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

Conduct routine inspections on percussion rock drills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116517  Conduct routine inspections on percussion rock drills 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
259606  Conduct routine inspections on percussion rock drills  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard requires learners to be able to conduct routine inspections on percussion rock drills. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the inspection of percussion rock drills.
  • Preparing to inspect percussion rock drillsInspecting percussion rock drills.
  • Performing post percussion rock drill inspection activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The ability to read, write and communicate at ABET level 3, or equivalent, and knowledge of pressure measurements will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the inspection of a percussion rock drill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the need for a rock drill inspection is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The description of the dust suppression mechanism is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to inspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is available, operational, fit for purpose, and used in accordance with its design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of examining and using the equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The measuring equipment is examined and defects are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of examining the measuring equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Permission to enter the workplace, where applicable, is obtained according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The risks of entering a workplace without obtaining permission are explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The position where the inspection is to be conducted is examined and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The importance of examining the workplace and dealing with hazards and risks are explained in terms of the possible consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The preparation work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect percussion rock drill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rock drill is inspected and sub-standard items are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of inspecting the rock drill and dealing with any defects is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The results of the inspection are recorded and reported according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of recording and reporting the results of the inspection is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The immediate vicinity is continuously assessed and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of dealing with hazards and risks is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The inspection is performed in such a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Equipment is used according to design and without injury to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post-inspection activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Defective/broken equipment is dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of dealing with defective/broken equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment used is cleaned and stored according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are complete, accurate, in the required format, and submitted to designated personnel on time. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA. The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Legal and site-specific requirements
  • The need for a rock drill inspection
  • The dust suppression mechanism
  • The required personal protective equipment is available, operational, fit for purpose, and how it should be used
  • The importance of examining and using the equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety.
  • The measuring equipment is examined and defects are dealt with according to specified requirements.
  • The importance of examining the measuring equipment
  • That permission to enter the workplace, where applicable, is obtained according to specified requirements.
  • The risks of entering a workplace without obtaining permission
  • The importance of examining the workplace and dealing with hazards and risks in terms of the possible consequences to health and safety.
  • How the rock drill is inspected and sub-standard items are dealt with
  • The importance of inspecting the rock drill and dealing with any defects
  • Why the results of the inspection are recorded and reported according to specified requirements.
  • The importance of recording and reporting the results of the inspection
  • Why and how the immediate vicinity is continuously assessed and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety are dealt with
  • The importance of dealing with hazards and risks is explained
  • Defective/broken equipment is dealt with according to specified requirements.
  • Why the equipment used is cleaned and stored according to specified requirements.
  • The examination and use of personal protective equipment is consistent with specified requirements.
  • The importance of examining and correctly using the above is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems Note: The ability of the learner to correctly inspect a rock drill and to take appropriate action contributes to his/her problem solving skills. (Specific Outcome: 'Inspect percussion rock drill.') 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team / group / organisation / community. Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to accept, interpret and delegate work instructions correctly, during the inspection, indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. (Specific Outcome: 'Prepare to inspect.' and Specific Outcome: 'Inspect percussion rock drill.') 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. Note: The identification of conditions that may influence the inspection and taking of appropriate action will indicate that the learner can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. (Specific Outcome: 'Inspect percussion rock drill.') 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information. Note: The ability of the learner to inspect a rock drill, identify sub-standard items and take appropriate action will indicate proficiency in collecting, organising and evaluating information. (Specific Outcome: 'Inspect percussion rock drill.') 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. Note: The ability of the learner to use visual and language skills when inspecting a rock drill will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information. (Specific Outcome: 'Inspect percussion rock drill.') 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others). Note: The ability of the learner to interpret the inspection results indicates that he/she is able to use science and technology (Specific Outcome: 'Inspect percussion rock drill.') 

    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 learner 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 learner 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 learner 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 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259606, which is "Conduct routine inspections on percussion rock drills", Level 2, 2 credits.

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

    Legal requirements:
  • OHS Act and Regulations 85 / 1993
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations 29/1996
  • Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice

    Site-specific requirements:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Programme
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Manufacturers' specifications 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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