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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct routine monitoring of a fan's performance and installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120334  Conduct routine monitoring of a fan's performance and installation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners competent in this unit standard will be able to conduct routine monitoring of a fan's performance, its installation and recommend appropriate remedial action. The competency includes all the activities associated with the preparation, monitoring, recording, reporting and care of the equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are carried out according to the specific requirements and - where applicable - in terms of the consequences to health and safety.

    Specified requirements include current legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • OHS Act and Regulations
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice

    Site-specific:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Program
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Manufacturers' specifications 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the specified requirements pertaining to conducting routine monitoring of a fan's performance and its installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements for conducting routine monitoring of a fan's performance and installation outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of conducting routine monitoring of a fan's performance and installation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The fan's efficiency is calculated and when poor fan efficiency is encountered, appropriate remedial action is recommended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety devices and requirements are described and the fan duty is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to conduct routine monitoring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is obtained and checked for functionality and use in accordance with its design is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The measuring equipment is examined and calibrated, defects found are dealt with and these actions are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Permission to enter the working place is obtained and the consequences of entering a workplace without obtaining permission are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The location where measurements are to be taken is examined for hazards and risks and any present are dealt with accordingly. The importance of the selection of the location, examination and dealing with hazards and risks are explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The planning is performed in such a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct routine monitoring and recommend appropriate remedial action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The air velocity is determined and recorded and its importance explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cross sectional area of the measuring position is determined and recorded and its importance explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The volume flow rate is calculated and recorded and the need for calculation and recording the information is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fan differential pressure is measured and recorded and the importance of these actions explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The psychrometric properties are measured and recorded and their importance explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stall zone, input power curve, efficiency curves, operating density and speed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The visual inspection of the fan installation is performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Fan and ancillaries positioned according to specified requirements.
  • Safety devices.
  • Leakage and recirculation of air.
  • Presence of protection screens.
  • Non-return flaps.
  • Type of fan required (i.e. flameproof / correct power rating etc).
  • Warning notices.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate, report and deal with equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The instruments and accessories are cleaned and stored and defective instruments are dealt with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The results are evaluated and appropriate remedial action is recommended and the importance of these actions is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are completed accurately in the required format, and submitted to designated personnel on time. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place 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 or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems related to fan installations and performance by recommending remedial and preventive measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/community by accepting, interpreting and delegating instructions correctly, if and when required, in a context-appropriate manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively by meeting specified requirements, recording test results in specified formats, and taking appropriate action where necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information to correct for conditions, environmental factors, and limitations that can influence readings, interpret information obtained, and recommend appropriate remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations to record and report test results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) to select the appropriate methods and instruments for testing of fans and evaluating fan installations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by taking appropriate actions based on the evaluation of test results and reporting results to relevant designated persons, confirming that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have an interrelated effect. 

    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
    Core  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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