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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Replace conveyor belt steel structures (stringers, cradles) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115547  Replace conveyor belt steel structures (stringers, cradles) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 conveyor belt steel structures (stringers, cradles).
People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Explain the factors critical to replacing conveyor belt steel structures (stringers, cradles);
  • Prepare to replace the stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation;
  • Replace stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation; and
  • Test the conveyor belt installation and prepare for operation and/or production.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector. 

  • 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 loads
  • Use Oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Test for harmful gases
  • Use relevant tools
  • Understand the application of lock-out procedures 

  • 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 conveyor belt steel structures (stringers, cradles). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the principle of operation and function of stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the importance of replacing the stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation shows 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 
    The explanation lists the possible critical workplace hazards that may be encountered while replacing the stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation in a particular context.
    The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each workplace hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation lists the possible critical work related hazards that may be encountered while replacing the stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each work-related hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to replace the stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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 so that the safety of persons and equipment is protected. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements.
    Hazardous and sub-standard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The stringers and cradles to be replaced on the conveyor belt installation are identified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The conveyor belt is locked out and made safe in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not preparing to replace the stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Permission
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Tools, material and equipment
  • Workplace examination
  • Hazardous and sub-standard conditions
  • Identification of the stringers and cradles to be replaced on a conveyor belt installation
  • Lock out and make safe
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Replace stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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 
    Work related hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stringers and cradles are replaced in line with specified requirements for sequence and tolerances, and are consistent with accepted best practice 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork, and deals with conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer's design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not replacing the stringers and cradles on a conveyor belt installation in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Work related hazards
  • Replacing process
  • Interpersonal interaction
  • Use of tools and equipment
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the conveyor belt installation and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The unit is prepared for testing purposes in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The unit is tested for operation and the stringers and cradles are inspected to ensure they are functioning and the belt is correctly trained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is cleaned and free from hazards in accordance with specified requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not testing the conveyor belt installation in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Preparation for testing
  • Inspect for correct functioning
  • Tools material and equipment
  • Good housekeeping
  • 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
  • Knowledge pertaining to the components on a conveyor belt installation
  • Knowledge pertaining to processes and procedures regarding replacing of components on a conveyor belt installation 

  • 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 hazards and risks, sub standard conditions, process problems and to rectify these, illustrates his/her capability to solve problems. 

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

    Note: The ability of the candidate to communicate effectively and to maintain optimum production illustrates his/her capability to work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production whilst adhering to safety procedures, illustrates his/her capability to organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    Note: The ability of the candidate to implement corrective actions illustrates his/her capability to collect, 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 presentations.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production through effective communication and his/her ability to adhere to reporting requirements illustrates his/her capability to communicate effectively. 

    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 candidate to adhere to safety, health and environmental requirements illustrates his/her capability to use science and technology effectively. 

    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 explain the importance of the process in terms of achieving production and up and down stream requirements illustrates his/her understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    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.29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act. 50/1991)
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other 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

    Unit standard justification

    Level
    Attribute-Level-Justification
    Skills-2-Variety of skills. Removing, replacing and testing components.
    Procedures-2-Procedures are known and familiar.
    Context-2-Contexts are repeatedly applicable and known.
    Knowledge-2-Operational knowledge required (Operation and Function).
    Information processing-2-Information is readily available but some processing is required (Tolerances, sequences, specifications).
    Problem Solving-2-Given solutions to known/familiar problems.
    Orientation of activities-3-Decisions are taken but require supervision.
    Application of responsibility-3-Output is quality checked randomly.
    Orientation of scope of responsibility-2-Responsible for completion (quantity) and function (quality).

    Average level: = 20/9 = 2.22
    Actual level assigned: = 2

    Credits

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

    Activity-Hours
    Classroom Teaching-12
    On-The-Job Training-18
    Mentoring required-0
    Other (Specify)-0
    Total-30

    Credits achieved: = 30 / 10 = 3.0
    Credits assigned: = 3 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    4. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    5. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. Eastcape Training Centre 
    8. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    9. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    10. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    11. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    12. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    13. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    14. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    15. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    16. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    17. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    18. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    19. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    20. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    21. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    22. Wavelength T.T.I 
    23. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    24. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    25. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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