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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Operate labelling process on a food and beverages automated packaging line 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9091  Operate labelling process on a food and beverages automated packaging line 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2006-11-16  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242778  Operate a labelling process on a food automated packaging line  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people who are responsible for performing Labelling operations on a food and beverages automated packaging line.

They also understand the role of the Labelling operations in the entire food and beverages packaging process.

Persons credited with this unit standard can safely:
  • Prepare and start Labelling equipment.
  • Operate Labelling equipment.
  • Shut down Labelling equipment.
  • Prepare for and perform changeovers on Labelling equipment.
  • Perform first line maintenance on Labelling equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recommended minimum ABET level 4 communication, numeracy, science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and start Labelling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Labelling equipment is prepared and started. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Production information:
  • Volumes
  • Brands
  • Shift information
  • Packaging and production specifications.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Raw materials:
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Bags
  • Barrels
  • Pouches
  • Trays
  • Labels
  • Foil
  • Glue
  • Cases
  • Decorative labelling additions (e.g. ribbons, raffia, etc.)
    Services:
  • Electricity
  • Compressed air
  • Water.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Labelling equipment is inspected for availability to produce as per Standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment:
  • Bottle labellers
  • Case Labellers
  • Can Labellers
  • Pouch Labellers
  • Bag Labellers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Labelling equipment is started as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming and outgoing process quality.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • National Environmental Management Act
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate Labelling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Labelling equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming and outgoing process quality.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inputs:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming product
  • Control parameters
    Services:
    Outputs:
  • Products
  • Returnable raw materials
  • Waste.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operating deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Shut down Labelling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Labelling equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment:
  • Bottle labellers
  • Case Labellers
  • Can Labellers
  • Bag Labellers
  • Pouch Labellers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Raw materials and waste:
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Pouche
  • Barrels
  • Bags
  • Trays
  • Labels
  • Foil
  • Cases
  • Glue.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare for and perform changeovers on Labelling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before changeover is performed on Labelling equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Production information:
  • Daily and weekly volumes
  • Brands
  • Shift information
  • Packaging and production specifications.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Labelling equipment is changed over as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment:
  • Bottle labellers
  • Case Labellers
  • Tray labellers
  • Bag Labellers
  • Pouch Labellers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform first line maintenance on Labelling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. First line maintenance plan is obtained and interpreted for relevant scheduled work as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant scheduled work:
  • Inspection
  • Clean and Sanitise
  • Lubrication.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. First line maintenance of Labelling equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and Process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The moderation requirements of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology NSB (06) implemented by the Food & Beverages SETA (a statutory ETQA for the Food & Beverages sector) must be satisfied before credit is awarded for this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Prepare and start Labelling equipment:
  • Procedures for preparation and start-up of Labelling equipment.
  • Raw materials: bottles, cans, bags, barrels, trays, labels, foil, glue, pouches and cases.

    Operates Labelling equipment:
  • Procedures for the operation of Labelling equipment.
  • Role of the Labelling process in the packaging of beverages.
  • Statistical techniques for sampling, monitoring and controlling of the quality of the labelling equipment

    Shut down Labelling equipment:
  • Procedures for shut down of Labelling equipment.

    Prepare for and perform changeovers on Labelling equipment:
  • Preparation for and changeover of Labelling equipment.

    Perform First Line Maintenance on Labelling equipment:
  • First line maintenance of Labelling equipment including lubricants, cleaning materials and basic handtools.

    Legal Requirements
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (1993)
  • National Environmental Management Act (1998)
  • All future amendments are applicable to the above and any other relevant acts and will be used for assessment purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.6, 2.5, 3.3, 4.5, 5.5
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Labelling equipment is prepared and started.
  • Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance of Labelling equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Labelling equipment is prepared and started.
  • Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Labelling equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Labelling equipment is changed over as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance of Labelling equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.5, 5.2, 5.5, 5.6
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Labelling equipment is prepared and started.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.5, 1.6, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.5, 5.2, 5.5, 5.6
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 4.4, 4.6, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • Labelling equipment is inspected for availability to produce as per Standard operating procedure.
  • Labelling equipment is started as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Labelling equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance of Labelling equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understands the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Assessment Criterion: 1.6, 2.1, 2.5, 3.3, 4.1, 4.5, 5.5
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Labelling equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before changeover is performed on Labelling equipment.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts
  • Exploring education and career opportunities and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities
    Assessment Criterion: ALL 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242778, which is "Operate a labelling process on a food automated packaging line", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20507   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. ABI: Phoenix, The Soft Drink Division Of SAB (Pty) Ltd 
    2. SUMMERPRIDE FOODS PTY LTD 



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