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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, handle and assemble Medium or High Voltage line hardware and related materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258922  Identify, handle and assemble Medium or High Voltage line hardware and related materials 
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
113872  Identify, handle and assemble medium / high voltage line hardware and related materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons working in the Electrical Engineering and Distribution environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify, handle and assemble Medium or High Voltage line hardware and related materials on site.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Electrical Engineering and Distribution environment.The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Electrical Infrastructure Construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Basic hand tools.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Housekeeping (including stacking & storing).
  • Basic rigging.
  • Environmental awareness. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons working with, handling and assembling Medium or High Voltage line hardware and related equipment independently:
  • Hardware will include, but are not limited to wood pole structures, conductive elements, stays & struts, insulators, clamps, bolts and pre-formed products.
  • Equipment will include, but are not limited to Medium Voltage pole mounted isolators, breakers, sectionalisers, transformers, re-closers and surge arrestors.
  • Related material will include, but are not limited to cleaning materials/solvents, special lubricants, insulating oil.
  • Assembly will include dressing of wood pole structures and cross-arms. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and handle the appropriate Medium or High Voltage line hardware. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions are interpreted and carried out as per job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hardware is identified as per instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is worn when handling hardware as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hardware selected and handled as per work instruction/manufacturer`s requirements, applying basic rigging principles if required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and handle the appropriate Medium Voltage equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions are interpreted and carried out as per job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is identified as per instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is worn when handling equipment as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment selected and handled as per work instruction/manufacturer`s requirements, applying basic rigging principles if required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble Medium or High Voltage line hardware. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work site/area is prepared according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is worn when assembling hardware as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The line hardware is assembled in a logical sequence as per manufacturer`s specifications and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work site is left clean and excess material removed as per environmental legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and handle related materials used during Medium or High Voltage line hardware assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Related materials are identified as per job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environmental requirements of applicable related materials is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is worn when handling related materials as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Related materials are selected and handled as per manufacturer`s specifications and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste materials are disposed of as per environmental requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A basic understanding of assembling the relevant hardware.
  • A broad understanding of the application and purpose of hardware, equipment and related materials.
  • A basic understanding of the relevant procedures and practices relating to handling and assembling.
  • A basic understanding of safe work procedures and manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to medium/high voltage line hardware and related materials so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    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 113872, which is "Identify, handle and assemble medium/high voltage line hardware and related materials", Level 2, 4 Credits. Originally re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA decision number 2552/04.

    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.
  • Environmental Act.
  • ISO Standards. 

  • 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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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