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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116238  Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
13306  Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
  • Check air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant and equipment and work sites for need to be cleaned. > Decide on and apply correct cleaning method and cleaning materials.
  • Cleaning plant without damage to plant and environment and without injury to self or others. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Ability to read and write and complete simple check lists.
  • Using ladders and scaffolding.
  • Ability to identify the various air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems, components and accessories. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Tools:
    Ladders, scaffolding, safety equipment
    Cleaning equipment:
    Portable, domestic, light industrial and fixed cleaning equipment. High-pressure washer, vacuum cleaner, rags, brushes, hosepipe, water, soap, brushes.
    Cleaning materials:
    Cleaning agents, solvents and detergents
    Air conditioners.
    Packaged air conditioners, split units and field-installed equipment.
    Equipment and components.
    Fans, pumps, cooling towers and other equipment or parts or components thereof.
    Filters.
    Panel filters and bag filters. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to clean plant, equipment, components or work site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions are obtained and understood (interpreted). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate documentation (where applicable) for permission to carry out the work is obtained to ensure a safe working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Persons affected by plant stoppage are informed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct cleaning tools, equipment and cleaning material is selected and checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct personal protective equipment is selected and checked in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The impact and consequences of incorrect use and disposal of cleaning material on the environment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Tools and materials are transported to site safely, without damage or spillage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Apparatus, tools and equipment are brought to area or apparatus to be cleaned and used in accordance with work site procedures, job requirements and/or instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Clean air conditioners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Air conditioner to be cleaned is correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Air conditioner to be cleaned is electrically isolated where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Air conditioner to be cleaned is removed, where necessary, without damage to air conditioners or the space. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Air conditioner is cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's or work site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    No damage occurred during cleaning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Air conditioner is re-installed (where necessary) and re-started in accordance with manufacturer's or work site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with work site procedures and OHS Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean equipment and/or components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment and/or components to be cleaned are identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment to be cleaned is stopped and electrically isolated where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct cleaning methods in accordance with manufacturer's or work instructions is selected and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cleaning is carried out without damage to equipment or danger to others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment is re-installed (where necessary) and re-started in accordance with manufacturer's or work site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with work site procedures and OHS Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Clean filters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The type of filter to be cleaned is identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The filters are removed from the plant without causing damage to filters, the plant or the environment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct cleaning method in accordance with manufacturer's or work instructions is selected and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cleaning is carried out without damage to filters or danger to others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Filters are re-installed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The cleaning operation is carried out within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with work site procedures and OHS Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Clean work sites. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work site is identified, demarcated and warning signs put up where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct cleaning method is selected and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cleaning is carried out without damage to equipment or site or danger to self or others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective equipment is used in accordance with work site procedures and OHS Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete the cleaning process and report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work site is cleared, cleanliness of wash bay/area is ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All equipment, tools and cleaning material are removed from work site and stored correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All covers, grids and guards are put back into their original positions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Plant and components are returned to their original state and demarcation is cleared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of carrying out the work in accordance with work instructions is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Abnormalities are recorded and reported to supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Appropriate documentation associated with completion of cleaning operation is submitted to supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Apparatus, equipment and material are used safely to prevent damage to plant and equipment, and injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Apparatus, tools and equipment are brought to area to be cleaned and used in accordance with work site procedures, job requirements and/or operating instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
    The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Identifying correct cleaning material and equipment.
  • Identification of panel filters and bag filters.
  • Using cleaning materials correctly.
  • Understanding the implications of using incorrect cleaning methods and material on equipment, people and environment.
  • Ability to understand work instructions and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of OHS Act requirements, manufacturer's instructions and company instructions regarding cleaning of components and plant. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identifying cleaning tools and components to be cleaned 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively
  • Prepare, plan and select correct cleaning apparatus, material and method 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Present oral or written report to supervisor 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Use cleaning apparatus and material correctly 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Impact of incorrect use of cleaning material on the environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development
  • Knowledge of importance of clean environment 

  • 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 replaces unit standard, 13306, "Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites", Level 2, 4 credits.

    Persons operating high pressure cleaning machines must be authorized in writing.
    Cleaning is restricted to external areas of components and/or parts of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant that can be accessed without dismantling the component or part.
    Work area to be cleaned is restricted to the area associated with the refrigeration or air-conditioning plant and/or its components.

    Specific requirements are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Manufacturer's instructions regarding the handling of components and accessories.
  • Company procedures and guidelines regarding retrieval of components and accessories from stores.
    Legal requirements regarding personal, product and worksite safety as well as the impact of the use of cleaning materials on the environment are contained in the relevant Clauses of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48959   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    3. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
    4. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    5. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    8. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    9. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    10. Shukela Training Centre 
    11. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    12. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    13. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    14. Wavelength T.T.I 
    15. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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