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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fill and cap containers using automated filling equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110005  Fill and cap containers using automated filling equipment 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 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 standard is aimed at people who work in or intend to work in a manufacturing environment within the Chemical industry. Persons working in liquid, and semisolid packing lines as used in the manufacture of personal, home and garden care, will find this unit standard especially useful.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Prepare to fill containers with product
  • Operate filling equipment
  • Complete filling activities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to fill containers with product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The condition of filling equipment is clarified from handover discussions or documentation, and it is ensured to be safe to operate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Filling equipment is process controlled.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Filling equipment is in good working order and set to the correct specifications for the planned production run. If there are problems, these are corrected or reported in line with Company policy and the operator's scope of authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn so that it protects the operator and prevents the product being spoiled. All protective equipment is worn or used as described in the maker's instructions, company policy and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Production services are checked and confirmed as being ready and available for use at the agreed time. Any shortages are reported without delay so that there is no lost production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Water, air vacuum, power, temperature.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The correct packing material is available in sufficient quantities for the anticipated production, and loaded correctly. Shortages are reported promptly to avoid production delays. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bottles, jars, tubes, caps.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The work environment is clean and free from hazards in line with documented best practice and standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate filling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Containers are leak free, and are filled with the correct product and to the correct weight, in line with production specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Bottles, jars, tubes.
  • This standard includes the filling of bottles, jars, tubes and the fitting of appropriate caps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Filling equipment is started up and operated so that production wastage is kept to a minimum. Where there is waste, it is disposed of in line with standard operating procedures and environmental policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operation is in line with organizational policies, procedures, and legislation, and the equipment is operated so that the safety of the operator and team mates is protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality checks ensure that container and product meet specifications. Deviations from specification are reported to Quality Assurance promptly so that product is not wasted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Consequences of dispatching non-conforming product to the customer are explained in terms of cost to production and consumer satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Any differences from normal equipment performance are noted. Operators adjust the equipment if they are trained to do so. If not, they report to those who are trained to act, without delay, so that there is no wasted production time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete filling activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. On completion of the run, the machinery is shut down, according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment is cleaned and prepared for the next run, in line with the requirements of the product being manufactured, manufacturer's recommendations, and statutory, health, safety and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Machinery is inspected for wear and tear, and action is taken either to repair problems or report them to the correct authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Hand over, quality and/or productivity documentation is completed accurately, as per organizational or professional body requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), for the Chemical Industry in consultation with GEN/FETQA will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Technical:
  • Operation of automated packaging equipment - including machine settings and loading of materials
  • Basic mechanical fault-finding

    Quality:
  • Knowledge and application of quality principles
  • Knowledge and application of safety principles 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set or related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying 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. 

  • 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 
    In this standard, the term "containers" refers to: glass or plastic bottles or jars, tubes
  • Equipment used is: multi-headed fillers
  • Products include: powders, liquids, creams, pastes, gels, waxes, semi-solids and solids 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48890   National Certificate: Chemical Liquid, Gas Storage and Transfer  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  CHIETA 
    Elective  36156   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA 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.
     
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