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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Position conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256600  Position conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03  11 
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
9590  Position conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching  Level 3  NQF Level 03  11  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are responsible for positioning conveyances by means of clutching. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the specific requirements regarding the clutching of a winder.
  • Prepare to and clutch a winder. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specific requirements regarding the clutching of a winder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The prohibition of the loading of men, material, explosives and minerals into the conveyance when clutching a winder and the consequences to occupational health and safety, if requirements are not adhered to, are explained in legal, site-specific and operational terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sequence to be followed when clutching a winder is explained in terms of occupational health and safety, legal, site-specific and operational terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not adhering to the sequence of clutching are explained in terms of occupational health and safety, legal, site-specific and operational terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of operating a winder in the clutching process are explained in legal, site-specific and operational terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The signals to be used and their sequence in clutching, in which it will be used in the clutching process are explained in legal, site-specific and operational terms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to clutch a winder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in accordance with available, operational, fit for purpose, and used in accordance with its design and legal, site-specific and operational requirements. Same as above. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The signals received and their sequence are understood and reacted to in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The conveyances are positioned on the correct marks and the brake holding power is tested, in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The backlash of the drum about to be moved is picked up, in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to occupational health, safety whilst preparing to and clutching the winder, are explained in terms of legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for the following:
  • Using defective or not using personal protective equipment.
  • Using incorrect signals and not reacting correctly on signals received.
  • Not positioning the conveyances in accordance with specified requirements and not testing the holding power of the brakes.
  • Not picking up the backlash.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The winder is clutched and positioned in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements must include the following:
  • Disengagement of the clutch of the stationary drum.
  • Controlling of the clutched drum.
  • Engagement of the clutch of the stationary drum.
  • Testing of the brake holding power.
  • Transmitting clutching complete signal.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A trial run is performed if necessary and the conveyance is returned to the originator, in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Interpersonal interaction is conducted in a positive consistent manner with specific requirements that promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Reports are completed and submitted in the required format to designated personnel in terms of site-specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for the following:
  • Incorrect disengagement of the stationary drum.
  • Incorrect controlling of the clutched drum.
  • Incorrect testing and failure to test the holding power of the brakes.
  • Using incorrect signals.
  • Not enhancing teamwork and avoiding conflict.
  • Not submitting reports.
     


  • 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 with 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.
  • 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:

    Knowledge relating to positioning conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching:
  • Purpose.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Methods.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to positioning conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching, their consequences and mitigating actions.
  • PPE requirements and the reason for each.
  • Environmental issues and mitigating actions.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Emergency procedures.

    Applicable statutory requirements:
  • Relevant clauses from applicable acts and regulations.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Competency requirements and restrictions of personnel positioning conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability.
  • Communicating with relevant personnel.
  • Liaison with associated operations and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner demonstrates the understanding that in an underground mining environment effective teamwork is of utmost importance when positioning conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner demonstrates understanding that activities, tools and equipment have to be managed effectively in the shaft and hoist environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers in the shaft and hoist environment, in order to ensure safe and effective hoisting operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner demonstrates an understanding of and ability to use advanced mining equipment and technology in terms of operating the hoist, related equipment and communications systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner demonstrates understanding that various systems contribute to the overall safety and productivity of an underground working environment, and that it is as important to contribute to the efficiency of those systems as to be supported by them when positioning conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching. 

    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 unit standard 9590, "Position conveyances in a shaft by means of clutching", Level 3, 11 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specific 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 Minerals Act and Regulations.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SABS and other relevant standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    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 is able to 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, namely appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21841   National Certificate: Winding Engine Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


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