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

Operate bitumen spray bitumen spray equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116135  Operate bitumen spray bitumen spray equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering 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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-30  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262785  Operate bitumen spray equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Operating bitumen spray bitumen spray equipment and demonstrating knowledge of the functions of bitumen spray bitumen spray equipment, starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the bitumen spray bitumen spray equipment

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniquesThe contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
Learning assumed to be in place
NQF 1 Numeracy and NQF 1 Literacy

It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard have already undergone company induction, have an appropriate licence to operate in the work area, and are familiar with Statutory requirements which include but are not limited to:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Limited to work carried out on standard Bitumen Spray Equipment, or with standardised fittingsSafety features of bitumen sprayer are described as per manufacturers specifications

    Range:
    Fire extinguishers, thermometers, dipstick, tank hatch, tank overflow pipe, internal tank baffles, assistants platform, spraybar sideways shift, handlance hose pressure ratings, spraylance
    Maintain sprayer Bitumen Spray Equipment

    Range:
    First aid Bitumen Spray Equipment, valves, gangbar, nozzles, filter, heating systems and controls, vehicle speed, and bitumen pump controls.

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • Local Provincial authority requirements

    Appropriate checklist is any one or a combination of the following:
  • Manufacturer's checklist
  • Pre-operational checklist
  • Site-specific checklist
  • Daily checklist
  • Weekly checklist
  • Site-specific checklist

    Worksite procedures include manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements, or similar procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions bitumen spray equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main functions Bitumen Spray Equipment are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed Bitumen Spray Equipment capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazards associated with the operation Bitumen Spray Equipment are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All safety features on the Bitumen Spray Equipment are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of sprayer support plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main functions of Sprayer Support Plant are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed Bitumen Spray Equipment capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazards associated with the operation of Sprayer Support Plant are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All safety features on the bitumen spray equipment are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare to spray bitumen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, to ensure compliance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate bitumen spray equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Heating is undertaken in accordance with the sprayer operation manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Blending is undertaken in accordance with the sprayer operation manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bitumen transfer is undertaken in accordance with the sprayer operation manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Bitumen Spray Equipment is set up and bitumen is applied in accordance with the sprayer operation manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safe working procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications, site specific and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Bitumen Spray Equipment performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Bitumen Spray Equipment is operated without risk of damage or loss to Equipment or property, or injury to people.
    The sprayer is manoeuvred in accordance with the relevant Code of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The sprayer is manoeuvred in accordance with the relevant Code of practise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Operate bitumen spraying process controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Controls are set appropriate to the number of nozzles selected (for width of spray run), the application rate required, and the pump speed and road speed required to achieve that application rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The performance of spray control Bitumen Spray Equipment is monitored in accordance with the target application rate, and the achieved performance is recorded in accordance with company procedures and quality assurance requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Maintain sprayer bitumen spray equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Bitumen Spray Equipment is checked for maintenance requirements and minor adjustments are made in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and specialist maintenance requirements are reported in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    First aid Bitumen Spray Equipment, valves, gangbar, nozzles, filter, heating systems and controls, vehicle speed, and bitumen pump controls.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sprayer Bbtumen spray equipment is cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sprayer bitumen spray equipment is emptied, flushed, and decontaminated in accordance with the operating manual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tank, pipes, bar, handlance.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA-ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Functions Bitumen Sprayer and Support Plant
  • The operation procedures and main functions of all major components
  • The maximum operating capacities of the designed Bitumen Spray Equipment capabilities.
  • The Hazards specific to operating Bitumen Spray Bitumen Spray Equipment and ways to minimise these in terms of potential damage to Bitumen Spray Equipment and property, and injury to people.
  • Statutory requirements including the Relevant Code of practice and Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • The completion of Pre-operational and Post-operational checklists according to worksite procedures.
  • The corrective action to be taken if required, to ensure compliance with manufacturer's specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to spray bitumen
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist

    Operate bitumen spray equipment
  • Bitumen Spray Equipment performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Maintain sprayer bitumen spray equipment
  • The Bitumen Spray Equipment is checked for maintenance requirements and minor adjustments are made in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and specialist maintenance requirements are reported in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Operate bitumen spray equipment
  • Bitumen Spray Equipment is operated without risk of damage or loss to Bitumen Spray Equipment or property, or injury to people.

    Operate bitumen spraying process controls.
  • The performance of spray control Bitumen Spray Equipment is monitored in accordance with the target application rate, and the achieved performance is recorded in accordance with company procedures and quality assurance requirements.

    Maintain sprayer bitumen spray equipment
  • The Bitumen Spray Equipment is checked for maintenance requirements and minor adjustments are made in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and specialist maintenance requirements are reported in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to spray bitumen
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, to ensure compliance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Operate bitumen spray equipment
  • Bitumen spray equipment performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Operate bitumen spraying process controls.
  • The performance of spray control bitumen spray equipment is monitored in accordance with the target application rate, and the achieved performance is recorded in accordance with company procedures and quality assurance requirements.

    Maintain sprayer bitumen spray equipment
  • The bitumen spray equipment is checked for maintenance requirements and minor adjustments are made in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and specialist maintenance requirements are reported in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to spray bitumen
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Operate bitumen spray equipment
  • Bitumen spray equipment performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to spray bitumen
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Operate bitumen spray equipment
  • Safe working procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications, site specific and statutory requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions bitumen spray bitumen spray equipment and sprayer support plant
  • The main functions Bitumen Spray Equipment are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.
  • All safety features and warning devices on the Bitumen Spray Equipment are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed Bitumen Spray Equipment capabilities.

    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions bitumen sprayer support plant
  • The main functions Bitumen Spray Equipment are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.
  • The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed Bitumen Spray Equipment capabilities.

    Operate bitumen spray equipment
  • Functions of the various controls are demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Operate bitumen spray equipment
  • Hazards specific to operating bitumen spray equipment and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to bitumen spray equipment and property, and injury to people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262785, which is "Operate bitumen spray equipment", Level 2, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 


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