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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a routine inspection on an elevator 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253557  Conduct a routine inspection on an elevator 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 will be useful for persons who will be involved in conducting a routine inspection on an elevator in the mining industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to conducting a routine inspection on an elevator.
  • Prepare to conduct a routine inspection on an elevator.
  • Conduct a routine inspection on an elevator.
  • Prepare for operation and/or production.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of conducting a routine inspection on an elevator in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Understand mechanical safety systems on elevators at NQF Level 2.
  • Use relevant hand tools at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Elevator ropes elevators.
  • Rack and pinion operated elevators.
  • Hydraulic operated elevators. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to conducting a routine inspection on an elevator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the purpose of conducting a routine inspection on an elevator is in accordance with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the importance of conducting a routine inspection on an elevator to achieve healthy, safe production requirements is in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Direct consequences must include:
  • Injury to persons.
  • Damage to equipment.
  • Loss of production time through breakdowns.
  • Increased costs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation lists the possible critical workplace hazards that may be encountered while conducting a routine inspection on an elevator in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each workplace hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation lists the possible critical work related hazards that may be encountered while conducting a routine inspection on an elevator in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each work-related hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to conduct a routine inspection on an elevator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and material required are selected, examined and transported in accordance with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information required to conduct a routine inspection on an elevator is obtained and used in accordance with the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The elevator to be inspected is identified in accordance with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements. Workplace hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not preparing to conduct a routine inspection on an elevator in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and test equipment.
  • Obtaining and using information for conducting a routine inspection on an elevator.
  • Workplace hazard identification, awareness and control.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a routine inspection on an elevator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work related hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The elevator is inspected in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is used in a manner that protects the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not conducting a routine inspection on an elevator in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Inspection.
  • Use of tools and test equipment.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The elevator is prepared for operation in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The report on work performed complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not preparing for operation in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Preparation for operation.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA and SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Knowledge relating to conducting a routine inspection on an elevator:
  • Purpose.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Methods.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to conducting a routine inspection on an elevator, their consequences and mitigating actions.
  • PPE requirements and the reason for each.
  • Environmental issues and mitigating actions.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Emergency procedures.

    Applicable statutory requirements:
  • Relevant clauses from applicable acts and regulations.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Competency requirements and restrictions of personnel carrying out basic surveying and calculations.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability.
  • Communicating with relevant personnel.
  • Liaison with associated operations and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The learner demonstrates the understanding that in an engineering environment effective teamwork is of utmost importance in working safely and productively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The learner demonstrates understanding that activities, tools and equipment have to be managed effectively in order to ensure safe and efficient engineering activities. 

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

    Note: The learner demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers in the engineering environment, in which team members interact with each other and with those of other teams. 

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

    Note: The learners demonstrates and understanding of and ability to use advanced engineering techniques, technology, materials and equipment. 

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

    Note: The learner demonstrates understanding that various systems contribute to the overall safety and productivity of an engineering environment, and that it is as important to contribute to the efficiency of those systems as to be supported by them. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act, Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives and instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85/1993).

    Site-specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Unit Standard Justification:

    Level:

    Attribute; Level; Justification:
  • Skills; Level 4; The skills required are now not operational, but also require scholastic skills, which need to be applied. They will have a wide variety and are more complex.
  • Procedure; Level 3; In this case the procedures could differ and the candidate has to make the correct selection of procedures to apply.
  • Context; Level 3; The candidate knows all contexts that the process occurs in but a variety and range of contexts occur.
  • Knowledge; Level 4; The theoretical knowledge required is extended to theoretical concepts.
  • Information processing; Level 3; In this case the information is again available but interpretation as opposed to basic processing thereof is required.
  • Problem solving; Level 4; Problem solving has to be in some cases innovative but the problems will be concrete.
  • Orientation of activity; Level 4; The candidate is self-directed and gives instructions but is not directive in the entire process.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 4; Candidate is given guidelines and output is evaluated rather than checked.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 3; Responsible for overall output, i.e. responsible for quantity and quality of item of competence and the overall output. Sometimes responsible for output of others.

    Average Level = 32/9 = 3.56.
    Actual Level Assigned = 4.

    Credits:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity: Hours:
  • Classroom Teaching: 18 Hours.
  • On-The-Job Training: 30 Hours.
  • Mentoring required: 0 Hours.
  • Other (Specify): 0 Hours.
  • Total: 48 Hours.

    Credits Achieved = 48/10 = 4.8.
    Credits Assigned = 5. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59731   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    2. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 



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