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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare industrial rubber manufacturing equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13160  Prepare industrial rubber manufacturing equipment 
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 
Learners in the field of industrial rubber manufacturing require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard in order to understand how industrial rubber manufacturing equipment is prepared.

Qualifying learners can prepare required rubber production equipment for manufacturing to ensure smooth production. They will understand the importance of equipment preparation and how this is achieved. This will include a basic knowledge of the functioning of the equipment, what it is used for and how to identify pre-production problems.

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 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 producing product in an industrial rubber manufacturing setting.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Keep 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 production equipment preparation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning includes collecting job cards, schedules, determining simple set up requirements
    and sequencing activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare site for equipment set up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare equipment for use. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Inspect manufacturing equipment.
  • Test functionality of equipment.
  • Set parameters for equipment.
  • Make necessary adjustments to equipment.
  • Confirm that auxiliary services are available. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Preparation and set up includes performing pre-operational checks, simple set up and purging.
  • Simple setup includes alignment, confirming calibration status, replacement of simple tooling, lubrication and positioning.
  • Auxiliary services include electrical, gas, water, hydraulic and pneumatic energy. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce first-off product while monitoring equipment indicators. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment indicators include visual indicators (pressure and temperature) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify problems and take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply quality checks on completed work / pre-production samples. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality checks include visual and dimensional checks 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Care for and store equipment preparation tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Caring for includes cleaning and lubrication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Record information on work done and report machine readiness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to equipment preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. First-off product is produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Work area is prepared
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements
    7. First production run meets specifications
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Equipment preparation activities meet equipment and process specifications.
    2. First-off product is produced.
    3. Records are completed and processed and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Equipment preparation tools and equipment are prepared, cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
    2. Work area is prepared.
    3. Availability of auxiliary services is confirmed.
    4. Equipment functionality is confirmed.
    5. Equipment preparation is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications.
    6. Equipment preparation process cycle time meets with company requirements.
    7. First production run meets specifications.
    8. Problems are identified in a timely manner and reported to appropriate personnel.
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    10. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    11. Report and records are accurate and clear.
    12. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    13. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Tools and equipment used
  • The set up process / procedures and the different systems that enable the machine to function, e.g. hydraulic pneumatic, heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing tools and equipment.
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
  • Responding to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire and system failures. 


  • 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:
  • Consumables.
  • Components, controls, instruments and equipment.
  • Functions of manufacturing units.
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic, heating, cooling, electrical, oxygen and gas systems.
  • Safety equipment.

    2. Purpose of:
  • Monitoring equipment indicators.
  • Product changeovers.
  • Set up procedures.
  • Quality assurance procedures.
  • Health and safety procedures.
  • Performing equipment inspections.
  • Documents related to equipment, setup and reporting.
  • Equipment calibration.

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Materials to be processed
  • Properties of materials used for equipment, machines and tooling
  • Manufacturing process
  • Properties of compounds

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying problems during equipment preparation

    5. Processes and events, causes and effects, implications of:
  • Temperature and state changes.
  • Pressure changes.
  • Implication of using equipment with faulty calibration.
  • Impact of settings on product cost.
  • Things going wrong, e.g. accidents, power and service failure, wrong or poorly prepared materials, poor planning procedures, change of plan or schedules.
  • Impact of poor practices on safety, health and the environment.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Quality checks
  • Safety
  • Installation and removal of changeover equipment
  • Setting and running
  • Shutting down
  • Monitoring
  • Communication
  • Recording and reporting
  • For minimising wastage
  • Identifying problems

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation.
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Evaporation of solvents.
  • Changes of state (phase).
  • Degradation and decomposition.
  • Gravity, mass, volume, density.
  • Mixtures, compounds, alloys.
  • Chemical structure and properties of long-chain materials (thermoplastics, thermoset, semi-crystalline, amorphous, elastomers).
  • Temperature, changes of state.
  • Torque.
  • Pressure, vacuum.
  • Units of measurement.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between materials, process and environment.
  • Auxiliary services` influence on quality.
  • Relationships between set up, materials, processes and final product. 

  • 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 preparing production equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to prepare production equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for preparing production equipment.
  • Manage resources and my own time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information from job instructions to prepare production equipment.
  • Make decisions based on that information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report equipment defects.
  • Report impact of equipment settings on the performance of the process equipment and the properties of the material and end product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the relationship between equipment settings and quality, output and cost effectiveness of the production process.
  • Relate my activities to the broader manufacturing process.
  • Justify my actions as appropriate. 

  • 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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