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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and replace simple mechanical and electrical lift components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243761  Identify and replace simple mechanical and electrical 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 identify and replace simple mechanical and electrical lift components. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify the components and explain their purpose.
  • Interpret work instructions and plan work activity.
  • Prepare equipment and worksite for the replacement of the components.
  • Replace components and prepare components, equipment and work area for the resumption of service.

    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 replacing simple mechanical and electrical lift components.

    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 applicable safety practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Components include simple mechanical and electrical components such as bulbs, demand buttons, v-belts, car and landing call buttons.
  • Replacing components will include preparing components for use.
  • Work activities are completed according to manufacturer's technical information and worksite procedures.
  • Fasteners include but are not limited to bolts and screws.
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, relevant SANS specifications and local authority requirements.
  • 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 and assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify components and explain their purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Simple mechanical and electrical components are identified correctly using appropriate terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of each component is correctly explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret work instructions and plan work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of activities is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are selected to meet the requirements of the tasks and their condition is checked. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include but are not limited to hand and power tools.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate safety equipment is selected to meet the requirements of the tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct quantities of materials and components are available at the worksite. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work activities are discussed with team members and own role and roles of others are clarified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare equipment and worksite for the replacement of components. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Preparing the equipment can take place in a workshop environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All preparations are made in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, worksite procedures and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Authorisation to do the job is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area is inspected and prepared in accordance with applicable statutory requirements and worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    New components are cleaned and checked for possible defects and adjustments are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Possible defects include but are not limited to cracks, sharp points, and incorrect texture.
  • Checking will include but is not limited to lubricating activities.
  • Making adjustments includes but is not limited to filing, scraping.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety of the work area is ensured and safe working procedures are adhered to in accordance with statutory requirements and company standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform replacement activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The worn component is removed and disposed of correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dimensions of new component are checked and component is correctly positioned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Component is secured in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct tool is selected for each specific activity and is handled and used correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Prepare components, equipment and work area for resumption of service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Any problems encountered are discussed with competent person and resolved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment and the work area are made ready for full operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    This criterion will include clearing and securing of worksite, proper storage of parts, and disposing of waste material in an environmentally friendly manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and tools are checked, cleaned and stored in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant documentation is completed according to worksite procedures and progress and issues are reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to the replacement of components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences of not following procedures are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common problems and preventive or corrective actions are listed and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of working accurately and of completing work activity within accepted timeframes is explained. 


    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, both 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.
    > Summative and formative assessment.
  • Assessment of competence for this unit standard is based on experience acquired by the learner in the workplace, within the particular lift maintenance 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 is able to perform 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 & functions of:

    > Terminology associated with basic lift components and replacement activities.
    > Relevant tools, equipment, measuring instruments, consumables.
    > Unit of measure.
    > Common faults, defects and deviations.
  • Purpose of:

    > Components, equipment and tools.
    > Quality checks and procedures.
    > Manufacturer's technical information.
    > Following worksite procedures.
    > Positioning and checking position of components.
    > Recording and reporting information.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:

    > Materials and components.
    > Lubricants and cleaning fluids.
    > Fastening methods.
    > Types of material defects and corrective action to be taken.
    > Hazards associated with the working environment.
  • Processes and events:

    > Inspecting, preparing and securing the work area.
    > Replacing components.
    > Use and application of personal protective equipment.
    > Completing documentation.
  • Causes and effects, implications of:

    > Incorrect use of tools and equipment.
    > Unsafe working conditions.
    > Importance of correctly positioning components.
  • Procedures and techniques:

    > Preparing the work area for component replacement.
    > Replacing components.
    > Determining and checking the correct position of components.
    > Returning worksite to safe and serviceable condition.
    > Reporting and completing documentation.
    > Safety procedures.
  • Sensory cues:

    > Visual cues to identify problems.
    > Sensory cues to determine quality.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:

    > Health, safety and environmental standards.
    > Company standards.
    > Manufacturer's specifications.
    > Applicable statutory requirements.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:

    > Basic understanding of working principles of lifts.
    > Teamwork and communication principles.
    > Simple arithmetic.
  • Relationships, systems:

    > The importance of replacing faulty components to ensure the safe functioning of the lift.
    > The role of worksite procedures in ensuring quality and safety. 

  • 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 and solve problems related to the replacement of components.
  • Identify defects and determine and apply appropriate corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Work cooperatively with other members of the team. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Interpret information on the job card.
  • Interpret information on the work instruction.
  • Read drawings and extract information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Report problems.
  • Report on work activities.
  • Discuss work schedules and activities with team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use measuring tools, instruments and equipment to position and secure components correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Explain the importance of following worksite procedures and adhering to quality and safety standards when replacing components. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information.

    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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