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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a high pressure water surface cutting system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377740  Use a high pressure water surface cutting system 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Hygiene and Cleaning 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
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 
High pressure cleaning assignments often require that hard surfaces are cut or broken down, for a number of reasons, as part of the cleaning function. This unit standard spells out the key procedures, equipment use and requirements for a successful task completion involving high pressure jetting system for the cutting and breaking of cleaning surfaces.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to use a high pressure water jetting system to cut and break surfaces.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare to use a high pressure water cutting system.
  • Operate the high pressure water jetting system to cut surfaces.
  • Perform end of task procedure. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to use a high pressure water cutting system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected for the cutting of surfaces. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools, materials and equipment may include, but are not limited to:
  • Pump unit, hose, connectors, high pressure gun and accessories, foot valve, nozzles type and size, crawler and etc.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hazards and risks associated with the use of a high pressure water system are explained in terms of safety, health, surface damage and environmental effect. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards and risks may include but are not limited to:
  • Persons in proximity of the water jetting unit in operation and associated accessories, water under pressure, operating at ultra high pressure (higher than 1700 bar), condition of equipment, flying debris, water quality, ergonomic requirements, deteriorated equipment, un-calibrated equipment, environmental conditions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is selected according to work-site procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may include but are not limited to:
  • Hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, long sleeve overall, gloves, safety footwear and industry specific PPE such as rain suit, steel toe gum boots, face visor and turtle suit/Kevlar suit.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged tools, materials and equipment are reported in accordance with work-site procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate a high pressure water jetting system to cut surfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A work area is arranged in accordance with work-site requirements and standard procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Arrange may include but is not limited to:
  • Authorization, work-site procedures, barricading, equipment arrangement, and scope of work.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A high pressure water jetting system is assembled in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A high pressure water jetting system is used in accordance with work-site procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work-site procedures may include but are not limited to Safety measures for:
  • High pressure gun safety triggers, foot valve, bursting disc, pressure relief valve and restrainers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Non-adherence to work-site procedures is explained in terms of the impact on health, safety, environment and surface. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform end of task procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work done is inspected in terms of the job specification(s). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations from expected outcomes are explained in accordance with work-site procedure requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspection reports are completed in accordance with work-site procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection reports may include, but not limited to:
  • Deviation from expected outcomes, equipment malfunction, insufficient equipment, extension of scope of work, damage to property and etc.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, materials and equipment are cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and work-site procedure. 


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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and Safety knowledge.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements.
  • Features and benefits of equipment and machinery. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking:
  • When the learner identifies sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organization or community:
  • When the learner is able and willing to accept and interpret work instructions correctly.
  • When the learner communicates with other team members, the client and superiors in a positive manner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively:
  • When the learner decides what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and ensures that they are available and uses them.
  • When the learner communicates to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the methods of oral and/or written presentations:
  • When learner communicates with team members, the client and superiors.
  • When he learner reports hazards and sub-standard conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others:
  • When the learner adheres to safety, health and environmental requirements.
  • When the learner understands the principles of high pressure cleaning. 

  • 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:
  • When the learner understands the negative influences of dirty surfaces to the efficiency and aesthetic qualities of work and recreational sites.
  • When the learner understands that failure to identify hazardous conditions and use protective clothing and equipment can lead to death and injury. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  36233   National Certificate: Specialist Hygiene and Cleaning Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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