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

Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9839  Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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
258925  Apply and maintain safety in a working environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Adhere to safety signs, regulations and procedures related to a working environment
  • Care for safety equipment
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures before, during and after job processes
  • Report and record safety anomalies

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Introduction to the industry
  • Ability to distinguish colour
  • Knowledge of relevant sections of the OHS Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Safety and environmental issues include but are not limited to:
    a. Hygiene facilities
    b. Storage of chemicals
    c. Disposal of hazardous waste
  • Personal protective equipment include but are not limited to:
    a. Safety glasses
    b. Goggles
    c. Visors
    d. Safety gloves
    e. Gauntlets
    f. Helmets
  • Regulations and procedures include but are not limited to OSH Act, SABS 0142, Local Authority requirements, manufacturers specifications and worksite procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Adhere to safety signs, regulations and procedures related to a working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal protective equipment is selected for a specific job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safety procedures are followed for a specific job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Applicable statutory requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety signs and procedures are correctly interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The consequences of incorrect usage of safety procedures and personal safety equipment are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Care for safety equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety equipment is examined for damage or faults in accordance with worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Report and record of faulty safety equipment in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety equipment is cleaned, cared for and stored safely and according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Procedures for dealing with damaged or faulty equipment are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The importance of maintaining and carefully storing safety equipment is explained in terms of work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Follow appropriate safety procedures before, during and after job processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The appropriate safety procedures are followed for the particular activity being undertaken according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is demonstrated during the activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Disposal of waste materials generated during the activity is demonstrated to meet environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reasons for using specific safety procedures and personal protective equipment is explained in terms of work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report and record safety anomalies in accordance with worksite procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report and record safety anomalies in accordance with worksite procedures, statutory requirements and or manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Unsafe conditions are recognised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recording and reporting procedures are correctly followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Dangers related to incorrect reporting are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Suitable recommendations are made. 


    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 provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety procedures and personal protective equipment appropriate to the different jobs.
  • Knowledge of worksite safety procedures.
  • Inspection procedures for a safe environment.
  • Safety procedures for different applications.
  • Use and functions of safety equipment, signs, colour coding and picto grams.
  • Potential defects that could occur in safety equipment.
  • Recording and reporting procedures. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems during the application and maintaining of safety in an electrical environment.
  • Understand the world as a set of related system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work effectively with others while applying and maintaining safety in an electrical environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organize and manage oneself during identification and reporting of unsafe conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate through reporting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology in environmental and personal safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258925, which is "Apply and maintain safety in a working environment", Level 2, 5 credits.

    This Unit Standard was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04.


    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • LEGAL
  • OHS ACT
  • SABS
  • Applicable statutory requirements
  • Anomalies refer to deviation from the norm 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58268   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48695   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    4. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    5. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    10. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    11. Eastcape Training Centre 
    12. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    13. ESKOM KOEBERG NUCLEAR PPS - FITTER, FITTER & TURNER AND TTC 
    14. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    15. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    16. HT MARKTECH 
    17. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    18. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    19. ISAZI TRAINING 
    20. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    21. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    22. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    23. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    24. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    25. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    26. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    27. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    28. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    29. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    30. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    31. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    32. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 
    33. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    34. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    35. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    36. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    37. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    38. Shukela Training Centre 
    39. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    40. Umfolozi FET College 
    41. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    42. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    43. Wavelength T.T.I 
    44. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 
    45. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.