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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out a close inspection and repair defects on a flameproof enclosure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258931  Carry out a close inspection and repair defects on a flameproof enclosure 
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 will be useful to people who are responsible for external inspections and repairing of external defects on a flameproof enclosure.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to a close inspection on flameproof enclosures.
  • Prepare to inspect the enclosure.
  • Inspect and repair the enclosure.
  • Perform reporting and housekeeping duties. 

  • 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 a feeler gauge. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Cleaning the enclosure externally.
  • External visual inspection of the enclosure for flameproofness.
  • Measurement of the flame path gaps.
  • Recording and reporting of defects.
  • Securing of loose bolts.
  • Replacing of missing bolts.
  • Identification and rectification of external defects, for example, loose bolts, which will be apparent only by visual inspection and the use of a tool, and which do not normally require the enclosure to be opened, or the equipment to be de-energised.

    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 a close inspection on flameproof enclosures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of carrying out a close inspection on flameproof enclosures is explained with reference to safety and explosions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of the different types of cleaning material, equipment and solvents are explained with reference to health, safety and impact on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various cleaning methods are explained with reference to washing and dusting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements in terms of flameproofness are explained with reference to legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The external operational requirements of a flameproof enclosure are explained in terms of specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include but is not limited to:
  • Electrical motors; terminal boxes; inspection covers; cable couplers; plug-and-socket couplers; cable entries and glands; lights; hand held coal drills; switchgear and transformers; cable reeling devices; bolts; mechanical joints; name plate and approval.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to inspect the enclosure. 

    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 
    Where applicable, equipment and machines are locked out and made safe in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not preparing for inspection and cleaning in line with specific requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and repair the enclosure. 

    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 
    The enclosure is identified, cleaned and inspected in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defects identified are addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hazards and risks directly related to the cleaning and inspection of the enclosure are identified and addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools, material and equipment are used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    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. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform reporting and housekeeping duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and equipment are cleaned, inspected and stored in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The feedback report complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not performing reporting and housekeeping duties in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 


    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:
  • External operational requirements of flameproof enclosures.
  • Purpose of utilising flameproof apparatus.
  • Basic safety procedures related to the type of work and location.
  • Terminology associated with the tools and materials.
  • Inspection procedures.
  • Prescribed isolating procedures.
  • The requirements for flameproofness with reference to legal requirements.
  • Knowledge for the accurate completion and processing of documentation.
  • Awareness of and understanding the legal and site-specific requirements, relevant to close inspections of flameproof enclosures. 

  • 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.

    Note:
  • 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.

    Note:
  • 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:

    Note:
  • 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.

    Note:
  • 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 
    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 and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 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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