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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clean inspect and lubricate a production machine, and repair minor faults 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110300  Clean inspect and lubricate a production machine, and repair minor faults 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 
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 standard is useful for people who are operate, or intend to operate, production equipment in a manufacturing environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Clean and tag machinery
  • Inspect machinery and analyse causes of poor equipment performance
  • Lubricate machinery
  • Conduct post cleaning and inspection activities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • SO2: Inspection refers to: Look, listen, feel; use of dipstick; dipstick tubes; sight gauges; level plugs
  • 2.1: Differences from normal equipment performance refers to cracked gearboxes; seal failures, condition of components
  • 2.2: Tightening of bolts, replacement of minor components, repairs of leaks, minor adjustments to machine parts
  • 3.2: Oils - SAE, greases
  • 3.4: Lubrication devices: grease guns; measuring jugs; filler caps; funnels
  • 3.5: Protection of hands; storage; spillage; flammability and toxicity (pollution) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Clean and tag production machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principle of cleaning is explained with reference to productivity improvement, breakdown reduction, and elimination of contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The machinery to be cleaned is checked for isolation and lock-out, and appropriate documentation is completed, according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All relevant personnel are informed about the intention to clean, inspect and lubricate machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The correct cleaning equipment and agents are available in sufficient quantities, and their uses are explained in relation to the cleaning exercise at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Personal protective clothing is worn in a manner that protects personnel and product, and complies with organizational policy and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The isolated machinery is cleaned in accordance with the manufacturer`s specifications. All sources of contamination and all inaccessible areas are tagged for further attention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect machinery and analyse causes of poor equipment performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The machinery is inspected to identify all current and potential problems, and tagged to indicate defects, sources of contamination, hard to reach areas, safety concerns, and any other differences from normal equipment performance are. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Measures are taken to rectify easily accessible problem areas, using basic hand tools, materials and other appropriate equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Problems that cannot be rectified are recorded and reported for further action, according to site policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Causes of poor equipment performance are explained with reference to alignment, lubrication, wear and tear, and general maintenance practices, and suggestions made for improvement or rectification of poor equipment performance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lubricate machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The need to lubricate machinery, and the effects of over- and under- lubrication are explained, in line with sound mechanical maintenance principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The types and grades of various lubricants and conditions under which each lubricant is used, are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The correct lubricant and applicator are selected for the machinery, as per the manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Lubrication points are identified against appropriate charts, and the selected lubrication devices are clean, fit for purpose and ready for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Lubrication is conducted in a way that protects both machinery and operator, and is in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Consequences of not adhering to safety requirements are explained with reference to chemically-related injuries and impact on the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post-cleaning and inspection activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The consequences of not attending to defects and poor machine performance are explained, with reference to production efficiencies and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Used tools, equipment and materials are cleaned, disposed of or stored so that they do not pose a threat to the safety of personnel, plant or environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is kept to a minimum and spillages are removed using the appropriate methods, with due regard to health, safety and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The work area is cleaned and restored to its pre-cleaning state according to workpalce requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate personnel are informed of the status of the machinery, and documentation completed to remove lock-out and enable operation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), for the Chemical Industry in consultation with GEN/FETQA will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Purpose and practice of routine maintenance of machinery
  • Various problem-solving techniques
  • Features indicating sub standard performance of machines and equipment
  • Use of cleaning agents and their properties
  • Properties and purposes of various lubricants used in engineering
  • Use of hand tools and engineering materials
  • Company safety, health and environmental practices
  • Company-specific documentation and procedures relating to isolation and lock-out
  • Basic principles of production efficiencies and productivity
  • Limitations regarding maintenance that an operator can carryout 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

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

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying 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. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58268   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24253   National Certificate: Batch Mixing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48890   National Certificate: Chemical Liquid, Gas Storage and Transfer  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  CHIETA 
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  78527   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    2. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 



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