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

Measure virgin rock temperature 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115089  Measure virgin rock temperature 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
259657  Measure virgin rock temperature  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard requires learners to be able to measure virgin rock temperatures. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the measuring of virgin rock temperatures.
  • Preparing to measure virgin rock temperatures.
  • Measuring virgin rock temperatures.
  • Performing post virgin rock temperature measuring activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The ability to read, write and communicate at NQF level 2, or equivalent, will facilitate understanding and demonstration of proficiency in this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the measuring of virgin rock temperatures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the need to measure virgin rock temperatures is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation of the principle of operation, range and limitations of temperature measuring equipment and the precautions regarding handling and storage are consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation regarding preparation of measuring site is according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of the measuring technique is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to measure temperatures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is available, examined, operational, fit for purpose, and used in accordance with its design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of examining and using the equipment as prescribed is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The measuring equipment is examined according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of examining the equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Permission to enter a workplace is obtained according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of entering without obtaining permission are explained in terms of health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The identification of the measuring site, hole position and depth is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The importance of identifying the measuring site and position are explained in terms of accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The position where measuring is to take place is examined and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety is dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The importance of the examination, and dealing with hazards and risks is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Preparatory work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure temperatures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The measurement technique is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of compliance is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The data are recorded and evaluated according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Inconsistencies in the data are investigated and explained and dealt with in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work related hazards and associated risks pertaining to health and safety are identified and dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The measurements are performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post-measuring activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment is cleaned and stored according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defective/broken equipment is dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of dealing with defective/broken equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are complete, accurate, in the required format and submitted to designated personnel on time. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rock temperatures are plotted against depth of the hole and against depth from surface.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA. The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • The need to measure virgin rock temperatures
  • The principle of operation, range and limitations of temperature measuring equipment and the precautions regarding handling and storage
  • The preparation of measuring site
  • The measuring techniques
  • Why the measuring equipment is examined according to specified requirements.
  • That permission to enter a workplace is obtained according to specified requirements.
  • The identification of the measuring site, hole position and depth
  • The importance of identifying the measuring site and position in terms of accuracy.
  • The measurement technique
  • How data are recorded and evaluated according to specified requirements.
  • How and why inconsistencies in the data are investigated 

  • 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 learner 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 learner 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 learner 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 learner 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 personal 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 ability of the learner to use science and technology effectively and critically confirms understanding of measuring virgin rock temperatures. 

    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 learner to identify hazards and assessing risks confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259657, which is "Measure virgin rock temperature", Level 2, 2 credits.

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

    Legal requirements:
  • OHS Act and Regulations 85 / 1993
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations 29/1996
  • Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice

    Site-specific requirements:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Programme
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Manufacturers' specifications 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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