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

Planning of electronic security equipment/system installations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11136  Planning of electronic security equipment/system installations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-09  2007-08-16  SAQA 0958/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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
244323  Determine installation requirements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who must be able to successfully plan and design the layout of electronic security equipment/systems

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to :
  • Obtain/create a floor plan of the premises/property that needs to be protected by the security system
  • Determine system / devices required and correct placement
  • Control stock
  • Confirm power equipment 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners wishing to attempt this unit standard have technical literacy, numeracy and communication skills equivalent to NQF level 4. A proven competency in the electronic security equipment/systems wiring unit standard.

    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Communication, including: liaison; customer service; report writing; consultation; interpersonal; listening; questioning; gaining feedback; giving information).
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications.
  • Selection and use of relevant testing tools and equipment.
  • Cable isolation, testing and tagging procedures.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Methodical organisation of work.
  • Cable handling.
  • Problem solving.
  • Time management.
  • Safe and efficient work practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who will plan a layout of electronic security equipment/systems installation.
    This unit applies to extra-low voltage environments.

    The following variables covers all the specific outcomes:

    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies

    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreement; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents

    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents

    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements. OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations

    Basic building plan must include
  • Municipal approved plans; Computer generated plans; hand drawn

    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; ladder; scaffold; scissor lift; hoist; batteries; personal protective equipment; communications equipment

    Devices must include:
  • Magnetic contact; Passive infra red detectors; glass break detectors; Seismic detectors; Radar detectors; Beams; Smoke detectors; wireless devices

    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos dust; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up

    Security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural

    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid
  • Personal protective equipment required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation

    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots, hard hat, protective eyewear, ear protection

    Legislative considerations for identifying and diagnosing faults must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain/create a floor plan of the premises/property that needs to be protected by the electronic security equipment/systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner is able to obtain a pre-drawn floor plan of the premises where the installation will take place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner is able to create a logical, effective plan of the intended installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge and understanding of the overall understanding of the plan is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The floor plan layout and the interpretation of possible problems related to the intended installation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The ability to read and understand a basic building floor plan is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine system/devices required as well as correct placement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct system/devices for the required installation is demonstrated using as a guide, the client's needs versus the system/device capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevance of use of the selected system/devices is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A clear understanding of the system/device application, performance and limitations is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The system/device placement is effectively communicated with the client, considering the client's expectations versus the system/device capabilities and limitations as per the manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock quantity and type is obtained from the installation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock control verification is done according to specific company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transport and storage of drawn/unused stock and material are in compliance with manufacturer and company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Installation manuals, programming worksheets and installation layout diagrams that forms part of installation stock are controlled and secured at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Confirm system power requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Power requirements are calculated to confirm system operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Power requirements must include the power required to allow the system to function optimally during operation (normally specified in voltage and current) and any stand-by power requirements. (These could include battery backup, UPS systems or similar.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable length and type are verified to minimize voltage drop. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA by SAQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
  • The POSLEC SETA ETQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant competency and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Cable characteristics.
  • Types, functions and requirements of security equipment/system.
  • Methods of cable testing.
  • Cable identification.
  • Cable and device attachment methods
  • Earthing systems arrangements and requirements.
  • Electrical concepts - voltage, current, resistance and impedance.
  • Electrical connections.
  • Types of electrical circuits.
  • Circuit protection requirements.
  • Cable handling requirements.
  • Testing wiring systems.
  • Circuit protection requirements.
  • Computer software.
  • Isolating and testing procedures.
  • Reading and understanding basic building plans
  • Technical terms.
  • Company requirements.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when planning an installation, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions / options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as member of a team when obtaining building plans from appropriate parties, thereby ensuring planning is based on accurate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one and ones activities when planning installations, ensuring all possible scenarios' are taken into account and the work can happen on time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when interpreting work orders, manufacturers' specifications and building plans, ensuring accurate information is used in the planning process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when calculating power requirements, ensuring equipment will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between accurate, comprehensive planning, client satisfaction, quality and repeat business. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244323, which is Determine installation requirements, Level 4, 4 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Assessment Statement

    Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on the extent and nature of progress towards the achievement of the performance standard outlined in this unit.

    Assessment against this unit of competency may involve any of the following techniques:
  • Continuous assessment in an institutional setting that stimulates the conditions of performance describe in the elements, performance criteria and range of variables statement that make up the unit
  • Continuous assessment in the workplace, taking into account the range of variables affecting performance
  • Self-assessment on the same terms as those described above
  • Simulated assessment or critical incident assessment, provided that the critical incident involves assessment against performance criteria and an evaluation of underpinning knowledge and skill required to achieve the required performance outcomes

    Resources required for Assessment
  • Client file and security system operation requirements for review.
  • Work order.
  • Tools, equipment and materials for cable installation.
  • Manufacturers' device operating instructions.
  • Communications equipment.
  • Case studies.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions.
  • Relevant codes of practice.
  • A suitable venue: either in the workplace or classroom.
  • Access to a registered provider of assessment services.


    Unit Standards Justification

    Level
  • Skills: Level 3: Definite variety within critical stress, with drastic consequence.
  • Procedures: Level 4: Familiar procedures apply but not repetitively
  • Context: Level 3: An endless number of variations can and does occur.
  • Knowledge: Level 5: Relevant theory is required to address different conditions that may occur.
  • Information Processing: Level 4: Information is dynamically processed to constantly identify threat
  • Problem Solving: Level 5: Discretion responsibility and reliability is required to execute the process effectively.
  • Orientation of activity: Level 4: Follows instructions, works under supervision and must refer any abnormal conditions to the Supervisor, but must be prepared to act on discretion of need.
  • Application of Responsibility: Level 4: Works under supervision and regular quality control inspection is required, though degree of responsibility is critical, and measurable by preservation of life as primary factor.
  • Orientation and scope of Responsibility: Level 5: Responsible for own quality and quantity which can have an impact on others in the process

    Average Level: 4.1
    Actual Level Assigned: 4


    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:
  • Classroom learning: 30 hours
  • On-the-job learning: 40 hours
  • Self directed learning: 10 hours
  • Coaching required: 20 hours
  • TOTAL: 100 hours

    CREDITS ACHIEVED: 10 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22110   National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-08-16  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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