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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Measure acceleration of vibration 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120321  Measure acceleration of vibration 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Persons who have been found competent in this unit standard will be able to responsibly measure acceleration of vibration by means of an accelerometer and recommend appropriate remedial action. The competency includes all the activities associated with the preparation, the actual measuring and post-measurement procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Mine Health and Safety current legislation.
  • Occupational Health and Safety current legislation.
  • Health and safety agreements.
  • Managerial instructions.
  • Codes of Practice.
  • Standards.
  • Standard Task Procedures.
  • Risk Assessment Procedures.
  • Working Guides. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to the measurement of acceleration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effects of vibration are explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The following are defined or explained in accordance with the specified requirements:
  • The terms 'vibration' and 'conversion factors'.
  • The acceleration limits in a working place.
  • The principle of operation of the instrument and the precautions regarding handling and storage.
  • The application of the instrument.
  • The selection of relevant measuring method and the application of the instrument. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to measure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparatory work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is selected according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    All of the following are explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety- and productivity- where applicable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required personal protective equipment is obtained from correct storage, checked for functionality and used in accordance with its design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The accelerometer is examined and calibrated according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Permission to enter the working place is obtained according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A measuring position is selected, the place is examined for hazards and risks and these are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure acceleration levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All actions pertaining to measurements are performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The instrument is checked for functionality. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    All of the following are explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety - and productivity- where applicable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The conditions under which measurements are made are checked for compliance with specified requirements in case of possible impact on readings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A measurement methodology is chosen which is consistent with the task at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The data are recorded according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The acceleration levels measured are compared with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Excessive acceleration levels are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The immediate vicinity is continuously assessed and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post-measuring activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defective instruments are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are completed accurately, in the required format, and submitted to designated personnel within the specified time. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited, as a provider with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems
  • The ability of the learner to identify and record anomalous conditions and deviations contributes to his/her problem solving ability. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/community
  • The ability and willingness of the learner to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and to delegate work instructions, when and if required, in an appropriate manner indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively
  • The identification of abnormal conditions, the recording thereof and taking appropriate action will indicate that the learner can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information
  • The ability of the learner to reconcile the information received from co-workers with actual facts and correct handling of complaints will indicate proficiency in collecting, organising and critically evaluating information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations
  • The ability of the learner to use visual and language skills in the handling of complaints and dealing with defects will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • The ability of the learner to explain the impact his actions will have on other will prove competency. 

  • 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  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: 
    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.
     
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