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

Prepare batches of material using an integrated batch mixing plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14774  Prepare batches of material using an integrated batch mixing plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20 
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 
Those learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to mix batches of sand and other materials for further processing in an integrated plant.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Prepare to mix batches
  • Mix batches
  • Conduct post mixing activities
  • Address abnormal or emergency conditions in a batch mixing plant. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence regarding health, safety, environmental and quality issues and technology relevant to processing (chemical) materials.
  • Where learners do not have the relevant expertise, appropriate adjustments must be made to the learning programme. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Field and process control (using an instrument/computer based control system) activities are carried out to achieve batch mixing
    1. Off loading may include the use of conveyors, tippers, loaders and the completion of sampling and documentation
    2. Steps include weighing, feeding, mixing, storing and dispatching
    3. Quality assurance may include recording of quantities, checking quantities are within limits specified, samples taken, samples analyzed, abnormalities reported. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to mix batches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Instructions for mixing are interpreted ensuring that the learner knows what material must be mixed and when the batch(es) are required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quantities and quality of material are checked confirming that adequate supplies are available to mix the specified batches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Raw materials are unloaded (as appropriate) from delivery transport and are stored for use in accordance with site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pre-use checks of equipment are conducted confirming that the plant is ready and safe for mixing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant people are informed that mixing will commence in accordance with best practice and site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Appropriate safety precautions are taken in accordance with site specific instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mix batches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Units of equipment are started and stopped as required to complete the mixing of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Steps in the total mixing process are carried out in the sequence specified in the instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality assurance activities are conducted in accordance with instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct post-mixing activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Mixed materials are transferred and or stored according to site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment, machinery and site are returned to acceptable condition in accordance with best practice and site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Non conformance of condition is rectified or reported in accordance with site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Documentation is completed and appropriate people are informed in accordance with site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Quantities of raw materials available are recorded and reported according to site specific instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Address abnormal or emergency conditions in a batch mixing plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Abnormal or emergency conditions are described with reference to instructions and batch mixing activities on a specific batch mixing site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Actions on abnormal and emergency conditions carried out within a batch mixing plant or an appropriate simulated environment are in accordance with best practice and site specific instructions. 


    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 
  • Operating principles of equipment used in batch mixing
  • Technology related to preparing batches and the processing of the material subsequent to batching
  • Safety, health, environmental and quality issues pertaining to batch mixing
  • Of the process control system used in a batch mixing plant. 

  • 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 regarding the quality of the batches produced, state of the equipment and machinery used, material mixed and safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation as is required to ensure that the batching activities proceed effectively complying with instructions and the downstream process requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively to conduct work efficiently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to ensure productivity in the plant and quality of batched prepared. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion ensuring that records comply with instructions and best practice and that relevant people know status of the batching operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to ensure that batches are in accordance with instructions thereby minimizing wastage of material and energy. 

    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 in that efficient batch mixing is critical in the production of glass products in an integrated production operation, which is achieve through attention to detail and completing work correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    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 by undertaking and accepting responsibility for work that has impact on co-workers and a large production operation which has significant impact on the national economy including export and local markets. 

    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 
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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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