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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement workshop practices related to ammunition process building (APB) and its safety 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
421837  Implement workshop practices related to ammunition process building (APB) and its safety 
ORIGINATOR
QCTO Task Team - Explosive Ordnance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  15 
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 
This unit standard is intended for learners who are performing maintenance and repair tasks on ammunition in an explosive workplace. Learners assessed against this unit standard will possess the knowledge and skills required to safely perform workshop practices while maintaining or repairing ammunition. This unit standard will contribute towards compliance with legal, safety and organisational requirements related to the maintenance and repair of ammunition and explosives.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Carry out safe workshop practice in an Ammunition Process Building.
  • Explain safety procedures for an Ammunition Process Building.
  • Carry-out precautionary measures in Ammunition Process Building.
  • Apply ammunition safety in an Ammunition Process Building.
  • Install and use workshop equipment in an Ammunition Process Building. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Carry out safe workshop practice in an Ammunition Process Building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Apply safe workshop practices during the performance tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedure for the authorisation of a facility as an Ammunition Process Building plant is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process for the breakdown of ammunition is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedure for clearing an Ammunition Process Building is explained for different scenarios. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedure includes during the execution of a task; during short breaks, end of the working day and no work the following day.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Entries are made into the workshop diary in accordance with organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Notices required are identified, described and displayed in accordance with legislation and organisational policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain safety procedures for an Ammunition Process Building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedure to be followed by personnel during thunderstorms is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conditions and situations for visitors are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The determination of the 'man limit' is explained in terms of the prescribed inside and outside safety distances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedure for the removal of ammunition and explosives are described in accordance with organisational policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry-out precautionary measures in Ammunition Process Building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explosive and non-explosive waste is identified and disposed of during a simulated scenario in accordance with the organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The working explosive limit for is calculated based upon a given task and the requirements of organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Anti-static precautions are explained and applied during a simulated scenario according to organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Earth leads are used during a simulated scenario as described in workshop practice or organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health measures to be applied to protect personnel are described in accordance with organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Personal protective equipment required is described with examples per task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply ammunition safety in an Ammunition Process Building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The threat posed by radio frequency hazards is described with examples to prevent accidental initiation of explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The control of ammunition processing is demonstrated during a simulated scenario in accordance with organisational policy prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The handling of white phosphorus or phosphates is demonstrated during a simulated scenario as described in organisational policy prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ammunition clips and cartridges are handled in a simulated scenario in accordance with organisational policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Install and use workshop equipment in an Ammunition Process Building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Authorisation for the use of equipment is described and obtained in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is set-up, maintained and used in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may include but is not limited to Pneumatic (Air), Electrical, Electronic, Motorised, Manual and Gas.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fault finding procedures are carried out on equipment according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety measures for equipment are implemented in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Material and freight handling equipment is operated in accordance with licensing and standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant QAP.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant QAP.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant QAP.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant QAP at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Types/categories of equipment used in an Ammunition Process Building (APB).
  • Related sections of the Explosives Legislation.
  • Related sections of the Explosive Control Regulations.
  • Related sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking have been made is demonstrated when learners are capable of interpreting workshop practices and organisational policies when determining a suitable method for performing an Ammunition Process Building task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community is demonstrated where the individual can participate in the performance of an Ammunition Process Building task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion is demonstrated by communicating through the visuals signs that are displayed with regards to explosive and man limits at an Ammunition Process Building. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others is demonstrated when applying tools, equipment and procedures to ensure the safety of personnel involved in an Ammunition Process Building task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems is demonstrated where the poor application of workshop practices can lead to an unsafe working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 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  90652   National Certificate: Ammunition Fitting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
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