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

Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14033  Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2008-02-09  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-09   2012-02-09  

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
254060  Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment in a safe manner in compliance with legislation. This competence will enable the learner to work in an efficient manner, which will contribute towards the overall efficiency of the organisation. This competence will enable the learner to understand the use, care and basic maintenance of this equipment. This will ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and equipment is used in accordance with safe work practices. This competence will advance the learner's own expertise and employability in both the water sector and other related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Apply personal safety practices in the water sector NQF level 2 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Mechanical tools and equipment: Compactors, TLB, water pumps, generators.

Electrical tools: Angle grinder, electric drill, and submersible water pump

Pneumatic tools: Compressor, jackhammer, angle grinders, spanners, drills, and compactors.

Hydraulic equipment: Hydraulic lifting and moving gear.

Safety equipment: Gloves, goggles, overalls, safety boots, mask, earplugs, helmet. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Use mechanical tools and equipment in accordance with work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Mechanical tools and equipment are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Use of mechanical tools and equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Mechanical tools and equipment are used correctly and safely. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Mechanical tools and equipment are cleaned, checked and maintained within own scope of responsibility. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Reporting procedure for damaged mechanical tools and equipment is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate knowledge of safety when using electricity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Potential hazards when using electricity are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate action is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Earth leakage problems are identified and corrective action is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safety equipment when working with electricity is identified and described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Use electrical tools safely in accordance with work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Electrical tools are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Purpose of electrical tools is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Electrical tools are used correctly and safely. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Electrical tools are cleaned, checked and maintained within own scope of responsibility. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Reporting procedure for damaged electrical tools is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Use pneumatic tools safely in accordance with work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Pneumatic tools are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Purpose of pneumatic tools is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Pneumatic tools are used correctly and safely. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Pneumatic tools are cleaned, checked and maintained within own scope of responsibility. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Reporting procedure for damaged pneumatic tools is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Use hydraulic equipment safely in accordance with work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Types of hydraulic equipment are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Use of hydraulic equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Hydraulic equipment is used correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Hydraulic equipment is cleaned, checked and maintained within own scope of responsibility. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Reporting procedure for damaged hydraulic equipment is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Operate mechanical, electrical and pneumatic tools. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Operate mechanical, electrical and pneumatic tools taking into consideration the safety needs of the team. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Safety needs of the team are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Safety considerations with regard to the excavator are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Communication to team members about safety is clear and appropriate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Team members wear appropriate safety equipment in accordance with legislation. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

1 Maintenance procedures for tools and equipment.
2 Work procedures for use of tools and equipment.
3 The importance of maintaining tools and equipment in good working order.
4 OHS Act.
5 The importance of communication about safety within the team when using mechanised tools.
6 The dangers of electricity.
7 Traffic control and safety signage on a work site. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. This relates to:
  • Use mechanical tools and equipment in accordance with work procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety when using electricity.
  • Use electrical tools safely in accordance with work procedures.
  • Use pneumatic tools safely in accordance with work procedures.
  • Use hydraulic equipment safely in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to:
  • Operate mechanical, electrical and pneumatic tools taking into consideration the safety needs of the team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. This relates to:
  • Use mechanical tools and equipment in accordance with work procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety when using electricity.
  • Use pneumatic tools safely in accordance with work procedures.
  • Use hydraulic equipment safely in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. This relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. This relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. This relates to:
  • Operate mechanical, electrical and pneumatic tools taking into consideration the safety needs of the team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 254060, which is "Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment", Level 2, 4 credits.

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    ASSESSMENT OPTION
    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
    Oral or written questions
    Direct observation
    Simulation 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23475   National Certificate: Water Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. ERGO MAPHELONG INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
    3. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    4. K-BONENG CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    5. MULES CONSULTING 
    6. PIONEER BUSINESS CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    7. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    8. UMPHA DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 



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