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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install basic domestic or commercial gas equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246467  Install basic domestic or commercial gas equipment 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
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 focuses on the field of gas system installations and is aimed at ensuring that the learner has all the competencies required to perform gas installations without supervision.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Plan the installation.
  • Liaise with third parties.
  • Prepare for the installation.
  • Conduct the installation.
  • Complete post-installation functions.
  • Commission the installation and complete required paperwork. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.

    Learners must be competent in the following Unit Standards:
  • Design a gas installation (NQF Level 3).
  • Relevant "jointing" unit standards namely:
    > US 119753 Perform basic welding/ joining of metals.
    > US 114669 Carry out basic electric arc welding in an electrical environment.
    > US 14684 Weld thermoplastics with electro-fusion equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard assumes an existing or new domestic or commercial gas installation site.

    The typical scope of this unit standard includes one of the following but is not limited to:
  • LPG installations.
  • Natural gas installations.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the Unit Standard title, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design drawings, job card, bill of materials and any other information pertaining to the installation are obtained and interpreted in terms of their implication on performing an installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All information is clarified with relevant parties in terms of its impact on the installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information requiring clarification may include drawings, bill of materials, specifications, location, on-site conditions, third party involvement, customer requirements and any uncertainties that may exist.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A basic installation plan is compiled based on specific job requirements and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lists of supporting staff, transportation and other resources required for the installation are compiled according to the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Availability of tools and equipment required to complete the installation are verified based on the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Availability of materials and consumables required to complete the installation are verified based on the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All resources and activities required for the installation are timeously scheduled and communicated to the relevant parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Liaise with third parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All documentation to initiate installation is completed, submitted and finalised with relevant authorities as per requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety permissions for starting the installation are obtained as per customer- and legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Permissions to be obtained may include but are not limited to those stipulated by national regulations, specific local authority, fire brigade, customer, building owner and building contractor.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Permission or permit to work from the client or other relevant authority is obtained to enter premises and start installation as stipulated by contractual requirements or workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any deviations from the original design or problems experienced during the installation which may impact on the agreed upon specifications or safety of the system are documented and submitted to relevant authorities for verification as per specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Client, inspection authorities and other relevant parties are familiarised with installation and safe operating requirements as per customer- and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Final installation documentation is prepared and signed-off by all relevant parties as per relevant procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare for the installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The design is verified and site conditions are evaluated to establish any special requirements by doing an on-site evaluation in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials and consumables are obtained based on the bill of materials and on-site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) required to complete the installation are obtained and verified as indicated in the installation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, materials, consumables and support staff are loaded and transported to the worksite in adherence of road safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment, materials and consumables are off-loaded and stored using company installation and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The workplace/installation site is prepared for the installation in accordance with installation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct the installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety and housekeeping is maintained during the full installation process by adhering to the safety requirements of the customer, authorities, local- and national bodies as well as own workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is measured and marked-off in accordance with the stipulated system design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Excavations are prepared and scaffolding erected in accordance to safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Piping is measured, cut and routed in accordance with the prepared design, actual site conditions and within the requirements of the national standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment is placed, assembled, mounted and secured according to technical and national specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Storage equipment is connected according to the requirements of the national standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete post-installation functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Corrosion protection measures are implemented in accordance with design specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrosion protection may include but is not limited to painting, wrapping, protective sleeve and applying cathodic protection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    System colour coding requirements are applied as specified in design or customer agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The site is returned to its original condition in terms of filling excavations, removing waste, filling gaps, repairing damaged areas and painting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and scaffolding are removed and remaining equipment, materials and consumables are loaded for transport back to the workplace in accordance with relevant procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Commission the installation and complete required documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    System is purged in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Leak and pressure-testing of equipment is conducted according to the approved acceptance test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The complete system is tested in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Customer is advised of system operating requirements in accordance with system- and equipment operating instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A valid hand-over certificate is issued in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Documentation is completed in accordance with company policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation may include preparing a customer invoice, completing customer sign off document and issuing a receipt for any payment received.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Own documentation is completed on return to office in accordance with company policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Own documentation may include time sheet, job card sign-off, invoice preparation and stock requisition- or re-order instructions.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 3 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an Assessor with considerable first hand experience in gas installations will assess the learner's competency.
  • 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.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and is able to:
  • Plan the installation.
  • Liaise with third parties.
  • Prepare for the installation.
  • Conduct the installation.
  • Complete post-installation functions.
  • Commission the installation and complete required documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying barriers pertaining to the installation and developing strategies to overcome them.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Plan the installation.
  • Liaise with third parties.
  • Prepare for the installation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Liaising effectively with client in order to ensure that installation plan is agreed upon and that client's requirements are met.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Plan the installation.
  • Liaise with third parties.
  • Conduct the installation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Managing activities in terms of preparation, planning, conducting and concluding of the installation.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Evaluating on-site conditions to determine special requirements.
  • Performing a complete system test to complete an installation and issuing a hand-over certificate.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Liaise with third parties.
  • Commission the installation and complete required documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Consulting client to ensure that client's requirements are met.
  • Completing documentation according to job specifications.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Plan the installation.
  • Liaise with third parties.
  • Conduct the installation.
  • Commission the installation and complete required documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Using technical equipment responsibly and safely during gas installations.

    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.
  • Demonstrating the functionality of the installed equipment.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Conducting an effective integration of the installation on the network.
  • Understanding the role of gas installation in the gas industry and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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
    Core  58950   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


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