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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain recorders 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114602  Maintain recorders 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 
This unit standard is for persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

Maintain Recorders
This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:

Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements

Principles of recorders measurement
Types of recorders measurement
Calculations and units of measurement used in recorders measurement
Physical properties of the product being measured 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Recorders measurement principles includes but is not limited to pneumatic or electronic

The range of recorders includes but is not limited temperature, flow, level and pressure

Maintaining recorders includes isolation, removal, calibration, installation and commissioning.

Safety precautions include the use of all personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection

Statutory requirements include but are not limited to SANS and OSH Act and manufacturers specifications 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare to isolate and de-isolate recorders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job requirements are correctly interpreted according to instructions and/or instrumentation diagrams 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Tools and equipment are correctly selected according to job requirement 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The location for the isolation of recorders is correctly identified 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Authorisation for access to restricted areas is obtained from the relevant personnel 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The correct safety equipment and material required is obtained from the appropriate sources 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The working schedule is effectively communicated to all affected parties 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Isolate and remove recorders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The area where isolation is to be carried out is correctly prepared for the isolation procedure 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct tools are selected and used according to the job requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The process associated with Measurement, Control and Instrumentation and electrical equipment is correctly identified and isolated according to the isolation procedure 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
All safety precautions are adhered to before, during and after the isolation and removal procedure 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The recorders is correctly removed in accordance with manufacturers procedures 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Calibrate recorders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The correct calibration, test equipment and relevant manuals/data sheets are selected for the calibration procedure 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct tools are selected and used according to the job requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The calibration, test and recorders is correctly prepared for the calibration process 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The recorders is calibrated within the tolerances specified by the manufactures calibration manuals 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The calibration sheets and associated documentation is accurately completed 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Install, de-isolate and commission the recorders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The recorders is installed in the correct location as per Measurement, Control and Instrumentation drawing 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The process associated with Measurement, Control and Instrumentation and electrical equipment is correctly de-isolated according to the de-isolation procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
All safety precautions are adhered to before, during and after the installation, de-isolation and commissioning process 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The correct operation of the recorders is verified according to the workplace operating instructions and Measurement, Control and Instrumentation drawing 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Establish normal conditions after maintenance of recorders 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Establish normal conditions after maintenance of recorders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The waste is disposed of correctly according to workplace and manufacturers instructions taking environmental awareness into account. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
All tools and equipment are checked, cleaned and correctly stored as per workplace and manufacturers procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The workplace is restored to original state as per housekeeping standards and work site procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
All documentation is accurately completed and filed or submitted to the relevant personnel 


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 
Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.

Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of recorders including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.

Names, locations and functions of recorders and their accessories.

Hazards and preventive precautions associated with recorders.

Company quality standards. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communication skills - reporting faulty recorders and interpreting job requirements. 

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 
N/A 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-04-08  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.
 
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All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.