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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Shut down a winding plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256606  Shut down a winding plant 
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 
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 unit standard will be useful to people who are responsible for shutting down a winding plant. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain specific requirements pertaining to shut down a winding plant.
  • Prepare to and shut down a winding plant. 

  • 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 pertaining to shutting down a winding plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reaction on signals received is understood and the actions to be taken in preparation to shut down a winding plant are explained in terms of legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reaction on signals to position the conveyances in preparation to shut down a winder is understood in terms of the consequences for occupational health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements regarding logbook entries, special instructions and the consequences to safety of non-adherence, are explained in terms of legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation must include the following:
  • Last signals received on lock bell systems and positioning of shaft conveyances.
  • Reporting.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The critical workplace hazards related to shut down a winder and the risks associated with these hazards, are explained in terms of legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Workplace hazards must include the following:
  • Slippery conditions.
  • Inadequate illumination.
  • Excessive noise.
  • Poor housekeeping practices.
  • Poor visibility.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The main and auxiliary supply is switched off and electrical indicators verified to assure that the power supply is disconnected in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to and shut down a winding plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is available, functional and used in accordance with design, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Signals received to position conveyances, are acted on in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards and risks directly related to switching electricity, are identified and addressed in accordance with the relevant procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The main circuit breaker is opened and electrical indicators verified to assure that the power supply is disconnected and defects are dealt with, in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The auxiliary equipment is stopped and the running-down time when required is allowed to prevent damage to equipment, in accordance with legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reports are completed and submitted to the designated persons in the correct format and within the time limit, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Interpersonal interaction is conducted in a positive consistent manner with specific requirements that promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences of not adhering to safety and occupational health whilst preaparing to and shutting down a winding plant, are explained in terms of legal, site-specific and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for the following:
  • Failure to interchange signals to position the conveyances.
  • Failure to open the main circuit breaker.
  • Failure to switch off auxiliary equipment.
  • Failure to open the auxiliary circuit breaker when required.
  • Failure to submit reports to designated persons on time.
  • Failure to enhance teamwork and avoiding conflict.
     


  • 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 shutting down a winding plant:
  • Purpose.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Methods.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to shutting down a winding plant, 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 shutting down a winding plant.

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

  • 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 in shutting down a winding plant. 

    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 shutting down a winding plant. 

    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 
    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 and 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 and 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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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