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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate Knowledge of Safe Entry into Prohibited and/ or Restricted Areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14062  Demonstrate Knowledge of Safe Entry into Prohibited and/ or Restricted Areas 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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 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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the requirements to enter a prohibited and or restricted area; describe on site health and safety requirements and procedures; demonstrate knowledge of work practices allowed under an entry approval; demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
1. Listen, question, observe, describe and accurately align with the sender`s need.
2. Understand and respect peoples values and beliefs as well as those of the organisation and manage his/her actions in line with the above.
3. Understands one`s own development requirements.
4. Understands the company`s vision and manage their actions in line with it.
5. Specific organisation safety standards.
6. Basic first aid.
7. Fire fighting.
8. Specific emergency preparedness.
9. Problem solving and decision making.
10. Environmental awareness
11. Organisation understanding 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
High voltage electrical systems (>or = 1000 volts AC or DC)
Low voltage electrical systems (< or = 1000 volts AC or DC)
Mechanical plant / systems / equipment.
Systems containing dangerous substances. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the requirements to enter a prohibited and/ or restricted area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Entry and exit procedures are explained in terms of industry requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The explanation includes OHSA and site specific procedures and instructions
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Responsibilities of employees when entering prohibited/restricted areas are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Entry log for personnel and equipment, site security, supervision of visitors, safety instructions
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Description include the dangers and precautions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety requirements and procedures under entry approval. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Personal protective equipment in use in accordance with work specifications is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Responsible person`s responsibilities are known and understood according to organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Workplace health and safety procedures knowledge are described according to organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate knowledge of on site work practices within prohibited and or restricted areas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Minimum approach distances for work on or near electrical equipment are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Rules and specifications for special work locations are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
May include but is not limited to confined spaces; areas subjecte to flooding by gas or water
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Responsible person's responsibilities are known and understood according to organisational. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The means of raising the alarm and reporting an emergency are described according to organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Emergency procedures response are described according to organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assembly areas; escape routes; roles and responsibilities
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Type and location of fire fighting equipment are described according to organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Identify correct type of extinghuiser for area.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Accident and or incident reporting procedures are described accordng to organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Accident and or incident reporting forms
 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation : Evaluation of documentation and registration thereof according to SAQA approved process

Moderation : Standard Generating Group Power System Operations 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Demonstrate procedure knowledge.
2. Understand the trends and or incidents related to this specific regulatory requirements.
3. Regulatory procedure knowledge. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing 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:
a. reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
b. participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
c. being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
d. exploring education and career opportunities;
e. developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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 
The following references to assessment tools to be made through out this unit standard:
  • R002/1 Demonstrate knowledge on safe entry into controlled prohibited areas.

    Terminology used in this unit standard is consistent with the following:
  • Electricity Supply Industry in South Africa
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

    A candidate will be regarded not yet competent should the safety of people,plant and materials be jeopardised during any stage of the assessment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48978   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  61569   Further Education and Training Certificate: Power Plant Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  23678   National Certificate: Fossil Power Plant Operation  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  23735   National Certificate: Hydro Power Plant Operation  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23733   National Certificate: Nuclear Power Plant Operation  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  23679   National Diploma: Fossil Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA 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.
     
    1. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    2. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
    3. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    4. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    5. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 



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