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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the legal requirements regarding gas detection instruments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376467  Apply the legal requirements regarding gas detection instruments 
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 and who need formal, recognised training.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Apply record keeping for gas equipment and installations in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Apply gas detection equipment management and control in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Issue and receive gas detection equipment. 

  • 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 Occupational Health and safety principles at NQF Level 2.
  • Knowledge and understanding good housekeeping principles at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply record keeping for gas detection equipment and installations in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records relating to the maintenance of gas detection equipment and installations are explained and kept. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Repairs.
  • Calibrations.
  • Charging frames.
  • Equipment sent for OEM repairs.
  • Hospitalisation.
  • Burn down.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Record keeping of faulty/damaged/missing gas detection equipment and installations is explained and done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Record keeping of equipment not taken or returned is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Record keeping of equipment not tested for functionality is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Record keeping of cylinders and accessories is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Regulator.
  • Gauges.
  • Gas line ad connections.
  • Cylinders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Record keeping of test and calibration points is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Functionality.
  • Flow rates.
  • Gas values.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Recording and record keeping of peak measurements and trends are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of hazards and risks associated with the gas detection equipment and installations. 

    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 gas detection equipment and installations are correctly identified, explained, recorded and reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security of gas detection equipment and installations are assured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Good housekeeping practices are adhered to at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply gas detection equipment management and control in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gas detection instrument charging procedures are explained and applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Site specific requirements.
  • Legal requirements.
  • OEM requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gas detection instrument maintenance procedures are explained and applied as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Repairs.
  • Calibrations.
  • Charging frames.
  • Equipment sent for OEM repairs.
  • Hospitalisation.
  • Burn down.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gas cylinders are controlled as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Shortages.
  • Leakages.
  • Pressures in the:
    > Line.
    > Cylinder.
    > Flow rate.
  • Gas values.
  • Expiry dates.
  • Receiving and installation of cylinders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Testing and calibration points are explained and tested as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Functionality.
  • Flow rates.
  • Gas value.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Discrepancies related to gas testing equipment are identified, discussed and acted upon. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Equipment not taken/returned.
  • Equipment not tested for functionality.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Receive gas detection Equipment. 

    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 
    Allocation practices and procedures are described and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • New equipment.
  • Existing users.
  • Spare equipment:
    > Visitors.
    > Mine employees.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issuing practices and procedures are described and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Alarm levels.
  • Gas values.
  • Response times.
  • Equipment test procedures.
  • Functional test record/signature.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Receiving practices and procedures are described and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Alarm levels.
  • Gas values.
  • Response times.
  • Equipment test procedures.
  • Functional test record/signature.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Guide users in the correct testing procedures and application of gas detection equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prepare to guide users of gas detection equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Pre-use inspection log sheet.
  • Equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Observe the user for non-conformances and interpret the observations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Pre-use inspection log sheet.
  • Equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate and explain the correct procedure as per OEM and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Pre-use inspection log sheet.
  • Equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluate the user's demonstrated ability as per site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Report as and when required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Site specific requirements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Reporting and report writing are done as per statutory and site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The statutory requirements regarding reporting on faulty/damaged/missing equipment and replacement of instruments is explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The statutory requirements regarding reporting in relation to equipment not taken or returned is explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The statutory requirements regarding reporting in relation to equipment not tested for functionality is explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The statutory requirements regarding gas cylinders and gas installations is explained and applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Shortages.
  • Leakages.
  • Pressures settings and flow rates.
  • Gas values.
  • Expiry dates.
  • Gas cages.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Gas cylinders are received and installed as per statutory and site 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 
  • 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. 

  • 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 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. 

    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) and regulations.
  • 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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