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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply lamproom procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376466  Apply lamproom procedures 
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 people who are planning to work in mining lamp rooms, as well people that are currently working in this field and are in need of a formal, recognised training.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Understand and apply hospitalisation procedures.
  • Understand and apply burn down procedures.
  • Understand and apply the procedures pertaining to asset tracking.
  • Understand and apply statutory record keeping. 

  • 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety principles at NQF Level 1.
  • Knowledge and understanding of good housekeeping principles at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply hospitalisation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hospitalisation procedure is explained as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hospitalisation procedure is performed/conducted as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defective equipment is identified and responded to appropriately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply burn down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The burn down procedure is explained as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Burn down procedure is conducted/performed as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defective equipment is identified and responded to appropriately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the procedures pertaining to asset tracking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The numbering system, requirements and procedures are explained as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
  • Self Contained Self Rescuer (SCSR).
  • Gas detection instruments.
  • Other site specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The allocation system, requirements and procedures are explained as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
  • Self Contained Self Rescuer (SCSR).
  • Gas detection instruments.
  • Other site specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The active and passive tagging systems, requirements and procedures are explained as per legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
  • Self Contained Self Rescuer (SCSR).
  • Gas detection instruments.
  • Other site specific equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of statutory record keeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The statutory requirements regarding record keeping are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Repairs done.
  • Environmental impacts.
  • Spares used.
  • Hospitalisation.
  • Burn down.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The statutory requirements regarding record keeping are applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Repairs done.
  • Environmental impacts.
  • Spares used.
  • Hospitalisation.
  • Burn down.
     


  • 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 lamp room:
  • Legal and specified requirements.
  • Achieving specified lamp room requirements.
  • Specified communication requirements.
  • Elementary principles of the process.

    Processes and events pertaining to the lamp room process and procedures:
  • Preparation.
  • Examination.
  • Evaluation.

    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 lamp room 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 
    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 lamp room 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 lamp room 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 lamp room 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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