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

Prepare metal surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9919  Prepare metal surfaces 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-07-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-07-19   2012-07-19  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
335896  Prepare surfaces  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Preparing metal surfaces using grit, shot and sandblasting processes. 

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. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for work activity. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Check surface finishes required for job
  • Check materials and tools required are at work station
  • Use required personal protective equipment
  • Carry out pre-operational checks on equipment
  • Report unsafe or worn parts or defective equipment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality metal surface preparation continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is miminised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Carry out blasting procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Set out materials to be blasted in blasting area 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Material to be blasted includes plate, pipe and steel profiles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality metal surface preparation continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is miminised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on blasted surfaces . 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Conduct visual checks for quality finishes
  • Recover residual blasting material 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality metal surface preparation continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is miminised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report out of compliance or unsafe conditions while working. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Report problems with materials and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality metal surface preparation continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is miminised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality metal surface preparation continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is miminised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
    3. Materials are blasted according to job specifications.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing metal surfaces.
    2. Discuss and explain potential hazards connected with the use of compressed air.
    3. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    4. Implications of the misuse of blasting equipment.
    5. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    6. Implications of not following safe working practices. 


    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:
  • Blasting materials
  • Blasting equipment (components and parts of and terminology)
  • Personal protective equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Metal surfaces
  • Hazards connected with the use of compressed air

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for problems (what I see, hear, smell, feel)

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing metal surfaces
  • Blasting procedures
  • Quality checks

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Implications of not following safe working practices
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about problems in work area

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Methods of preparing metal surfaces
  • Communication procedures
  • Reporting procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Quality standards and specifications
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Applicable basic principles related to metal surfaces

    Relationships, systems:
  • Importance of metal surface preparation to the production process to produce products 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to problems/defects 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory information from the process
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report incidents and conditions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand applicable basic principles related to metal surfaces 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 335896, which is "Prepare surfaces", Level 2, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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 
    Elective  58860   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  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 
    Elective  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    1. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 



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