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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse a mixture of coal dust and stone dust sample by means of colorimetric method and recommend appropriate remedial action 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120323  Analyse a mixture of coal dust and stone dust sample by means of colorimetric method and recommend appropriate remedial action 
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
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 enables learners to analyse a mixture sample of coal and stone dust by means of the colorimetric method. Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing the requirements pertaining to the analysing of coal and stone dust mixture samples.
  • Preparing to analyse samples.
  • Analysing samples.
  • Performing post-analysis activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at NQF Level 1
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and - where applicable - consequences to health and safety.

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

    Legal requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS Act and Regulations 85/1993.
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations 29/1996.
  • Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice.

    Site-specific requirements:

    Specified requirements include site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Managerial instructions.
  • Codes of Practice.
  • Company Standards.
  • Standard Task Procedures.
  • Health Management Program.
  • Risk Assessment Documentation.
  • Working Guides.
  • Manufacturers' specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the requirements pertaining to the analysing of coal and stone dust mixture samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The composition of stone dust is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analysis of a mixture of coal and stone dust by means of the colorimetric method is correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for adherence to the scheduled sampling programme is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The actions to be taken where stone dust applications do not comply with the legal limit is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to analyse samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for the checking and use of personal protective equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The standard samples collected for colorimetric comparison are correctly prepared and the importance of correct preparation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Permission is obtained to enter the workplace prior to analysis and the need for this permission is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined and hazards and risks, and any found are dealt with prior to commencing analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The preparatory work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is used during stone and coal dust mixture analysis according to design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Coal and stone dust mixtures are correctly analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The immediate vicinity is continuously assessed for hazards and risks and appropriate action is taken when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post-analysis activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is cleaned and checked and defective equipment is dealt with in the required manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stone dust applications that do not comply with the legal limit are dealt with accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are completed accurately 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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited, as a provider, through the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems related to the analysis by colorimetric method of a mixture of stone dust and coal dust. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/community by accepting, interpreting and delegating instructions correctly, if and when required, in a context-appropriate manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively by meeting specified requirements, recording test results in specified formats, and recommending appropriate action where necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information to correct for conditions, environmental factors, and limitations that can influence readings, interpret information obtained, and recommend appropriate remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations to record and report test results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) by selecting the appropriate methods and instruments for the analysis of a mixture of stone dust and coal dust. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recommending appropriate actions based on the evaluation of test results and reporting results to relevant designated persons, confirming that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have an interrelated effect. 

    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
    Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    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: 
    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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