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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254060  Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14033  Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment in a safe manner and in compliance with legislation. This knowledge and skill will enable the learner to work in a competent manner, which will contribute towards the overall efficiency and. The attained competence will also enable the learner to understand the use, care and do the basic maintenance of this equipment. This will ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and equipment is used in accordance with safe work practices thus increasing the safety standards of the organisation. This competence will advance the learner's own expertise, progression and employability in both the water and wastewater sector and other related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Apply personal safety practices in the water sector at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Mechanical tools and equipment:
  • Compactors, water pumps, generators, pipe cutters, jetting machine, bucket machine.

    Electrical tools:
  • Angle grinder, electric drill, and submersible water pump, electrical hoist, extension cords.

    Pneumatic tools:
  • Compressor, jackhammer, angle grinders, spanners, drills, and compactors.

    Hydraulic equipment:
  • Hydraulic lifting and moving gear.

    Safety equipment:
  • Gloves, goggles, overalls, safety boots, mask, earplugs, helmet, reflector vest. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use mechanical tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mechanical tools and equipment are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of mechanical tools and equipment is correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mechanical tools and equipment are used correctly and safely in accordance with workplace policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mechanical tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, reported for damage and maintained in accordance with workplace policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply and maintain safety when using electricity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential hazards when using electricity are identified in accordance with safety policy and procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrective action is correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Earth leakage problems are identified and corrective action is explained in accordance with workplace policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety equipment in an electrical environment is correctly identified and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use electrical tools safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electrical tools are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Purpose of electrical tools is correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electrical tools are used correctly and safely in accordance with workplace/safety policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Electrical tools are cleaned, checked, reported for damaged, storing in accordance with workplace/safety policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use pneumatic tools in accordance with good practice and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pneumatic tools are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Purpose of pneumatic tools is correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pneumatic tools are used correctly and safely in accordance with workplace policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pneumatic tools are cleaned, checked, reported for damage and maintained in accordance with work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use hydraulic equipment safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of hydraulic equipment are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Use of hydraulic equipment is correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hydraulic equipment is used correctly in accordance with workplace policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hydraulic equipment is cleaned, checked, damage reported and maintained in accordance with work procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation to also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners to have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Relevant sections of the current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation related to the safe use of equipment.
  • The fundamentals of electrically powered drives.
  • The fundamentals of mechanically powered tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    This relates to:
  • Use mechanical tools and equipment in accordance with work procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety when using electricity.
  • Use electrical tools safely in accordance with work procedures.
  • Use pneumatic tools safely in accordance with work procedures.
  • Use hydraulic equipment safely in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    This relates to:
  • Operating mechanical, electrical and pneumatic tools taking into consideration the safety needs of the team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    This relates to:
  • Using mechanical tools and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of safety when using electricity.
  • Using pneumatic tools safely in accordance with work procedures.
  • Using hydraulic equipment safely in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation:
  • Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
  • Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

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

    This relates to:
  • Operating mechanical, electrical and pneumatic tools taking into consideration the safety needs of the team. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14033, "Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment", Level 2, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60169   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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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