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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and care for materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9914  Handle and care for materials 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 
Transporting, handling, caring for and storing materials during and after the production process. 

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 activities below, 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 or below it.

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 handle and care for all materials required for the appropriate manufacturing processes.

`Handling and caring for materials` implies that the learner makes use of equipment such as master samples, go/no-go gauges, measuring instruments including weighing equipment and visual inspections, and lifting and moving equipment.

The context conditions under which a learner is expected to perform are as follows: manufacturing and assembly processes within the metals and engineering industry, automotive component manufacturing industry and cable manufacturing industry. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Check material requirements for production. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify defective material and handle according to procedures 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Materials include raw materials, packaging and documentation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Correct materials identified and sourced. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:

1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
2. Records and reports are accurate.
3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

Understanding confirmed:

1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective materials removed and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operations for laying out, transporting, protecting and storing materials carried out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct materials made ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and arrange transport of materials to work station. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Source materials
  • Locate and arrange transportation equipment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct materials identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective materials removed and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operations for laying out, transporting, protecting and storing materials carried out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct materials made ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Layout materials for use in production process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Protect materials where required 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Laying out includes arranging, handling, counting, weighing, measuring 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct materials identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective materials removed and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operations for laying out, transporting, protecting and storing materials carried out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct materials made ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Store includes storage in stores, in areas set aside for holding materials on a temporary basis, at or near production equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct materials identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective materials removed and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operations for laying out, transporting, protecting and storing materials carried out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct materials made ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete all required documentation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Related to the moving and storing of materials
  • Record material quantities and report material usage 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct materials identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective materials removed and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operations for laying out, transporting, protecting and storing materials carried out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct materials made ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select and use appropriate protective clothing and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct materials identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective materials removed and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operations for laying out, transporting, protecting and storing materials carried out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct materials made ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to materials handling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct materials identified and sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective materials removed and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operations for laying out, transporting, protecting and storing materials carried out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct materials made ready for processing, packaging or delivery as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records and reports made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Materials neatly and safely arranged, stored and transported.
    2. Records and reports are accurate.
    3. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for materials usage.
    4. Work undertaken in a safe manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain:
  • Effect of moisture, heat, etc. on materials.
  • Implications of supplying incorrect materials.
  • Effects of materials on workers and the environment.
  • The importance of correct materials handling to the production process.
  • Reasons for delays and problems encountered.
  • Implications of delays for the production process. 


  • 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:
  • Types of materials
  • Locations
  • Expiry dates where applicable

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Properties of materials and of the various types and grades
  • Storage and transport requirements of materials

    Sensory cues:
  • Changes in materials appearance related to contamination, degradation and decomposition

    Purpose of:
  • Documents related to materials
  • Different grades or types

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Fire
  • Labelling
  • Counting, weighing, measuring
  • Effects of poor transport and storage
  • Effects of atmospheric and environmental conditions
  • Impact on safety, health and the environment of poor practices

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Layout of materials
  • Transport and storage
  • Sorting
  • Arranging
  • Handling

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Regulations related to lifting and transport
  • Regulations related to safety and health
  • Regulations appropriate to different types of materials

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Changes of state (phase)
  • Degradation and decomposition
  • Gravity, mass, volume, density
  • Alloys - where appropriate

    Relationships, systems:
  • Effects of environmental conditions on materials
  • Effects of materials on environment 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to materials, material storage and respond 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with production personnel on materials requirements
  • Work and communicate effectively in team processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Manage resources and my own time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information
  • Make decisions based on information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Describe situations, conditions and incidents related to the use and processing of materials 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Adjust processes and procedures to suit different materials
  • Relate the properties and performance of materials to underlying principles 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand what materials will be used in
  • Explain what materials are used for
  • Explain the importance and impact of materials on the environment and on the end user. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21005   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24196   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  21015   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58719   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66449   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  23154   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  22992   National Certificate: Refractories Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    3. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    7. Deloitte 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    10. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    11. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    12. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    13. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    14. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    15. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    16. NWK Beperk 
    17. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    18. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    19. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    20. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    21. Production Management Institute 
    22. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    23. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    24. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    25. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    26. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    27. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    28. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    29. Sabela Learning Academy 
    30. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    31. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    32. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    33. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    34. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    36. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    37. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 
    38. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    39. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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