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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13306  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 Engineering and Related Design 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2001-06-13  2004-06-13  SAQA 0836/01 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-06-13   2008-06-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116238  Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Equipment:

Portable, domestic, light industrial and fixed equipment. High-pressure washer, vacuum cleaner, rags, rags, brush, hosepipe, water, soap, brushes, tube brushes.

Cleaning materials:

Cleaning agents, solvents and detergents 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and inspect plant, components and immediate areas to be cleaned 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Plant, components or work site to be cleaned are correctly identified and demarcated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Plant or components to be cleaned are electrically isolated where applicable. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate documentation to carry out the work is obtained to ensure a safe working environment. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Select tools and equipment to clean plant, components or work site 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Correct reference is made to works order and relevant procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The correct cleaning tool or equipment is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Consequences of the incorrect use of cleaning apparatus, equipment and materials are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Select and correctly use cleaning material and equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protective equipment is checked and used in accordance with OHSA. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Use of incorrect cleaning method or excessive amount of cleaning material is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The impact of incorrect use and disposal of cleaning material on the environment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Cleaning materials are brought to area to be cleaned and are used in accordance with work site procedures, job requirements and/or instructions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Carry out cleaning operation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The correct cleaning method is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The plant, component or work site is cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's or work instructions. 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The cleaning operation is carried out within agreed time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Apparatus, equipment and material are used safely to prevent damage to plant and equipment, and injury to people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. 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. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Complete the cleaning process and report 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

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

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

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

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Abnormalities are recorded and reported to supervisor. 

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


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.
  • 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 regulations regarding cleaning of components and plant. 


  • 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 NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 116238, which is "Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites", Level 2, 4 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    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  20719   National Certificate: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-13  Was MERSETA 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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