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

Operate the inspection and coding process on a food and beverages automated packaging line 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10530  Operate the inspection and coding process on a food and beverages automated packaging line 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2006-11-16  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242790  Operate an inspection process on a food automated packaging line  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
242791  Operate a coding process on a food automated packaging line  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people who are responsible for performing Inspection and Coding operations on a food and beverages automated packaging line.

They also understand the role of the Inspection and Coding operations in the entire food and beverages packaging process.

Persons credited with this unit standard can safely:
  • Prepare and start Inspection and Coding equipment.
  • Operate Inspection and Coding equipment.
  • Shut down Inspection and Coding equipment.
  • Prepare for and perform changeovers on Inspection and Coding equipment.
  • Perform first line maintenance on Inspection and Coding equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recommended minimum ABET level 3 literacy, numeracy, science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and start Inspection and Coding equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Inspection and Coding equipment is prepared and started. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Production information:
  • Volumes
  • Brands
  • Shift information
  • Packaging and Production specifications.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per Standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Raw materials:
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Pouches
  • Bags
  • Barrels
  • Trays
  • Crates
  • Cartons
  • Pallets
  • Ink and Bar-coding strips
  • Boxes.

    Services:
  • Electricity
  • Compressed air and Water.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Inspection and Coding equipment is inspected for availability to produce as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment:
  • Ink Jet Coders
  • Laser Jet Coders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Inspection and Coding equipment is started as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming, outgoing and process quality.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate Inspection and Coding equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Inspection and Coding equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming, outgoing and process quality.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inputs:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming product, control parameters and services.

    Outputs:
  • Products
  • Returnable raw materials and waste.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operation deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Shut down Inspection and Coding equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Inspection and Coding equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Raw materials and waste:
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Bags
  • Pouches
  • Trays
  • Crates
  • Cartons
  • Pallets
  • Barrels
  • Boxes
  • Ink and Bar-coding strips.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare for and perform changeovers on Inspection and Coding equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before changeover is performed on Inspection and coding equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Production information:
  • Daily and weekly volumes
  • Brands
  • Shift information
  • Packaging and production specifications.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Inspection and Coding equipment is changed over as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment:
  • Ink Jet Coders
  • Laser Jet Coders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform first line maintenance on Inspection and Coding equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. First line maintenance plan is obtained and interpreted for relevant scheduled work as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant scheduled work:
  • Inspection
  • Clean and sanitise
  • Lubrication.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. First line maintenance of Inspection and Coding equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The moderation requirements of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology NSB (06) implemented by the Food & Beverages SETA (a statutory ETQA for the Food & Beverages sector) must be satisfied before credit is awarded for this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Prepare and start Inspection and Coding equipment:
  • Procedures for preparation and start-up of Inspection and Coding equipment.
  • Raw materials: bottles, cans, crates, pouches, bags, barrels, boxes, cartons, trays, pallets, ink and bar-coding strips.

    Operates Inspection and Coding equipment:
  • Procedures for operation of Inspection and Coding equipment.
  • Role of the Inspection and Coding process in the packaging of beverages.
  • Statistical techniques for sampling, monitoring and controlling the quality of the Inspection and coding equipment.

    Shut down Inspection and Coding equipment:
  • Procedures for shut down of Inspection and Coding equipment.

    Prepare for and perform changeovers on Inspection and Coding equipment:
  • Preparation for and changeover of Inspection and Coding equipment.

    Perform First Line Maintenance:
  • First line maintenance of Inspection and Coding equipment including lubricants, cleaning materials and basic hand tools.

    Legal Requirements
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (1993)
  • National Environmental Management Act (1998)
  • All future amendments are applicable to the above and other relevant acts and will be used for assessment purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

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

    Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Inspection and Coding equipment is prepared and started.
  • Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per Standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance of Inspection and Coding equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Inspection and Coding equipment is prepared and started.
  • Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per Standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Inspection and Coding equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Inspection and Coding equipment is changed over as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance of Inspection and Coding equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.

    Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Inspection and Coding equipment is prepared and started.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operation deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.

    Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operation deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

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

    Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Inspection and Coding equipment is inspected for availability to produce as per standard operating procedure.
  • Inspection and Coding equipment is started as per standard operating procedure.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure.
  • Operation deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Inspection and Coding equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • First line maintenance of Inspection and Coding equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure.
  • Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understands the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Refer to the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Inspection and Coding equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure.
  • Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before changeover is performed on Inspection and coding equipment.
  • Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation.
  • First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Refer to all Assessment Criteria. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by the following unit standards:
  • 242790, ' Operate an inspection process on a food automated packaging line ', level 4, 4 credits.
  • 242791, ' Operate a coding process on a food automated packaging line ', level 4, 4 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20508   National Certificate Food and Beverages Processing: Soft Drinks Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20507   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    1. SUMMERPRIDE FOODS PTY LTD 



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