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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise activities in a lamproom in the mining environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376463  Supervise activities in a lamproom in the mining environment 
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 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 learners who are currently working in this field who need formal, recognised training.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Ensure quality is applied during lamproom procedures.
  • Apply Occupational Health & Safety principles in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Supervise lamproom procedures in accordance with legal and site specific requirements.
  • Ensure effective financial planning and cost control in a lamproom environment. 

  • 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 2.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and safety principles at NQF Level 2.
  • Knowledge and understanding good housekeeping principles at NQF Level 2. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply quality during lamproom administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality is ensured in the application of Occupational Health and Safety in the lamproom and lamproom procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Audits.
  • Planned task observations.
  • ISO - standards.
  • Site specific requirements.
  • Legal Requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality is ensured in the repairs and maintenance of lamproom equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Caplamps.
  • Locolights.
  • Charging frames.
  • Self Contained Self Rescuers (SCSR).
  • Gas detection equipment and installations.
  • Mine specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality good housekeeping in and around the lamproom is ensured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Physical conditions.
  • Storage and stacking.
  • Environmental requirements.
  • Ergonomics.
  • Reclamation of scrapped equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality is ensured in customer service in the lamproom. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality documentation is ensured and adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • ISO-standard.
  • Legal requirements.
  • Site specific requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply Occupational Health & Safety principles in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards and risks associated with the lamproom and lamproom procedures are correctly identified, explained, recorded and addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Planned task observations are conducted as per site specific and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are handled, cleaned and stored as per OEM requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise lamproom procedures in accordance with legal and site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shift clearance procedures, burn down and hospitalisation procedures are understood and applied/conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Planning.
  • Site specific requirements.
  • Legal requirements.
  • OEM requirements.
  • Reporting.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-conformance with lamproom procedures are identified and acted upon. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Site specific requirements.
  • Legal requirements.
  • Documentation.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure effective financial planning and cost control in a lamproom environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of costs in a lamproom are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Labour.
  • Spares and repairs.
  • Lamproom and equipment maintenance.
  • Consumables.
  • External contractors.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of personnel activities on each type of cost in the lamproom are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Time and attendance.
  • Work performance.
  • Wastage.
  • Training and Skills shortage.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Budget and Balance sheet activities are accurately conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Budget reports are submitted as per site specific requirement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Statutory reporting, report writing and record keeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The statutory requirements regarding reporting on faulty/damaged/abused/missing equipment and replacement of equipment are applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Caplamps.
  • Locolights.
  • Charging frames.
  • Self Contained Self Rescuers (SCSR).
  • Gas detection equipment and installations.
  • Mine specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The statutory requirements regarding reporting of equipment not taken or returned are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The statutory requirements regarding reporting of equipment not tested for functionality are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shift clearance procedures are adhered to and the necessary reports are submitted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Mine overseer/appointed official.
  • Human resources.
  • Equipment clearance.
  • Mine specific requirements.
     


  • 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.
    > Risk Assessment procedures and actions.
    > 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 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. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    Note: The learner is able to interpret and respond to defective equipment by taking appropriate action and/or referring the matter to the relevant persons. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • 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 operational process by adhering to protocols. 

  • 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 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 by means of the issuing and receiving process. 

  • 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. 

  • 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) and regulations; Mines and works act (Act 50/1991).
  • Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant standards.
  • ISO-standards.

    Site-Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programmer.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&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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