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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Co-ordinate the installation of plastics manufacturing and related equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119150  Co-ordinate the installation of plastics manufacturing and related equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
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  10 
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 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of plastics manufacturing, I will be able to:
  • Organise and manage the process of installing equipment, including:
    > The preparation of the work area and services.
    > The assembly of the machine and services.
    > The training of operators.
    > The testing/trial of the machine and tooling.
    > The development of protocol and setting sheets.
  • As required by the installation process, maintain continuous liaison with:
    > The engineer or authorised person.
    > The maintenance team responsible for the installation.
    > The production team.

    I will also know and understand:
  • The various factors and variables to take into account when manufacturing equipment is installed, and what needs to be achieved before the equipment is fully operational.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any volume plastics manufacturing process, e.g.
  • Injection moulding.
  • Blow moulding.
  • Various kinds of extrusion.
  • Variations of thermoforming.
  • Rotational moulding.
  • Calendaring.
  • Compression and related moulding processes.
  • Reaction injection moulding.
  • Polymer composites fabrication processes such as pultrusion, filament winding and resin injection.

    The volume production process also includes the regeneration of recycled materials and the manufacture of intermediate products such as sheet, profiles, compounds and master batches.

    The skill, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing NQF Level 5. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that I have a National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing NQF Level 4 or an equivalent qualification. They also assume that I am working towards my qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards.

    My learning time will increase if I do not have:
  • A relevant NQF 4 qualification.
  • Experience in a relevant field.

    My learning time will be decreased if I have experience in this field because:
  • My learning programme will be adjusted to build on what I already know.
  • I can apply to have that prior learning recognised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes.
    The learner should be able to work autonomously. The work will be guided by relevant worksite procedures, manufacturers' specifications and safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the installation and liase with the maintenance team responsible for installation and the production personnel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Plan includes preparation, installation and commissioning.

    Installation will be of some complexity and typically comprise large or high volume manufacturing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Co-ordinate the preparation of the work area and the installation or modification to services required for the installation or operation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparation of the work area may include moving or removal of currently installed equipment, site preparation, preparation of flooring, e.g. plinths, etc.

    Services may include pneumatics, hydraulics, water, and electricity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Co-ordinate assembly of machine, connection of services and the commissioning of the equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Coach operating personnel on operation of installed equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Run manufacturing trials; develop or adjust operation procedures and setting sheets based on the trials and handover to production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Document the installation process; discuss and explain the factors, variables and decisions associated with the installation of the equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Installation and commissioning process is competed on time, within the required budget and with minimum disruption to other manufacturing activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product manufactured on installed equipment meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operating personnel are competent to operate installed equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Installation process is co-ordinated in a consistent, orderly manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    No damage is caused during the installation process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems are identified and resolved. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained by installation teams. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Reports and records are accurate and clear. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Discussions demonstrate that I have an understanding of the key concepts and principles related to this activity and an understanding of how these relate to application in practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Understanding confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Issues, key concepts and principles include:
  • Variables and factors associated with installing equipment.
  • Issues relating to coaching of operating personnel.
  • Issues relating to the relationship between maintenance and production personnel during the installation process.
  • Issues relating to the role of co-ordinator.
  • The implications of poor planning and the cost of failing to adequately test/trial the installed equipment and tooling.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    To obtain credits I must be assessed. The assessment will be based on evidence that I produce. My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
  • How my assessment is moderated.
  • How I can appeal against the outcome of the assessment.

    Any institution or company which offers learning that will enable me to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    My assessment against this standard should meet all the requirements of established principles. It should include practical assessment activities, which are appropriate to the contents of this unit standard. These activities should include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations, etc.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed on all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. The specific outcomes must be assessed in their own right, through oral and practical evidence. My assessment will not only be based on observation but also on other evidence which I compile into a portfolio of evidence. I cannot be assessed only through a written or oral test.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge will be assessed in relation to each other. If I am able to explain the items which fall under the heading of essential embedded knowledge, but am unable to perform the specific outcomes, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. Similarly, if I am able to perform tasks described under the specific outcomes, but cannot explain or justify them in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and practice relevant to the level of the unit standard that underpins my skill, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'.

    I will also be assessed on my ability to apply the principles and techniques related to the critical cross-field outcomes, not only in terms of what I can demonstrate, but also in terms of what I know and can discuss.

    My assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and even in conjunction with my assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:

    1. Names and functions of:
  • Installed equipment.
  • Services.
  • Tooling.

    2. Purpose of:
  • Co-ordination activities.
  • Commissioning and trials on installed equipment.
  • Operating procedures setting sheets.

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Characteristics of the installed equipment.

    4. Processes and events:
  • Site preparation, e.g. concreting, pipe and electrical work.
  • Construction activities, e.g. steelwork or ducting.
  • Rigging and assembly.
  • Connection of services.
  • Inspections.
  • Signing off.
  • Nature and sequence of operations.

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Installation non-conformances.
  • Implications of overlooking product quality.
  • Implications of poor coaching of operating personnel.
  • Implications of inadequate test/trial production runs.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Co-ordinating and managing an installation.
  • Downtime planning and control.
  • Coaching.
  • Testing equipment and trial runs.
  • Inspecting product quality.
  • Identifying problems.

    7. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) used to identify problems during installation and trials on installed equipment.

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation, especially requirements for certain types of regulated activities, e.g. lock outs.
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Quality standards and specifications.

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Principles of problem identification.
  • Principles of project management.
  • Different types of installation procedures related to different types of equipment and services.
  • Group dynamics in different teams.

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between planning and successful installation and commissioning.
  • Relationships between different parties involved in the installation process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Recognise and respond to problems while co-ordinating the installation process.
  • Recognises and respond to performance problems.
  • Recognise and respond to technical problems in the installation process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Co-ordinate activities of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Create cohesion in temporary teams. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning activities to control, monitor and follow up work installation teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the installation process.
  • Document the process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Develop communication styles for temporary multi-disciplinary teams over whom you have no authority. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Understand the installation processes and requirement for different types of equipment.
  • Test equipment to establish whether it is performing to design criteria and specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Balance engineering and production needs and drivers in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    My assessor will be registered and have a plastics manufacturing qualification at NQF 6 or higher. In the absence of assessors with such qualifications, the ETQA can make interim arrangements. My assessor should also be active in the industry and be familiar with the materials, machinery, products and level of technology in which I have contextualised my skills and knowledge. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49448   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    4. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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