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

Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113861  Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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
258934  Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the electrical Distribution network environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Maintain wayleaves and servitudes on Low / Medium / High Voltage networks.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical distribution network environment. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within Geographical Information Sciences environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Application of Herbicides
  • Vegetation control machines & practices
  • Dangers of High Voltage systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons required to control vegetation and maintain access gates within servitudes & wayleaves on Low / Medium / High Voltage networks independently, or within a team.

    Vegetation includes:
  • Grass
  • Weeds
  • Shrubs
  • Trees

    Control methods include:
  • Mechanical (Handheld, chainsaws, weed eaters, brushcutters, high-cutters, etc.)
  • Chemical (Systemic, residual & contact types)

    Environmental control include:
  • Indigenous vegetation
  • Protected vegetation
  • Alien vegetation
  • Wildlife protection 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for maintenance of servitudes and wayleaves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Preparation / planning of vegetation control within parameters of designated servitudes or wayleaves according to job instructions and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applicable tools / machinery are selected for various job combinations and checked if operational according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The associated personal protective equipment is selected and checked for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Ensure the relevant property owners are notified / informed and access negotiated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The appropriate tools and personal protective equipment selected according to the specific task requirement on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A safety risk analyses to be carried out on critical line encroachment and report unsafe conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Clearing of vegetation done according to servitude / wayleave / clearance parameters / standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Vegetation to be cut, stored / stacked / removed as per negotiation with land owner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Selective chemical treatment of specific vegetation according to herbicide manufacturer`s specifications and applicable environmental legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain access gates, roads and prevent soil erosion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Access gates inspected for proper operation and maintained according to applicable standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ensure that locking devices of access gates are in place and operational according to area specifications / customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Access roads inspected for ease of access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Soil erosion backfilled and measures implemented to minimise re-occurrence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Concluding the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ensure that access gates are left open / closed as per customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All tools & equipment cleaned, stored and defects reported as per laid down specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Chemicals / herbicides / applicators, related safety equipment and empty containers returned for disposal or storage according to environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All applicable documentation completed accurately and submitted timeously. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    3. Any provider offering RPL must take practical experience in consideration. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A thorough understanding of the relevant procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of environmental awareness regarding the protection of indigenous and cultivated fauna and flora.
  • A comprehensive understanding of servitudes / wayleaves for electrical lines and routes.
  • A comprehensive understanding of risk assessment on electrical line clearances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to the maintenance of servitudes, wayleaves and clearances on electrical lines so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258934, which is "Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances", Level 2, 5 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Environmental Act
    OHS Act 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  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 


    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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