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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Stopple operational pipelines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13329  Stopple operational pipelines 
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 4  NQF Level 04  16 
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 Engineering Fitting (NQF level 4) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can carry out the drilling and temporary plugging operation on operational pipelines in order that modifications or repair work can be carried out downstream of the plugging point. They are able to prepare, maintain and set up the equipment, drill into the operational pipeline and install the pipeline plug. 

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 working on operational pipelines in the engineering area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to maintain pipe systems, fluid power and hydraulic systems, static seals and valves. 

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 work activity. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Plan and prepare includes reading and interpreting drawings and obtaining permit to work 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Work permit is obtained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:

1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
5. Drilling assembly is vented
6. Assembly pressures are bled off
7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 for drilling into and plugging the operational pipe line. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Site preparation includes excavation and pre-testing of equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Drill into the operational pipeline, tap the fitting and install the pipeline plug. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Check stoppling process for conformance to specifications. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Remove plug 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Checks include visual inspections and using measuring instruments 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Identify non-conforming components, changes / malfunctions and take appropriate corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Conduct post-stoppling activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Post stoppling activities include marking stopple fitting position and cancelling permit to work 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Restore work area, care for and store tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restoring work area includes closing up excavation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to stoppling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 10 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work permit is obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Site and equipment are prepared for stoppling. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Operational pipeline is stoppled to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Stoppling tools and equipment are inspected, maintained and prepared for activity in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    2. Faulty parts are segregated, labelled, assessed for repair or replacement and processed
    3. Auxiliary equipment is fitted to pipe line and tested for compliance
    4. Pipeline is safely drilled into
    5. Drilling assembly is vented
    6. Assembly pressures are bled off
    7. Pipeline is securely plugged and plug removed
    8. Tools and equipment used are removed, cleaned and safely stored
    9. Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Stoppling process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean, safe and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for stoppling and identifying problems
    14. Stoppling report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The stoppling process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of overlooking defective components
  • Components and parts
  • Applicable mechanical theory
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental aspects
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    The 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. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner 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:
  • Components and parts
  • Tools and equipment used in stoppling
  • Basic sketches and manufacturing specifications
  • Basic quality terminology and concepts

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Typical defects

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying problems during stoppling process

    Purpose of:
  • Site excavation
  • Drilling, tapping and plugging operations
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Identifying defects
  • Reporting problems
  • Maintaining a clean and serviceable worksite

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

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Obtaining a permit to undertake work
  • Preparing and setting up drilling, tapping and plugging equipment
  • Choosing site for welding stopple fittings
  • Determining pipeline wall thickness
  • Plug installation
  • Conducting tests on fittings
  • Inspecting equipment for defects and wear
  • Applicable quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting procedures

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable basic mechanical theory covering stoppling
  • Applicable mathematical concepts

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of stoppling to the delivering of product through the pipe line 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to defects while setting up equipment and performing stoppling 

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

  • 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 plugging 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 plugging process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the purpose of plugging the operational pipeline
  • 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
    Elective  59769   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23275   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  23256   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    4. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    5. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    6. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    7. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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