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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair a Rope/Hydraulic shovel 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253444  Repair a Rope/Hydraulic shovel 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
115766  Replace dipper handles and dipper on a rope shovel  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
115767  Replace the saddle block of a rope shovel  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
115771  Replace hoist ropes on a rope shovel  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
116635  Replace the side frame assembly of a hydraulic/rope shovel  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to repair a rope/hydraulic shovel.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to repairing a rope/hydraulic shovel.
  • Prepare to repair a rope/hydraulic shovel.
  • Repair a rope/hydraulic shovel.
  • Test the rope/hydraulic shovel, and prepare for operation and/or production.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to upliftment and economic growth.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of how to repair a rope or hydraulic shovel in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Lift and move loads.
  • Use relevant tools.
  • Use relevant measuring instruments.
  • Alignment of components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard includes (where applicable) the replacement of the following components:
  • Cylinders.
  • Hoses.
  • Control valves.
  • Motor.
  • Pump.
  • Dipper handles and dipper.
  • Saddle block.
  • Hoist Ropes.
  • Shipper shaft.
  • Brake pads.
  • Brake assembly.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to repairing a rope/hydraulic shovel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principle of operation and function of a rope/hydraulic shovel is explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the importance of repairing a rope/hydraulic shovel to achieve healthy, safe production requirements is in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Direct consequences must include:
  • Injury to persons.
  • Damage to equipment.
  • Loss of production time through breakdowns.
  • Increased costs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible critical workplace hazards that may be encountered while repairing a rope/hydraulic shovel are explained in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each workplace hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation lists the possible critical work related hazards that may be encountered while repairing a rope/hydraulic shovel in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each work-related hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to repair a rope/hydraulic shovel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission to replace components is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements. Workplace hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The rope/hydraulic shovel, which is to be repaired is identified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Locking out and making safe procedures on the rope/hydraulic shovel are in accordance with specified requirements and current accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not preparing to repair the hydraulic/rope shovel in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements and current legislation must include:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Workplace examination.
  • Workplace hazards.
  • Identify the rope/hydraulic shovel.
  • Lock out and make safe.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair a rope/hydraulic shovel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in accordance with specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is utilised in a manner that ensures the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work related hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The defective components are removed in line with sequence and current best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The defective components are replaced with suitable components in line with sequence; lubrication, tolerances and current accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork, and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturers' design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not repairing the hydraulic/rope shovel in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements and current legislation must include:
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.
  • Remove the defective components.
  • Replace the defective components with suitable components.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
  • Use of tools and equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the rope/hydraulic shovel, and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rope/hydraulic shovel is prepared for testing purposes in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rope/hydraulic shovel is tested to determine if the replaced components are functioning in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is cleaned and free from hazards in accordance with specified requirements and housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The report is delivered within the agreed time, covers work performed and complies with specified requirements for format, content, accuracy and distribution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not testing the rope/hydraulic shovel in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements and current legislation must include:
  • Testing preparation.
  • Testing.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Good housekeeping.
  • Reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a leaner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA, according to ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • 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 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Report Writing.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify hazards and risks, sub standard conditions, process problems and to rectify these, illustrates his/her capability to solve problems. 

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

    Note: The ability of the candidate to communicate effectively and to maintain optimum production illustrates his/her capability to work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production whilst adhering to safety procedures, illustrates his/her capability to organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    Note: The ability of the candidate to implement corrective actions illustrates his/her capability to collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

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

    Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production through effective communication and his/her ability to adhere to reporting requirements illustrates his/her capability to communicate effectively. 

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

    Note: The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

    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.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to explain the importance of the process in terms of achieving production and up and down stream requirements illustrates his/her understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • ID 115766: Replace dipper handles and dipper on a rope shovel, Level 2, 2 credits.
  • ID 115767: Replace the saddle block of a rope shovel, Level 2, 2 credits.
  • ID 115771: Replace hoist ropes on a rope shovel, Level 2, 2 credits.
  • ID 116635: Replace the side frame assembly of a hydraulic/rope shovel, Level 2, 2 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    Site-specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Unit Standard Justification:

    Level:

    Attribute; Level; Justification:
  • Skills; Level 2; A variety of simple skills i.e. removing, replacing, adjusting, and lubricating.
  • Procedures; Level 2; Procedure known and familiar.
  • Context; Level 2; Routine and familiar.
  • Knowledge; Level 3; Relevant theoretical knowledge required. (Operation, function, assembly and lubrication).
  • Information processing; Level 2; Information available, some processing required.
  • Problem Solving; Level 2; Known solutions to familiar problems.
  • Orientation of activities; Level 3; Decisions are taken but require supervision.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 3; Output is quality checked randomly.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 2; Responsible for completion (quantity) and function (quality).

    Average Level = 2.33.
    Actual Level Assigned = 2.

    Credits:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity: Hours:
  • Training Centre: 18 Hours.
  • On-The-Job Training: 24 Hours.
  • Mentoring required: 0 Hours.
  • Other (Specify): 0 Hours.
  • Total: 42 Hours.

    Credits Achieved = 42/10 = 4.2.
    Credits Assigned = 4. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    13. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    14. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    15. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    16. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    17. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    18. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    19. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    20. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    21. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    22. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    23. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    24. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    25. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    26. Shukela Training Centre 
    27. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    28. Umfolozi FET College 
    29. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    30. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    31. Wavelength T.T.I 
    32. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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