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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement the maintenance of equipment in the cleaning industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110461  Implement the maintenance of equipment in the cleaning industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be involved in or working within a cleaning services environment. The learner will be able to manage the maintenance of equipment and will be able to apply the appropriate monitoring technique to it within a commercial, textile, domestic, health care, food handling, industrial cleaning and automotive area. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner has the speaking and listening ability equal to NQF Level 2 Communication Skills standard and/or any other communication skill that will enable him/her to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard.
The learner is assumed to have basic knowledge of the operating principles of the equipment and the maintenance of the equipment according to the operating manual.
The learner is assumed to have detailed knowledge of OHS Act regulations pertaining to the maintenance of equipment. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The scope of this unit standard is for any person who manages the maintenance of equipment and implements a system to monitor equipment within a commercial, textile, domestic, health care, food handling, industrial cleaning and automotive area.
2. The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the processes require a wide range of technical skills, offer a considerable choice of procedures, and are applied in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Range Statements that refer to the Assessment Criteria in this Unit Standard.

1. Assessment criteria marked with * are assessed according to worksite procedures.
2. Equipment can include, but is not limited to vacuum cleaners, mechanical sweepers, carpet cleaning machines, single disc machines, automatic scrubber-driers, high pressure washers, manoeuvrable mopping units, janitor trolleys, window cleaning equipment and ladders.
3. Warranties can include, but are not limited to warranties covering new equipment, service warranties and battery warranties.
4. Mechanical components can include but are not limited to wheels, handles, rubber belts, pipes and attachments.
5. Electrical/electronic components can include, but are not limited to electrical cables, plugs, circuit boards, batteries, battery chargers, electrical switches and fuses.
6. Equipment consumables can include, but are not limited to vacuum bags, rubber squeegees and scrubbing brushes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Interpret maintenance schedules. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Identifies the pieces of equipment to be maintained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explains any warranties applicable to the equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Selects the relevant maintenance schedules. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Defines the preventative maintenance schedules and external maintenance agreements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Summarises the procedures to be followed according to preventative maintenance procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Summarises the procedures to be followed according to external maintenance agreement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Explains the reason for having a maintenance programme. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Monitor preventative maintenance procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Chooses the appropriate maintenance schedule to be applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Evaluates the environment in which the equipment is being used as well as the frequency of use. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Explains how the environment and frequency of use affects the maintenance programmes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explains under which circumstances adjustments would be necessary to routine maintenance schedules. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Defines category of maintenance check to be carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Checks that mechanical components are in working order. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Explains what could happen if mechanical components are not in working order. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Checks that electrical/electronic components are in working order. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Explains what could happen if electrical/electronic components are not in working order. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
10. Explains the procedure to be followed if equipment is not working. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
11. Identifies the level at which equipment consumables need to be changed / replenished. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
12. Explains why equipment consumables need to be changed / replenished at stipulated times. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
13. Records the findings of the maintenance check. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Monitor external maintenance agreements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Chooses the appropriate maintenance schedule applicable to the piece of equipment identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Identifies when the last maintenance check has been carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identifies the maintenance frequencies as stated in operations manual. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explains the reasons for adhering to frequencies when maintaining equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Monitors the implementation of the external maintenance agreement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Explains why the external contractor needs to adhere to the terms of the maintenance agreement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Explains the reporting procedure to be followed if the contractor does not adhere to the maintenance agreement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Receives a maintenance report from the external contractor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Explains the procedure to be followed if equipment is out of order between scheduled services. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Prepare the maintenance reports. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Explains the purpose of a maintenance report. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Identifies the manner in which the report is to be provided to management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identifies the person to whom the report is to be addressed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Identifies how often the report is required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Analyses the information gathered from the external maintenance check and preventative maintenance procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Summarises the information gathered from the external maintenance check and preventative maintenance procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Gives reasons for the faults / problems arising out of the routine maintenance check. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Suggests solutions for rectifying faults / problems arising out of the routine maintenance checks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Sets a target date for rectifying faults / problems arising out of the routine maintenance checks. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Monitor equipment maintenance costs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Monitors the equipment maintenance budget. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explains why the equipment maintenance budget must be monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. States factors contributing to increased maintenance costs. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. An assessor accredited by the Services SETA ETQA will assess the competency.
2. Assessment procedures will be supplied to the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
3. All assessment activities must be fair so that all candidates can have equal opportunities.
4. Assessment will be free of gender, ethnic or other basis.
5. Questions and answers must determine the theoretical knowledge.
6. Direct observation, preferably in the workplace, or as a second choice in simulated conditions are preferred.
7. A practical demonstration of competencies is required in this unit standard.
8. Internal moderation.
9. External moderation. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each Specific Outcome. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which response displayed that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking have been made.

Specific Outcome:
  • Monitor external maintenance agreements.
  • Prepare the maintenance reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsible ad effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Monitor preventative maintenance procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentation.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Monitor external maintenance agreements.
  • Prepare the maintenance reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Monitor external maintenance agreements.
  • Prepare the maintenance reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by: participating as a responsible citizen I the life of local, national, and global communities.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Interpret maintenance schedules.
  • Monitor preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Monitor external maintenance agreements.
  • Prepare the maintenance reports. 

  • 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 
    Environment refers to the type of physical surrounding in which the equipment is being used. The more challenging the physical surrounding, the higher the level of maintenance required and presumably the shorter the lifespan of the piece of equipment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20175   National Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  83946   National Certificate: Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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