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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain indirect drives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13216  Maintain indirect drives 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
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 
Learners in the field of engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Fitting (NQF level 2) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can perform maintenance on indirect drives to ensure operational integrity. They will understand the importance of maintenance of indirect drives and how it is achieved. This will include a basic knowledge of drive systems, repairing indirect drive components, alignment of the drive and the use of tools and equipment to maintain indirect drives. 

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 maintaining and caring for equipment in the engineering skills area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to perform routine maintenance. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

All work is performed under supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare for indirect drive maintenance. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Plan and prepare includes reading and interpreting task instruction.
  • Preparing includes ensuring system is safe.
  • Making system safe includes isolation and applying protective equipment.
  • Isolation includes electrical and mechanical. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare site and equipment for indirect drive maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain indirect drive. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Maintain includes identify, inspect, remove and replace components.
  • Indirect drives include belt and chain drives.
  • Components include pulleys, sprockets, belts, chains and tensioners.
  • Problems include lack of tension, belt or chain whipping, tension, misalignment, worn pulleys and sprockets, worn belts and chains, wear, damage and defective components. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Align indirect drives. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Drive alignment tools include taper and feeler gauge, straight edge and belt tension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply quality checks on completed work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality checks include tension setting / adjustment, horizontal / vertical alignment, alignment and tension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Conduct post-maintenance activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Post maintenance activities include cleaning up, processing documentation and reporting maintenance activities to responsible persons.
  • Documentation includes inspection registers and maintenance schedules. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Care for and store indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include absorbent material, hand tools and cleaning equipment and fluids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Explain and discuss incidents and problems related to indirect drive maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hazardous areas include moving or rotating machinery or components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Indirect drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational
    3. Documents and reports are complete Predictions are formulated

    Indicators

    1. Applicable indirect drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate indirect drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Indirect drive alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual indirect drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Drive tension is confirmed in accordance with worksite procedures
    13. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    14. Indirect drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting inspections and identifying non-conformances
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Indirect drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principle and maintenance of indirect drives
  • The basic principle of fault finding and repair of indirect drives
  • Reasons for protective guards and systems
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Indirect drives lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to indirect drive maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing indirect drive maintenance tools and equipment
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures

    2. Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 


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

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

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

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Consumables, lubricants, cleaning agents used
  • Equipment on which maintenance is performed
  • Typical indirect drive non-conformances
  • Associated tools and equipment
  • Indirect drives and components
  • Task instruction

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • End users of indirect drive
  • Thickness and hardness of materials
  • Associated non-conformances / faults
  • Characteristics of indirect drives

    3. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying problems during indirect drive maintenance

    4. Purpose of:
  • Individual components in the indirect drive system
  • Making drive system safe
  • Performing indirect drive system maintenance
  • Following maintenance schedules
  • Interpreting instructions
  • Adhering to indirect drive system maintenance principles
  • Following safety, health and environmental procedures
  • Adhering to safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Signing off the task instruction
  • Reporting non-conformances, incidents and problems
  • Indirect drives
  • Reporting non-conformances, incidents and problems

    5. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Acquiring required lubricants, consumables and cleaning agents
  • Performing indirect drive maintenance
  • Implications of not adhering to safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Making indirect drive safe
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as e.g. poor quality, damaged or faulty components

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Making indirect drive safe
  • Maintaining components
  • Performing visual inspections
  • Drive tensioning procedure
  • For minimising wastage
  • Identifying problems
  • Identify and select required components
  • Reporting on indirect drive operation
  • Handling and storage of components
  • Isolation technique and procedure
  • Posture during hand tool usage
  • Hand tool grip
  • Applying pressure
  • Communication procedures
  • Applicable recording and reporting procedures
  • Applicable safe working procedures
  • Applicable quality assurance procedures
  • Removing and replacing defective components such as sprockets or pulleys
  • Indirect drive fault finding
  • Recording and reporting procedures
  • Indirect drive alignment procedures
  • Fastener tensioning methods and procedures

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation
  • Applicable company policies and procedures

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Equipment operating principles
  • Equipment working principles
  • Equipment maintenance fundamentals
  • Associated engineering principles
  • Applicable quality assurance fundamentals
  • Force and torque
  • Applying pressure
  • Component inspection and fault finding
  • Belt, chain stretch
  • Indirect drive alignment and methods of alignment
  • Tensioning and methods of tensioning

    9. Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship between the maintained system and the manufacturing process 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the maintenance of an indirect drive 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to acquire required consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for performing indirect drive maintenance
  • Manage resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information off job instructions to maintain correct indirect drive
  • Make decisions based on that information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report condition of indirect drive 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the purpose of indirect drive maintenance in the manufacturing process
  • Justify my actions as appropriate 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  59669   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48727   National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    3. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    4. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    5. Eastcape Training Centre 
    6. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    7. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    8. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    9. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    10. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    11. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    12. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    13. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    14. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    15. Shukela Training Centre 
    16. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    17. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    18. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    19. Umfolozi FET College 
    20. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    21. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    22. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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