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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Replace an in-line ventilation fan in an underground environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10741  Replace an in-line ventilation fan in an underground environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 people who are required to replace an in-line ventilation fan in an underground environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to replacing in-line ventilation fans
  • Prepare to replace the in-line ventilation fan
  • Replace the in-line ventilation fan
  • Test the in-line ventilation fan and prepare for operation and/or production 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Lift and move a load
  • Use relevant tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to replacing an in-line ventilation fan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principle of the operation and function of the in-line ventilation fan in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of replacing the in-line ventilation fan, showing a clear understanding of the direct consequences to self and the business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Injury to persons
  • Damage to equipment
  • Loss of production time through breakdowns
  • Increased costs
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The possible critical hazards and substandard conditions that may be encountered while replacing in-line ventilation fans in a particular context, as well as how to deal with them so as to be consistent with accepted best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to replace the in-line ventilation fan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Permission to enter the workplace, when required, is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements and any hazardous and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A test for flammable and harmful gases is conducted in accordance with specified requirements before replacing the in-line ventilation fan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The in-line ventilation fan is verified as having been made safe and having been electrically disconnected in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The consequences that inadequate preparation for the replacement of the in-line ventilation fan (i.e. not in line with specified requirements and current legislation) may hold for health, safety and production are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Permission
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Tools, material and equipment
  • Workplace examination
  • Test for flammable gas
  • Hazardous and substandard conditions
  • Making safe
  • Disconnect the power supply
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Replace the in-line ventilation fan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The required personal protective equipment is used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used so that the safety of persons and equipment is protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The in-line ventilation fan to be replaced is removed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The replacement in-line ventilation fan is installed in accordance with specified requirements for sequence, alignment and direction of rotation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work-related hazards are dealt with in accordance with the prescribed procedures. Risks associated with replacing the in-line ventilation fan are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork, and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturers` design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The consequences for health, safety and production of not replacing the in-line ventilation fan according to specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Removal and installation
  • Work related hazards and associated risks
  • Interpersonal interaction
  • Use of tools and equipment
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the in-line ventilation fan and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The unit to be tested is prepared in accordance with specified requirements. This includes verification that the unit has been electrically connected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A test-run of the unit is performed to determine whether the replaced in-line ventilation fan is functioning in accordance with specified requirements. The direction of rotation is verified to be in accordance with the specified operating requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The workplace is cleared and cleaned so as to be free from hazards, in accordance with specified requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The selected tools, material and equipment are dealt with in accordance with the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The report on the work performed is compiled in compliance with specified requirements for format, content, accuracy and distribution. The report is submitted within the agreed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The consequences for health, safety and production of not preparing for or actually testing the in-line ventilation fan in line with specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Test preparation
  • Test run
  • Tools, material and equipment
  • Good housekeeping practices
  • Reporting
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Report writing
  • Legal and site-specific requirements 

  • 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 ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note:
    The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his / her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
    Note:
    The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his / her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note:
    The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

    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.
    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • 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:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SABS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Unit Standard Justification:

    Level:

    Attribute; Level; Justification:
  • Skills; Level 2; The variety of skills that are used is still fairly simple.
  • Procedures; Level 2; Procedure is known and familiar.
  • Context; Level 2; Contexts are repeatedly applicable and known, but variety and range occur.
  • Knowledge; Level 2; Operational knowledge is required.
  • Information processing; Level 2; Information is readily available, but some processing is required.
  • Problem Solving; Level 2; Problems are known and familiar.
  • Orientation of activities; Level 3; Decisions are taken but require supervision.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 3; Output is checked randomly for quality.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 2; Responsible for completion (quantity) and function (quality).

    Average Level = 2.22.
    Actual Level Assigned = 2.

    Credits:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity; Hours:
  • Classroom Teaching; 8 Hours.
  • On-The-Job Training; 12 Hours.
  • Mentoring required; 0 Hours.
  • Other (Specify); 0 Hours.

    Total: 20 Hours.

    Credits Achieved: 20/10 = 2.
    Credits Assigned = 2. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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    3. Anglo American Platinum Limited 
    4. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
    5. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    6. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    7. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    8. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    9. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    10. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    11. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    12. College of Production Technology 
    13. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    14. Concor Projects (pty) Ltd 
    15. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
    16. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    17. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    18. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    19. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    20. Eastcape Training Centre 
    21. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    22. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    23. EVANDER GOLD MINES LTD - KINROSS DIVISION 
    24. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    25. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
    26. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    27. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    28. Glencore Operation South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD - Eastern Mines 
    30. Grinaker LTA Mining 
    31. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    32. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    33. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    34. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    35. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    36. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    37. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    38. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    39. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    40. Mathome Training & Development 
    41. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    42. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    43. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    44. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    45. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    46. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    47. NKOMATI MINE 
    48. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    49. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    50. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
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    52. Prisma Training Solutions 
    53. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Mines) 
    55. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    56. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    57. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    58. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD t/a Western Chrome Mine 
    59. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    60. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    61. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    62. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    63. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    64. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    65. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    66. Shukela Training Centre 
    67. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
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    69. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    70. Triton Training and Development 
    71. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    72. Umfolozi FET College 
    73. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    74. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    75. VENETIA MINE 
    76. Wavelength T.T.I 
    77. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    78. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
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