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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply effective equipment control within a lamproom 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376465  Apply effective equipment control within a lamproom 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 entering the field of mining lamprooms, as well as learners that are currently working in this field who need formal qualifications.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the distribution of equipment stock in accordance with legal and site specific requirements.
  • Explain the appropriate procedures with relation to redundant stock in accordance with legal and site specific requirements.
  • Apply record keeping in accordance with legal and site specific requirements.
  • Apply Occupational Health, Safety and environment principles in accordance with legal and site specific requirements. 

  • 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 3.
  • Knowledge and understanding Occupational Health and Safety principles at NQF Level 3.
  • Knowledge and understanding of good housekeeping principles at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the distribution of equipment in accordance with legal and site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The allocation of equipment as per legal and site specific requirements is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Allocation.
  • Reallocation.
  • Return of equipment.
  • Non-moving equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock/Equipment levels are kept as per legal and site specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Self contained self rescuer (SCSR).
  • Portable Mine lighting.
  • Gas detection instruments.
  • Spares for repairs.
  • Ordering.
  • Site specific equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The off-site repair of equipment is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Sending.
  • Follow-up.
  • Receiving.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Asset tracking is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Asset tracking technology.
    > Active tag.
    > Passive tag.
  • Methods.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the appropriate procedures with relation to redundant stock in accordance with legal and site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scrapping procedures in relation to site specific and legal requirements are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Environmental impacts.
  • Recycle.
  • Removals.
  • OEM Requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures in relation to discontinued equipment as per site specific and legal requirements are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Replacement.
  • Expired.
  • OEM Requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The excess equipment in relation to site specific and legal requirements is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Withdrawal.
  • Re-deployment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply recordkeeping in accordance with legal and site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment inventory in a lamproom is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The asset tracking records in a lamproom is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Discuss and draft records that must be kept on redundant stock in a lamproom. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Recycle.
  • Removals.
  • Replacements.
  • Expired.
  • Withdrawal.
  • Redeployment.
  • Scrapped equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Records that must be kept regarding distribution of equipment in a lamproom are explained and drafted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Allocation.
  • Re-allocation.
  • Repair and maintenance history.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The records kept regarding off-site repairs of equipment in a lamproom are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Waybills.
  • Delivery notes.
  • Repair reports.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The statutory records that must be kept in a lamproom are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Month-end report.
  • Exception report.
  • Safety Health and Environment report.
  • Quarterly report.
  • Annually report.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply Occupational Health, Safety and environment principles in accordance with legal and site specific requirements. 

    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 the lamproom are correctly identified, explained, recorded and addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The handling and storage of chemicals are correctly identified, explained, recorded and addressed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Acid e.g. sulphuric compounds.
  • Lead compounds.
  • Paint.
  • Silicon.
  • Cleaning agents and detergents.
  • Gases.
  • Chlorine products.
  • Cosmetic products e.g. lipstick.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) guidelines.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are handled, cleaned and stored as per OEM requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Factors that can effect the environment are correctly identified, explained, recorded and addressed. 


    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 Lamproom:
    > Legal and specified requirements.
    > Achieving specified lamproom requirements.
    > Risk Assessment procedures and actions.
    > Specified communication requirements.
    > Elementary principles of the process.
  • Processes and events pertaining to the lamproom process and procedures:
    > Preparation.
    > Examination.
    > Evaluation.
    > Customer service.
  • 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 lamproom 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 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 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 lamproom 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) and regulations; Mines and works act (Act 50/1991).
  • Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant standards.
  • ISO-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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