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

Installation of electronic security equipment/systems wiring 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11133  Installation of electronic security equipment/systems wiring 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-09  2007-08-16  SAQA 0958/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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
244328  Apply cabling methods  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who must be able to successfully install suitable cabling, junction boxes, mounting plates and equipment enclosures at premises/property to enable the correct installation of electronic security equipment/systems.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to :
  • Identify cable and determine suitability for application
  • Operate basic hand tools
  • Operate basic power tools
  • Correctly use handheld drilling apparatus
  • Correctly use soldering apparatus
  • Secure cabling from point of origin to termination point
  • Mount devices 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners wishing to attempt this unit standard have technical literacy, numeracy and communication skills equivalent to NQF level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who will install cabling, junction boxes, mounting plates and equipment enclosures at a premises/property to enable the correct installation of electronic security equipment/systems

    This unit applies to extra-low voltage environments.


    The following variables covers all the specific outcomes

    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.

    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreement; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.

    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.

    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements. OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.

    Tests must include:
  • Testing cable, wiring and connections (continuity, resistance, earth leakage, voltage); walk test; coverage test; safety tests; calibration test; test for correct relaying of information/data; testing to specifications; detection test; alarm test; functional test.

    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; ladder; scaffold; scissor lift; hoist; batteries; personal protective equipment; communications equipment

    Hand Tools must include:
  • Screw drivers; Hack saws; side cutters; various pliers; measuring tape; cutting knife; multimeter; hammer; files

    Power Tools must include:
  • Hand held drill; Angle grinder; Soldering iron; Lead Light; Welding machine.

    Materials must include:
  • Various cabling; Glue; Screws; Cable clips; Rivets; Trunking; Conduit; Double sided tape; Drill bits; Hole saws

    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos dust; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.

    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screens; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies; batteries; security doors and door controls.

    Security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural

    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipment required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.

    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots, hard hat, protective eyewear, ear protection

    Legislative considerations for identifying and diagnosing faults must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify cable and determine suitability for application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner explain the method and reason for selecting a specific cable type for an installation considering the location where the cable will be installed as well as the required performance of the system and or devices to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A clear understanding of the different applications of different types of wiring is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible risks and hazards the cabling may be exposed to are identified and corrective measures are considered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Compatibility between attachment method and cable type is identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate basic hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevance for the use of selected tools is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety and serviceability tests are conducted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand tools are successfully and effectively operated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic health and safety rules, considering the use of dust masks, protective eye wear and stability of stepladders are observed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate basic power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment selected are suitable and relevant for the installation of cabling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment selected are inspected for safety and serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Availability of a suitable power source at the place of installation is ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitability for the use of power tools with regards to hazardous at the location of the installation is ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    General health and safety requirements are observed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Correct use of handheld drilling apparatus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason for selecting a specific drilling apparatus is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevance of the cutting tool selected is explained, considering the surface that needs to be drilled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Method for finding possible hidden hazards under the drilling surface is explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required drill hole diameter, depth and angle is achieved using the correct drilling techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic health and safety rules, considering the use of dust masks, protective eye wear, stability of stepladders and location of power extension cords are observed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Correct use of soldering apparatus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason for selecting a specific soldering apparatus is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effectiveness of the soldering tip selected is explained, considering the cable type that needs to be joined/connected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of verification of the effectiveness of the connection are done and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic health and safety rules, considering the use of dust masks, protective eye wear, protection of the surroundings from the soldering apparatus tip, location of power extension cords etc. are observed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Secure cabling from point of origin to termination point. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason and effectiveness for selecting a specific attachment method and placement of the cable is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct placement of the cable to ensure maximum operation of devices to be connected to the cable is planned and executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The desired cable placement and attachment methods is communicated to the client and ensured that this meets with the client's requirements and expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The learner's knowledge of the cable's limitations as per the manufacturer specifications is verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic health and safety rules, considering the use of glue in confined spaces are observed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Mount devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manufacturer's specifications are adhered to when mounting devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct placement of the devices to ensure it's maximum operation is planned and executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The desired device placement and attachment methods is communicated to the client ensuring that it meet with the client's requirements and expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge and understanding of the device's limitations as per the manufacturer specifications is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic health and safety rules are observed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The reason and effectiveness for selecting a specific attachment method and placement of the cable is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Basic health and safety rules, considering the use of glue in confined spaces are observed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA by SAQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
  • The POSLEC SETA ETQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant competency and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Cable characteristics.
  • Power and hand tool use and operation
  • Types, functions and requirements of security equipment/system.
  • Methods of cable testing.
  • Cable identification.
  • Cable and device attachment methods
  • Earthing systems arrangements and requirements.
  • Electrical concepts - voltage, current, resistance and impedance.
  • Electrical connections.
  • Types of electrical circuits.
  • Circuit protection requirements.
  • Cable handling requirements.
  • Testing wiring systems.
  • Circuit protection requirements.
  • Computer software.
  • Isolating and testing procedures.
  • Technical terms.
  • Company requirements.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems creatively to plan the most appropriate placement of the devices, taking into account possible structural or aesthetical stumbling blocks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities when preparing to install, ensuring all materials and equipment needed are selected, inspected and set out ready for use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information with regard to structural layout, type of system installed and manufacturers' specifications, ensuring all decisions made are based on accurate and relevant facts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when discussing placement and mounting positions with client ensuring all expectations and requirements are met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when selecting and using manual and power tools, ensuring all manufacturers' specifications and safety measures are adhered to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the correct installation of wiring and mounting of devices on overall client satisfaction and safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244328, which is "Apply cabling methods", Level 3, 8 credits.

    Supplementary Information

    Assessment Statement

    Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on the extent and nature of progress towards the achievement of the performance standard outlined in this unit.

    Assessment against this unit of competency may involve any of the following techniques:
  • Continuous assessment in an institutional setting that stimulates the conditions of performance describe in the elements, performance criteria and range of variables statement that make up the unit
  • Continuous assessment in the workplace, taking into account the range of variables affecting performance
  • Self-assessment on the same terms as those described above
  • Simulated assessment or critical incident assessment, provided that the critical incident involves assessment against performance criteria and an evaluation of underpinning knowledge and skill required to achieve the required performance outcomes

    Resources required for Assessment
  • Client file and security system operation requirements for review.
  • Work order.
  • Tools, equipment and materials for cable installation.
  • Manufacturers' device operating instructions.
  • Communications equipment.
  • Case studies.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions.
  • Relevant codes of practice.
  • A suitable venue: either in the workplace or classroom.
  • Access to a registered provider of assessment services.


    Unit Standards Justification

    Level
  • Skills: Level 3: Definite variety within critical stress, with drastic consequence.
  • Procedures: Level 4: Familiar procedures apply but not repetitively
  • Context: Level 4: An endless number of variations can and does occur.
  • Knowledge: Level 4: Relevant theory is required to address different conditions that may occur.
  • Information Processing: Level 4: Information is dynamically processed to constantly identify threat
  • Problem Solving: Level 3: Discretion responsibility and reliability is required to execute the process effectively.
  • Orientation of activity: Level 3: Follows instructions, works under supervision and must refer any abnormal conditions to the Supervisor, but must be prepared to act on discretion of need.
  • Application of Responsibility: Level 4: Works under supervision and regular quality control inspection is required, though degree of responsibility is critical, and measurable by preservation of life as primary factor.
  • Orientation and scope of Responsibility: Level 4: Responsible for own quality and quantity which can have an impact on others in the process.

    Average Level: 3.7
    Actual Levels Assigned: 4


    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:
  • Classroom learning: 50 hours
  • On-the-job learning: 50 hours
  • Self directed learning: 25 hours
  • Coaching required: 25 hours
  • TOTAL: 150 hours

    Credits Achieved: 15 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22110   National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-08-16  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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