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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select and use basic hand tools and materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12209  Select and use basic hand tools and materials 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 within a chemical industry in general and as applied at a specific site.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to use the tools used to perform basic maintenance or assembly and materials used in chemical installations and equipment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Select and arrange tools and materials for maintenance, assembly or process operation
  • Use basic hand tools in accordance with their purpose
  • Clean, maintain and store hand tools
  • Explain the reasons for using specific materials in a specific chemical plant
  • Identify and report faulty or damaged tools and materials 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Maintain health and safety practices in a chemical environment or equivalent competency. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Work regarding maintenance, assembly and process operation is limited to activities carried out `under supervision`
  • The explanation of the work to be done includes describing what must be done and how it will be done
  • Basic hand tools includes the use of hack-saws, saws, hammers, screw drivers, sockets, wrenches, chisels, spanners, pliers, knives and tools used in specific operations (such as jigs or bag filling clamps>)
  • Purpose is that for which the tool was designed and made
  • Use of tools includes safe practice; use in accordance with (manufactures) instructions or best practice
  • Reasons for correct use include ease of work, productivity, safety of self and others
  • Consequences of incorrect use include damage to equipment, tools, risk to self and others, difficulty in achieving desired results
  • Best practice is the manner accepted within the `greater industry` in which tools and materials are used
  • Reasons for needing different materials include strength, flexibility, corrosion/chemical resistance, contamination, resistance to heat & pressure, flammability, conductivity,
  • Materials include metals of different types including types of steel, glass, plastics, rubber, wood, coated materials as used in general and those specific to the site where learning and work take place
  • Benefits of correct material used include service under process operating conditions (chemical compatibility with the process, wear resistance, mechanical strength, temperature, pressure, abrasion >), meeting hygiene requirements, cost
  • Consequences of incorrect use are loss of production, failure/breakdown, contamination, health safety and environmental risk
  • Requirements for handling, storage and use a specific to the materials considered and include protection of the material, safety of people and the environment where it is used and stored, minimization of wastage and pollution
  • Cleaning includes the removal or moisture, dirt, contaminants oiling as required
  • Maintaining tools includes securing parts (handles and sharp/hard part), lubrication corrosion prevention, identification of need for sharpening, but excludes sharpening
  • Storage includes placing tools in designated place in the manner specified that ensures damage to tools, or caused by the tools, does not occur.
  • Storage includes accounting for tools used
  • Inspections includes visual inspection and physical handling
  • `Not fit for use` includes faults on tools, specific to the type of tool, including loose parts, parts missing, parts broken, blunt blades or tips, damaged blades, chipped heads tips & handles that make them ineffective and or hazardous for their intended use.
  • `Not fit for use` of material includes mechanical or chemical damage that results in the material not having the required physical and or chemical properties needed for the intended application and includes cracks, scratches, tears, corrosion, water damage, perforations 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and arrange tools and materials for maintenance, assembly or process operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The work to be done is identified in accordance with instructions given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The tools needed to do the work are selected in accordance with the work to be done and knowledge of the use specific tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The materials to be used are selected in accordance with instructions and the reasons for selecting these materials are explained with reference to the site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and materials are handled and arranged in accordance with standard operating instructions (or best practice if no site specific instruction exists). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use basic hand tools in accordance with their purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purposes of the types of basic hand tools is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The use of the types of basic hand tools is demonstrate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The reasons for using hand tools for the correct purpose and in the correct manner is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The consequences of using tools for purposes other than that for which they are intended and using tools the incorrectly is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Tools are used to carryout maintenance assembly or process operation in accordance with their purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean, maintain and store hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools are cleaned in accordance with standard operating instructions and best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools are maintained in accordance with standard operating instructions and best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools are stored in accordance with standard operating instructions and best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The reasons for cleaning and storing hand tools are explained with reference to standard operating procedures and best practice are. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the reasons for using specific materials in a specific chemical plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The reasons for using specific types of material are explained with reference to the site specific requirements and the characteristics of the material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The benefits of using correct materials are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The consequences of using incorrect materials are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The material used are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Requirements for the handling, storage and use of the materials are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and report faulty and damaged tools and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools and materials are inspected before use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and or materials that are not fit for use are identified in accordance with standard operating instructions or best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Faulty tools and materials are reported in accordance with (standard operating) instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) 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 
  • Types and functions of basic hand tools including variations of basic hand tools
  • Personal protective equipment to be worn / used when using hand tools
  • Hazards associated with hand tools
  • Tool defects
  • Storage and care of hand tools (e.g. tension on saws to be released) handles / grips of tools to be clean, screwdriver point inspections etc.
  • Hazards associated with defective hand tools
  • How to care for wooden handles with regards oiling, splinters and cleaning
  • How to fix and wedge tool heads into handles
  • How to fix handles onto files / chisels
  • The installation and maintenance of a hacksaw blade
  • Maintenance procedures for bench vices includes chuck blocks for both metal and wood
  • Common requirements of materials used in (chemical) processing
  • The names and characteristics of the various materials and the specific techniques used in handling, storing and distributing
  • Purposes and use of the various materials names
  • Hazards resulting from materials used
  • Methods of ventilation, preservation and stacking
  • Implications/consequences of not utilising the correct materials for certain functions
  • The difference or availability of different categories of materials (examples include angle vs. flat steel, mild steel vs special alloy steels )
  • Hazards in handling or storing materials used in chemical plant 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decision using critical and creative thinking have been made towards identifying the various materials and correct use of tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities in order to ensure that tools are used and maintained according to requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to make decisions on what tools are required, and used, and where the material used is appropriate for the application. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in order to explain to the assessor or supervisor in the workplace why selections are made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively in the use, care and maintenance of tools and selection of materials. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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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    5. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
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