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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Work with and look after materials in the industrial rubber manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13158  Work with and look after materials in the industrial rubber manufacturing process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  12 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the industrial rubber manufacturing field who have to ensure that materials to be consumed in the manufacturing process are ready for production when required.

Qualifying learners are able to collect, use, store and look after materials during and after the production process. They will understand the importance of having prepared material ready for consumption and how this is achieved. This will include a basic knowledge of the transportation and storage of material.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing, Extruding, Moulding or Calendaring) (NQF level2) 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 producing product in an industrial rubber manufacturing setting.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Keep the work area safe and productive. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

    All work is performed under supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for working with material. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparing includes collecting job cards, schedules and determining material requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated.
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced.
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required.
    5. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out.
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning.
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials.
  • Implications of using incorrect materials.
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment.
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delay for production processes. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Materials are located and transport is arranged to the workstation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Materials include raw materials, finished product, packaging, inserts, printing inks, additives
    and solvents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Results achieved

    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated.
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced.
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required.
    5. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out.
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning.
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials.
  • Implications of using incorrect materials.
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment.
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delay for production processes. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Look after, transport and store materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Store materials includes storage in stores, in areas set aside for holding materials on a temporary basis, or at or near the production equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Results achieved

    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated.
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced.
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required.
    5. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out.
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning.
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials.
  • Implications of using incorrect materials.
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment.
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delay for production processes. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify problems and take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Results achieved

    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated.
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced.
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required.
    5. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out.
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning.
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials.
  • Implications of using incorrect materials.
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment.
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delay for production processes. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record material quantities and report material usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Results achieved

    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated.
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced.
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required.
    5. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out.
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning.
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials.
  • Implications of using incorrect materials.
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment.
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delay for production processes. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Results achieved

    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated.
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced.
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required.
    5. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out.
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning.
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials.
  • Implications of using incorrect materials.
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment.
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delay for production processes. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to working with the material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials
  • Implications of using incorrect materials
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delay for production processes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Results achieved:

    1. An understanding of the requirements for working with materials is demonstrated.
    2. Appropriate materials are identified and sourced.
    3. Correct materials are neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    4. Material is ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required.
    5. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Appropriate operations for preparing, transporting, protecting and storing materials are carried out.
    2. Problems are identified and the appropriate corrective action is taken in a timely manner.
    3. Records and reports are accurate and clear.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of a lack of planning.
    5. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    6. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc, on materials.
  • Implications of using incorrect materials.
  • Effect of materials on self and the environment.
  • The importance of materials handling, and own role in it, to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delay for production processes. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA 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 as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Different kinds of materials.
  • Locations of different materials.
  • Expiry dates.
  • Batch numbers.

    2. Purpose of:
  • Documents related to materials.
  • Different grades or types of materials.

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Properties of the materials and of the various types and grades.
  • Storage and transport requirements of the materials.

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying that the process is going wrong.
  • Smell of fumes related to heating, degradation and decomposition.
  • Changes in appearance related to contamination, degradation and decomposition.

    5. Processes and events, causes and effects, implications of:
  • Fire.
  • Labelling.
  • Counting, weighing and measuring.
  • Effects of poor transport and storage.
  • Effects of atmospheric conditions.
  • Impact on safety, health and the environment of poor practices.
  • Post-treatment.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Preparation.
  • Transport and storage.
  • Post-treatment.
  • Sorting.
  • Arranging.
  • Handling.

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant health, safety and environmental protection legislation.
  • Regulations appropriate to different types of materials.
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Evaporation of solvents.
  • Changes of state.
  • Degradation and decomposition.
  • Gravity, mass, volume, density.
  • Mixtures, compounds, alloys.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Effects of environmental conditions on materials.
  • Effect of materials on the environment.
  • Misconceptions about materials held by the general public. 

  • 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 materials and material storage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to transport and store materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan and prepare for working with materials.
  • Manage resources and my own time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information from job card.
  • Make decisions based on that information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Describe situations, conditions and incidents related to using and processing materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Adjust processes and procedures to suit different materials.
  • Relate the properties and performance of materials to underlying principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain what the materials are used for.
  • Explain the importance and impact of materials on the environment and on the end-user.
  • Relate my activities 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23257   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  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. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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