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

Operate washing process on a food and beverages automated packaging line 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9083  Operate washing process on a food and beverages automated packaging line 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2006-11-16  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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
242782  Operate a Washing Process on a food automated packaging line  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people who are responsible for performing Washing operations on a food and beverages automated packaging line.

They also understand the role of the Washing operations in the entire food and beverages packaging process.

Persons credited with this unit standard can safely:
  • Prepare and start Washing equipment.
  • Operate Washing equipment.
  • Shut down Washing equipment.
  • Prepare for and perform changeovers on Washing equipment.
  • Perform first line maintenance on Washing equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recommended minimum ABET level 3 communication, numeracy, science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. Production information:
  • Volumes
  • Brands
  • Shift information
  • Packaging and
  • Production specifications.

    Raw materials:
  • Bottles
  • Crates
  • Trays
  • Barrels
  • Detergent and
  • Detergent additives
    Services:
  • Electricity
  • Compressed air
  • Steam
  • Water.

    Includes all equipment for Washing process
  • Bottle Washer
  • Bottle Rinsers
  • Case Washers
  • Cork Washers.

    Quality:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming
  • Outgoing and
  • Process quality.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and
  • Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    2. Quality
  • Raw material
  • Outgoing packaging raw material
  • Process quality.

    Inputs:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming product
  • Control parameters
    Outputs:
  • Products
  • Returnable raw materials
  • Waste.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and washing equipment
  • Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    3. Raw materials and waste:
  • Bottles
  • Barrels
  • Trays
  • Crates
  • Detergent
  • Detergent additives.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and
  • Process deviations
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    4. Production information:
  • Daily and weekly volumes
  • Brands
  • Shift information
  • Packaging
  • Production specifications.

    Includes all equipment for Washing process
  • Bottle washer
  • Bottle rinsers
  • Case washers
  • Cork Washers.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and
  • Process deviations.

    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    5. Relevant scheduled work:
  • Inspection
  • Cleaning and Sanitising
  • Lubrication.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    1. Prepare and start Washing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.1 Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Washing equipment is prepared and started. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    1.2 All raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    1.3 Washing equipment is inspected for availability to produce as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    1.4 Washing equipment is started as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    1.5 Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    1.6 Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    1.7 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    2. Operate Washing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    2.1 Washing equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.2 Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    2.3 Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    2.4 Deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    2.5 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    3. Shut down Washing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    3.1 Washing equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    3.2 Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.3 Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    3.4 Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    3.5 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    4. Prepare for and perform changeovers on Washing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    4.1 Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before changeover is performed on Washing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    4.2 All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    4.3 Washing equipment is changed over as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.4 Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    4.5 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    5. Perform first line maintenance on Washing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    5.1 First line maintenance plan is obtained and interpreted for relevant scheduled work as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    5.2 All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    5.3 First line maintenance of Washing equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    5.4 Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.5 First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    5.6 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The moderation requirements of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology NSB (06) implemented by the Food & Beverages SETA (a statutory ETQA for the Food & Beverages sector) must be satisfied before credit is awarded for this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Prepare and start washing equipment:
  • Procedure for preparation and start-up of Washing equipment
  • Raw materials: bottles, crates, trays, barrels, detergent and detergent additives.

    Operate Washing equipment:
  • Procedures for monitoring and controlling of washing equipment.
  • Role of the Washing process in the packaging of beverages.
  • Statistical techniques for sampling, monitoring and controlling the quality of the washing process

    Shut down washing equipment:
  • Procedures for shut down of washing equipment.

    Prepare for and perform changeovers on washing equipment:
  • Preparation for and changeover of washing equipment.

    Perform First Line Maintenance:
  • First line maintenance of washing equipment including: lubricants, cleaning material and basic hand tools.

    Legal Requirements
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (1993)
  • National Environmental Management Act (1998)
  • All future amendments are applicable to the above other relevant acts and will be used for assessment purposes. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.6, 2.5, 3.3, 4.5, 5.5 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.5, 5.2, 5.5, 5.6 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.5, 1.6, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.5, 5.2, 5.5, 5.6 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 4.4, 4.6, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    Assessment Criterion: 1.6, 2.1, 2.5, 3.3, 4.1, 4.5, 5.5 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts
  • Exploring education and career opportunities and Developing entrepreneurial opportunities
    Assessment Criterion: ALL 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242782, which is " Operate a Washing Process on a food automated packaging line ", Level 3, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20507   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20508   National Certificate Food and Beverages Processing: Soft Drinks Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


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