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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping units 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258917  Maintain batteries, battery rooms or tripping units 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114671  Maintain batteries and battery rooms  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction, Renewable Energy Sector, Chemical and Mining industries.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare, inspect clean and record data of batteries, battery rooms or tripping units.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering, construction, chemical and mining 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, construction, chemical and mining environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Introduction to industry.
  • Select, use and care of relevant tools and equipment.
  • Statutory requirements.
  • Basic first aid.
  • Basic fire fighting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statutory requirements includes but is not limited to:
  • Relevant Health and Safety Act.
  • Relevant SANS specifications.
  • Local Authority requirements.
  • Manufacturer's specifications.
  • Worksite procedures.

    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to:
  • Written or verbal procedures, formal and informal methods.
  • Batteries include primary cells, secondary cells for stationary and mobile installations.

    Preparation includes but is not limited to:
  • Ventilation.
  • Doors open.
  • Symbolic safety signs.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Eye wash bowl.
  • Safety shower.
  • First aid kit.
  • Running water.
  • Lighting.

    Antistatic precautionary methods:

    Maintenance tools include but is not limited to:
  • Hydrometers, thermometer, special battery and plastic refill bottles.

    Maintenance equipment include but is not limited to:
  • Paper towels, demineralised water and petroleum jelly, non sparking brushes, plastic water buckets and nylon brushes, brooms with wooden handles, squeegees with wooden handles, and hosepipe. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools, equipment and materials are selected and checked to meet the requirements of the activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mechanical aids and handling equipment are organised according to the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate documentation is acquired in accordance with job requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Correct battery bank or unit is selected and isolated where necessary according to work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Affected parties are informed and liaised with as per local communication procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Authorisation is obtained and battery room or tripping unit is accessed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety of working area is ensured according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective equipment is used according to statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect, clean and record data of a battery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cells are inspected according to standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cells are cleaned according to standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Battery readings are recorded according to standard. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Voltage, specific gravity and temperature.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defects and abnormalities are recorded and reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of cleaning equipment, measuring equipment and inspecting are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect and clean battery room or tripping unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Battery room or tripping unit equipment is inspected according to worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Battery room or tripping unit equipment is cleaned according to worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety equipment is tested in accordance with worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective equipment is used throughout inspecting and cleaning of battery room or tripping unit. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Completion of work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cleaning material and debris are removed as per worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cleaning equipment is removed as per worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All doors are closed and locked as per safety requirements and security procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and all defects are reported to the designated personnel. 


    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 
  • Terminology associated with batteries.
  • Principles of operation of batteries.
  • Hazards associated with batteries, battery rooms or tripping units.
  • Battery maintenance and testing procedures. 

  • 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 liaised with and informed). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (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 liaised 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114671, "Maintain batteries and battery rooms", Level 2, 7 credits.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SANS Specifications.
  • Relevant Health and Safety Act.
  • 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  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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: 
    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. Artisan Development Academy 
    2. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    3. Better Best Agri Development 
    4. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    6. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    7. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    8. EKURHULENI WEST TVET BOKSBURG CAMPUS 
    9. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    10. GLERE SKILLS CONSULTANT 
    11. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    12. Learn A Trade 
    13. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    14. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    15. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    16. PCD College cc 
    17. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Umfolozi FET College 



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