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

Weigh raw materials for product manufacture in a chemical manufacturing environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110007  Weigh raw materials for product manufacture in a chemical manufacturing environment 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 standard is useful for people who work, or intend to work, in a manufacturing environment. It will be especially useful for operators who make, or assist in the making of, chemical products.

This unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a National Certificate in Chemical Manufacturing at NQF Level 2.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare to weigh raw materials
  • Weigh and label raw materials
  • Transfer ingredients and maintain supply to production line
  • Conduct post-weighing processes 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to weigh raw materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The correct production schedule specifying the product variant and batch size is available and in time for weighing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn so that it protects the operator and prevents the raw materials from being spoiled. All protective equipment is worn or used as described in the maker's instructions, company policy and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sufficient ingredients of the correct specifications for weighing are available in to meet scheduled and anticipated production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specifications: colour, odour, visual (unbroken bags), approval status, scheduled light sensitive, expiry date.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The equipment and containers used for weighing are free from contamination, in good working order, fit for purpose, and in sufficient quantity for scheduled production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment: Scales, pre-weighing containers, calibrated/verified, scales tared to pre-weighing containers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Lifting and handling techniques used during preparation are in accordance with best practices so that the chances of injury are reduced. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Weigh and label raw materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ingredients are weighed according to Company and legislated requirements, and stored in containers in such a way that they are not spoiled or contaminated with other products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Weighing is carried out ensuring that the waste of ingredients is kept to a minimum. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Any spilled ingredients are disposed of in accordance with company SOPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Weighed material is identified in accordance with SOPs in a manner that ensures required information is accessible and easily understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ingredient code: Name of ingredient, Date, Batch Number, Quantity, Weight.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Forms or checklists that report on pre-weighing are accurate and up to date and complete, in accordance with Company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Problems occurring during the weighing operation are recorded and either reported to the designated personnel or dealt with if in the scope of the operator. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents: Chemical batch sheets, MBR and SOPs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The balance of materials weighed is stored in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The consequences of incorrect weighing are explained, in terms of impact on product cost and quality, people's health and safety, and the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Transfer weighed material and maintain supply to production line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Weighed material is moved to the manufacturing site/next step in the process according to SOPs in a manner that ensures no damage to material, individual plant or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The supply of ingredients to manufacturing is consistent and on time. The movement is managed so that equipment, time and effort are put to best use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The supply of ingredients to manufacturing meets production requirements for the variant type being produced, and complies with Company policies, procedures and legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post weighing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documentation is completed accurately and in accordance with company policies, procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Where weighed raw materials have not been transferred, they are secured separately in demarcated areas to prevent cross contamination, or stored in the correct manner, according to Company policies, procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The weighing equipment is cleaned, checked for defects and stored after use, in accordance with company SOPs. Defects are recorded and reported to company personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The meaning of non-restricted or restricted raw materials is explained and examples provided of both types of raw materials, in terms of relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation, regulation and instructions applicable to the industry and site where learning takes place.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Site specific terminology relating to weighing of materials is explained so that it is clear that any different terminology used in the unit standard is understood and cross-correlated appropriately. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), for the Chemical Industry in consultation with GEN/FETQA will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Purpose and practice of routine maintenance of machinery
  • Various problem-solving techniques
  • Use of cleaning agents and their properties
  • Properties and purposes of various lubricants used in engineering
  • Use of hand tools and engineering materials
  • Company safety, health and environmental practices
  • Company-specific documentation and procedures relating to isolation and lock-out
  • Basic principles of production efficiencies and productivity
  • Application of mathematics
  • Use of electronic processing and measuring equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set or related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively; participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities; being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  24253   National Certificate: Batch Mixing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  36156   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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