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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, inspect, clean and maintain electrical rotating machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259017  Identify, inspect, clean and maintain electrical rotating machines 
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
113876  Identify, inspect and clean electrical machines  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the electrical engineering and maintenance environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to inspect, clean and maintain electrical rotating machines.

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:
  • Introduction to industry (work environment).
  • Basic safety within a working environment.
  • Selection and use of basic hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Electrical rotating machines may include but are not limited to:
  • AC motors and alternators.
  • DC motors and generators.

    Cleaning includes, but is not limited to:
  • Washing of frame.
  • Blowing out machines with compressed air.
  • Cleaning of slip rings and commutators.

    Electrical inspection, testing and maintenance include, but is not limited to inspection of:
  • Earthing according to SANS 10142-1.
  • Terminations/hot connections.
  • Windings.
  • Brushes.
  • Brush gear.
  • Brush pressure.
  • Commutator.
  • Terminal markings.

    Mechanical inspection and maintenance includes, but is not limited to inspection of:
  • Check frame for cracks.
  • Bearing condition and replacement.
  • Couplings.
  • Base mounting/bolts.
  • Cooling fan/forced cooling.
  • Cowling if applicable.
  • Terminal box and name plate.

    Statutory requirements are included but are not limited to SANS 10142-1, OHS Act. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan task and prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material, work platforms and equipment are selected and transported to the work site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work site is examined for hazardous and sub-standard conditions. Critical hazards and sub-standard conditions encountered in a particular context are addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Affected parties are informed and liased with according to work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Clean, inspect, test and maintain AC rotating machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The AC rotating machines to be cleaned and inspected are verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment, tools, materials, work platforms, special work platforms (if necessary) and consumables are effectively used to carry out the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    AC rotating machine terminations are disconnected where required, and electrically inspected, tested and maintained according to job instructions and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mechanical components of AC rotating machine(s) are cleaned, inspected and maintained according to job instructions and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety, good housekeeping and environmental practices are followed before, during and after performance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean, inspect, test and maintain DC rotating machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The DC rotating machines to be cleaned and inspected are verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment, tools, materials, work platforms, special work platforms (if necessary) and consumables are effectively used to carry out the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    DC rotating machine terminations are disconnected where required, and electrically inspected, tested and maintained according to job instructions and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mechanical components of DC rotating machine(s) are cleaned, inspected and maintained according to job instructions and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety, good housekeeping and environmental practices are followed before, during and after performance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rotating machines are re-assembled and re-connected where required according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation is completed and processed according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment, tools, rotating machine components, materials, work platforms, recyclable material and unused/half used consumables are stored according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scrap material is disposed off according to company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work area is restored to a clean and safe condition according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Completion of job is reported according to work site procedures. 


    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 provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Electrical and mechanical understanding of electrical rotating machines.
  • Names and functions of electrical rotating machines.
  • Basic working principles of electrical rotating machines are theoretically and practically explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (Identification of defects). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (Organise material schedules with team members). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (Select and organise documentation and equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (Adhere to manufacturer specifications). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (Reporting of defects). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (Environmental and personal safety). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems communicate (Know the consequences of incorrect using of products). 

    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 113876, "Identify, inspect and clean electrical machines", Level 2, 4 credits.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS Act. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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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