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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set and operate equipment with simple control systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115111  Set and operate equipment with simple control systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  15 
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 
People in the field of tyre component manufacturing who are involved in setting and operating manufacturing equipment with simple control systems require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can transform input material in a tyre component manufacturing process into quality product using manufacturing equipment, and are able to keep the manufacturing process within the required operating parameters. They will understand the importance of effective equipment control and how this is achieved. This will include setting the equipment and monitoring the tyre manufacturing equipment and process, identifying defects and taking corrective action.

The skills and knowledge required for this unit standard can be acquired in one of the following contexts:
  • Rubber compound preparation (two roll mills)
  • Textile cord dipping
  • Cord calendering
  • Cord ply cutting and joining (bias cutting)
  • Cord ply reeling (wind up)
  • Bead cord coating
  • Bead cord winding
  • Bead building (bead cord joining)
  • Green tyre spraying

    The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing (NQF level 2) and related qualifications. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of an integrated learning programme for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
    The learner should be able to work with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
    Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and load material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated:

    Results achieved:
    1. Quality product is produced

    Indicators:
    1. There are no delays resulting from incorrect setting
    2. No damage is caused by incorrect settings and adjustments
    3. Equipment function is controlled to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Equipment and manufacturing process is continuously monitored, product is measured and weighed if required
    5. Minor adjustments are made to equipment where required
    6. Equipment is regularly cleaned to manufacturing requirements
    7. Scrap is minimised
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. Records are accurate and clear
    10. Work area is kept clean and tidy
    11. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Consequences of not setting and operating equipment correctly
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Reasons for making minor adjustments during manufacturing
  • Reasons for recording production data 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Adjust settings and start and operate equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Operating equipment includes rubber compound preparation (two roll mills); textile cord dipping; cord calendaring; cord ply cutting and joining (bias cutting); cord ply reeling (wind up); bead cord coating; bead cord winding; bead building (bead cord joining); green tyre spraying.
  • Operate includes weighing and measuring, cleaning and repairing (use of hazardous materials). 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated:

    Results achieved:
    1. Quality product is produced

    Indicators:
    1. There are no delays resulting from incorrect setting
    2. No damage is caused by incorrect settings and adjustments
    3. Equipment function is controlled to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Equipment and manufacturing process is continuously monitored, product is measured and weighed if required
    5. Minor adjustments are made to equipment where required
    6. Equipment is regularly cleaned to manufacturing requirements
    7. Scrap is minimised
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. Records are accurate and clear
    10. Work area is kept clean and tidy
    11. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Consequences of not setting and operating equipment correctly
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Reasons for making minor adjustments during manufacturing
  • Reasons for recording production data 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and adjust the process as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated:

    Results achieved:
    1. Quality product is produced

    Indicators:
    1. There are no delays resulting from incorrect setting
    2. No damage is caused by incorrect settings and adjustments
    3. Equipment function is controlled to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Equipment and manufacturing process is continuously monitored, product is measured and weighed if required
    5. Minor adjustments are made to equipment where required
    6. Equipment is regularly cleaned to manufacturing requirements
    7. Scrap is minimised
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. Records are accurate and clear
    10. Work area is kept clean and tidy
    11. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Consequences of not setting and operating equipment correctly
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Reasons for making minor adjustments during manufacturing
  • Reasons for recording production data 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record settings and outputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated:

    Results achieved:
    1. Quality product is produced

    Indicators:
    1. There are no delays resulting from incorrect setting
    2. No damage is caused by incorrect settings and adjustments
    3. Equipment function is controlled to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Equipment and manufacturing process is continuously monitored, product is measured and weighed if required
    5. Minor adjustments are made to equipment where required
    6. Equipment is regularly cleaned to manufacturing requirements
    7. Scrap is minimised
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. Records are accurate and clear
    10. Work area is kept clean and tidy
    11. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Consequences of not setting and operating equipment correctly
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Reasons for making minor adjustments during manufacturing
  • Reasons for recording production data 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to the equipment, equipment settings, operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated:

    Results achieved:
    1. Quality product is produced

    Indicators:
    1. There are no delays resulting from incorrect setting
    2. No damage is caused by incorrect settings and adjustments
    3. Equipment function is controlled to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Equipment and manufacturing process is continuously monitored, product is measured and weighed if required
    5. Minor adjustments are made to equipment where required
    6. Equipment is regularly cleaned to manufacturing requirements
    7. Scrap is minimised
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. Records are accurate and clear
    10. Work area is kept clean and tidy
    11. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Consequences of not setting and operating equipment correctly
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Reasons for making minor adjustments during manufacturing
  • Reasons for recording production data 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or I can be assessed as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names, locations, functions of:
  • Product range manufactured
  • Production, inspection and measuring equipment
  • Various controls
  • Routine operations
  • Operational parameters
  • Product and equipment faults
  • Cleaning materials

    2. Purpose of:
  • Routine monitoring of rubber manufacturing process
  • Making minor operational adjustments
  • Product quality inspections
  • Documents related to manufacturing process

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Manufactured product
  • Common product non-conformances
  • Cleaning materials, including hazardous materials

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues related to identifying problems during operation of equipment

    5. Processes and events:
  • Nature and sequence of operations
  • Equipment breakdowns
  • Power failures
  • Disposal of cleaning and hazardous materials

    6. Causes and effects, implication of:
  • Implications of overlooking product quality problems
  • Causes and effects of product non-conformances
  • Impact of equipment malfunction on quality of product
  • Stoppages caused by not performing routine operations
  • Improper use and disposal of hazardous materials

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Loading or feeding input material
  • Starting and stopping equipment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Inspecting product quality
  • Monitoring manufacturing process
  • Reporting on equipment condition

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation, including hazardous materials
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Product quality standards

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable scientific principles related to the activity e.g. temperature, speed, pressure, contamination
  • Rubber materials and basic tyre construction principles
  • Control systems and operation parameters
  • Principles related to hazardous materials

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between manufacturing equipment, manufacturing process, input material and quality product
  • Quality, safety and production systems
  • Product liability 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to monitoring tyre-related manufacturing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to operate tyre-related manufacturing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for operating tyre-related manufacturing equipment;
  • Manage resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information from job instructions and make decisions to produce required quantities of tyre component;
  • Collect and summarise information related to the process and the outputs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report equipment functioning and product quality;
  • Communicate equipment defects to maintenance specialists. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use tyre component manufacturing equipment to produce quality product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the impact of my actions on my upstream and/or downstream customers, my personal safety and health and the environment in general;
  • Relate the process the learner is involved in to the broader manufacturing process. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information

    Determination of credits:

    Classroom learning - 40 hours
    On-the-job learning - 80 hours
    Self directed learning - 10 hours
    Coaching required - 20 hours

    Total: 150 hours 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48793   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79408   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    5. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    6. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    8. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    9. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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