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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare to monitor and adjust production machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335901  Prepare to monitor and adjust production machines 
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 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 is the first of two Unit Standards that constitute the monitoring and adjusting of production machines. There are a number of contexts in which the learner can work. The time it will take a learner to acquire the competencies to prepare to monitor and adjust production machines in his/her context within the automotive component environment will depend on the type of machines present in that context. A learner should also be cognisant of the fact that the production machine is extremely expensive and correct operation is very important not only for the longevity of the production machine but also for the continuation of the production process.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Explain the safety, health and environmental aspects pertaining to the monitoring and adjusting of specific machines.
  • Prepare for work activities.
  • Set-up and select tooling.
  • Explain and apply tooling preservation and transportation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The automotive components environment includes both the manufacturing and assembly departments or sections.
  • This Unit Standard is not restricted to the automotive environment. It can be used in any component assembly or manufacturing context.
  • 'Production process' includes both manufacturing and assembly. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the safety, health and environmental aspects pertaining to the monitoring and adjusting of specific machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safety procedures for the specific type of machine are explained and adhered to in order to ensure that there is no injury to self and others. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Machines that are being monitored and adjusted could either be working or switched off or locked out according to procedure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment appropriate to a specific machine is used correctly to prevent risk of injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications pertaining to poor safety and housekeeping practices are discussed in terms of impact on self, others and the production process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to the effects of smoke, dust and noise.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The monitoring and adjusting activities are performed in accordance with workplace procedures to ensure maximum safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for work activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tools, equipment and instruments are identified that will be used to ensure efficiency in the production process and the consequences of their incorrect usage are identified in terms of the impact on efficiency of the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of time and planning is discussed in terms of ensuring synchronisation of the production process to meet customer deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The production schedule is obtained to ensure that the materials for the process are made available and prepared ahead of time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities are planned according to standard operating procedures to meet production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of incorrectly following preparation procedures are discussed in terms of the impact on the company's business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The machine is loaded and prepared for start-up according to standard operating procedure and production schedule. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and set-up tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific tooling requirements for individual machines are identified in terms of maintaining production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of tooling parts and components is discussed in terms of the various types of machines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of machines vary in terms of complexity of operation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Visual inspection of tooling is conducted according to manufacturer's specifications and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures for the installation, adjustment, positioning and setting of tooling are discussed and applied to ensure that production will take place according to schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment used for the installation, adjustment, positioning and setting of tooling is identified and used according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tooling parameters are verified to ensure that machines perform optimally and to prevent damage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters include but are not limited to machine speed, temperature, tonnage limitation, type of tool holder.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of incorrect tooling installation and of using defective tooling are discussed in terms of impact on production and delivery to customer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and apply tooling preservation and transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The removal and handling of tooling from machines is explained in accordance with standard operating procedure and manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate methods and/or procedures for cleaning tooling are discussed in terms of maintaining production and promoting longer usage of tooling and the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preservation problems are discussed and dealt with according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    These include but are not limited to mechanical damage, contamination, improper cleaning and corrosion.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment used for lifting and transporting tooling is discussed in terms of their functions and capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tooling is transported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tooling is stored according to standard operating procedures and the consequences of incorrect storage are discussed with regards to the cost to company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Problems associated with preparation for monitoring and adjusting of machines are reported to relevant personnel in terms of company procedures. 


    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:
  • Machines and equipment.
  • Parts and components of tooling.
  • Equipment for lifting and transporting tooling.
  • Preparation-related documentation.
  • Cleaning and preservation materials.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Machines and tooling.

    Sensory cues:
  • Ad-hoc tests for machine and tooling operations.

    Purpose of:
  • Purging, cleaning and cooling.
  • Tooling parts and components.
  • Machine parts.

    Processes, events, causes and effects and implications:
  • Nature and sequence of operations of machines and tooling.
  • Tooling parameters.
  • Impact on production costs of delays or poorly executed tooling changes.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Start up.
  • Lifting and transporting tooling.
  • Installing tooling.
  • Cleaning and maintaining tooling.
  • Reading and understanding basic engineering drawings.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Quality standards and specifications.
  • Applicable regulations related to transporting and lifting tooling.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standard.

    Theory; rules, principles and laws:
  • Work, temperature and phase changes.
  • Pressure, speed and tolerances.
  • Heating and cooling (heat transfer, mediums), expansion and contraction.

    Relationships and systems:
  • Relationships between machines, tooling, materials, processes and final product.
  • Relationship between tooling shape and design and process, materials and end-product.
  • Relationship between tooling cost and product cost. 

  • 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:
  • Resolving problems pertaining to tooling and other equipment and instruments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that tooling is properly selected, installed, removed, cleaned and stored according to procedures.
  • Prepare work activities for monitoring and adjusting machines.
  • Ensure that the safety of all personnel and equipment is maintained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Interpreting production schedules.
  • Planning preparation activities to monitor and adjust machines.
  • Select, install, remove, clean and store tooling. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Solve problems pertaining to tooling, equipment and instrumentation.
  • Refer problems to appropriate personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Ensure the efficient functioning of tooling and other equipment.
  • Prepare for monitoring and adjusting machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using equipment and tooling according to manufacturer's instructions and standard operating procedure. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    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 


    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. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    2. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    3. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    4. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    5. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    10. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    11. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    12. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    13. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    14. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    15. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    16. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    17. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    18. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    19. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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