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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Start-up and shutdown an integrated glass forming process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242923  Start-up and shutdown an integrated glass forming process 
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 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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 or intend to work within a glass forming process, and seek recognition for skills essential for operating such a process.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about, and be able to prepare the system for start-up, start the system up and shut the system down under both planned and abnormal conditions. 

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.
  • Operating equipment in a glass forming process.
  • Operating and controlling a glass forming process.
  • Reading and interpreting instruments and displays in the glass forming process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for system start-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures to meet the specified process and equipment conditions before proceeding with start-up are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Necessary checks and tests are carried out following standard procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checks and tests may include visual inspection and equipment integrity tests. These checks and tests include those done to:
  • Ensure feed material availability and condition.
  • Ensure machine and system conditions.
  • Identify potential hazards associated with equipment and materials.
  • Provide for waste handling.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified abnormalities are corrected in accordance with procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Abnormalities may include:
  • Electrical problems.
  • Obstruction of movement or flow.
  • Permit conditions not met.
  • Leaks.
  • Mechanical problems.
  • Incorrect alignment.
  • Incomplete work.
  • Process or equipment start-up conditions not yet fully achieved.

    Communication may include:
  • Face to face.
  • Telephone.
  • Radio.
  • Written.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate documentation is prepared for start-up in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Start Up communication to appropriate personnel is conducted in accordance with requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication may include face to face, telephone, radio and written.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Start up the glass forming process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for defined start-up sequences and the consequences of deviations are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The range of acceptable operating conditions, the reasons for these conditions and the consequences of deviations are described in accordance with requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operating conditions may include
  • Temperature.
  • Speed.
  • Production rate.
  • Gaps.
  • Pressures.
  • Flows.
  • Noise levels.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Start up authorisation is obtained in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is started up according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Abnormal system start-up conditions are corrected until specified normal operating conditions are achieved. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Shut down the system to a specified state. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The type of shut down and equipment to be shut down is identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate preparatory actions to be taken in preparing for shutdown, shutdown steps and sequence and consequences of deviation from procedures are described in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorisation and relevant written shut down procedures are adhered to in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shutdown is completed as specified by standard operating procedures and appropriate personnel are informed of shutdown status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Abnormalities are noted, corrective actions are taken and appropriate persons are informed as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Accurate and legible shutdown records are maintained and information is communicated as required by procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential emergencies, hazards, problems and critical stages during start-up and shutdown are identified and an acceptable shutdown procedure is presented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures are according to given shutdown procedures for pre-identified potential emergencies (including power and water failure) and based on a given logic for other cases.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate actions are described to maintain safe running conditions while abnormalities are repaired, in cases where shutdown can be prevented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions to rectify or contain a problem are identified and promptly taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Actions include:
  • Taking corrective action.
  • Informing other affected areas.
  • Obtaining authorisation to proceed or obtaining general or specialised assistance.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate persons are kept informed as required, accurate and legible records are maintained and information is communicated as required by procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard 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 unit standard 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 Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard 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 
  • In-depth knowledge of terminology associated with integrated glass forming operations.
  • A comprehensive understanding of control principles used on the forming machine and associated equipment.
  • Measurements, instrumentation and control mechanisms and systems.
  • Fault finding and problem solving methods and techniques.
  • Policies and operating procedures.
  • Rules, laws, regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Procedures and quality measurement instruments relating to Quality Assurance.
  • Glass forming machine operating parameters. 

  • 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 response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.
  • Evident in specific outcomes.

    1. Prepare for system start-up.
    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by.
  • Evident in specific outcomes.

    1. Prepare for system start-up.
    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by.
  • Evident in specific outcomes.

    1. Prepare for system start-up.
    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Evident in specific outcomes.

    1. Prepare for system start-up.
    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Evident in specific outcomes.

    1. Prepare for system start-up.
    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

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

    1. Prepare for system start-up.
    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Start up the glass forming process.
  • Shut down the system to a specified state.
  • Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions.
  • Evident in specific outcomes.

    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Evident in specific outcomes.

    1. Prepare for system start-up.
    2. Start up the glass forming process.
    3. Shut down the system to a specified state.
    4. Shutdown the process under abnormal conditions. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Terms and definitions
  • Standard operating procedures
    > The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57828   National Certificate: Glass Forming  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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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