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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install cables 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119833  Install cables 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 and Construction sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Installing surface mounted cables
  • Installing under-surface cables
  • Installing cables in trenches

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the energy sector by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the energy sector. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the energy sector environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statutory requirements includes but is not limited to:
  • OHS Act
  • Relevant SANS specifications
  • Local authority requirements
  • Manufacturers specifications
  • Worksite procedures

    Equipment may include but is not limited to:
  • Scaffolding and ladders, extension ladders
  • Angle grinders, masonry cutting disks and face shields
  • Compactors, trenching machines
  • Cable drum stands
  • Cable pulling socks 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted to determine a sequence of operation according to standard procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Task procedures and requirements for the job (includes type and quantity of tools and materials lists) are planned according to the job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate tools, equipment and materials are selected, checked and organised to meet the requirements of the activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic layout drawings/documentation and electrical symbols are interpreted in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected in accordance with the statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Environmental factors are considered when planning for installation of cables and conductors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to:
  • UV exposure, mechanical protection, trench preparation
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install surface mounted cables. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Surface, on racks and in ducts. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of different types of surface mounting techniques is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of techniques is applied for fastening surface mounted cables is applied in real or simulated situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate tools are selected and used according to the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Statutory requirements and manufacturers specifications related to installing surface mounted cables are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety regulations relevant to installing surface cables are applied at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Surface cables are installed according to instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install under-surface cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct tools for cutting and chasing are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Codes of practice with respect to cutting and chasing depths are applied according to sleeves/ducting and box specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Walls and floors are cut and chased according to pre-marked layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety regulations and procedures relevant to cutting and chasing are applied at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sleeves/ducting into the cut and chased slots in the wall or floor are installed, supported and secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work area is restored to an acceptable condition. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install cables in trenches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the different types of cables are explained according to manufacturer's and installation specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials/cables are handled, cared for and stored correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate tools are identified and used according to the job requirements for trenching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Trench for installation of cable is prepared according to relevant code of practice and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dimensions of trench are excavated according to code of practice for different cable types and sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The impact of trenching on the environment is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Location of other services encountered is reported in the corrected format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Knowledge of different rolling out techniques and equipment used is applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Cables are installed in trench according to task procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Apply Backfill techniques are applied and site is estored to acceptable condition. 


    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:
  • Environmental factors considered when planning for installation of cables
  • Knowledge of different types of surface and under-surface mounting techniques
  • Knowledge of statutory requirements and manufacturer's specifications related to installing cables
  • Knowledge of codes of practice
  • Knowledge of purpose of different types of cables 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (deviations from statutory requirements are identified, reported and rectified). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (affected parties are liased with and informed). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one'self (plan, select, organise work tasks). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information (worksite preparation). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (affected parties are liased with and informed). 

    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 
    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SANS codes of practice
  • OHS Act No 85 of 1993
  • Manufacturer's manuals 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. HT MARKTECH 
    2. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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