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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Scrub hard and resilient floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110448  Scrub hard and resilient floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
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 
The qualifying learner is capable of scrubbing hard and resilient floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner has the speaking and listening ability equal to an NQF Level 1 standard and/or any other communication skill that will enable him/her to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard.
  • Identify surfaces, soilage and its cleaning procedures 12515.
  • Use chemicals in cleaning procedures 12517.
  • Sweep floors 12527.
  • Wet mop floors 12521. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. The scope of this unit standard is for any person who needs to scrub hard and resilient floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier.
    2. An automatic scrubber-drier in the context of this unit standard is a mains-operated, walk-behind scrubber-drier with a maximum cleaning width of 600mm.
    3. Hard floors in the context of this unit standard refers to but is not limited to concrete, terrazzo, terracotta, granite, marble, quarry tile, ceramic and porcelain floors.
    4. Resilient floors in the context of this unit standard refers to but is not limited to vinyl, asphalt, linoleum, and profiled rubber floors.
    5. The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the processes are moderate in range, are established and familiar, and offer a clear choice of routine responses.

    Range statements that refer to assessment criteria in this unit standard:

    1. Assessment criteria marked with are assessed according to worksite procedures.
    2. Chemicals refer to but are not limited to low-foaming detergents and combined maintenance products.
    3. Operating instruction refers to the manufacturer`s operating instruction or an extract thereof.
    4. Pads refer to but are not limited to red, blue, green, black and micro fibre floor maintenance pads.
    5. Scrubbing brushes refers to but is not limited to polypropylene, nylon and Tynex brushes.
    6. Streak-causing dirt and litter refers to but is not limited to cigarette ends, grit particles and paper litter.
    7. Sweeping equipment refers to but is not limited to brooms, mop sweepers, dust sweeping tools and sweeping machines.
    8. Wet mopping equipment refers to but is not limited to Kentucky and flat mopping buckets and wringers. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to scrub floors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Selects the correct sweeping equipment, wet mopping equipment, automatic scrubber-drier, scrubbing brushes and/or pads and chemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explains the importance of selecting the correct equipment and chemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plans the scrubbing operation according productivity principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explains the planning of the scrubbing procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Explains the reason for minimising inconvenience to pedestrian and other traffic in planning the scrubbing procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correctly places wet floor safety warning signs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Explains the reason for placing wet floor safety warning signs correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Sweeps the area to be scrubbed to remove litter and dry dirt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Explains why the area to be scrubbed must first be swept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Wet mops edges, corners and other areas not accessible to the automatic scrubber-drier. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. Explains why inaccessible areas must be wet mopped. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the automatic scrubber-drier. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Fits the correct scrubbing brushes or pad driving discs and pads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explains the correct selection and fitment of scrubbing brushes or pad driving discs and pads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Fits the squeegee bar and adjusts it according to the operating instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explains the correct fitment and adjustment of the squeegee bar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Selects the correct low foaming chemical and dilutes it correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Explains the correct selection and dilution of the chemical. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Explains what could happen if the incorrect dilution of the chemical is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Explains why high-foaming chemicals must not be used in automatic scrubber-driers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Does not over-fill the solution tank with the chemical solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Explains what damage could be caused to the machine by over-filling the solution tank. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Scrub and dry floors in one pass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Selects plug points and uses extension cables for optimum electric cable reach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explains the selection of plug points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explains the use of extension cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operates the machine controls in the correct sequence to start scrubbing according to the operating instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Explains why flammable liquids must not be vacuumed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Adjusts the chemical solution feed control on the machine so that the correct amount of chemical solution is dispensed onto the floor, taking into account the floor type, degree of soiling and operating speed of the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Explains how the floor type, degree of soiling, and operating speed of the machine affects the amount of chemical solution that should be dispensed onto the floor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Adjusts the brush pressure correctly on machines fitted with brush pressure adjustment, taking into account the degree of soiling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Explains how the degree of soiling would affect the brush pressure selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Operates the machine safely at the correct speed, taking into account the degree of soiling, pedestrian and other traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. Explains how the degree of soiling, pedestrian and other traffic would affect the speed at which the machine could be safely and efficiently operated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    12. Overlaps correctly on each scrubbing pass observing productivity and quality principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    13. Explains why scrubbing passes must overlap. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
    14. Uses the correct scrubbing method so that the electrical cable does not interfere with the scrubbing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 15 
    15. Explains how the scrubbing method prevents the electrical cable from interfering with the scrubbing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 16 
    16. Minimises the amount of chemical solution left behind on the floor when turning the machine at the end of each scrubbing pass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 17 
    17. Explains the importance of minimising the chemical solution left behind on the floor when turning the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 18 
    18. Correctly removes any streak-causing dirt or litter caught in the squeegee bar blades. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 19 
    19. Explains why dirt and litter caught up in the squeegee blades must be removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 20 
    20. Explains how to identify when the recovery tank is full. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 21 
    21. Operates the machine controls in the correct sequence when either the recovery tank is full or the scrubbing procedure has been completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 22 
    22. Explains the reasons for operating the machine controls in the correct sequence when the recovery tank is full or the scrubbing procedure has been completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 23 
    23. Correctly drains the recovery tank and refills the solution tank. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 24 
    24. Inspects the quality of work continuously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 25 
    25. Explains the value of inspecting his/her work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 26 
    26. Explains why s/he must operate the machine controls in the correct sequence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Dispense chemical solution through the machine onto the floor without vacuuming the solution. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Dispense chemical solution through the machine onto the floor without vacuuming the solution on the first pass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scrubs the floor with the solution feed control open, but the vacuum switched off and the squeegee bar in the raised position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explains how to dispense chemical solution onto the floor without vacuuming it on the first pass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Allows the correct chemical solution contact time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explains why the chemical solution needs contact time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Scrubs and dries the floor in one pass as in Outcome 3. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Explains the reasons for scrubbing and drying the floor in the second pass. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform end of task procedures after scrubbing floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Perform end of task procedures after scrubbing floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Empties, rinses, and dries the solution and recovery tanks according to the operating instruction and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explains the reasons for emptying, rinsing and drying the solution and recovery tanks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Rinses the water shut-off float, or electronic cut-off probes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explains the reason for rinsing the water shut-off float or electronic probes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Removes and rinses the squeegee bar and blades. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Explains the reason for removing and rinsing the squeegee bar and blades. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Removes and rinses the scrubbing brushes and/or pads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Explains the reasons for removing and rinsing the scrubbing brushes and/or pads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Damp wipes the exterior of the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Cleans and examines the electrical cable for damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. Winds-up and stores the electrical cable on the machine correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    12. Explains the reporting procedure for faulty equipment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. An assessor accredited by the Services SETA ETQA will assess the competency.
    2. Assessment procedures will be supplied to the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
    3. All assessment activities must be fair so that all candidates can have equal opportunities.
    4. Assessment will be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
    5. Questions and answers must determine the theoretical knowledge.
    6. Direct observation, preferably in the workplace, or as a second choice in simulated conditions are preferred.
    7. A practical demonstration of competencies is required in this unit standard.
    8. Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication that may be verbal or any other agreed upon method.
    9. Internal Moderation: could be determined by the provider.
    10. External Moderation: to be performed by an assessor that is registered with the ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each Specific Outcome. 

    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 response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes 1.
  • Prepare to scrub floors. 

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

    Evident in Specific Outcomes 1 and 5
  • Prepare to scrub floors.
  • Perform end of task procedures after scrubbing floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.

    Evident in Specific Outcome 5.
  • Perform end of task procedures after scrubbing floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier. 

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

    Evident in Specific Outcome 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • Prepare the automatic scrubber-drier.
  • Scrub and dry floors in one pass.
  • Dispense chemical solution through the machine onto the floor without vacuuming the solution on the first pass.
  • Perform end of task procedures after scrubbing floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by participating as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities.

    Evident in Specific Outcome 1 and 5.
  • Prepare to scrub floors.
  • Perform end of task procedures after scrubbing floors using a mains-operated automatic scrubber-drier. 

  • 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 
    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    1. Electronic cut-off probes refer to the electronic probes located in the recovery tank, which shut off the vacuum once the recovery tank has filled to maximum capacity.
    2. Flammable liquids include but are not limited to solvents such as petrol and thinners. Flammable liquids will cause an explosion in a vacuum motor.
    3. Hard floor surfaces can include terrazzo, quarry tiles, terracotta, ceramic, slate, wood, concrete, marble and granite.
    4. Recovery tank refers to the tank containing the dirty solution that has been vacuumed from the floor.
    5. Resilient floor surfaces can include vinyl, cushioned vinyl, asphalt, linoleum, and profiled rubber.
    6. Solution tank refers to the tank containing the chemical solution that will be fed onto the floor through the automatic scrubber-drier.
    7. Water shut-off float refers to the float that shuts off the vacuum once the recovery tank has filled to maximum capacity. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  36233   National Certificate: Specialist Hygiene and Cleaning Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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