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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated overhead line 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258929  Carry out a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated overhead line 
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
116644  Carry out a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated overhead line  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful for persons that will be involved in the maintenance and repair of mining equipment and specifically when required to perform a detailed inspection on an isolated overhead line.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to the detailed inspection on an isolated overhead line.
  • Prepare to inspect the isolated overhead line.
  • Inspect the overhead line.
  • Test the overhead line and prepare for operation and/or production.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of performing a detailed inspection on an isolated overhead line in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes, or areas of learning, when starting to learn towards this unit standard.

    The ability to:
  • Use appropriate test instruments.
  • Use relevant hand tools.
  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams.

    Knowledge of:
  • The dangers related to electrocution.
  • The treatment for electrical shock. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    It is assumed that the overhead line has been isolated before attempting this unit standard:

    A detailed inspection must include:
  • External cleaning.
  • Inspection and rectification of external defects.
  • Identification of defects, for example, loose terminations, which will only be apparent by de-energising the equipment, or using where necessary, tools or test equipment (or both).

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to the detailed inspection on an isolated overhead line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of performing a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated overhead line is explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various methods of cleaning an isolated overhead line are explained with reference to cleaning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lockout procedures are explained with reference to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principle of operation and function of an overhead line is explained with reference to its application in a mining environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The explanation of the risk related to inspecting an isolated overhead line, shows a clear understanding of the possible critical workplace and work related hazards. The explanation also describes the recommended controls to deal with the risks associated with each hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to inspect the isolated overhead line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is examined and used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Permission to enter the workplace where applicable is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The isolated overhead line to be inspected is identified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The workplace is examined for hazardous and substandard conditions, which are addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and test equipment.
  • Permission obtained.
  • Overhead line identification.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect the overhead line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace is examined for hazardous and sub-standard conditions. Critical hazards and sub-standard conditions encountered in a particular context are addressed in a manner consistent with documented best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards and risks directly related to the inspection of the overhead line are identified and addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lockout procedures are adhered to in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools, material and equipment are used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The overhead line is inspected and tested in accordance with specified and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not inspecting the overhead trolley line in accordance with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection must include:
  • Cracked insulators.
  • Dirty insulators.
  • Condition of serving on the conductors.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The consequences of not inspecting the overhead line in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Examination of workplace.
  • Hazards and risks identified.
  • Lockout procedures.
  • Tools, material and test equipment.
  • Inspection and testing.
  • Defects addressed.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the overhead line and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The lockout is removed and the overhead line is verified to be operational in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment are cleaned, inspected and stored in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The feedback report complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not testing the overhead line and not preparing for operation in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Lockout removed.
  • Workplace is cleaned.
  • Examination of workplace.
  • Tools, material and test equipment are cleaned.
  • Feedback report.
     


  • 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 with the relevant ETQA and 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 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively:
  • The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

  • 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 116644, "Carry out a detailed electrical inspection on an isolated overhead line", Level 2, 3 credits.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.


    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.


    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • 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 


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