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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and maintain glass forming product quality and plant efficiency 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242921  Monitor and maintain glass forming product quality and plant efficiency 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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 
This standard is aimed at people who work or intend to work within a glass forming process, and seek recognition for skills essential for operating such a process.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about, and be able to monitor and maintain glass forming product quality and plant efficiency in a glass forming operation.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures.
  • Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends.
  • Prepare for and record monitoring results.
  • Complete system routines and checks. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Operating equipment in a glass forming process.
  • Operating and controlling a glass forming process.
  • Reading and interpreting instruments and displays in the glass forming process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor and maintain the system routinely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures and process operating parameters used to direct operations are explained and applied in accordance with requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include
  • Standard operating procedures.
  • Good forming practice.
  • Best practice.
  • Standing instructions.
  • Operating manuals.
  • Other instructions and procedures used to direct operations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different monitoring methods and media are used to cross check system integrity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Monitoring methods include
  • Physical product inspection.
  • Process inspection.
  • Equipment inspection using different sensory faculties.
  • Tracking specific indicators.
  • Measurements.
  • Instruments.
  • Process control systems.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parameters are monitored and deviations from these are recognised and addressed to re-establish normal running conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations include
  • Operating condition of the process.
  • Mechanical failures.
  • Feed material quality.
  • Parameters outside control limits.
  • Trends steering towards deviations and human behaviour.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Products are monitored and quality deviations are identified and addressed to obtain a good quality product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Status of operating conditions are recorded and reported in accordance with requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting format could be
  • Oral.
  • Written.
  • Electronic formats as per process requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform product sampling, checks and tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of deviations identified through sampling, checks and test procedures are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety procedures and practices are adhered to at all times. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety procedures include
  • Correct application of personal protective equipment.
  • The safe handling of chemicals and equipment.
  • Safe sampling procedure.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sampling, checks and tests are performed in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Logical conclusions are drawn and appropriate corrective action is formulated based on the interpretation of results. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective actions include
  • Making process adjustments.
  • Informing other affected areas.
  • Obtaining authorisation to proceed.
  • Obtaining general or specialised assistance.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of process deviations and different adjustments are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changes to process conditions and equipment are made in accordance with procedures, production schedules and operational plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes to process conditions and equipment are made to increase process efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Changes to process conditions and equipment are made to compensate for process deviations and raw material variations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of a quality system and the factors contributing to efficiency are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality and efficiency monitoring systems and procedures are described in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is logged on the quality and efficiency monitoring systems in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results obtained from the quality and efficiency systems are interpreted and appropriate actions are formulated to improve these indicators. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • In-depth knowledge of terminology associated with integrated glass forming operations.
  • A comprehensive understanding of control principles used on the forming machine and associated equipment.
  • Measurements, instrumentation and control mechanisms and systems.
  • Fault finding and problem solving methods and techniques.
  • Policies and operating procedures.
  • Rules, laws, regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Procedures and quality measurement instruments relating to Quality Assurance.
  • Glass forming machine operating parameters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.

    Specific outcome 2, 4
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Specific outcome 1, 2, 3
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Specific outcome 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures.
  • Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Specific outcome 1, 3, 4
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures.
  • Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Specific outcome 1, 2, 3
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Specific outcome 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures.
  • Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Specific outcome 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures.
  • Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Specific outcome 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Monitor and maintain the system routinely.
  • Perform product sampling, checks and tests.
  • Make process adjustments in accordance with procedures.
  • Monitor product quality, operational efficiency, equipment efficiency and operational trends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Terms and definitions
  • Standard operating procedures
    The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57828   National Certificate: Glass Forming  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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.
     
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