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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Schedule and arrange maintenance and repairs for manufacturing operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119180  Schedule and arrange maintenance and repairs for manufacturing operations 
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 
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 maintenance, I will be able to:
  • Adapt production plans to accommodate predictive and preventive maintenance in my area of responsibility.
  • Together with maintenance personnel, discuss and implement solutions for recurring repair and maintenance problems.

    I will also know and understand:
  • The importance of appropriate scheduling of predictive and preventive maintenance.
  • How to deal with the constraints of production and maintenance personnel in this regard.
  • Basic strategies related to maintenance.

    This unit standard can be applied in various industries for example:
  • Manufacturing.
  • Production.
  • Mining.
  • Transport.
  • Chemicals.
  • Construction and building. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements related to the specific outcomes indicate the scope and level of this unit standard.

    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 
    Consult and liase with maintenance personnel and production personnel and schedule maintenance and repairs on machinery and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Maintenance includes predictive and preventive maintenance. 

    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 
    Adapt the production plans to accommodate scheduled maintenance. 

    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 
    Together with maintenance personnel, develop solutions for recurring faults and maintenance problems. 

    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 
    Conduct post-maintenance reviews to ensure work done was effective, alert maintenance personnel to further problems and determine the cost-effectiveness of the maintenance processes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Further problems includes unresolved issues, repeat problems, knock-on effects, poor quality of work. 

    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 
    Evaluate maintenance documentation to identify problems. 

    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 
    Coach production personnel on maintenance issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Required maintenance and repairs are done with the least interruption of production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recurring problems related to tooling, services, machinery and equipment are speedily resolved and appropriate solutions found. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate solutions include changing maintenance strategies and procedures, investigating alternatives and addressing the root cause.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Schedule and tasks associated with repair and maintenance of equipment are agreed to by all parties and any scheduling conflicts are resolved. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effectiveness of maintenance is evaluated and reported and sound recommendations are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effectiveness of maintenance includes safety, health and environmental impacts, cost effectiveness, impact on production and capacity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Input from production personnel in area of responsibility is solicited and considered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Scheduling priorities are determined according to company procedures considering production needs, output and critical equipment and taking into account financial, production and maintenance constraints. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Production schedule is sufficiently flexible to include fallback plans if maintenance tasks take longer than expected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    All role players cooperate in performing their function in the maintenance process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Goals and benefits of predictive and preventive maintenance are clearly communicated to production personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Discussions of issues raised demonstrate 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:
  • Predictive and preventive maintenance.
  • Adapting production schedules.
  • Strategies for solving recurring maintenance problems.
  • Coaching production personnel.
     


  • 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:
  • Maintenance options, preventative, scheduled or routine maintenance.
  • Machine availability and cost calculations.
  • Maintenance records and documentation.

    2. Purpose of:
  • Maintenance options, e.g. preventative, scheduled or routine maintenance.
  • Scheduling and phasing maintenance.

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Approaches and strategies to maintenance.
  • Features, advantages, disadvantages of maintenance.
  • Types of maintenance records and documentation.
  • Equipment maintenance history.
  • Production schedules.

    4. Processes and events:
  • Scheduling.
  • Briefing, liasing and co-ordinating.
  • Power failures, break downs.

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Effects of choosing particular approaches to maintenance.
  • Cost implications.
  • Downtime implications.
  • Impact on quality, stock levels, delivery schedules, customer satisfaction.
  • Implications of failing to effectively adapt the production schedule to accommodate maintenance requirements.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Scheduling and planning techniques.
  • Maintenance procedures.
  • Coaching techniques.
  • Problem solving techniques.
  • Analysis and evaluation of records and documentation.

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation.
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Machinery specifications.

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Scheduling principles.
  • Approaches to maintenance and maintenance strategies.
  • Costing, statistical calculations.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Importance of the relationship between production and maintenance personnel in ensuring optimum tool, equipment and machinery functioning in area of responsibility. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Schedule and co-ordinate activities in complex environments and systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Interact and gain co-operation with maintenance and production personnel to ensure minimal disruption to production during performance of maintenance activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Adapt the production schedule, taking all relevant factors into account. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Gather and analyse information on predictive and preventive maintenance requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate maintenance issues to maintenance and production personnel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use a methodical, scientific approach to scheduling. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Develop solutions for scheduling maintenance that impact minimally on the production process, taking into account personnel and resource availability. 

    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
    Core  49448   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  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 
    Elective  58025   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78843   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    2. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    4. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    5. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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