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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Replace ropes on a dragline 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258196  Replace ropes on a dragline 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 to people who are required to replace ropes on a dragline.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to replacing ropes on a dragline.
  • Prepare to and replace the ropes.
  • Test the ropes and prepare for operation and/or production. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Drag ropes.
  • Hoist ropes.
  • Dump ropes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to replacing ropes on a dragline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of the ropes on a dragline is explained in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Explanation must include:
  • Drag ropes.
  • Hoist ropes.
  • Dump ropes.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of replacing the ropes on a dragline to achieve healthy, safe production requirements is described in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Explanation must include:
  • Injury to persons.
  • Damage to equipment.
  • Loss of production time through incorrect replacement.
  • Increased costs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible critical workplace hazards that may be encountered while replacing the ropes on a dragline in a particular context are listed, the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each workplace hazard are explained in terms of the safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The possible critical work related hazards that may be encountered while replacing the ropes on a dragline in a particular context are listed, the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each work-related hazard are explained in terms of safety regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to and replace the ropes. 

    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 way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment required are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined and workplace hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The dragline is locked out and made safe in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Making safe must include:
  • Placing of bucket.
  • Removing tension from ropes.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not preparing to replace the ropes in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Workplace examination and interpersonal interaction.
  • Workplace hazards and associated risks.
  • Locking out and making safe.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    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 8 
    Work related hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The defective ropes are identified and removed in line with specified requirements for sequence and current accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The replacement ropes are installed in line with specified requirements for sequence, tolerances and current accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Positive interpersonal interaction which is consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork is employed in exchanging information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturers' design and without injury to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test the ropes and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The dragline is test run to determine if the ropes are functioning in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not testing the ropes in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Testing preparation.
  • Testing.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Understand and explain relevant health and safety requirements.
  • Apply report writing principles.
  • Understand and adhere to legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify hazards and risks, sub standard conditions, process problems and to rectify these, illustrates his/her capability to solve problems. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to communicate effectively and to maintain optimum productivity illustrates his/her capability to work effectively with others. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum productivity whilst adhering to safety procedures, illustrates his/her capability to organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to implement corrective actions illustrates his/her capability to collect, 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 presentations.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum productivity through effective communication and his/her ability to adhere to reporting requirements illustrates his/her capability to communicate effectively. 

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

    Note:
  • The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

  • 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 ability of the candidate to explain the importance of the process in terms of achieving production and up and down stream requirements illustrates his/her understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

  • 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 and 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 and S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • 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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