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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the preparation of the item for hire 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115863  Demonstrate an understanding of the preparation of the item for hire 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hiring Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to operate equipment according to manufacturer's instructions, explain functions of equipment and advise on correct accessories for equipment. This unit standard aims to demonstrate applicable product knowledge of equipment within the hiring industry.

It will also add value by having more competent people who will have both an enhanced theoretical understanding and the practical ability to understand the functions of the Hiring Sector.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Operating equipment according to manufacturers instructions.
  • Explaining functions of equipment.
  • Advising on correct accessories for equipment.
  • Identifying and explaining corrective measures for equipment failures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy, numeracy and language and communications at NQF level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Equipment will include but not limited to: compressors, generators, pneumatic equipment, compactors, concrete mixers, power tools, lifting equipment, access equipment, water pumps, floor equipment, motor vehicles, formwork, toilets and concrete equipment etc.
  • Accessories for equipment will include but not limited to: abrasives, drilling equipment, protective clothing.
  • Safety aspects include but are not limited to: purpose and uses, areas of use, safety working and operating procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Operate equipment according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety checks on equipment are identified and explained according safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety checks on equipment are performed against standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment starting procedures are followed according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is operated according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment shut-down procedures are followed as per manufacturers shut down instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Method of transporting and loading equipment are explained and applied according to set manufacturers and safety standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain functions of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Uses and functions of equipment are defined and explained using correct terminology according to their purpose and function and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Limitations of equipment are identified and described according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety aspects of equipment are explained and demonstrated using correct personal protective equipment according to safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Start-up, operating and shut-down procedures for equipment are explained and applied following set operating manufacturers standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Advise on correct accessories for equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All accessories available for equipment are identified and listed in detail for each applicable machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functions and use of accessories for equipment are explained using correct terminology as per manufacturers guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety aspects pertaining to equipment accessories are explained according to safety standards and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damage prevention measures for equipment accessories are explained as per manufacturers specifications and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Service levels of equipment accessories are identified and explained in line with service level agreements and company standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and explain corrective measures for equipment failures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of equipment failure are listed and explained as per manufacturers guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Causes of product failures are identified and explained as per manufacturers users guide. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective measures for product failures are identified, listed and explained for all equipment types in line with each manufacturers specifications and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Repair processes and policies are listed and explained in terms of company and manufacturers warranties and guarantees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Repair sources are identified and repair types are explained in terms of company and manufacturers warranties and guarantees. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety procedures for equipment.
  • Equipment operating procedures.
  • Equipment functions and their uses.
  • Equipment accessories, their uses and purposes.
  • Application of legislation relevant to the use and operation of equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to equipment failure and the corrective action required to follow. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the sourcing and presenting equipment and product information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities when operating equipment or demonstrating the operation of equipment to clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to build a data base of equipment product knowledge. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively during the demonstration of equipment to clients in order to meet their needs and expectations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the presentation and demonstration of accessories for equipment to prospective clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect or unsafe use of products or equipment could affect the health and safety of the user and those around them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when demonstrating products / services to clients. 

    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  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.