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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Carry out a detailed inspection on enhanced safety apparatus 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10641  Carry out a detailed inspection on enhanced safety apparatus 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-08-14  2005-08-14  SAQA 0443/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-08-14   2009-08-14  

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 be useful to people who are required to inspect enhanced safety apparatus.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • explain the principals of enhanced safety apparatus
  • prepare to inspect enhanced safety apparatus
  • inspect enhanced safety apparatus
  • prepare and test the apparatus for operation 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Use hand held test instruments
  • Use relevant tools
  • Know the dangers related to electrocution
  • Know the treatment of electrical shock 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the principals of enhanced safety apparatus 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The meaning of enhanced safety apparatus as an explosion protection technique is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The purpose of utilising enhanced safety apparatus is explained with reference to safety of persons and damage to equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The effects of an explosion in hazardous atmospheres are explained with reference to safety of persons and damage to equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to inspect enhanced safety apparatus 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal protective equipment is examined and used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Permission to enter the workplace is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The workplace is examined for hazardous and substandard conditions. Critical hazards and sub-standard conditions encountered in a particular context are addressed in a manner consistent with documented best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The consequences of not preparing to inspect enhanced safety apparatus in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect the enhanced safety apparatus 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A test for flammable gas is carried out in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Power supply is switched off and lockout procedures are adhered to in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The enhanced safety apparatus is inspected in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Earthing and bonding is inspected in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Hazards and risks directly related to the inspection of enhanced safety apparatus are identified and addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The consequences of not inspecting the enhanced safety apparatus in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and test the apparatus for operation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The power is switched on in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The apparatus is tested for operation in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools, material and equipment are cleaned, inspected and stored in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The feedback report complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The consequences of not testing the apparatus in line with specified requirements is explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation options:
  • 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 accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Report writing
  • Legal and site-specific requirements 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:

    The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:

    The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:

    The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his / her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:

    The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.

    Note:

    The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his / her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:

    The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

    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.

    Note:

    The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following 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.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. 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.
  • 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.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • 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 and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology:

    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991)
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines` Directives

    Site specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20418   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    2. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    3. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 



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