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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect and clean Medium or High voltage yards and enclosures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258941  Inspect and clean Medium or High voltage yards and enclosures 
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
113887  Inspect and clean medium / high voltage yards and enclosures  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Safely inspect, clean and do minor repairs to Medium or High Voltage yard facilities/enclosures and record/report findings.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical Distribution and Transmission environment.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within Geographical Information Sciences environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Statutory requirements for entry to Medium or High Voltage yards and enclosures (Operating Regulations for High Voltage Systems).
  • Applicable sections of the general Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act).
  • Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment.
  • Recording/reporting skills.
  • Environmental awareness. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who will inspect and clean Medium or High Voltage yards and enclosures and record/report findings within the following range:

    Inspections include, but are not limited to:
  • Prohibited area/live chamber fencing and access gates and locks.
  • Anti-climbing devices.
  • Crusher stone.
  • Drainage.
  • Earthing straps.
  • Walkways/cable trench covers.
  • Hazardous spills.
  • Electrical cubicles/enclosures.
  • Vegetation growth.
  • Labelling/Safety signs.
  • Fire fighting equipment.
  • Yard lighting.

    Cleaning includes but is not limited to:
  • Hazardous spills.
  • Weed/waste/rubble control.
  • Cubicles.
  • Drainage systems.

    Minor repairs (non-electrical) include, but are not limited to:
  • Fencing, access gates and locks.
  • Cubicles.
  • Yard crusher stone.
  • Trenches and drainage. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to inspect and clean Medium or High Voltage yards and enclosures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted correctly and access permits and documentation arranged according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools, and equipment are identified and selected according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inspection sheets necessary to complete the task was selected correctly according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective equipment was selected correctly and safety rules/regulations are interpreted and applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect Medium or High Voltage yards, enclosures and conduct minor repairs where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The necessary permits are received and workers` register correctly completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Verify that a risk analyses is completed to ensure a safe working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inspection is conducted and recorded according to prescribed inspection sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Minor repairs are carried out according to job specifications as per inspection sheet findings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean Medium or High Voltage yards and enclosures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cleaning of Medium or High Voltage yard is done according to the specified job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and cleaning material are used in accordance with environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety-and-personal protective equipment is applied according to statutory requirements and safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cleaning of hazardous substance spills/leaks are done in accordance with statutory/environmental requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude the task of inspecting and cleaning of Medium or High voltage yards and enclosures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and unused cleaning materials are removed and stored according to worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All personnel are removed from the work site and access doors/gates are closed and locked according to the Operating Regulations for High Voltage Systems (ORHVS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rubble, weeds and hazardous waste materials are disposed of as per environmental procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Inspection sheets are completed and submitted according to maintenance procedures/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 comprehensive understanding of the relevant regulations, procedures and practices regarding access and supervision.
  • A basic understanding of hazardous substances and environmental requirements.
  • An understanding of electrical safety awareness.
  • Effective communication/reporting skills.
  • Basic understanding of Medium or High Voltage station yard layouts.
  • An understanding of safe working clearances in Medium or High Voltage station yards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information related to inspecting, cleaning and minor repairs of Medium/High/Extra High Voltage yards and enclosures. 

    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 113887, "Inspect and clean medium/high voltage yards and enclosures", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Environmental Act relating to hazardous substances control.
  • OHS Act relating to applicable operating regulations for High Voltage systems. 

  • 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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    2. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    3. Better Best Agri Development 
    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 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.