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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Grind tools and drill bits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13297  Grind tools and drill bits 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Fitting (NQF level 3) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners are able to carry out grinding operations to make and sharpen tools / drill bits used in mechanical engineering applications. The results are checked with measuring instruments. 

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 tool and equipment maintenance in the engineering area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to
  • Use engineering power tools and measuring equipment 

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

    The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

    Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for tool grinding. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparation includes the selection of the appropriate grade and shape of grinding stone and establishing what material is to be cut / drilled with the tool / drill bit to be sharpened as to determine the required angles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare site and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparation includes inspecting the grinding wheel(s), dressing the grinding wheel(s), adjusting the tool rest, and setting the gap between the wheel and tool rest 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and assess tool condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Grind tool. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Tools include twist drills, screwdrivers, chisels, punches and tool bitts
  • Consumables include cooling fluids
  • Personal protective equipment includes eye protection
  • Problems may include non-conforming materials and overheating of tool / drill bitts 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Check tool for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Check includes visual inspection and measuring with a measuring instrument
  • Characteristics include angles, shape 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Care for and store tool grinding tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include stone dresser and tool / drill bit(s) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to tool grinding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for grinding of tools / drill bitts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tool / drill bit is ground. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tool / drill bit is checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tool condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Sequence of operation is planned and verified
    2. Tool / drill bit is inspected and grinding / sharpening requirements identified
    3. Tool grinding / sharpening requirements are determined and set up
    4. Tool is ground / sharpened to manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements
    5. Grinding surface is not overheated
    6. Ground / sharpened tool is measured for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    7. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    8. Tool records are completed and processed
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    10. Tool grinding / sharpening process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    11. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    12. Waste material is disposed of
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for tool grinding process and identifying problems
    14. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Different tools and their associated grinding / sharpening methods and requirements
  • The grinding / sharpening process - sequence, procedures, techniques and angles.
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of grinding / sharpening that does not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable grinding / sharpening theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Grinding / sharpening tools and equipment
  • Quality terminology and concepts
  • Defects on equipment and components

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Typical tool grinding / sharpening faults and defects
  • End users of tool / drill bit
  • Properties of materials (to be ground and to be drilled)
  • Grinding stones - soft / hard, course / fine, size, speed

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying tool grinding / sharpening related defects and non-conformances and the causes thereof such as overheating
  • Pressure of tool / drill bit against the grinding wheel (prevent speed reduction of grinding wheel)

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing site and equipment for tool grinding / sharpening
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting problems
  • Measuring tool cutting angles

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Grinding sequence and process
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. poor quality, using damaged or faulty tools equipment, using poor quality, damaged or faulty equipment in the grinding process, delaying reports about problems in work area

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Interpreting instructions
  • Identifying component defects
  • Grinding tool
  • Cutting angle measurement
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting procedures:
  • Heat treatment of different materials

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable mechanical theory covering the grinding of tools / drill bits, e.g. heat expansion and contraction, force, friction,
  • Applicable mathematical concepts

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the tool grinding process to the equipment maintenance process and the safety aspects 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to non-conforming components / parts 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to grind tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • 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 tool grinding process
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs and incidents 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain mechanical theory relevant to the tool grinding process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the purpose of tool grinding in the equipment maintenance process
  • Justify my actions as appropriate 

  • 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  23274   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58011   National Certificate: Acoustic Piano Back-framing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66449   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  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. Adcorp Technical Training 
    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    5. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    10. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    14. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    15. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    16. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    17. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    18. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    19. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    20. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    21. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    22. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    23. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    24. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    25. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    26. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    27. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    28. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    29. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    30. PHATSIMA ENGINEERING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CC (Potchefstroom)(TP) 
    31. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    32. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    33. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    34. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    35. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    36. Shukela Training Centre 
    37. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    38. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    39. Umfolozi FET College 
    40. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    41. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    42. Wavelength T.T.I 
    43. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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