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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan, develop and implement a new maintenance strategy 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114722  Plan, develop and implement a new maintenance strategy 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  44 
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 
As equipment begins to age, new trends to emerge or other conditions to change, the maintenance personnel may have to change their maintenance strategy and their approach to the management of failure. This unit standards reflects the skills, values and knowledge required to:
  • review trends and evaluate options
  • make appropriate choices and recommendations
  • implement a variety of maintenance strategies to optimise the availability, reliability and operability of equipment.
    The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Diploma in Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods): NQF Level 5 and related qualifications. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits assigned to this unit standard assume that learners will learn what is needed for this unit standard as part of their learning for a range of related unit standards. If they have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, they can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If they do not have such experience of related activities, then their learning time will be increased. Learners can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as they make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
    Successful learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of various strategies:
  • design-out maintenance; preventive maintenance; reliability centred maintenance; predictive maintenance. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan, implement and conduct the annual maintenance review. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Collect and analyse data
  • Review performance; analyse variances and trends
  • Evaluate cost effectiveness and efficiencies 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    The maintenance review is limited to those areas for which the learner has responsibility, ie in a large plant to that equipment for which the learner is responsible, eg a particular line, production or service area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Availability, reliability and operability of equipment is improved by the new strategies
  • strategies achieve desired effect

    Indicators
    1. Strategies are implemented within time and budget constraints
  • Resources are effectively utilised
  • Co-operation is obtained from relevant personnel
  • Other activities are not adversely affected
  • Statutory and company requirements are met

    Understanding confirmed
    2. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Various types of maintenance strategy
  • Implementation dynamics
  • Implications for quality, safety, health and the environment
  • Implications of changes for overall production system 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop, propose and obtain approval for appropriate changes to maintenance strategies. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Develop cost models to justify proposals 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Availability, reliability and operability of equipment is improved by the new strategies
  • strategies achieve desired effect

    Indicators
    1. Strategies are implemented within time and budget constraints
  • Resources are effectively utilised
  • Co-operation is obtained from relevant personnel
  • Other activities are not adversely affected
  • Statutory and company requirements are met

    Understanding confirmed
    2. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Various types of maintenance strategy
  • Implementation dynamics
  • Implications for quality, safety, health and the environment
  • Implications of changes for overall production system 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and organise overall plan, schedules, documentation and changes to systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Overall plan includes pilot and rollout phases Systems include computer; communication; financial (eg budgeting, purchasing); inventory, eg spares and components; quality, eg standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Availability, reliability and operability of equipment is improved by the new strategies
  • strategies achieve desired effect

    Indicators
    1. Strategies are implemented within time and budget constraints
  • Resources are effectively utilised
  • Co-operation is obtained from relevant personnel
  • Other activities are not adversely affected
  • Statutory and company requirements are met

    Understanding confirmed
    2. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Various types of maintenance strategy
  • Implementation dynamics
  • Implications for quality, safety, health and the environment
  • Implications of changes for overall production system 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organise resources; brief, prepare and train maintenance personnel and pilot the new strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Availability, reliability and operability of equipment is improved by the new strategies
  • strategies achieve desired effect

    Indicators
    1. Strategies are implemented within time and budget constraints
  • Resources are effectively utilised
  • Co-operation is obtained from relevant personnel
  • Other activities are not adversely affected
  • Statutory and company requirements are met

    Understanding confirmed
    2. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Various types of maintenance strategy
  • Implementation dynamics
  • Implications for quality, safety, health and the environment
  • Implications of changes for overall production system 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Obtain feedback and evaluate, modify and update roll out plans. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Organise and conduct meetings with relevant personnel
  • Report findings 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Availability, reliability and operability of equipment is improved by the new strategies
  • strategies achieve desired effect

    Indicators
    1. Strategies are implemented within time and budget constraints
  • Resources are effectively utilised
  • Co-operation is obtained from relevant personnel
  • Other activities are not adversely affected
  • Statutory and company requirements are met

    Understanding confirmed
    2. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Various types of maintenance strategy
  • Implementation dynamics
  • Implications for quality, safety, health and the environment
  • Implications of changes for overall production system 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Monitor roll out and evaluate, adjust and report impact of changes made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Availability, reliability and operability of equipment is improved by the new strategies
  • strategies achieve desired effect

    Indicators
    1. Strategies are implemented within time and budget constraints
  • Resources are effectively utilised
  • Co-operation is obtained from relevant personnel
  • Other activities are not adversely affected
  • Statutory and company requirements are met

    Understanding confirmed
    2. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Various types of maintenance strategy
  • Implementation dynamics
  • Implications for quality, safety, health and the environment
  • Implications of changes for overall production system 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant ETQA. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else, the learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential Embedded Knowledge

    1. Names & functions of:
  • Design-out maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Reliability-centred maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Design-out maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Reliability-centred maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance

    3. Purpose of:
  • Design-out maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Reliability-centred maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance

    4. Processes, events:
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Organising, resourcing
  • Monitoring and evaluating

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Poor planning, preparation, co-ordination
  • Inefficient use of resources
  • Poor communication
  • Poor control of implementation

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Planning, critical path method
  • Converting strategies to actions
  • Persuasion techniques
  • Promoting information flow and understanding among workgroup members
  • Feedback

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Statutory and company regulations
  • Quality standards
  • Manufacturers' specifications

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Various maintenance strategies, principles and dynamics
  • Planning, implementation and control principles

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Implementation of change and resistance patterns
  • Interrelationship of production and maintenance factors
  • Computer and document control systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Anticipating implications of changes on the whole system
  • Designing for a holistic system
  • Visualising how abstract concepts are turned into actionable realities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Persuading, influencing, overcoming resistance
  • Maintaining the discipline of the new procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Planning, prioritising and implementing strategies 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Obtaining and evaluating feedback on implementation issues 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Presenting implementation plans
  • Compiling reports on effectiveness of the implementation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Using software programmes for planning tracking implementation and changes in performance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Managing and synergising a range of production and maintenance factors 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information
    How credits were determined:

    Activity Hours Notes
    Classroom learning 120
    On-the-job learning 120
    Self directed learning 120 Assignments, additional reading
    Coaching required 30
    Other 20 Portfolio development
    Total hours 410 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48765   National Diploma: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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