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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use and care for tools and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9879  Use and care for tools and equipment 
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 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 
Using and caring for tools and equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner is able to use a variety of basic tools and equipment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Lift, load and unload materials, components, products and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Correct tool used for job at hand. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:

1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. No damaged tools and equipment or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Product meets specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clean equipment and materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. No damage to materials or product while loading and unloading. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Power supply sources in working order or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Tools and equipment stored in correct location. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Scheduled housekeeping inspections are passed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and use appropriate tools. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • to perform finishing activities on product
  • to clean equipment and product 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and equipment (hand and power) includes cleaning materials and tools, fastening and adjusting tools, lifting equipment, cutting tools, measuring equipment, tooling, hand tools, power tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct tool used for job at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. No damaged tools and equipment or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Product meets specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clean equipment and materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. No damage to materials or product while loading and unloading. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Power supply sources in working order or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Tools and equipment stored in correct location. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Scheduled housekeeping inspections are passed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean and store tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct tool used for job at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. No damaged tools and equipment or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Product meets specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clean equipment and materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. No damage to materials or product while loading and unloading. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Power supply sources in working order or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Tools and equipment stored in correct location. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Scheduled housekeeping inspections are passed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check on power supply sources to equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report any problems to appropriate personnel 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Power supply source includes electricity, water, compressed air, hydraulic power 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct tool used for job at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. No damaged tools and equipment or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Product meets specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clean equipment and materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. No damage to materials or product while loading and unloading. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Power supply sources in working order or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Tools and equipment stored in correct location. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Scheduled housekeeping inspections are passed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct tool used for job at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. No damaged tools and equipment or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Product meets specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clean equipment and materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. No damage to materials or product while loading and unloading. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Power supply sources in working order or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Tools and equipment stored in correct location. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Scheduled housekeeping inspections are passed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss and report incidents and problems related to tools & equipment during the production process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct tool used for job at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. No damaged tools and equipment or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Product meets specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clean equipment and materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. No damage to materials or product while loading and unloading. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Power supply sources in working order or adequate explanation given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Tools and equipment stored in correct location. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Scheduled housekeeping inspections are passed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. A clean and tidy work area free of safety hazards.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Correct techniques and procedures used to:
  • Handle materials
  • Load and unload materials and product
  • Make minor adjustments
  • Clean tools and equipment
  • Storing

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain, show and discuss:
  • Consequences of using incorrect tools and equipment, e.g. injuries.
  • Choice of appropriate tools for various operations and adjustments.
  • Consequences of using incorrect procedures to load and unload materials and product.
  • Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Safety equipment
  • Production equipment
  • Cleaning agents
  • Basic lifting equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Appropriate tools and equipment
  • Properties of cleaning agents
  • Properties (specifically hardness) of various materials and tools (only in the form of comparisons between different materials)

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to the correct and incorrect positioning or operation of tools and services

    Purpose of:
  • Basic measuring, lifting, adjusting, finishing, cleaning

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Causes of damage and injury
  • Implications of incorrect or inappropriate use to tools and services
  • Basic lifting techniques

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • For storing equipment
  • Techniques for obtaining accurate measurements from particular tools and equipment
  • Techniques for obtaining the best and most consistent results

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Safety regulations for working with or on specific power supply sources, materials, and equipment (e.g. electrics, chemicals, materials handling)

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Basic concept and unit of measure, mass (including tolerances), volume, length density, leverage, force, pressure

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationships between maintenance equipment and efficient quality production 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations requiring action and select the correct tool, service or equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to the workgroup`s effort to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after tools, services and equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use the common names for tools, equipment and services
  • Use the common names for parts of the tools and equipment being used
  • Use the common names for procedures and processes related to the tools and equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use and apply tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of tools to the purposes of manufacturing. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21004   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  21014   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  58010   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-04-08  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21011   National Certificate: Power and telecommunication cable manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22991   National Certificate: Refractories Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48902   National Certificate: Abattoir Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    4. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    11. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    12. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    13. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    14. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    15. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    16. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    17. Majuba TVET College 
    18. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    19. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    20. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    21. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    22. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    23. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    24. Production Management Institute 
    25. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    26. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    27. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    28. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    29. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    30. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    31. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    32. Sabela Learning Academy 
    33. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    34. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    35. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    36. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    37. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    38. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    39. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    41. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 
    42. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    43. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    44. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    45. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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