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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform simple alignment and positioning of lift components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243760  Perform simple alignment and positioning of lift components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard reflects the skills required to perform simple aligning and positioning of lift components. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Determine what needs to be done and follow work instructions.
  • Select and use marking out and alignment equipment.
  • Mark out all positions and outlines.
  • Position, align and secure components.

    Learners credited with this unit standard also know and understand:
  • Applicable safety requirements, worksite procedures and company standards and their application.
  • Principles and concepts relevant to positioning and aligning lift components (within scope of competence).

    The skills, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the Exit Level Outcomes required for the National Certificate in Lift Installation and Maintenance: NQF Level 2. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies are assumed:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 1.

    The credit allocation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in the following outcomes in the context of the lift installation and maintenance industry:
  • Select, use and care for hand tools, portable power tools, measuring equipment.
  • Apply all relevant safety practices.
  • Read engineering drawings.

    The allocation of credits also assumes that the learner will be following a learning programme which integrates the required unit standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Components include but are not limited to flexible and rigid couplings, guides, machines, gearboxes, machine shafts.
  • Work activities are completed according to manufacturer's technical information and worksite procedures.
  • All activities are performed under the supervision of a competent person.

    Further information on the scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine what needs to be done and plan work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work requirements are interpreted correctly from work instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work instructions include manufacturer's technical information, worksite procedures and layout drawings, plans, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sequence of work is planned according to work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, equipment, instruments and components are available according to the requirements of the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work activities are discussed with team members and own role and roles of others are clarified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and use marking out and alignment equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to plumb line, plumb bob, spirit level, taper gauge, feeler gauge, steel rule, engineer's square. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct equipment is selected for each activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment is handled and used correctly for each specific activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of the selected equipment is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Mark out all positions and outlines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Marking out includes but is not limited to the use of plumb lines and chalk lines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measuring instruments are selected and used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Datum points are identified from the layout and engineering drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct procedures are followed to mark and record the datum point. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Correct procedures include but are not limited to the use of the A-F Chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The purpose of the datum point is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The area is prepared for the mark out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Corresponding points and outlines are marked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Position, align and secure components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components are measured and marked according to the layout and engineering drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are placed into correct position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are correctly secured in position. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Correctly refers to using appropriate fasteners and installing the fasteners correctly.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operation of components is manually checked for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work progress is recorded and any issues arising are reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to the alignment and positioning of components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences of not correctly positioning and aligning components are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of working accurately and of completing work activity on time is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of unsafe working conditions are described. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
    > How the assessment is moderated.
    > How a learner can appeal against the outcome of the assessment.
  • Any institution or company which offers learning to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • The integrated assessment should be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will specify how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
    > Evaluating evidence in a portfolio of evidence, particularly projects which integrate various aspects of the unit standard and which demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skills and values, and the development of the critical outcomes.
    > Observing and listening to the learner at work, in primary activities as well as in other interactions, or in relevant simulations.
    > Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding and to verify other evidence.
    > Looking at records and reports.
    > Formative assessment.
  • Assessment of competence for this unit standard is based on experience acquired by the learner in the workplace, within the particular lift installation context. The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the unit standard as well as the understanding of the underpinning concepts and principles.
  • The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the Critical Cross-field Outcomes.
  • Learners may choose in which language they want to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.
  • Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner has been performing consistently over a period of time.
  • The assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and in conjunction with the assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate.

    Names and functions of:
  • Measuring instruments, tools and equipment, fasteners.
  • Function of the datum point and plumbline.
  • Terminology associated with the datum point and plumbline and their use.

    Purpose of:
  • Work instructions.
  • Measuring instruments, tools and equipment.
  • Components.
  • Purpose of aligning components.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Measuring instruments, tools, equipment and components.
  • Methods of fastening components.

    Processes and events:
  • Process of alignment.

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Misalignment.
  • Not using tools and instruments correctly.
  • Unsafe working conditions.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Alignment procedures and techniques.
  • Reporting and completing documentation.
  • Working safely.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual cues associated with alignment and misalignment.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Company standards.
  • Manufacturer's specifications.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic measurements and calculations.
  • Application of the datum point and plumbline to achieve alignment.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The importance of accurate alignment of components for the safe and effective functioning of the lift. 

  • 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 problems related to the alignment of components and take corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Work with team members to align and position components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Organise tools, instruments and equipment to achieve required outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Gather information from work instructions, drawings and measurements and interpret and use the information to position and align components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Communicate with team members and supervisor.
  • Report on work done and issues arising. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use measuring tools, instruments and equipment to align components.
  • Apply the principles of the datum point and plumbline to align components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the importance of alignment for the safe and effective functioning of the lift. 

  • 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 
    Terms used in this qualification are defined as follows:
  • 'Lift' means any permanent lifting installation used for the conveyance of persons, persons and goods or access goods only lifts by means of a conveyance or platform running on a fixed guide or guides and serving landings.
  • The term 'lift' as used in this qualification is interchangeable with the term 'elevator'.
  • 'Competent person' means a person who has completed a learnership in the trade of lift mechanic or has completed an accepted associated trade training and who has had one year's post-qualification general practical experience on lifts. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58268   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  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. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    2. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 



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