NZQA registered unit standard 26631 version 1 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
26631 version 1
Page 1 of 3
Title
Operate and maintain civil engineering laboratory force measurement
equipment
Level
3
Credits
3
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to operate and
maintain civil engineering laboratory force measurement
equipment.
Classification
Infrastructure Civil Engineering > Infrastructure Laboratory
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
Applicable legislation, regulations, rules, standards and codes include but are not
limited to the: Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992; Health and Safety in
Employment Regulations 1995; Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act
1996 and their associated regulations and subsequent amendments;
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and
calibration laboratories, available from http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm;
NZS 4402.1:1986 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Preliminary
and general, available from http://www.standards.co.nz.
2
Definitions
Samples may include but are not limited to – prepared materials and test materials
such as standards and reagents.
Organisational requirements refer to instructions to staff on policy and procedures
which are formally documented or generally accepted at the worksite. This may
include legislation; industry standards and methods; national and international
standards and methods; customer/organisation developed methods; standard
operating procedures; specifications; manuals; and manufacturer’s information.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Operate and maintain civil engineering laboratory force measurement equipment.
Range
mechanical, electronic.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
26631 version 1
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Evidence requirements
1.1
Force measurement equipment is selected in accordance with sample
requirements, method, manufacturer’s instructions and organisational
requirements.
includes but is not limited to – range, precision, units, type.
Range
1.2
Pre-use force measurement equipment checks are performed in accordance
with manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements.
may include but is not limited to – condition, environmental
conditions, safety equipment, calibration status.
Range
1.3
Sample requirements are assessed in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions and organisational requirements.
may include but is not limited to – environmental conditions,
placement.
Range
1.4
Force is measured in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and
organisational requirements.
may include but is not limited to – stable reading, parallax errors.
Range
1.5
Results are recorded in accordance with organisational requirements.
results may include but are not limited to – force, date, time,
operator.
Range
1.6
Force measurement equipment is cleaned and maintained in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements.
Planned review date
1 June 2015
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
21 January 2011
N/A
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0101
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, or
an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can
report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading
to that assessment.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
26631 version 1
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Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Consent requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact Infrastructure ITO [email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to
the content of this unit standard.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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