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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install specialised hospital sanitaryware systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244500  Install specialised hospital sanitaryware systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 will enable plumbers and related role-players to improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to install specialised hospital sanitary ware systems.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Plan and prepare to perform specialised hospital sanitary system installations.
  • Install and maintain waste water, soil and vent systems for bio-hazardous effluent.
  • Install and maintain specialised hospital sanitaryware.
  • Install and maintain specialised hospital automatic cleaning and laboratory fixtures.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the plumbing discipline. Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the plumbing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Soil and waste pipes include but are not limited to: uPVC; galvanised mild steel; cast iron; HDPE; polypropylene; and proprietary hospital and laboratory materials
  • Pipes include but are not limited to: Built in, suspended and cast in pipes, and pipes secured using brackets and holder bats.
  • Fittings include but are not limited to: Bottle traps, tees, bends, reducers etc.
  • Specialised hospital sanitaryware, made of stainless steel or fire clay include but are not limited to: Surgeon scrub sinks; paraplegic baths; paraplegic showers; baby baths; plaster of Paris prep sinks; hospital basins; hazardous material showers; slop hoppers; bed pan sinks; urinal cleaners; autopsy tables.
  • Automatic cleaning equipment includes but is not limited to: Built in bed pan washers; free standing bed pan washers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to perform specialised hospital sanitary system installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, equipment and materials are selected in readiness to perform specialised hospital sanitary systems installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area is set out in accordance with control positions and levels indicated in drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and protective clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturers specifications and scheduled maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Minimum quantities of plumbing materials are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the task at hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install and maintain waste water, soil and vent systems for bio-hazardous effluent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bio-hazardous effluent and related waste water, soil and vent systems are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are selected according to site specification and application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specialised pipes are fitted according to standards and local authority bylaws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pipes are repaired and maintained according to plumbing requirements and hospital procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install and maintain specialised hospital sanitaryware. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specialised hospital sanitaryware appliances are selected for specific applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specialised hospital sanitaryware appliances are installed according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specialised hospital sanitaryware appliances are tested in accordance with manufacturers specifications and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specialised hospital sanitaryware appliances are repaired and maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install and maintain specialised hospital automatic cleaning and laboratory fixtures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bed pan washers are installed according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fume cupboards are installed according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency showers and eye sprayers are installed according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specialised hospital automatic cleaning and laboratory fixtures are inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and hospital procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
  • The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.
  • The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:
    > Internal moderation.
    > External moderation.
    > An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
    > Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with SAQA requirements.
    > All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
    > Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
    > Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
    > Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
    > Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing requirements to be used when installing specialized hospital sanitary systems.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • The application of basic plumbing principles in the context of specialized hospital sanitary systems installation.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Identification of specialised hospital piping and their purpose.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • The purpose of isolating a certain soil or vent pipe due to hazardous effluent discharged through it; or noxious gasses passing through.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in the installation of specialized hospital sanitary systems and manufacturers specifications for maintenance of tools and equipment and storage of materials.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • National Building Regulations.
  • Code of Practice for the application of the National Building Regulations (SANS 10400).
  • Industry standards indicated in the Skills Register for the designated trade of Plumbing.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    Theory-rules, laws, principles:
  • Safety procedures for servicing or repairing specialised hospital pipes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Recognising and reporting to the client, problems relating to fault finding and repairs to specialised hospital sanitary systems.
  • Obtaining information from the client in instances where instructions or information on drawings is insufficient.
  • Identifying and pro-actively reporting on non-availability of resources and materials i.e labour, plant and materials.
  • Non-conformances detected in previous installations are reported to the client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Working in unison with client, co-workers and other trades on site.
  • Communicating and receiving advice from client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Setting out the work area and preparing to carry out plumbing activities to specialised hospital sanitary systems.
  • Performing activities in accordance with industry standards, and hospital procedures.
  • Selecting plumbing tools and equipment in accordance with the requirements of the task.
  • Ensuring tools, equipment and plumbing materials are securely stored.
  • Maintaining minimum quantities of plumbing materials in accordance with task requirements.
  • Safety equipment and clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Carrying out written and/or verbal site instructions issued by the client, correctly and efficiently.
  • Correctly interpreting information contained in drawings.
  • Setting out work areas from provided control positions and levels in accordance with instructions and drawings.
  • Complying with the instructions issued by the Client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Issuing clear verbal instructions to team members.
  • Actively listening to feedback received from team members.
  • Evaluating and reporting problem situations to the client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • By applying the appropriate methods, tools and materials for the installation of specialised hospital sanitary systems.
  • By applying the knowledge of bio-hazardous waste and its disposal in the healthcare environment to plumbing systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • The inter-relatedness of specialised hospital sanitary systems and their purpose in ensuring the health and safety of self, hospital personnel, patients and the workplace. 

  • 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:

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • At this level some errors are to be expected. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: Assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2024-12-05  CETA 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Artisan Development Academy 
    3. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    4. Blacken Security Services 
    5. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    6. Builders Training Centre 
    7. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    8. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    10. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    11. Construction Resource Development College 
    12. DSL Training and Projects (PTY) LTD 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    15. False Bay College 
    16. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    17. JOYEVE TRADING ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    18. Leps Training Consultants 
    19. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    20. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    21. Mamuhle Academy 
    22. Moraba Training and Civil Construction (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    24. MTL Training and Projects 
    25. Ngakatse Trading 
    26. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    27. Novi General Services 
    28. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    29. PCD College cc 
    30. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    31. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    32. RESISA LOGISTICS (Ltd) Pty 
    33. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    34. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    35. SESANA PROJECTS 
    36. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    37. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    38. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    39. Tovani Traiding 299 
    40. Umfolozi FET College 
    41. West Coast TVET College 



    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.