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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and repair faults on equipment and machinery during production/operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13327  Diagnose and repair faults on equipment and machinery during production/operation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  24 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering machining.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Fitting) (NQF level 4) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can monitor the condition of equipment and machinery in operation, diagnose faults, perform minor repairs on line and identify major repair requirements. Qualifying learners are required to work autonomously with minimal supervision. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for mechanical maintenance and repair.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Maintain gearboxes, compressors, bearings, pumps, heat exchangers and pressure vessels, direct and indirect drives, seals, brakes and clutches, pipes systems, lubricating systems and fluid power and pneumatic systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

    The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor the performance of equipment and machinery during operation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Liase with production personnel
  • Identify potential or recurrent faults and determine corrective action required
  • Diagnose root causes of faults 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent equipment and machinery faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment and machinery components requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Major repair requirements reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Potential production and maintenance problems are explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform minor repairs on line. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Ensure system is made safe 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Minor repairs include adjustments, lubrication, changeovers of equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent equipment and machinery faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment and machinery components requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Major repair requirements reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Potential production and maintenance problems are explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine major equipment and machinery component repairs. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Complete report detailing repairs to be done
  • Remove equipment and machinery components for major repair 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent equipment and machinery faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment and machinery components requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Major repair requirements reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Potential production and maintenance problems are explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safe working practices include the use of guards and appropriate personal protective equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent equipment and machinery faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment and machinery components requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Major repair requirements reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Potential production and maintenance problems are explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain and discuss potential operational and maintenance problems in the plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Recurrent equipment and machinery faults and their root causes identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Minor repairs on line performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation on major repair requirements completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment and machinery components requiring major repair dismantled and dispatched to workshop. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Major repair requirements reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Production time schedule maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Potential production and maintenance problems are explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machinery isolated according to requirements
    2. Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously to avoid production problems and delays
    3. Equipment and machinery components identified for major repair removed with minimal disruption to production process

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis process
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery failure
  • Types of recurrent faults and possible corrective action to be taken
  • Production schedules and time frames (including cost of downtime)
  • Record keeping requirements

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. 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 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Equipment and machinery and their component parts

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Common damaged or worn parts
  • Recurrent faults and possible corrective action
  • Common conditions leading to equipment and machinery component failure
  • Replacement parts and materials

    Purpose of:
  • Maintenance and repair on line

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of failing to diagnose and carry out minor repairs on production (including cost)
  • Implications of production down time

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Defect diagnosis and analysis procedures during a production run
  • Procedures for identifying potential production and maintenance problems

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable theory related to the causes of defects and worn/damaged parts on equipment and machinery and the maintenance and repair thereof

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between optimum equipment and machinery functioning and the production process 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise potential production and maintenance problems and take corrective action 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Liase with production personnel to determine equipment and machinery operating problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of maintenance and repair operations based on defect analysis 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect information during production run from production reports and inspections
  • Classify information and determine maintenance and repair requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements
  • Report incidents and conditions
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain applicable theory related to the causes of defects and worn/damaged components on machinery and equipment and the maintenance and repair thereof 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The relationship between optimum machinery and equipment functioning and the production process 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58270   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing Technical Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  59709   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23275   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23256   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    2. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    4. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    5. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    6. Eastcape Training Centre 
    7. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    8. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    9. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    10. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    11. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    12. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    13. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    14. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    15. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    16. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    17. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    18. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    19. Shukela Training Centre 
    20. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    21. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    22. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    23. Umfolozi FET College 
    24. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    25. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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