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

Use and maintain hand tools and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7427  Use and maintain hand tools and equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Textiles 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-07-04  2009-07-04  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-07-04   2013-07-04  

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 
Learners credited with this standard will be able to identify and describe the basic functions of hand tools and equipment, use appropriate hand tools and equipment and clean and maintain hand tools and equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Appropriate credits in literacy and numeracy at NQF Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Tools and equipment will apply to a learners particular context.

Includes equipment which is electronic, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical and includes but will not be limited to:

Electronic
  • Stroboscope
  • Scales
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Tachometer
  • Yarn speed meter
  • Countermeter
  • Viscometer
  • Moisturemeter
  • pH meters

    Electrical
  • Ammeter
  • Drilling
  • Volt meter
  • Tong tester
  • Compressors
  • Hoists

    Hydraulic
  • Lift jacks
  • Hoists

    Mechanical
  • Hardness meter
  • Squeegees
  • Eye glass
  • Tension meters
  • Scissors
  • Drawing hooks
  • Maintenance equipment including spanners, screw drivers
  • Baling tools
  • Strap tensioners
  • Masking equipment
  • Fettle brushes
  • Mending gums
  • Stirrers
  • Wrapping equipment
  • Staple yarns
  • Stitching machines
  • Bale trolleys
  • Torque wrenches

    This standard applies to processes involving the manufacturing of polymers, fibres, yarns and fabrics and includes the preparation, dyeing, printing and finishing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe the basic functions of hand tools and equipment used in textile processes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generic tools and equipment are correctly identified visually by name including but not limited to scissors, eye glass, hooks, basic maintenance tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cleaning equipment is correctly identified and uses correctly described in terms of the company cleaning procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Measuring equipment, instruments and gauges, including for stretch, shrinkage, weight, colour, pH, temperature, humidity, moisture, viscosity, speed and time are correctly identified and uses correctly described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use hand tools and equipment 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and equipment will apply to a learners particular context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specific requirements of process are met through correct usage of appropriate tools and equipment, as specified in company standard operating procedures and manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Company and manufacturers specifications and procedures for use of tools or equipment are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Specified calibration and settings are applied to applicable tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and equipment are used according to company and manufacturers safety and cleaning requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean and maintain hand tools and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All generic cleaning principles are correctly identified and applied according to company standard cleaning and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All cleaning agents are correctly identified and applied according to company standard cleaning and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Specific safety requirements are met where specialised cleaning solvents are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Industry norm oiling and rust removal techniques are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Hand tools and equipment are stored appropriately, according to the company procedures and manufacturers recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Calibration settings, maintenance and cleaning are maintained according to manufacturers specifications and company procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Appropriate ETQAs within the Engineering Manufacturing and Technology field and the Education and Training Board for the Textile Industry will accredit providers and assessors. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Explain the importance of using tools and equipment as it applies to textiles processes.
  • Understand the importance of safety when using hand tools and equipment.
  • Understand limitations of tools and explain the options available to use other tools as applicable to specific purposes.
  • Identify the parts, functions and uses of equipment as it relates to particular contexts within the textile industry.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of which particular tools and equipment are relevant to specific tasks.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the different types of tools and equipment used within mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of special characteristics of cleaning agents and the impact of incorrect mixing when using those to clean tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate storage techniques as it applies to cleaning equipment, tools themselves and any appropriate hand equipment. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where cleaning and maintenance of hand tools is required and appropriate action can be taken to avoid issues like rust occurring. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively ensuring that the selection of hand tools and the description of functions of those hand tools can be applied. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to ensure that the most appropriate hand tool and equipment is used for the applicable job. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems ensuring that the health and safety of oneself and others while working with hand tools and equipment is applied. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58247   National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  65651   National Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    1. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    2. House of Skills 
    3. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    4. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    5. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 



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