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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of lamprooms and lamproom equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376462  Demonstrate an understanding of lamprooms and lamproom equipment 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Fabrication and Extraction 
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 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 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 learners who are first entrants in the mining environment, as well as people that are currently working in this field who need formal recognised training.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of lamproom types and lay-out.
  • Identify and describe the equipment used in the lamproom.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of Lamp room Equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety in lamprooms. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health and safety principles at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and understanding of good housekeeping principles at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of the lamproom designated area in the mine environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the importance of the lamproom service to the mining industry as per legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation must include:
  • Shift clearance.
  • Legal and statutory recordkeeping.
  • Legal appointments and certification.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the use of equipment control in a lamproom as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation must include:
  • Allocation of equipment.
  • Asset tracking.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Define the basic functions of the lamproom as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation must include:
  • Issuing and receiving of the lamproom equipment.
  • Functionality and sufficiency of equipment.
  • Handling of defective equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmental impacts are discussed as per legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Hazardous chemicals.
  • Hazardous waste.
  • Reclamation and recycling.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of lamproom types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the Self-Help type lamproom as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Lay-out.
  • Functioning.
  • Advantages.
  • Disadvantages.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the Manual-Issuing type lamproom as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Lay-out.
  • Functioning.
  • Advantages.
  • Disadvantages.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explain the Automated type lamproom as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Lay-out.
  • Functioning.
  • Advantages.
  • Disadvantages.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and describe the equipment used in the lamproom. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify the equipment used in a lamproom as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Caplamps.
  • Locolamps.
  • Self Contained Self Rescuers (SCSR).
  • Gas detection Instruments.
  • Charging racks and chargers.
  • Other site specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain and describe the equipment used in a lamproom according to its functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Caplamps.
  • Locolamps.
  • Self Contained Self Rescuers (SCSR).
  • Gas detection Instruments.
  • Charging racks and chargers.
  • Other site specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures to operate the equipment are explained according to manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Caplamps.
  • Locolamps.
  • SCSR.
  • Gas detection Instruments.
  • Charging racks and chargers.
  • Other site specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Describe the gas testing installation in the lamproom according to manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Gas cylinder storage.
  • Gas cylinders and regulators.
  • Gas reticulation.
  • Test and calibration stations.
  • Signage and notices.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application (where/when/why) of the mine lamproom equipment is explained as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Caplamps.
  • Locolamps.
  • SCSR.
  • Gas detection Instruments.
  • Charging racks and chargers.
  • Other site specific equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety in lamprooms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Equipment is selected, examined and us3edin a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The associated Hazards and Risks related to the equipment used in a lamproom are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Caplamps.
  • Locolamps.
  • SCSR.
  • Gas detection Instruments and testing installation.
  • Charging racks and chargers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The associated Hazards and Risks related to the lamproom environment are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Dust.
  • Acid and Chemicals.
  • Gasses.
  • Stacking.
  • Electrical safety.
  • Storage.
  • Ventilation.
  • Fire.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification 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 qualification 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 by 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. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 will be assessed in an integrated way in the context of the unit standard:

    Critical factors relating to the Lamproom:
  • Legal and specified requirements.
  • Achieving specified lamproom requirements.
  • Specified communication requirements.
  • Elementary principles of the process.

    Processes and events pertaining to the lamproom process and procedures:
  • Preparation.
  • Examination.
  • Evaluation.
  • Customer service.

    Causes and effects (Safety requirements):
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of lamproom equipment.
  • Workplace hazards and associated risks.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Security requirements.

    Regulations, legislation, policies and standards relating to lamproom operation:
  • Legislation and regulations.
  • Standards and Codes of practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:

    Note:
  • The learner understands the importance of and promotes effective teamwork in the lamproom operational process by adhering to legal and site specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself/herself and his/her activities responsibly effectively:

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to work in accordance with relevant procedures pertaining to lamproom operational requirements. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to constantly monitor and interpret conditions and movement of equipment. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to interact with technology applied in a typical lamproom environment. 

  • 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:

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

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts, e.g. Mines Health and Safety act (Act 29/1996).
  • Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant standards.

    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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78323   National Certificate: Lamproom Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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