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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select, use and maintain specialised tools for reticulation network construction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13617  Select, use and maintain specialised tools for reticulation network construction 
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 low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) reticulation environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Safely identify, select, use, maintain and inspect specialised tools used for the construction of LV and MV reticulation networks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different types and applications of specialised tools.
  • Carry out low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) reticulation network construction tasks with the aid of the applicable specialised tools.

    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:
  • Apply and adhere to electrical safety standards.
  • General safety.
  • Use and care for hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety Act, Local Authorities requirements and manufacturers specifications.
  • Specialised tools and equipment include, but are not limited to cable/conductor running-out equipment (cable stands/trestles, cable jacks, cable rollers, cable pulling socks, winches, coffin hoists, come-alongs), conductor stringing/tensioning tools and equipment (guy-grips, chain hoists, slings, shackles) and conductor cutting/jointing/terminating tools and equipment (manual and hydraulic cable/conductor cutters, crimping tools/accessories, pneumatic wrenches and banded strapping tools).
  • Networks include low-and-medium voltage reticulation networks.
  • Application includes erecting and dismantling of low-and-medium voltage reticulation networks.
  • Low-and-medium voltage reticulation network types include overhead lines and underground cables.
  • Conductive element types include, but are not limited to bare conductors, covered conductors, bundle conductors, Airdac. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select, use and maintain specialised equipment for reticulation cable/conductor running-out 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cable/conductor running-out equipment are identified and selected correctly according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cable/conductor running-out equipment are set up and applied safely during LV and MV network construction activities according to safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cable/conductor running-out equipment are maintained according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cable/conductor running-out equipment are stored according to work site/housekeeping procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select, use and maintain specialised reticulation conductor stringing and tensioning tools 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select, use and maintain specialised reticulation conductor stringing and tensioning tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Conductor stringing and tensioning tools and equipment are identified and selected correctly according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Conductor stringing and tensioning tools and equipment are applied safely during LV and MV network construction activities according to safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Conductor stringing and tensioning tools and equipment are maintained according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Conductor stringing and tensioning tools and equipment are stored according to work site/housekeeping procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select, use and maintain specialised reticulation conductor cutting/jointing/terminating tools 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select, use and maintain specialised reticulation conductor cutting/jointing/terminating tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cable/conductor cutting/jointing/terminating tools and equipment are identified and selected correctly according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cable/conductor cutting/jointing/terminating tools and equipment are applied safely applied safely during LV and MV network construction activities according to safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cable/conductor cutting/jointing/terminating tools and equipment are maintained according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cable/conductor cutting/jointing/terminating tools and equipment are stored according to work site/housekeeping procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect and report the condition and serviceability of specialised reticulation tools and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specialised reticulation tools and equipment are visually inspected for defects according to inspection lists and OHS Act requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Specialised reticulation tools and equipment are physically tested for functionality before application according to safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Unsafe/faulty tools and equipment are identified and marked for repair or replacement, according to work site procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Inspection reports are completed and submitted according to work site specifications and statutory requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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:
  • Names, types, locations and functions/correct application of specialised reticulation tools.
  • Safety related to each specialised tool.
  • Personal protective equipment to be used/worn before, during and after each task.
  • Work site procedures.
  • Manufacturing specifications.
  • Identification, application, maintenance and storage of specialised reticulation tools. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding the condition of tools and job requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and plan the work task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information on the correct type, application and condition of specialised tools before, during and after use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate/report faulty tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the work activities as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Discriminate between correct and incorrect use of tools and personal protective equipment. 

    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:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS ACT
  • SABS specifications
  • Applicable statutory requirements 

  • 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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