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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Respond to changes in industrial rubber manufacturing processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13161  Respond to changes in industrial rubber manufacturing processes 
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 ensure a quality product.

Qualifying learners can recognise, interpret and respond to changes in the normal running conditions of an industrial rubber manufacturing process. They will understand the importance of timeous response and how it is achieved. This will include monitoring the industrial rubber manufacturing equipment and product-in-process and identifying product non-conformances.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in 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:
  • Prepare rubber production equipment. 

  • 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 
    Recognise and report changes and/or malfunctions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Product quality.
  • Operation.
  • Output.
  • Safe working conditions. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Carry out housekeeping and simple maintenance as required by the process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Housekeeping and simple maintenance includes performing routine cleaning or lubricating tasks, replacing simple components such as blades, performing tasks which do not require specialist personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor material flow and respond to shortages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check the product-in-process visually and respond to changes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Respond to changes includes stopping the process in an emergency or where considerable damage can occur; making minor adjustments to material, material feed, the equipment, the flow of finished or partly finished products; reporting issues to a person responsible for more complex decisions or actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Determine output figures, record outputs, stoppages and changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify problems and take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to the process, the materials and the products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faulty product is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials are continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Visual defects are identified
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results achieved

    1. Appropriate actions are taken during the production process to effect changes with least delay.
    2. Faulty product is minimised.
    3. Materials are continuously available.
    4. Records are completed and processed, and reports made.

    Indicators

    1. Visual defects are identified.
    2. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within own control.
    3. Problems are identified in a timely manner and appropriate corrective action is taken.
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems.
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • The process, the faults and the procedures.
  • The manufacturing process and the functioning of the business in general.
  • Importance of monitoring equipment function and output. 


  • 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:
  • Components, materials, equipment (in order to understand instructions and report difficulties).
  • Product faults which can be identified visually.
  • Conditions or characteristics related to the materials, process or products.

    2. Purpose of:
  • Processes and procedures related to safety, quality and maintenance.
  • Reports.

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Basic product faults, material characteristics, material grades, machine conditions.
  • Product specifications, product uses.

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilise for identifying problems during rubber manufacturing process.
  • Smell or appearance of degrading or burning materials.
  • Sounds made by faulty equipment or changing process conditions.
  • Visual cues to changing process conditions.

    5. Processes and events, causes and effects, implications of:
  • Safety equipment and procedures.
  • Poor quality, damaged or faulty equipment.
  • Allowing faulty processes to continue.
  • Delaying reports about changing conditions.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Related to safety, health and the environment.
  • Basic operating procedures.
  • Quality procedures.

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation.
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Quality policy.
  • Product requirements (specifications).

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Scientific principles related to the process, the materials and the product, e.g. heat, change of state, mechanical movement, wear, hardness.
  • Role of manufacturing enterprises in the economy: value chain, suppliers, customers, consumers.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Implications of poor quality for customer relationships, expectations and needs.
  • Purpose of the enterprise and the balance between production and cost reduction on one hand, and quality and customer satisfaction on the other
  • Cost of non-conformance, e.g. scrap, returns, lost customers.
  • Relationship between quality product and customer relations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Monitor and observe process and flow, recognise deviations and respond. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to respond in a timely manner to changes in production process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Develop procedures and routines for checking and monitoring processes.
  • Manage resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information from job instructions to identify product non-conformances.
  • Make decisions based on that information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report incidents, changes and problems.
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Link aspects of the materials, process and products to scientific principles, especially heat, change of state, hardness, behaviour of fluids, pressure.
  • Recognise and explain the relationship between the various systems and sub-systems of the manufacturing equipment - electrical, electronic, control, hydraulics, lubrication, heating and any others found in processing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Respond to different aspects of the environment, e.g. quality, safety, economic, inter-personal.
  • Understand and explain the impact of my actions on my up and / or downstream customers.
  • 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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