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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Replace a winder rope 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253580  Replace a winder rope 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment in the mining industry and specifically to replace a winder rope.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to replacing a winder rope.
  • Prepare to replace a winder rope.
  • Replace a winder rope.
  • Test the winder, and 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 upliftment and economic growth.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of how to replace a winder rope 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.
  • Lift and move loads at NQF Level 2.
  • Use hand tools at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to replacing a winder rope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the importance of replacing a winder rope 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 2 
    The explanation of the purpose of replacing a winder rope is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation lists the possible critical workplace hazards that may be encountered while replacing a winder rope 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 replacing a winder rope 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 replace a winder rope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained in accordance with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Entries into the relevant logbooks are made according to legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements. Workplace hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The winder is locked out and made safe in accordance with specified requirements and current accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not preparing to replace a winder rope in line with specified requirements and current legislation, are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements and current legislation must include those for:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Workplace examination.
  • Workplace hazards.
  • Logbook entries.
  • Locking out and making safe.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Replace a winder rope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work related hazards are dealt with in accordance with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The winder rope is replaced in line with sequence and current best practice. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturers' design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not replacing a winder rope in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements and current legislation must include those for:
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.
  • Replacing the winder rope.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
  • Use of tools and equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the winder and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The winder is prepared for testing purposes in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The winder is test-run to determine if the rope is functioning in accordance with specified requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is cleaned and free from hazards in accordance with specified housekeeping and best practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The report on work performed complies with specified requirements for format, content, accuracy and distribution. The report is delivered within the agreed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not testing the winder in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements and current legislation must include those for:
  • Testing preparation.
  • Testing.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Good housekeeping.
  • 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 through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines 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 replacing a winder rope:
  • Purpose.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Methods.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to replacing a winder rope, 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 and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    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:
  • Training Centre: 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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