CABLE TELEVISION (CATV) INSTALLATION NC II – TESDA COURSE MODULE

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR CABLE TELEVISION (CATV) INSTALLATION NC II COURSE

The TESDA Course in CABLE TV (CATV) INSTALLATION NC II consists of competencies that a person must possess to install pole hardware and accessories, lay out and install coaxial/fiber-optic cables, install active and passive devices and accessories as well as to install, disconnect and reconnect subscriber drop lines and to install all internal cables and devices for both single- and multiple-dwelling units.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Electronics Industry (Service sector)

A student who has achieved this Qualification is competent to be:

  • Cable TV Installer

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The trainees who wish to enter the course should possess the following requirements:

  • Can communicate in oral and written language
  • Can perform basic mathematical computations
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to undergo training

This list does not include specific institutional requirements such as educational attainment, appropriate work experience, and others that may be required of the trainees by the school or training center delivering the TVET program.

CABLE TELEVISION (CATV) INSTALLATION NC II – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE

Course Title: CABLE TELEVISION (CATV) INSTALLATION
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 18 Hours
(Common Competency) 44 Hours
(Core Competency) 300 Hours

Total Duration: 362 Hours

This course is designed to develop & enhance the knowledge, skills, & attitudes of a cable TV installer, in accordance with industry standards. It covers the basic and common competencies in addition to the core competencies such as installing pole hardware and accessories, laying out and installing coaxial/fiber-optic cables, installing active and passive devices and accessories as well as installing, disconnecting and reconnecting subscriber drop lines and installing all internal cables and devices for both single- and multiple-dwelling units.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN CABLE TELEVISION (CATV) INSTALLATION NC II

This units of competency comprising this qualification include Basic, Common, and Core Competencies.

To obtain this TESDA course in CABLE TELEVISION (CATV) INSTALLATION NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (300 Hours)
MDA724301 Install Pole Hardware and Accessories
MDA724302 Lay Out and Install Fiber-Optic/ Coaxial Cables
MDA724303 Install Active and Passive Devices and Accessories
MDA724304 Install Subscriber Drop Lines and CPE
MDA724305 Install Cables and Devices for MDU
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (44 Hours)
ELC724201* Use Hand Tools
ELC311201* Perform Mensuration and Calculation
ELC311202* Prepare and Interpret Technical Drawing
ELC315202* Apply Quality Standards
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in BROADBAND INSTALLATION (FIXED WIRELESS SYSTEMS) NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

This section gives the details of the contents of the core units of competency required in BROADBAND INSTALLATION (FIXED WIRELESS SYSTEMS) NC II.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INSTALL POLE HARDWARE AND ACCESSORIES
UNIT CODE : MDA724301

This unit covers the outcomes required for installing cable TV pole hardware and accessories. This involves working with a team.

  1. Prepare for pole hardware installation
    • Necessary tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) are prepared in line with job requirements.
    • Information on proposed locations and necessary approvals from relevant authorities is obtained.
    • Site is cleared and prepared to provide unrestricted access for installation works in accordance with joint pole agreement
    • Installation constraints and safety hazards are identified and suitable action determined
  2. Install pole hardware, accessories and cable
    • Tools, equipment, clothing and safety requirements are identified and obtained for the installation.
    • Tools and equipment are checked to be in good working order and adjusted to manufacturers’ specifications
    • Installation site is made safe through erection of necessary barriers in accordance with standard practices
    • Fixing structures on pole are installed securely in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and joint pole agreement (JPA)
    • Fixing devices where the support is other than a pole are installed in accordance with the JPA
    • Pole identifier marks are placed on installed poles for identification
    • Ground rods are installed and grounding wires are bonded to messenger wire of coaxial/fiber-optic cable in accordance with the industry construction standards
    • Guy-wire assembly is installed and tensioned to required specifications
    • Problems encountered are referred to appropriate personnel as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
    • Installation and design amendments are reported/ documented in accordance with job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : LAY OUT AND INSTALL FIBER-OPTIC/ COAXIAL CABLES
UNIT CODE : MDA724302

This unit covers the outcomes required for laying out and installing cable television cables. Cable types may be fiber-optic or co-axial. This involves working with a team.

  1. Prepare for cable lay out and installation
    • Necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) are prepared in line with job requirements.
    • Cable lay out and installation requirements and constraints from plan and site inspection are identified as per job requirements
    • Cable lay out and installation equipment is set up in accordance with manufacturer’s and job requirements
    • Site is made safe and secure for cable installation
    • Suitable protective clothing is selected and required safety devices used
    • Support structure is assessed as safe for normal working conditions
    • Support structure is assessed to be sound for cable support as per job requirements
    • Cable route is checked for obstructions and vertical clearances from street level and are made clear using suitable methods and in coordination with authorities concerned.
    • Where necessary, obstructing cables, lines and pole attachments of other carriers are requested to be fixed or corrected to facilitate work of laying out and installing new cables
  2. Lay out and Install cable
    • Tools, equipment, clothing and safety requirements are identified and obtained for the lay out and installation.
    • Messengered cable is laid out, installed and tensioned to required specifications
    • Cable is secured permanently to support structure in accordance with standard installation procedures
    • Bending radius tolerance is observed for cable materials at all times
    • Problems encountered are referred to appropriate personnel as per standard operating procedures (SOP).

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INSTALL ACTIVE AND PASSIVE DEVICES AND ACCESSORIES
UNIT CODE : MDA724303

This unit covers the outcomes required for installing active and passive devices and accessories, such as trunk and line extender amplifiers, splitters, directional couplers, power inserter, connectors, etc., for the outside plant (OSP) cable television systems.

  1. Prepare for installation of devices
    • Necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) are identified and prepared in line with job requirements.
    • Cable preparation and connectorization is performed in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and as per design plan
  2. Install devices
    • Tools, equipment, materials and PPE requirements are obtained for the installation of devices.
    • Installation plan is read and interpreted as per job requirements
    • Devices are installed in accordance with manufacturer’s specification and industry standards
    • Problems encountered are referred to appropriate personnel as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
  3. Seal, water-proof and terminate devices
    • Installed devices are sealed in accordance with job requirements
    • Connectors are water-proofed in accordance with specified industry standards
    • All open ports are terminated in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
    • Accomplishment reports are accurately reported/ documented in accordance with job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INSTALL SUBSCRIBER DROP LINES AND CPE
UNIT CODE : MDA724304

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to install subscriber drop lines to both Single Dwelling Unit (SDU) and Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU). This also includes the connection of customers’ personal equipment (CPE) to SDU.

  1. Prepare for installation of subscriber drop lines
    • Job order and other documentation are received and interpreted in accordance with enterprise procedures
    • Necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) are identified and prepared in line with job requirements.
    • Cable preparation and connectorization is performed in accordance with standard industry practices.
  2. Install subscriber drop lines
    • All tools and equipment are checked to ensure safe working order and adjusted to manufacturer’s specifications
    • Installation plan is read and interpreted as per job requirements
    • Drop lines are installed to SDU or MDU in accordance with standard industry practices
    • Problems encountered are referred to appropriate personnel as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
    • Installation is properly documented according to SOP.
  3. Connect CPE devices
    • Interconnecting cables are prepared and terminated to the CPE in accordance with manufacturer’s installation manual
    • CPE are tested and adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer’s operation manual 3.3 Problems encountered are referred to appropriate personnel as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
  4. Wrap up job
    • Tools, equipment and materials are gathered and stored back to the service vehicle
    • Waste and debris are removed from work place and disposed off in accordance with government regulations and environmental requirements
    • Changes made are restored to the work area during installation, disconnection and reconnection to the customer’s satisfaction

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INSTALL CABLES AND DEVICES FOR MDU
UNIT CODE : MDA724305

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to install cables and devices for Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU). This also includes the connection of customers’ personal equipment (CPE) to MDU.

  1. Prepare for cable installation
    • Ocular inspection and system designs are interpreted and confirmed in accordance with job requirements
    • Necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) are identified and prepared in line with job requirements.
  2. Lay out cables
    • Cable are inserted and pulled in the conduits through the pull wire in accordance with the design plan
    • Problems encountered are referred to appropriate personnel as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
    • Laying out of cables is properly documented according to SOP
  3. Connect all devices
    • Preparation and connectorization of all cable ends is performed
    • Devices are installed and connected to the cable ends in accordance with the system design and good engineering practice
    • Concerned personnel are notified of the completion of work with proper documentation
  4. Connect CPE
    • Interconnecting cables are prepared and terminated to the CPE in accordance with manufacturer’s installation manual
    • CPE are tested and adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer’s operation manual
    • Problems encountered are referred to appropriate personnel as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
  5. Wrap up job
    • Tools, equipment and materials are gathered and stored back to the service vehicle
    • Waste and debris are removed from work place and disposed off in accordance with government regulations and environmental requirements
    • Changes made are restored to the work area during installation, disconnection and reconnection to the customer’s satisfaction

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT TITLE : USE HAND TOOLS
UNIT CODE : ELC724201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on the safe use, handling and maintenance of tools.

  1. Plan and prepare for tasks to be undertaken
    • Tasks to be undertaken are properly identified
    • Appropriate hand tools are identified and selected according to the task requirements
  2. Prepare hand tools
    • Appropriate hand tools are checked for proper operation and safety
    • Unsafe or faulty tools are identified and marked for repair according to standard company procedure
  3. Use appropriate hand tools and test equipment
    • Tools are used according to tasks undertaken
    • All safety procedures in using tools are observed at all times and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) are used
    • Malfunctions, unplanned or unusual events are reported to the supervisor
  4. Maintain hand tools
    • Tools are handled without damage according to procedures
    • Routine maintenance of tools undertaken according to standard operational procedures, principles and techniques
    • Tools are stored safely in appropriate locations in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications or standard operating procedures

UNIT TITLE : PERFORM MENSURATION AND CALCULATION
UNIT CODE : ELC311201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes and values needed identify, care, handle and use measuring instruments

  1. Select measuring instruments
    • Object or component to be measured is identified according to procedures
    • Correct specifications are obtained from relevant source
    • Measuring tools are selected in line with job requirements
  2. Carry out measurements and calculation
    • Appropriate measuring instrument is selected to achieve required outcome
    • Accurate measurements are obtained for job
    • Calculation needed to complete work tasks are performed using the four basic process of addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (x), and division (/)
    • Calculation involving fractions, percentages and mixed numbers are used to complete workplace tasks.
    • Numerical computation is checked and corrected for accuracy
    • Instruments are read to the limit of accuracy of the tool.
  3. Maintain measuring instruments
    • Measuring instruments are handled without damage according to procedures
    • Measuring instruments are cleaned before and after using.
    • Proper storage of instruments are undertaken according to manufacturer’s specifications and standard operating procedures.

UNIT TITLE : PREPARE AND INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
UNIT CODE : ELC311202

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes and values needed to prepare/interpret diagrams, engineering abbreviation and drawings, symbols, dimension.

  1. Identify different kinds of technical drawings
    • Correct technical drawing is selected according to job requirements.
    • Technical drawings are segregated in accordance with the types and kinds of drawings
  2. Interpret technical drawing
    • Components, assemblies or objects are recognized as required.
    • Dimensions of the key features of the objects depicted in the drawing are correctly identified.
    • Symbols used in the drawing are identified and interpreted correctly.
    • Drawing is checked and validated against job requirements or equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  3. Prepare/make changes to electrical/electronic schematics and drawings
    • Electrical/electronic schematic is drawn and correctly identified.
    • Correct drawing is identified, equipment are selected and used in accordance with job requirements.
  4. Store technical drawings and equipment /instruments
    • Care and maintenance of drawings are undertaken according to company procedures.
    • Technical drawings are recorded and inventory is prepared in accordance with company procedures.
    • Proper storage of instruments is undertaken according to company procedures.

UNIT TITLE : APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS
UNIT CODE : ELC315202

This unit covers the knowledge, skills, (and) attitudes and values needed to apply quality standards in the workplace.

The unit also includes the application of relevant safety procedures and regulations, organization procedures and customer requirements

  1. Assess quality of received materials or components
    • Work instructions are obtained and work is carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Received materials or component parts are checked against workplace standards and specifications
    • Faulty material or components related to work are identified and isolated
    • Faults and any identified causes are recorded and/or reported to the supervisor concerned in accordance with workplace procedures
    • Faulty materials or components are replaced in accordance with workplace procedures
  2. Assess own work
    • Documentation relative to quality within the company is identified and used
    • Completed work is checked against workplace standards relevant to the task undertaken
    • Faulty pieces are identified and isolated
    • Information on the quality and other indicators of production performance is recorded in accordance with workplace procedures
    • Deviations from specified quality standards, causes are documented and reported in accordance with the workplace’ standards operating procedures
  3. Engage in quality improvement
    • Process improvement procedures are participated in relation to workplace assignment
    • Work is carried out in accordance with process improvement procedures
    • Performance of operation or quality of product or service to ensure customer satisfaction is monitored

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information
    • Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
    • Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
    • Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
    • Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
    • Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
    • Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
    • Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
    • Team meetings are at ended on time
    • Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
    • Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
    • Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
    • Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
    • Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
  3. Complete relevant work related documents
    • Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
    • Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
    • Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
    • Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
    • Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.

  1. Describe team role and scope
    • The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
    • Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
    • Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
    • Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
    • Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
  3. Work as a team member
    • Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
    • Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
    • Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
    • Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
    • Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
    • Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
  2. Set and meet work priorities
    • Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
    • Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
    • Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
  3. Maintain professional growth and development
    • Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
    • Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
    • Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108

This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
    • Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
    • Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
    • Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
  2. Evaluate hazards and risks
    • Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
    • Effects of the hazards are determined
    • OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
  3. Control hazards and risks
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
      followed
    • Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
    • Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
  4. Maintain OHS awareness
    • Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
    • OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements

DEFINITION OF TERMS

GENERAL

  • Certification – is the process of verifying and validating the competencies of a person through assessment
  • Certificate of Competency (COC) – is a certification issued to individuals who pass the assessment for a single unit or cluster of units of competency
  • Common Competencies – are the skills and knowledge needed by all people working in a particular industry
  • Competency – is the possession and application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform work activities to the standard expected in the workplace
  • Competency Assessment – is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on whether competency has been achieved
  • Competency Standard (CS) – is the industry-determined specification of competencies required for effective work performance
  • Context of Assessment – refers to the place where assessment is to be conducted or carried out
  • Core Competencies – are the specific skills and knowledge needed in a particular area of work – industry sector/occupation/job role
  • Critical aspects of competency – refers to the evidence that is essential for successful performance of the unit of competency
  • Elective Competencies – are the additional skills and knowledge required by the individual or enterprise for work
  • Elements – are the building blocks of a unit of competency. They describe in outcome terms the functions that a person performs in the workplace.
  • Evidence Guide – is a component of the unit of competency that defines or identifies the evidences required to determine the competence of the individual. It provides information on critical aspects of competency, underpinning knowledge, underpinning skills, resource implications, assessment method and context of assessment
  • Level – refers to the category of skills and knowledge required to do a job
  • Method of Assessment – refers to the ways of collecting evidence and when,
    evidence should be collected
  • National Certificate (NC) – is a certification issued to individuals who achieve all the required units of competency for a national qualification defined under the Training Regulations. NCs are aligned to specific levels within the PTQF
  • Performance Criteria – are evaluative statements that specify what is to be assessed and the required level of performance
  • Qualification – is a cluster of units of competencies that meets job roles and is significant in the workplace. It is also a certification awarded to a person on successful completion of a course in recognition of having demonstrated competencies in an industry sector
  • Range of Variables – describes the circumstances or context in which the work is to be performed
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – is the acknowledgement of an individual’s skills, knowledge and attitudes gained from life and work experiences outside registered training programs
  • Resource Implications – refers to the resources needed for the successful performance of the work activity described in the unit of competency. It includes work environment and conditions, materials, tools and equipment
  • Basic Competencies – are the skills and knowledge that everyone needs for work
  • Training Regulations (TR) – refers to the document promulgated and issued by TESDA consisting of competency standards, national qualifications and training guidelines for specific sectors/occupations. The TR serves as basis for establishment of qualification and certification under the PTQF. It also serves as guide for development of competency-based curricula and instructional materials including registration of TVET programs offered by TVET providers
  • Underpinning Knowledge – refers to the competency that involves in applying knowledge to perform work activities. It includes specific knowledge that is essential to the performance of the competency
  • Underpinning Skills – refers to the list of the skills needed to achieve the elements and performance criteria in the unit of competency. It includes generic and industry specific skills
  • Unit of Competency – is a component of the competency standards stating a specific key function or role in a particular job or occupation; it is the smallest component of achievement that can be assessed and certified under the PTQF

SECTOR SPECIFIC

  • Amplifier – an electronic device used to increase the strength of a signal.
  • Audio/visual equipment – includes televisions, radios, monitors, cameras, closed circuit television, mono and stereo sound systems, gaming machines, electronic display panels, cassette recorders, video cassette recorders, CDROM players, sound and video duplication equipment, digital versatile discs, professional and domestic speaker systems, mixer desks.
  • Bridger amplifier – a device which extracts a portion of the signal from the trunk, amplifies it to a higher level, and feeds it to the distribution system.
  • Cable – is used for the distribution of television signals from the headend to the subscribers. The nominal characteristic impedance used in CATV system must be 75-ohms.
  • CATV – any facility that, in whole or in part, receives directly or indirectly over the air, and amplifies or otherwise modifies (improves) the signals transmitting programs broadcast by one or more television, satellite or radio stations and distributes such signals by wire or cable to subscribing members of the public who pay for such service or services.
  • Component – That portion of a unit of equipment, which has been designed as a discrete unit and that can be identified as such.
  • Connectorization – proper preparation of cable for installation of appropriate type of connectors.
  • Directional couplers – is a device used to divide the power unequally into two paths.
  • Drop cable – a small-diameter cable leading from the tap-off in the cable plant to the subscribers’ TV receivers. A drop cable used by the CATV system should be either RG-59 or RG-6, 75-ohms coaxial cable (foam).
  • Environment – The area surrounding the work site which can be directly or indirectly affected by occurrences at the work site. It includes the atmosphere, soils, drains, underground water tables, and the ecosystem. Protection of the environment would require the proper disposal of waste materials, restriction of burning off, the correct handling of toxic substances, the containment of CFCs and the like.
  • Established procedures – Formal arrangements of an organization, enterprise or statutory authority of how work is to be done.
  • Hazardous materials – Flammable gases and vapors and combustible dusts.
  • Headend – is the main site at which all the signals from the various program sources are received, assembled, processed and combined for transmission through the distribution network. It is the originating point for all services carried on a cable television system
  • Line extender amplifier – extends further the feederline from the trunk bridger.
  • Modifications – To make changes to the physical parameters or operational function of a device, component or piece of equipment or apparatus.
  • Notification (notified) – Can include verbal, written, electronic or recorded information at completion of work which may be required to be completed in accordance with established procedures.
  • OH&S policies and procedures – Arrangements of an organization or enterprise to meet their legal and ethical obligations of ensuring the workplace is safe and without risk to health.
  • Outside Plant (OSP) – is a part of CATV system that provides for the distribution of television signals from the headend to the paying subscribers.
  • Requirements – That to which equipment and procedures and their outcomes must conform and includes statutory obligations and regulations and standards called-up by legislation or regulations.
  • Servicing – Undertaking routine inspection, repair and maintenance of circuits, systems or apparatus. Maintaining, fault finding and repair of equipment, plant and machinery.
  • Splitter – is a passive device used to divide the power equally into two path.
  • Standards – Technical documents, which set out specifications and other criteria for equipment, materials, and methods to ensure them consistently, perform as intended.
  • Subscriber – a person who pays a fee for cable services.
  • Subscriber terminal – the cable television system terminal to which a subscriber’s equipment is connected.
  • System – A group or combination of inter-related, inter-dependent or interlocking elements forming a collective entity. Includes circuits, apparatus, equipment and the like.
  • Tap-off – is a device that extracts a small portion of the signal from the feeder cable and provides signal to the subscriber’s TV set.
  • Termination – The act by means of which an electrical connection to an apparatus is established; specifically a prepared joint or connection between a cable, cord or conductor and a point in an electrical circuit such as a terminal or connection point. Such terminations include soldering, crimping, clamping, wire wrapping, insulation piercing/compression.
  • Testing devices – Devices and instruments used to ensure safety requirements and operational functions are met, and to diagnose faults in apparatus, circuits or systems.
  • Trunk amplifier – a low distortion amplifier that amplifies RF signals for long distance transport.
  • UHF – Ultrahigh frequency. The band of frequencies extending from 470 to 890 MHz as designated by the Federal Communications Commission.
  • VHF – Very high frequency. The band extending from 30 to 300 MHz.
  • Wiring systems – Permitted cables, enclosures, supports and accessories for power, measurement, control or communications purposes.

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