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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Conduct an inspection on earthmoving equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15130  Conduct an inspection on earthmoving equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2005-11-30  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119745  Conduct an inspection  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People in the field of manufacturing and 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 various manufacturing and engineering qualifications. The learner is capable of inspect and report on earthmoving equipment condition. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in servicing vehicles and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for servicing earthmoving equipment in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools, measuring equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment. 

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

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare work area and machine for inspection. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes reading and interpreting the job card/work instructions and obtaining checklists.
  • Preparing includes positioning machine on stable and level ground and lower and/or support hydraulic implements.
  • Machine means earthmoving equipment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and machine prepared
  • Visual inspection conducted with engine running and with engine not running
  • Work area restored and documentation completed

    Indicators
  • Machine is parked on stable and level ground.
  • Hydraulic implements are lowered or supported.
  • Appropriate inspection checklist is obtained.
  • Machine system fluid levels are checked and corrected where necessary.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine not running down according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems is normalised before visual inspection with engine running.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine running according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems functionality is tested according to the service inspection checklist.
  • Work area is cleaned on completion of machine inspection.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the engine component removal task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Visual inspection
  • Reason(s) for inspection with engine not running and running
  • Stabilising machine systems
  • Common defects encountered during visual inspection (includes audible, smell and feel senses) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect machine for defects with engine not running. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Inspect machine includes visual, audible, smell and feel senses with engine not running and engine running.
  • Visual defects include cracks, distortions, burns, manufacturing flaws, leaks, missing bolts and nuts, worn components and electric/electronic systems not working.
  • Audible defects include misfiring engine and mechanical noises.
  • Feeling defects include temperature differentials, loose bolts and connections
  • Inspect machine with engine not running includes engine shut off and machine made identifiable as not operational. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and machine prepared
  • Visual inspection conducted with engine running and with engine not running
  • Work area restored and documentation completed

    Indicators
  • Machine is parked on stable and level ground.
  • Hydraulic implements are lowered or supported.
  • Appropriate inspection checklist is obtained.
  • Machine system fluid levels are checked and corrected where necessary.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine not running down according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems is normalised before visual inspection with engine running.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine running according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems functionality is tested according to the service inspection checklist.
  • Work area is cleaned on completion of machine inspection.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the engine component removal task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Visual inspection
  • Reason(s) for inspection with engine not running and running
  • Stabilising machine systems
  • Common defects encountered during visual inspection (includes audible, smell and feel senses) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect machine for defects and system functionality with engine running. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Inspect machine with engine running includes engine started and systems functional.
  • System functionality includes operation of hydraulic, transmission and braking systems. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and machine prepared
  • Visual inspection conducted with engine running and with engine not running
  • Work area restored and documentation completed

    Indicators
  • Machine is parked on stable and level ground.
  • Hydraulic implements are lowered or supported.
  • Appropriate inspection checklist is obtained.
  • Machine system fluid levels are checked and corrected where necessary.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine not running down according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems is normalised before visual inspection with engine running.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine running according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems functionality is tested according to the service inspection checklist.
  • Work area is cleaned on completion of machine inspection.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the engine component removal task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Visual inspection
  • Reason(s) for inspection with engine not running and running
  • Stabilising machine systems
  • Common defects encountered during visual inspection (includes audible, smell and feel senses) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures during machine visual inspection. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety includes using personal protective equipment and supporting hydraulic implements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and machine prepared
  • Visual inspection conducted with engine running and with engine not running
  • Work area restored and documentation completed

    Indicators
  • Machine is parked on stable and level ground.
  • Hydraulic implements are lowered or supported.
  • Appropriate inspection checklist is obtained.
  • Machine system fluid levels are checked and corrected where necessary.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine not running down according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems is normalised before visual inspection with engine running.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine running according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems functionality is tested according to the service inspection checklist.
  • Work area is cleaned on completion of machine inspection.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the engine component removal task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Visual inspection
  • Reason(s) for inspection with engine not running and running
  • Stabilising machine systems
  • Common defects encountered during visual inspection (includes audible, smell and feel senses) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply quality checks on completed visual inspection. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality checks include confirmation of conformance to the inspection checklist.
  • Confirmation includes visual inspection for system leaks and operational performance. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and machine prepared
  • Visual inspection conducted with engine running and with engine not running
  • Work area restored and documentation completed

    Indicators
  • Machine is parked on stable and level ground.
  • Hydraulic implements are lowered or supported.
  • Appropriate inspection checklist is obtained.
  • Machine system fluid levels are checked and corrected where necessary.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine not running down according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems is normalised before visual inspection with engine running.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine running according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems functionality is tested according to the service inspection checklist.
  • Work area is cleaned on completion of machine inspection.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the engine component removal task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Visual inspection
  • Reason(s) for inspection with engine not running and running
  • Stabilising machine systems
  • Common defects encountered during visual inspection (includes audible, smell and feel senses) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restore work area includes work area is cleaned and hazardous materials are disposed.
  • Hazardous materials include oils, coolant, fuels and cleaning agents.
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
  • Process includes submissions according to work place procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and machine prepared
  • Visual inspection conducted with engine running and with engine not running
  • Work area restored and documentation completed

    Indicators
  • Machine is parked on stable and level ground.
  • Hydraulic implements are lowered or supported.
  • Appropriate inspection checklist is obtained.
  • Machine system fluid levels are checked and corrected where necessary.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine not running down according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems is normalised before visual inspection with engine running.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine running according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems functionality is tested according to the service inspection checklist.
  • Work area is cleaned on completion of machine inspection.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the engine component removal task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Visual inspection
  • Reason(s) for inspection with engine not running and running
  • Stabilising machine systems
  • Common defects encountered during visual inspection (includes audible, smell and feel senses) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Discuss and explain reasons for and methods when inspecting machines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Reason(s) include visual, audible and feel senses.
  • Methods include inspection with engine not running and engine running. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and machine prepared
  • Visual inspection conducted with engine running and with engine not running
  • Work area restored and documentation completed

    Indicators
  • Machine is parked on stable and level ground.
  • Hydraulic implements are lowered or supported.
  • Appropriate inspection checklist is obtained.
  • Machine system fluid levels are checked and corrected where necessary.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine not running down according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems is normalised before visual inspection with engine running.
  • Machine is inspected with the engine running according to service inspection checklist.
  • Machine systems functionality is tested according to the service inspection checklist.
  • Work area is cleaned on completion of machine inspection.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the engine component removal task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Visual inspection
  • Reason(s) for inspection with engine not running and running
  • Stabilising machine systems
  • Common defects encountered during visual inspection (includes audible, smell and feel senses) 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurance who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Machine systems and components
    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Fittings, fasteners, seals and gaskets.
    3. Sensory cues:
  • Visual, audible. smell and feel.
    4. Purpose of:
  • Following service inspection checklist
  • Inspecting machine with engine not running and with engine running.
  • Normalising machine systems
    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Workshop manual procedures
  • SHE procedures
    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Common visual defects
  • Common audible defects
  • Common defects encountered by feeling
    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Visual inspection in relation to preventative maintenance and machine down times. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to inspecting machine 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When Interact with team members and colleagues during the planning, preparation and inspection phases of the task 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working according to service and flat rate schedules
  • When managing resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When completing and processing documentation, service reports and checklists 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When operating machine to test system functionality
  • When using information technology 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed
  • When I can explain the visual inspection in relation to preventative maintenance and machine down times. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119745, which is "Conduct an inspection", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 



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