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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fault find, repair and maintain three phase voltage electrical circuits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10259  Fault find, repair and maintain three phase voltage electrical circuits 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 is for persons in the electrical engineering and industrial environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will understand and be capable of:
Carrying out fault finding, repairing and maintaining industrial electrical circuits according to applicable drawings and statutory requirements to ensure continuous operation.

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
  • Electrical drawings
  • Hand tools
  • Application of electrical testing instruments
  • Wire and commission industrial electrical circuits
  • Power tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Statutory requirements includes but are not limited to
    a. OSH Act, SABS 0142,
    b. Authority requirements
    c. Manufacturers specification and worksite procedure.
  • Electrical drawing include but is not limited to:
    a. Schematic diagrams
    b. Wiring diagrams
    c. Connection/terminal connections
    d. Cable schedules
    e. Layout drawings and floor/building plans
  • System includes single and three phase
  • Circuits power / main and control
  • Fault finding and maintenance covers AC and DC
  • Electrical components include but are not limited to:
    Panels, contactors, relays, timers, push buttons, selector switches, indication lights, limit / proximity switches, protective devices (fuses, circuit breakers, surge arrestors, overload devices, earth leakage units, etc.), connection terminals, wiring, fixed electrical measuring instruments and auxiliary equipment (voltmeter and VT, ammeter and CT, etc), thermostats, solenoid valves, liquid level controllers.
  • Electrical testing instruments include but are not limited to:
    a. Multimeter
    b. Insulation tester
    c. Earth leakage tester
    d. Impedance tester
    e. Polarity tester
  • Tools include but are not limited to:
    a. Gripping
    b. Cutting
    c. Turning
    d. Striking
    e. Power tools
  • Safety and good house keeping practices are adhered to before, during and after performance.
  • Plant include but is not limited to:
  • Worksite or work area. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to maintain three phase electrical circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Evaluate the scope of work according to prescribed outage schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluation and planning is integrated with other disciplines and associated equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Planning is arranged according to equipment operating history reports and failure rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Analysis is done and relevant information is gathered according to plant availability and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Planning is arranged according to plant availability and customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to maintain three phase electrical circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct / applicable electrical layout and wiring diagrams are obtained as per job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Circuit configuration is evaluated and Iisolation points identified as per circuit diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Isolation undertaken safely and according to worksite / industrial plant procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    3. Safe isolation of industrial electrical circuits verified against job instructions and safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Safety and / or security lockout systems applied according to worksite procedures and safety practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Reasons for having isolation points in certain areas explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The importance of verification when isolating industrial electrical circuits explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Location and purpose of installing warning signs to be explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    4. Safety and / or security lockout systems applied according to worksite procedures and safety practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    5. Reasons for having isolation points in certain areas explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    6. The importance of verification when isolating industrial electrical circuits explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    7. Location and purpose of installing warning signs to be explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Find and repair faults on three phase electrical circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Sequence of operation is determined as per job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applicable safety equipment is selected and used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Applicable testing instruments and tools are selected according to job and applicable statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Electrical plant operation is evaluated to identify possible causes of faults in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Applicable circuit drawings are interpreted according to possible causes of faults identified in relation to applicable circuit drawings to determine corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Ability of gathering relevant information is done by making use of logical method according to fault-finding techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Fault finding results are accurately recorded and reliably communicated according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Faults that endanger life or plant are accurately identified and reported immediately to relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Applicable tools, equipment, materials and components to rectify faults are selected according to job requirements and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Faults are safely repaired according to work site procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    1. Sequence of operation is analyzed and determined as per job instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain three phase low voltage electrical circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Applicable safety equipment is selected, evaluated and used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applicable testing instruments, tools, drawings, equipment, material and components are selected and evaluated according to job and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Electrical circuits are correctly identified, analyzed and isolated according to schedule and or instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Electrical circuits are safely maintained according to statutory requirements to prevent breakdowns and loss of operation/service. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work area is cleared and cleaned on completion of task according to housekeeping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Waste materials disposed of according to site specific standards, procedures and environmental policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Industrial electrical circuits re-commissioned on completion of task as per operational standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality checks conducted and corrective action taken where required as per quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Panel / enclosure doors, covers properly secured or locked to restrict unauthorised access as per safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Lockout devices and warning signs removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Job cards / work orders and check sheets accurately completed, maintenance reports submitted effectively communicated to relevant parties. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. 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 comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, authority requirements, procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of electrical control systems.
  • A comprehensive understanding of electrical faultfinding procedures.
  • A basic understanding of electrical protection systems.

    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Fault finding methods and procedures
  • Applicable worksite procedures
  • Electrical isolating procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Accurately identify, evaluate, analyse and solve problems (Identify faults). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (Selection of applicable tools, equipment drawing material and components. Planning and organising). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (Analyse faults). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate information reliably (Writing of reports and verbally). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (Using measuring instruments and discriminate). 

    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 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
  • Manufacturer`s plant specifications

    Credits
    Activity Hours
    Classroom learning 10
    On-the-job learning 40
    Self directed learning 5
    Coaching required 25
    Other
    Total 80

    Credits achieved: 8 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48727   National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  58270   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66049   Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48474   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    1. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    2. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    3. JOY GLOBAL SA (PTY) LTD T/A JOY MINING MACHINERY (Emalaghleni)(TP) 



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