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

Installation of electronic security equipment/systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14813  Installation of electronic security equipment/systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  35 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-01-23  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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
244333  Install electronic equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who must be able to successfully install electronic security equipment/systems

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for installation
  • Perform installation
  • Clean up worksite
  • Document installation where required 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners wishing to attempt this unit standard have technical literacy, numeracy and communication skills equivalent to NQF level 3.

    The following unit standards and / or equivalent competencies
  • Proven competency in the Electronic security equipment/systems Wiring unit standard
  • Proven competency in the Planning an installation of electronic security equipment/systems unit standard

    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Communication, including: liaison; customer service; report writing; consultation; interpersonal; listening; questioning; gaining feedback; giving information).
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications.
  • Relevant product knowledge
  • Cable isolation, testing and tagging procedures.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Methodical organisation of work.
  • Cable handling.
  • Problem solving.
  • Time management.
  • Safe and efficient work practices.
  • Power security equipment/system.
  • Downloading and uploading information.
  • Use of keypads and control panels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who will install electronic security equipment/systems.
    This unit applies to extra-low voltage environments. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for installation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The following variables covers all the specific outcomes.

    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.

    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreement; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.

    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.

    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements. OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.

    Tests must include:
  • Testing cable, wiring and connections (continuity, resistance, earth leakage, voltage); walk test; coverage test; safety tests; calibration test; test for correct relaying of information/data; testing to specifications; detection test; alarm test; functional test.

    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; ladder; scaffold; scissor lift; hoist; batteries; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.

    Hand Tools must include:
  • Screw drivers; Hack saws; side cutters; various pliers; measuring tape; cutting knife; multimeter; hammer; files.

    Power Tools must include:
  • Hand held drill; Angle grinder; Soldering iron; Lead Light; Welding machine.

    Materials must include:
  • Various cabling; Glue; Screws; Cable clips; Rivets; Trunking; Conduit; Double sided tape; Drill bits; Hole saws.

    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos dust; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.

    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screens; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies; batteries; security doors and door controls.

    Security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural

    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipment required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.

    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots, hard hat, protective eyewear, ear protection.

    Legislative considerations for identifying and diagnosing faults must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The Learner has explained the work order and the required performance of the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment has been selected and checked for safe and efficient operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relevance of tools and equipment used must be explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment quantity and quality is checked and verified to ensure that the client's expectations are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct procedures are followed to obtain required stock and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The layout of the installation is scrutinised and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Possible risks and hazards to installation are identified and managed according to job requirements, in accordance with company, manufacturer, OHS and other legislative requirements. The work area has been inspected and declared safe for installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform installation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The following variables covers all the specific outcomes.

    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.

    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreement; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.

    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.

    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements. OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.

    Tests must include:
  • Testing cable, wiring and connections (continuity, resistance, earth leakage, voltage); walk test; coverage test; safety tests; calibration test; test for correct relaying of information/data; testing to specifications; detection test; alarm test; functional test.

    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; ladder; scaffold; scissor lift; hoist; batteries; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.

    Hand Tools must include:
  • Screw drivers; Hack saws; side cutters; various pliers; measuring tape; cutting knife; multimeter; hammer; files.

    Power Tools must include:
  • Hand held drill; Angle grinder; Soldering iron; Lead Light; Welding machine.

    Materials must include:
  • Various cabling; Glue; Screws; Cable clips; Rivets; Trunking; Conduit; Double sided tape; Drill bits; Hole saws.

    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos dust; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.

    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screens; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies; batteries; security doors and door controls.

    Security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural

    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipment required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.

    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots, hard hat, protective eyewear, ear protection.

    Legislative considerations for identifying and diagnosing faults must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Method and thoroughness of cabling, back plate and housing installation inspection verified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Client requirement and manufacturer, company and industry standard and specifications of system and device installation have been met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The installation has been quality checked and the system is operating as it was intended to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All relevant safety measures have been observed and complied with. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean up worksite 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The following variables covers all the specific outcomes.

    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.

    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreement; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.

    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.

    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements. OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.

    Tests must include:
  • Testing cable, wiring and connections (continuity, resistance, earth leakage, voltage); walk test; coverage test; safety tests; calibration test; test for correct relaying of information/data; testing to specifications; detection test; alarm test; functional test.

    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; ladder; scaffold; scissor lift; hoist; batteries; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.

    Hand Tools must include:
  • Screw drivers; Hack saws; side cutters; various pliers; measuring tape; cutting knife; multimeter; hammer; files.

    Power Tools must include:
  • Hand held drill; Angle grinder; Soldering iron; Lead Light; Welding machine.

    Materials must include:
  • Various cabling; Glue; Screws; Cable clips; Rivets; Trunking; Conduit; Double sided tape; Drill bits; Hole saws.

    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos dust; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.

    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screens; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies; batteries; security doors and door controls.

    Security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural

    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipment required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.

    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots, hard hat, protective eyewear, ear protection.

    Legislative considerations for identifying and diagnosing faults must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in a secure and safe location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Worksite is cleared, tidied and reinstated in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Worksite is handed back to the client, ensuring that the client's expectations have been met. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Document installation where required. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The following variables covers all the specific outcomes.

    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.

    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreement; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.

    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.

    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements. OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.

    Tests must include:
  • Testing cable, wiring and connections (continuity, resistance, earth leakage, voltage); walk test; coverage test; safety tests; calibration test; test for correct relaying of information/data; testing to specifications; detection test; alarm test; functional test.

    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; ladder; scaffold; scissor lift; hoist; batteries; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.

    Hand Tools must include:
  • Screw drivers; Hack saws; side cutters; various pliers; measuring tape; cutting knife; multimeter; hammer; files.

    Power Tools must include:
  • Hand held drill; Angle grinder; Soldering iron; Lead Light; Welding machine.

    Materials must include:
  • Various cabling; Glue; Screws; Cable clips; Rivets; Trunking; Conduit; Double sided tape; Drill bits; Hole saws.

    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos dust; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.

    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screens; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies; batteries; security doors and door controls.

    Security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural

    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipment required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.

    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots, hard hat, protective eyewear, ear protection.

    Legislative considerations for identifying and diagnosing faults must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All required documentation is completed promptly and accurately, without omission, in accordance with company requirements and manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The working time assigned to the installation has been adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Where required, system schematics, specifications and configuration are clearly and accurately adjusted to show detail of security equipment/system modifications, in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Client confirmation of documentation is obtained where required, in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Indemnity is included to protect interests of all parties where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Client equipment/system records are updated to ensure tractability of information is maintained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with POSLEC SETA ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through POSLEC SETA ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed POSLEC SETA ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Powering systems.
  • Types, functions and requirements of security equipment/systems.
  • Keypad and control panel types and functions.
  • Methods of equipment/system testing.
  • Cable identification.
  • Earthing systems arrangements and requirements.
  • Electrical concepts - voltage, current, resistance and impedance.
  • Electrical connections.
  • Types of electrical circuits.
  • Circuit protection requirements.
  • Cable handling requirements.
  • Testing wiring systems.
  • Test equipment uses.
  • Equipment/system configurations and programs.
  • Circuit protection requirements.
  • Computer software.
  • Isolating and testing procedures.
  • Technical terms.
  • Company requirements.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when installing security systems/equipment, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions / options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as member of a team when conducting the installation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities when conducting installations, ensuring all possible scenarios' are taken into account and the work can happen on time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when interpreting work orders, manufacturers' specifications and building plans, ensuring accurate information is used in the installation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when installing systems/equipment, ensuring systems/equipment will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between accurate, comprehensive installation, client satisfaction, quality and repeat business. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244333, which is "Install electronic equipment", Level 4, 12 credits.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

    Assessment Statement

    Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on the extent and nature of progress towards the achievement of the performance standard outlined in this unit.

    Assessment against this unit of competency may involve any of the following techniques:
  • Continuous assessment in an institutional setting that stimulates the conditions of performance describe in the elements, performance criteria and range of variables statement that make up the unit.
  • Continuous assessment in the workplace, taking into account the range of variables affecting performance
  • Self-assessment on the same terms as those described above.
  • Simulated assessment or critical incident assessment, provided that the critical incident involves assessment against performance criteria and an evaluation of underpinning knowledge and skill required to achieve the required performance outcomes.

    Resources required for Assessment
  • Client file and security system operation requirements for review.
  • Work order.
  • Tools, equipment and materials for cable installation.
  • Manufacturers' device operating instructions.
  • Communications equipment.
  • Case studies.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions.
  • Relevant codes of practice.
  • A suitable venue: either in the workplace or classroom.
  • Access to a registered provider of assessment services. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22110   National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-08-16  Was SAS SETA 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. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 



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