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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and care for materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259722  Handle and care for materials 
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 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
116604  Handle and care for prepared materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for those individuals in the production environment who are responsible for handling and storing materials for the metals production process. They must be able to identify materials required for the process and the implications of choosing incorrect materials.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Check material stock levels for metals production.
  • Layout materials for use in the production process.
  • Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials in the metal production process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at Level 1.
  • Unit Standard ID 14560: Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous materials on a civil construction site. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Check material stock levels for metals production. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Materials include but is not limited to flux, alloys, prepared scrap, dycote, holcote, scrapers, launder dams, launder covers, knife gates, botting cone, dam blades, wallpaper glue, cerablanket, graphite rotor, cathode lining material, mortors, ramming paste, coke and pitch, alumina, soda briquettes, butts, paste handling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are identified to ensure that they are replenished correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock levels are maintained as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation is prepared for reports to track the use of stock. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Layout materials for use in the production process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Layout means to range, check, count, weigh, measure, handle, store. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The production process is maintained through ensuring the availability of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of delays for the production process are explained in terms of emphasising the costs of delays and the need for efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are stored neatly and safely to ensure that removal for use is performed with ease. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storage places include stores, areas set aside for holding materials on a temporary basis, at or near production equipment, kanban, tool racks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operations for laying out materials are conducted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials are handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is used at all times to ensure safety in the metal production environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work is performed in a safe manner and with due cognisance of the environment in which the work is performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazardous material is identified and reported so that appropriate action can be taken timeously to prevent harm and/or injury. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to radioactive material, explosives, gases, chemicals, dust, airborne pollutants.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of materials in the metal production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effects of external factors on materials is explained to show their impact on production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include but are not limited to moisture, heat.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects of materials on workers and the environment are explained in terms of health risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of supplying incorrect materials are explained in terms of costs pertaining to loss of production. 


    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 ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Types of materials.
  • Locations.
  • Expiry dates where applicable.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Properties of materials and of the various types and grades.
  • Storage and transport requirements of materials.

    Sensory cues:
  • Changes in materials appearance related to contamination, degradation and decomposition.

    Purpose of:
  • Documents related to materials.
  • Different grades or types.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Fire.
  • Labelling.
  • Counting, weighing, measuring.
  • Effects of poor transport and storage.
  • Effects of atmospheric conditions.
  • Impact on safety, health and the environment of poor practices.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Layout of materials.
  • Storage.
  • Sorting.
  • Arranging.
  • Handling.

    Regulations:
  • Related to lifting.
  • Related to safety and health.
  • Appropriate to different types of materials.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Changes of state (phase).
  • Degradation and decomposition.
  • Gravity, mass, volume, density.
  • Mixtures, compounds, alloys.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Effects of environmental conditions on materials.
  • Effects of materials on environment. 

  • 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 responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Maintaining stock levels.
  • Maintaining the production process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that the production process continues uninterrupted. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Maintaining stock levels.
  • Maintaining the production process.
  • Laying out materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Identify hazardous material. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Prepare and maintain records.
  • Ensure the continuity of the production process.
  • Describe situations, conditions and incidents related to the use and processing of materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Adjust processes and procedures to suit different materials. 

  • 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 116604, "Handle and care for prepared materials", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  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.
     
    1. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    5. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    6. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    7. College of Production Technology 
    8. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    11. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    12. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    13. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    14. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    15. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    16. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    17. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    18. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    19. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    20. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    21. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    22. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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