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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform generic repairs on lamp room equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376464  Perform generic repairs on lamp room equipment 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Fabrication and Extraction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 unit standard will be useful to learners who are planning to work in mining lamprooms, as well learners that are currently working in this field and are in need of a formal qualification.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of electricity.
  • Conduct repairs on the charging point on a charging rack.
  • Conduct repairs on portable mine lighting.
  • Conduct inspections and repairs on self contained self-rescuers (SCSR).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the storage requirements in a lamp room. 

  • 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety principles at NQF Level 2.
  • Knowledge and understanding of good housekeeping principles at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of electricity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terminology applicable in basic electricity is explained and use correctly in oral and written communication. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Volt.
  • Amp.
  • Resistance.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ohm's Law is explained in terms of electricity requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    AC and DC are explained focussing on the differences between AC and DC current. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The electrical diagrams are pertaining to the Lamproom equipment are interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamp.
  • Loco lamp.
  • Charging rack.
  • Operational requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application of electrical components used in the Lamproom are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamp components.
  • Loco lamp components.
  • Charging rack components.
  • Operational requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct repairs on the charging point on a charging rack. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards and risks associated with repairs on the charging point are identified and addressed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Lock out procedure.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Electrical hazards and risks.
  • Chemical Hazards (Acids and vapours).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Testing of the charging point is explained and carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The repairs to be conducted on the charging point are Identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Ballast spring.
  • Positive plate.
  • Negative charging key.
  • LED indication.
  • Circuit board.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The charging point is repaired according o specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Ballast spring.
  • Positive plate.
  • Negative charging key.
  • LED indication.
  • Circuit board.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct repairs on portable mine lighting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards and risks associated with repairs on portable mine lighting are identified and addressed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Electrical hazards and risks.
  • Chemical Hazards (Acids and vapours).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The testing and repairs of portable mine lighting equipment are conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Cap lamps.
  • Loco lamps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The shortfall on the cap lamp is identified and repaired. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Headpiece.
  • Cable.
  • Outer cover.
  • Accumulator.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The shortfall on the loco lamp is identified and repaired. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Headpiece.
  • Cable.
  • Top cover.
  • Bottom cover.
  • Accumulator.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct inspections and repairs on self contained self-rescuers (SCSR). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The PPE is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards and risks associated with inspection and repairs on SCSR's are identified and addressed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Chemical Hazards (Acids and vapours).
  • Storage and disposal.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The visual inspection of the SCSR is conducted as per statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Moisture indicator.
  • Cracks.
  • Dents.
  • Seals.
  • Abuse.
  • General condition.
  • Cleaning.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The usage and donning procedures of the SCSR are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The leakage/pressure test on the SCSR is conducted as per statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Replacement of primary seals.
  • Reporting of suspected units.
  • Handling and storage of suspected units.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the storage requirements in a lamp room. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Personal Protective Equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The SCSR is stored as per statutory and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • New units.
  • Units in use.
  • Defective units.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Equipment is stored or discarded as per statutory and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Tools.
  • Equipment.
  • Materials.
  • Old/used/scrapped equipment and materials.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification 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 qualification 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 associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
    The following embedded knowledge will be assessed in an integrated way in the context of the unit standard.
  • Critical factors relating to the lamp room:
    > Legal and specified requirements.
    > Achieving specified lamp room requirements.
    > Risk Assessment procedures and actions.
    > Specified communication requirements.
    > Elementary principles of the process.
  • Processes and events pertaining to the lamp room process and procedures:
    > Preparation.
    > Examination.
    > Evaluation.
  • Causes and effects (safety requirements):
    > Use of personal protective equipment.
    > Use of equipment.
    > Workplace hazards and associated risks.
    > Housekeeping.
    > Security requirements.
  • Regulations, legislation, policies and standards relating to lamp room operation:
    > Legislation and regulations.
    > Standards and Codes of Practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • The learner is able to interpret and respond to defective equipment by taking appropriate action and/or referring the matter to the relevant persons. 

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

    Note:
  • The learner understands the importance of and promotes effective teamwork in the lamp room operational process by adhering to protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself/herself and his/her activities responsibly effectively.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to work in accordance with relevant procedures pertaining to lamp room operational requirements. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to constantly monitor and interpret conditions and movement of equipment by means of the issuing and receiving process. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to interact with technology applied in a typical lamp room environment. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Legal:
    > Relevant Acts, e.g. Mines Health and Safety Act (Act 29/1996).
    > Codes of Practice.
    > SANS and other relevant standards.
  • Site-Specific:
    > Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
    > Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
    > Managerial Instructions.
    > Mine Standard Procedures.
    > List of Recorded OH and 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  78323   National Certificate: Lamproom Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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