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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10252  Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258957  Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

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:
Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools.

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:
  • Electrical Safety
  • Work site procedures and standard 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Hand tools include, but are not limited to: hand saws, hammers, screw drivers, sockets, spanners, chassis punches, side cutters, pliers, wire strippers, drill bits, measuring tools, torque wrench, etc.
  • Application include but is not limited to dismantling (loosening, tightening of bolts) cutting. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select engineering hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The correct tools used for the cutting of materials are identified and selected as per manufacturers description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hacksaws, tin snips
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The correct tools used for the cutting of wires are identified and selected as per manufacturers description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diagonal cutter, pliers, wire cutter
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The correct tools used for measuring are identified and selected as per manufacturers description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Engineering square, vernier, steel ruler
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The correct tools used for loosening and fastening of bolts / nuts/ couplings are identified and selected as per manufacturers description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat spanners, ring spanners, shifting spanners, vice grip, water pump pliers, sockets
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The correct tools used for removing or tightening of different types of screws are identified and selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat screw driver, philips screw driver, socket drivers
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The full range of other engineering tools are identified and selected as per the tool list description. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hammers, chisels, square, files, allen keys (imperial / metric) tube spanners, long nose / flat nose/ round nose & circlip pliers
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect engineering hand tools for serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Unsafe and faulty tools are identified and marked for repair/ maintenance or replacement according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Chisel/punch type tool heads are inspected for "mushroom" effect and with drawn from use until maintained or replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cutter type tool cutting edges / griping edge are inspected for chips; ridges, sharpness and hand grip to ensure that it is serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diagonal cutter pliers, side cutter, long nose pliers
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Screw diver type tools are inspected for damage to tips or hand grip to ensure that they are serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat screw driver / phillips screw driver
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Spanner type tools are inspected for damage or wear and tear to ensure that they are serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flat spanner, ring spanner, tube spanner
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Adjustable spanner type tools are inspected for damage or wear and tear to adjusting mechanism to ensure that they are serviceable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shifting spanner, water pump pliers, stilson wrench
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use engineering hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The correct application of tools used to measure and mark out a range of materials as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials = Steel, copper, aluminium, wood, plastics and synthetic materials
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The correct application of tools used for cutting a range of materials as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials = Steel, copper, aluminium, wood, plastics and synthetic materials
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The correct application of tools used to loosen or fasten a range of different types and sizes of nuts or bolts as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The correct application of tools used to strip or cut a range of different types and sizes of electrical wire as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The correct application of tools used to loosen or fasten a range of different types and sizes of screws as per manufacturers specifications is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Screw head = star / single slot
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Appropriate hand and eye co-ordination, when using a variety of different engineering tools, is displayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Safety precautions are taken when using tools that could inflict injury on the user. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintenance and care of engineering hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Chisel/ punch type tool heads with "mushroom effect" are grinded down to remove sharp edges to ensure that they can be used safely; then tips with burs or chips are grinded to make sharp, for effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Flat Screw driver tips with burs or chips are filed and prepared to a manufacturers specification ensuring that they are serviceable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Adjustable spanners / tools adjusting/ moving mechanisms are lubricated to ensure free movement and serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shifting spanners, gas pump pliers, vice grip, dividers, crimping tools, stilson wrench
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Engineering files cutting edge are cleaned using wire brush to ensure serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Files = Smooth, second cut, bastard
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Marking type tools are sharpened to ensure serviceability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Scriber, divider, centre punch
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Vernier measuring tool adjustable device is lubricated to ensure serviceability and stored in a box / case. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Engineering tools are coated with a thin layer of lubricant to prevent rusting and packed/ stored in a tool box/ store room and kept free from moisture. 


    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 types and uses of engineering tools
  • A comprehensive understanding of safety rules and regulations
  • A basic understanding of personal protective equipment necessary when using certain types of hand tools
  • Correct application and use of specified fixed power tools: grinder 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems (determine unsafe/unserviceable tools and corrective action to be taken)
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems (where hand tools will be used to achieve other outcomes) 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (selecting tools according to use / job requirements) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (reporting unsafe and unserviceable tools) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (understanding the dangers of using hand tools) 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258957, which is "Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools", Level 2, 6 credits.

    This Unit Standard was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04.


    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS ACT
  • SABS
  • Applicable manufacturers specifications

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Manufacturers specifications and terminology
    Mushroom effect refer to flaring of metal resulting from continuous hammering 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48695   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  50542   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  60169   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


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    5. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    6. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
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