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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor the quality of the output from a rubber manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13164  Monitor the quality of the output from a rubber manufacturing process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are involved in monitoring the quality of product from an industrial rubber manufacturing process require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners will understand the importance of timely product checking and measuring and how this is achieved. This will include identifying non-conforming industrial rubber product and taking corrective action.

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:
  • Prepare industrial rubber production equipment.
  • Respond to changes in industrial rubber manufacturing processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard
    All work is performed under supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for activity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparation includes obtaining job cards and schedules and determining product quality monitoring requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct visual checks on incoming and finished materials, components and product. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Output includes incoming and outgoing materials or components, raw materials and packaging.
  • Process includes the manufacturing process where the equipment completes the forming action with limited guidance or control from the learner. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure products, components and materials and conduct initial / operational / on-line tests. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Tests include visual and dimensional checking tests
  • Measuring and testing equipment includes rulers, gauges, scales, pyrometers, go / no-go gauges, jigs and master samples 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognise defects and mark or remove defective materials, products or components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record production and / or defects and report incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Receive and respond to information or communications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to monitoring the quality of the output. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and ' why' questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives)
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records
  • Need to report quickly
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results achieved

    1. Good quality production continues.
    2. Defective products are marked and/ or removed from the production line.
    3. Records and reports are available.

    Indicators

    1. Total range of checks are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Quick and appropriate responses to identified changes are made.
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment is selected and used.
    4. Problems are identified and corrective action is taken.
    5. A clean and tidy environment is maintained.
    6. Records and reports conform to set standards and are accurate and legible.
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to.
    8. Protective equipment is selected and worn / used.

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to `what if` and ` why` questions related to:
  • Quality awareness (cost of non-conformance; quality objectives).
  • Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
  • Need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • Need to report quickly.
  • Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.
  • Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication. 


  • 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:
  • Measuring equipment.
  • Quality terminology.
  • Defects.
  • Quality concepts, e.g. non-conformance.

    2. Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures.
  • Reporting incidents and conditions.

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Types of defect.
  • Types of physical measurements.
  • Types of measuring tools and equipment.

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) for identifying different defects.

    5. Processes and events, causes and effects:
  • Basic conversion or manufacturing process.
  • Implications of non-conformance.
  • Causes and responses to common problems.
  • Basic conversion or manufacturing process.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Testing and measuring procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Reading instruments.

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

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Measuring units.
  • Concepts of quality assurance related to this activity.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between customer needs and product specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to problems / defects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to the workgroup`s effort to monitor the quality of the output. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent, methodical work patterns.
  • Manage resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process and the products.
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements.
  • Report incidents and conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use measuring and testing equipment and instruments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer.
  • Relate my monitoring 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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