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

Handle flocculant safely in a metallurgical plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11106  Handle flocculant safely in a metallurgical plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-30  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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
252286  Handle organic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons responsible for handling flocculant safely in a metallurgical plant. A person credited with this unit standard can:-
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to the handling of flocculant
  • Prepare to handle flocculant
  • Handle flocculant
  • Complete the duties pertaining to the flocculant handling process 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Literacy and numeracy at ABET 4 or equivalent.
    Competence in the following:
  • Operation of positive displacement pumps
  • Operation of lifting equipment 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge relating to the handling of flocculant 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The legal and specified requirements pertaining to a safe, healthy work environment in the flocculant handling process and the consequences of not adhering to the above are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of handling flocculant in terms of achieving specified production and up- and down-stream operational requirements is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Hazards and associated risks, pertaining to the handling of flocculant, identified through specified risk assessment procedures, and the actions to be taken should they be encountered are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The specified principal components of the flocculant handling system are identified and their functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principal components must include:
  • mixing vessel,
  • transfer pumps,
  • storage tanks,
  • auxiliary systems,
  • interlock systems,
  • safety devices.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Specified lock-out procedures pertaining to the flocculant handling system and the consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The specified communication requirements pertaining to the flocculant handling process and the consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The specified actions to be taken, should sub-standard conditions and problems be encountered, are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Emergency procedures to be followed in the event of flocculant spillage are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The specified operating parameters and control methods and the consequences of not adhering to these are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. The specific colour coding and symbolic signs pertaining to the flocculant handling process are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to handle flocculant 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal protective and safety equipment is verified, examined and used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are verified and examined in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Workplace hazards and associated risks are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The flocculant handling system is examined and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The specified safety and health procedures towards self and others are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Handle flocculant 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal protective and safety equipment is used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The start-up of the flocculant handling system is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The flocculant handling process is monitored and controlled in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safe and optimum handling of flocculant is ensured through effective communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Tools and equipment are used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work related hazards and associated risks are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Problems encountered are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The handling of flocculant is consistent with environmental policy and other specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The specified safety and health procedures towards self and others are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the duties pertaining to the flocculant handling process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The flocculant handling system is stopped in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective and safety equipment is dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools and equipment are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Good housekeeping practices are maintained in accordance with specified requirements with special emphasis on safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Specified reporting and recording requirements are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Preparation for maintenance is in accordance with specified requirements. Specified lock-out procedures are adhered to. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is addressed in specific outcome 1, as well as other assessment criteria throughout the unit standard. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.
  • The ability of the candidate to identify hazards and risks, sub standard conditions, process problems and to rectify these, illustrates his capability to solve problems. 

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

    : The ability of the candidate to communicate effectively and to maintain optimum production illustrates his capability to work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production whilst adhering to safety procedures, illustrates his capability to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • The ability of the candidate to implement corrective actions, illustrates his capability to collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.
  • The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production through effective communication and his ability to adhere to reporting requirements illustrates his capability to communicate effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others).
  • The ability of the candidate to adhere to safety, health and environmental requirements, illustrates his capability to use science and technology effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • The ability of the candidate to explain the importance of the process in terms of achieving production and up and down stream requirements illustrates his understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252286, which is "Handle organic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant", Level 2, 6 credits.

    TERMINOLOGY

    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS

    Specified requirements include legal and site specific requirements
    and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    LEGAL
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines` Directives

    SITE SPECIFIC
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • 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  49045   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-11-28  Was MQA 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. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    2. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    3. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    4. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    5. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    6. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    7. METSKILL PTY LTD 
    8. Nokaneng Environmental Management Consulting 
    9. THUSANG METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING AND CONSULTING CC 
    10. VENETIA MINE 



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