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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Work to clearance from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment to perform maintenance work 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119889  Work to clearance from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment to perform maintenance work 
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
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 
A learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to work to clearance from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment, thus contributing to the safety of personnel and the safe running of electric trains, as well as ensuring the continuity of power supply in the rail sector. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The level assigned to this standard is appropriate, because performance must be carried out:
  • Under different weather conditions.
  • During day and night time.
  • Within a specific operational time span to minimise delays.
  • In different yard layouts/stations/sidings/sections.
  • By all infrastructure personnel.

    This Unit Standard is applicable to authorised persons working to clearance from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment whilst performing construction and/or maintenance work. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Work safely to clearance from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal electrical safety definitions are explained in detail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of the electrical safety instructions are explained clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specific electrical safety instructions can be explained and applied in full. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Material/equipment is safely handled according to company-specific electrical safety instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and react upon signs and warning boards related to high-voltage overhead track equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various high-voltage signs and/or warning boards related to high-voltage overhead track equipment are identified and the meaning thereof explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various high-voltage signs and/or warning boards related to high-voltage overhead track equipment are reacted upon correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sub standard conditions are identified and reported according to company-specific electric safety instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply and remove portable earth connections on high-voltage electrical systems under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Portable earth connection is applied and removed safely and correctly according to company-specifics under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sub-standard conditions on high-voltage electrical systems equipment are identified and reported in accordance with company-specific procedures and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform switching on high-voltage electrical systems under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Switching is performed safely and correctly on high-voltage electrical systems under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sub-standard conditions on high-voltage electrical systems equipment are identified and reported in accordance with company-specific procedures and instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply at an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 registered and accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA as prescribed.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be trained, qualified, certified and re-certified as an assessor in the OHTE/Substation division in accordance with the specific validation regulations relevant to the specific Unit Standard and registered with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain the following in a rail environment:
  • Work to clearance safely from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment.
  • Work on high-voltage overhead track equipment under isolated and earthed conditions.
  • The identification and reaction to signs and warning boards related to high-voltage overhead track equipment.
  • The identification and verification of OHTE bonding in a track-circuited area.
  • The identification of high-voltage OHTE and related sub standards.
  • Sub-standards reporting procedures.
  • The use of communication media (radios, hand signals etc.).
  • Earthing procedures on high-voltage overhead track equipment.
  • Switching procedures and instructions on high-voltage overhead track equipment under supervision. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving

    Learners will be able to solve problems by:
  • Observing and acting upon unsafe conditions.
  • Handling material and or equipment under high-voltage equipment.
  • Identify and verify the correctness of OHTE bonding in a track-circuited area.
  • Handling emergency situations, e.g. applying first aid.
  • Performing switching and earthing correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork

    Learners will be able to work to clearance from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and self-management

    Learners will be able to organise and manage themselves by:
  • Identifying and reacting to various signs or warning boards.
  • Acting upon unsafe conditions
  • Identifying and verifying the correctness of portable earth connection in a track circuited area.
  • Identifying and verifying the correctness of switching.
  • Performing construction and/or maintenance work while working to clearance from "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation

    Learners will be able to critically evaluate information from visual/audible high-voltage indicators whilst performing maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication

    Learners will be able to communicate with all role players by utilising various communication media (written, verbal, radios, hand signals, etc.) while performing construction and/or maintenance work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology

    Learners will be able to use science and technology by performing construction and/or maintenance work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems

    Learners will be able to:
  • Understand various systems in sidings, mainlines and marshalling yards e.g. electrified/non-electrified.
  • Apply safe working procedures. 

  • 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 
    Values:

    In addition, the following values should be demonstrated:
  • Trustworthiness
  • Safety consciousness
  • Responsibility
  • Neatness
  • Willingness to learn
  • Pro-activeness
  • Quality consciousness
  • Time consciousness

    Supplementary information:

    Terminology

    OHTE refers to overhead track equipment

    Company-specific safety instructions may include but are not limited to:
  • Company-specific electrical safety instructions 

  • 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 
    Elective  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Palesa Rail Academy 
    2. Transnet Rail Engineering Bloemfontein Centre 
    3. Transnet Rail Engineering Cape Town Centre 
    4. Transnet Rail Engineering Durban Training Centre 
    5. Transnet Rail Engineering Koedoespoort Training Centre 
    6. Transnet Rail Engineering UitenhageTraining Centre 



    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.