to:

    1.Incandescent lamps (GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICE, Tungsten halogen, compact sources)
    2.Low pressure mercury vapour lamps (Switch start, Semi-resonant, Rapid start, Slim line, Compact fluorescent)
    3.High intensity discharge lamps (metal Halide, High Pressure Mercury Vapour, High Pressure Sodium, Low pressure Sodium)
  • Lighting systems include:

    1.Power circuits
    2.Control circuits
    3.Luminaries
    4.Protection devices
  • Maintain lighting systems may include but are not limited to:

    1.Routine maintenance
    2.Planned maintenance
    3.On the job faultfinding 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to maintaining lighting systems 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.The consequences of incorrect identification of lighting systems to be maintained are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.The purpose of maintaining lighting systems is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.The construction of lamps is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Explain the faultfinding method on a luminaire, in a lighting system that does not emit light. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.The factors causing loss of light emitted by lamps is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6.The effect of poisonous, toxic and dangerous materials on the human body is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7.Consequences of damaging luminaries with regards to the ingress protection rating of the luminaries are explained as per manufacturers specifications; work site procedures and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to maintain a lighting system 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Appropriate documentation is acquired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Job instructions are communicated with the team leader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Tools, material, work platforms and equipment are selected and transported to the work site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.The work site is examined for hazardous and sub-standard conditions. Critical hazards and sub-standard conditions encountered in a particular context are addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6.The lighting system to be maintained is verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7.The consequences of not preparing to maintain in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain lighting systems 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Hazards and risks directly related to maintaining lighting systems are identified and addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.The power is switched off, locked out and a test is done to ensure that there is no power. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.The lighting systems are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Safety, good housekeeping and correct environmental practices are followed before, during and after performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.The consequences of not maintaining lighting systems in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and test the maintained lighting systems for operation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.The maintained lighting systems are tested to ensure compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes continuity, earth continuity, and insulation resistance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.The power is switched on and the operation of the maintained lighting systems is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Tools, material, work platforms and equipment are cleaned, inspected and stored or disposed of. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.The feedback report complies with specified requirements for format, contents, accuracy and distribution. The report is delivered within the agreed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.The consequences of not reporting and performing housekeeping duties in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 


    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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality requirements for activity
  • Applicable work site procedures
  • Applicable manufacturers` specifications
  • Documentation required for the activity
  • Communication and teamwork principles
  • Reporting systems
  • Identification, location and function of appropriate tools, material, personal protective equipment and work platforms
  • Names and functions of lamps, luminaries components and lighting systems
  • Construction of lamps
  • Ingress protection ratings
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Fault finding principles
  • Working principles of control gear, control gear components and lamps theoretically and practically explained as well as scientifically and mathematically proven
  • Advantages and disadvantages of lamps, luminaries and luminary components
  • Uses of lamps and luminaries
  • Special electrical measuring instruments
  • Factors causing loss of light emitted by lamps
  • Routine maintenance
  • Planed maintenance
  • On the job faultfinding
  • Overhauling of luminaries
  • Factors to consider while doing maintenance (Maintenance hints)
  • Company`s buying policy 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively (in the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to (maintaining lighting systems) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when (giving instructions to fellow workers, following of instructions, recording and reporting information) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (maintaining lighting systems) to ensuring that all safety and environmental conditions are considered) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Tasks, using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protecting equipment and safety equipment) 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258965, which is "Maintain lighting systems", Level 3, 4 credits.

    This Unit Standard was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04.


    GLOSSARY OF TERMS

    Advantages and disadvantages of lamps and luminaire components may include but are not limited to:
    Price
    Availability
    Expected life span
    Power consumed
    Time to emit maximum light

    Buying policy may include but are not limited to:
    Hand driven system
    Computer driven system

    Cleaning may include but are not limited to:
    Washing with water and soap
    Washing with cleaning agents
    Wipe with a cloth
    Using ultra sonic cleaning equipment

    Communications and teamwork principles may include but are not limited to:
    Questions and answers
    Discussions
    Depending on the help of somebody else to do a job
    Outer envelope
    Discharge tube
    Connection cap
    Getter

    Construction of lamps may include but are not limited to:
    Outer envelope
    Discharge tube
    Connection cap
    Getter

    Control gear may include but are not limited to:
    Switch start, Semi-Resunant start, Rapid start, Slimline and Electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamp circuits Switch start and Electronic start ballasts for compact fluorescent lamp circuits
    Mercury vapour control gear
    Metal Halide control gear
    High Pressure Sodium control gear
    Low Pressure Sodium control gear

    Control gear components may include but are not limited to:
    Choke
    Capacitor
    Ignitor
    Wiring
    Fuses
    Connection blocks with screw connectors

    Dismantling may include but are not limited to removing of:
    Enclosing bowls
    Reflectors
    Luminaire cables
    Chokes
    Capacitors
    Ignitors

    Documentation may include but are not limited to:
    Checklists
    Job cards
    Reports

    Environmental practices may include but are not limited to correct methods of disposing of material containing:
    Galvanise
    Silicon
    Cadmium
    Fiberglas

    Equipment may include but are not limited to:
    Lamps
    Water
    Soap
    Cloth
    Luminaire components
    Cabeling

    Factors causing loss of light may include but are not limited to:
    Lamp lumen depreciation
    Dirt on lamps and luminaires
    Lamp outages
    Depreciation of luminaire surfaces
    Dirt on room surfaces
    Temperature and voltages

    Factors to consider while doing maintenance on lighting systems (maintenance hints) may include but are not limited to:
    Use the correct voltage
    Use special lamps for vibration conditions
    Use lamps and lamp holders with the same watt-value
    Use lamps and luminaires with the same watt-value
    Don`t clean a worm bulb with a wet cloth
    Mount the bulb in the position that it is designed for
    Don`t change the lamp before the power is switched off

    Fault diagnosis may include but are not limited to identifying:
    Cracks on lamp neck, lamp holder, enclosing bowl, reflector,
    Broken off pieces on lamp holder, reflector, control gearbox, capacitor casing, ignitor,
    Broken luminaire bowls, hinges, mountings,
    Sharp edges on damaged luminaires
    Broken or perished seals
    Scratch marks on lamp outer envelop, reflector,
    Loose terminal connections
    Damaged cable insulation

    Fault finding principles may include but are not limited to methods of discovering:
    Broken luminaire bowls, hinges, seals, mountings
    Sharp edges on damaged luminaires
    Wrong wiring and termination
    The use of wrong equipment/components
    Broken neutral conductors

    Faulty equipment may include but are not limited to:
    Mechanical damage to capacitor and/or ignitor casing
    Damaged cable insulation
    Components without labels

    Good housekeeping practices may include but are not limited to practices given by:
    OHS-ACT
    Work site procedures

    Hazardous and sub-standard conditions may include but are not limited to:
    Luminaires above moving machinery
    Broken components with sharp edges that is to be removed
    Equipment blocking the work area
    Uneven surfaces onto which luminaires to be secured

    Ingress protection rating may include but are not limited to:
    Protection of persons against access to hazardous parts
    Protection against water
    Mechanical protectionJ

    ob instruction may include but are not limited to instructions from:
    Job cards
    Team leader (Verbal instructions)

    Luminaire components may include but are not limited to:
    Luminaire box
    Enclosing bowl
    Reflector
    Choke
    Capacitor
    Ignitor
    Wiring
    Fuses

    Luminaires for use in the domestic, learning institution and office environment may include but are not limited to: Chandeliers
    Wall mounted luminaires
    Down lighters
    Bulkheads
    Fluorescent luminaires

    Luminaires for emergency lighting may include but are not limited to:
    Luminaires with systems activated by voltage drops
    Luminaires with systems activated when the supply fails which is divided as:
    Maintained systems
    Non-maintained systems

    Luminaires for streetlights may include but are not limited to:
    Pole mounted luminaires
    Post top mounted luminaires

    Luminaires for use in hazardous areas may include but are not limited to:
    Luminaires with flameproof protection
    Luminaires with increased safety protection
    Luminaires with non-sparking protection
    Luminaires which is dust tight, dust proof, dust ignition and hose proof

    Luminaires for use in the industrial environment may include but are not limited to:
    High bay luminaires
    Low bay luminaires
    Bulkheads
    Floodlights

    Luminaires for use in the sport field environment may include but are not limited to:
    Floodlights
    Spotlights

    Maintenance procedure may include but are not limited to:
    Manufacturers` maintenance manuals
    Company maintenance manuals

    Manufacturers` specifications may include but is not limited to:
    Dimensions of components,
    Weight of components,
    Type of material from which components were manufactured as given in:
    Manufacturers` maintenance manuals
    Manufacturer catalogues
    Company maintenance manuals

    Materials may include but are not limited to:
    Bolts and nuts
    Rawl bolts
    Angle iron and/or flat bar
    Strapping
    Grinding discs
    Welding rods
    Cleaning agents
    Stationary
    Scrap paper
    Boxes

    Measuring instruments (electrical) may include but are not limited to:
    Multi meter
    Voltage tester
    Clamp-on ammeter
    RCL meter
    Ignitor tester
    Dual circuit tester
    Discharge lamp tester

    On the job faultfinding may include but are not limited to:
    Faultfinding on a single phase system
    Faultfinding on a three-phase system

    Personnel protective equipment may include but are not limited to:
    Safety glasses
    Safety belts
    Visors
    Helmets

    Personal safety may include but are not limited to:
    Assuring safe conditions as given by OHS-ACT
    Acting safely as given by OHS-ACT

    Poisonous, toxic and dangerous materials may include but are not limited to:
    Fiberglas
    Galvanise
    Cadmium
    Safety solvent
    Cleaning agents
    Fluorescent powder

    Policy procedure may include but are not limited to:
    Methods of communicating
    Methods of completing documentation
    Methods of selecting personal safety equipment, tools, consumables,
    Checklists

    Practical safety may include but are not limited to:
    Using of personnel protective equipment

    Reassembling, adjusting and testing may include but are not limited to:
    Mounting enclosing bowls, reflectors luminaire cables, etc
    Lining up floodlights with aiming angles
    Testing luminaires electrically according to SABS 0142-1 section 8

    Reconditioning and renewal may include but are not limited to:
    Changing of cracked lamp holder, enclosing bowl, reflector,
    Changing of broken lamp holder, reflector, control gearbox, capacitor, ignitor,
    Changing of scratched lamp, reflector,
    Securing of loose terminal connections
    Changing cables with damaged insulation

    Reporting system may include but is not limited to:
    Documentation (electronic of paper)
    Verbal feedback

    Removing may include but is not limited to:
    Disconnecting cable
    Undoing of base bolts
    Carry or transport luminaire, base bolts and lamp to working facility

    Routine maintenance may include but is not limited to:
    Check for lamps that do not illuminate and repair faulty luminaire components
    Check for broken luminaires and repair damaged luminaire components
    Check for poor light output and repair problem
    Check for lamps that are fluctuating or that goes on and off with short intervals and repair the problem

    Safety will include but are not limited to:
    Personal safety
    Practical safety
    Safety on equipment

    Safety on equipment will include but are not limited to:
    Mechanical hazards poised by luminaires
    Hazards when disposing of damaged luminaires and/or luminaire mounting components

    Servicing may include but are not limited to:
    Isolating
    Removing of lamps and luminaires
    Dismantling of luminaires
    Cleaning lamps, luminaires and luminaire component surfaces
    Fault diagnosis on luminaires and luminaire components
    Reconditioning or renewal of damaged luminaires and luminaire components
    Reassembling, adjustments and tests of luminaires

    Statutory requirements may include but is not limited to:
    OHS Act,
    SABS 0142-1, and
    Mines and mineral act
    Local Authority requirements

    Tools may include but are not limited to:
    Hand tools
    Power tools
    Measuring instruments (Electrical and Mechanical)

    Uses of lamps and luminaire components may include but are not limited to illuminating:
    Public buildings
    Sports grounds
    Factories
    Railway stations
    Parking areas
    Boats

    Work platforms may include but are not limited to:
    Stepladders
    Ladders
    Scaffolding
    Telescoping scaffolding
    Lift truck

    Working principles may include but are not limited to:
    Starting and restarting of lamps, emission of light, positive/negative temperature coefficient of materials Limiting of current, generating of high voltage starting pulses and correcting of the power factor

    Work site may include but are not limited to:
    Domestic, learning institution and office environments
    Industrial environments
    Gas and/or dust hazardous areas (Petrol stations, )
    Streets
    Sport field environments

    Work site procedures may include but are not limited to Company`s:
    Safety procedures as given in Safety manuals
    Policy procedures as given in Policy manuals
    Installing procedures as given in Manufacturers` and Company maintenance manuals
    Maintaining procedure given in Manufacturers` and Company maintenance manuals 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48475   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  66009   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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