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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Work Safely and use safety equipment when carrying out mechanical or electrical work on air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116241  Work Safely and use safety equipment when carrying out mechanical or electrical work on air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations 
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
9443  Work safely and use safety equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
To make a person, carrying out mechanical or electrical work, aware of safety signs, regulations and procedures in order to enable him/her to work without causing injury to self or others in the vicinity of the workplace and without causing damage to equipment or the surroundings. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • It is assumed that learners starting to learn towards this unit standard are able to communicate effectively with others and have been alerted to the consequences of unsafe working practices.
  • Knowledge of the relevant sections of the OHS Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Personal protective equipment.
    Safety glasses, goggles, visors, safety gloves, safety shoes, gauntlets and helmets.
    Safety signs and posters:
    As published by NOSA and commonly used in the industry.
    Regulations and procedures.
    OHS Act, SANS 10142-1, local authority requirements, manufacturer's specifications, NOSA publications and worksite procedures. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and adhere to safety signs, regulations and procedures related to a working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected for a specific job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools are selected for a particular job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety procedures are followed for a specific job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety signs and procedures are correctly interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of incorrect usage of safety procedures and personal safety equipment are listed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of using unsafe tools are listed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Electrical isolation procedures are explained and demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Care for safety equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety equipment is examined for damage or faults in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faulty safety equipment is recorded and reported in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety equipment is cleaned, maintained and stored safely in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of maintaining and correctly storing safety equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of using faulty safety equipment are listed and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check tools, equipment and site for safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tools and equipment to be used for the job are checked for safe operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The job site is checked for safe working conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The scaffolds and ladders are checked for safety and correct positioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety equipment is checked for availability and condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Electrical control panels and power circuits are electrically isolated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The customer is informed of the work to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The location of the first aid station or equipment is indicated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Fire fighting equipment is checked and escape routes are determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Adhere to appropriate safety procedures before, during and after job processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate safety procedures, as per work site procedures, are adhered to for the particular activity being undertaken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is demonstrated during the activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disposal of waste materials generated during the activity in accordance with work site procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for using specific safety procedures and personal protective equipment are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not using safety procedures and personal safety equipment are listed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Power tools and welding equipment are safely positioned and properly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All instructions by the customer or the safety officer are complied with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Possible emergency conditions are named and appropriate actions are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Poor lighting, water or oil leakage, fire or smoke, refrigerant or gas leakage.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Report and record unsafe conditions or working practices in accordance with work site procedures, statutory requirements and/or manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Unsafe conditions or working practices are recognised, recorded and reported in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recording and reporting procedures are correctly followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not or incorrectly recording or reporting are listed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable recommendations are made to relevant persons. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Take action or describe action to be taken in case of an electrical accident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The action to be taken when a person has received an electric shock is explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures to fight a fire in the presence of electricity are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Leave the job site safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The job site is left in a clean condition in accordance with good housekeeping practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Covers and guards are safely secured, temporary fixtures are removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The customer is advised of any incomplete work or precautions necessitated by the work. 


    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Prevention of accidents and/or injuries when carrying out mechanical or electrical work.
  • Importance of tools and equipment being in good order and a safe workplace.
  • Safe working procedures and all safety requirements and instructions.
  • Actions required in emergency situations, especially electrical emergencies.
  • Importance of leaving the job site in a safe and healthy condition for future occupants. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identify dangerous working conditions
  • Identify unsafe tools and equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively
  • Follow correct working procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Working safely is applicable to all actions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development
  • Contribute to the full development of myself 

  • 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, 9443, "Work safely and use safety equipment", Level 2, 7 credits.

    Supplementary information:
    Legal requirements regarding worksite safety as well as the use of tools and equipment are contained in the relevant clause of the occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), SANS 10142-1, NOSA publications and company worksite procedures.

    Any person learning towards the National Certificate in Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation at NQF level 2 shall not work on electrically live equipment or electrically live control panels. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    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 
    Core  21011   National Certificate: Power and telecommunication cable manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58860   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  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. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    4. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. Fire Check cc T/A Fire Check Training Academy (SPRINGFIELD PARK)(TP) 
    7. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    8. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    9. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    10. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    11. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    12. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    13. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    14. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    15. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    16. Shukela Training Centre 
    17. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    18. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    19. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    20. Wavelength T.T.I 
    21. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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