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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources such as gas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258928  Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources such as gas 
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 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; Construction and Renewable Energy Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources such as gas etc.
  • 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:
  • An understanding of the different types of energy sources.
  • OSH Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Flammable energy sources includes but is not limited to, gas and paraffin etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The correct storage of flammable energy sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Flammable energy sources are stored in a well-ventilated area and the reasons for it explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Flammable energy sources are not stored in a storage area, which is below surface level, and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Flammable energy sources are not stored in direct sunlight or near a heat source and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No smoking by anybody is allowed in a storage area for flammable energy sources and the reasons for this explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    The correct procedures are followed concerning safety aspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A pressure regulator is always used with a gas bottle and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct regulator is identified and selected per type of gas and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rubber hoses and clips are replaced every two years and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No smoking is allowed while working with flammable energy sources and appliances and the reasons for this explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Leaks are detected using either soapy water or approved electronic gas detectors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Containers and gas bottles are clearly marked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Flammable energy sources are used safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gas cylinders are kept in the upright position during use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hoses are kept clear of flames or hot surfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Flammable energy sources are used in a ventilated area away from direct heat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Correct method for lighting is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Valve or regulator tap is closed after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Gas cylinders are disconnected and sealed when not in use for prolonged periods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintenance of appliances. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Appliances can include but is not limited to small gas appliances, small paraffin appliances etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct tools are used for the repair and maintenance and correctly used as per manufacturers' specifications and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is used as per safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe work practise and good house keeping is maintained as per statutory 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.
  • 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 
  • A broad understanding of flammable energy sources.
  • An understanding of the inherent dangers of flammable energy sources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (Identify potential unsafe practise and correct them). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (Develop safe and effective storage methods). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (Communicate safe practises to users and colleagues). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (Understanding flammable energy sources and their dangers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (Understand the impact of safe work ethics on others and their safety). 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements:
  • Legal requirements.
  • OSH Act.

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of:
  • Context Specific. 

  • 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: 
    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.
     
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    4. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    6. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    7. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    8. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    9. EKURHULENI WEST TVET BOKSBURG CAMPUS 
    10. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    11. GLERE SKILLS CONSULTANT 
    12. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    13. Learn A Trade 
    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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