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

Operating dry bulk handling equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8042  Operating dry bulk handling equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to safely and productively operate bulk handling equipment with strict adherence to applicable safety and licensing regulations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • `Applying Basic Business Principles`;
  • `Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping`;
  • Relevant Operator`s Learners License. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard covers a range of bulk handling equipment utilised in largely familiar operational scenarios and functions within the bulk freight industry, and in a range of environmental conditions. The learner has significant responsibility for efficiency (safety and quantity i.e. flow continuity) of practice where limited discretion and judgement are required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Handle, stack and reclaim freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Handle, stack and reclaim freight with due regard to freight characteristics (e.g. moisture content limitations) and environmental regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify machine components and operate equipment for the handling of differentiated products within organisational performance requirements (e.g. True Gross Load Rate, costs per ton). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and demonstrate how to optimise productivity in respect of utilisation of equipment, having consulted sources of relevant operational information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify operating parameters applicable to each machine and be able to operate within these parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain possible improvements in operating practices and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Describe several typical problem situations and demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily resolve these. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate, park and secure equipment and attachments. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Operate, park and secure equipment and attachments in accordance with laid-down procedures and manufacturer regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify machine components and operate equipment for the handling of differentiated products within organisational performance requirements (e.g. True Gross Load Rate, costs per ton). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and demonstrate how to optimise productivity in respect of utilisation of equipment, having consulted sources of relevant operational information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify operating parameters applicable to each machine and be able to operate within these parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain possible improvements in operating practices and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Describe several typical problem situations and demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily resolve these. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify appropriate solutions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify appropriate solutions and timeously carrying out proactive steps in response to routine situations, which benefit the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify machine components and operate equipment for the handling of differentiated products within organisational performance requirements (e.g. True Gross Load Rate, costs per ton). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and demonstrate how to optimise productivity in respect of utilisation of equipment, having consulted sources of relevant operational information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify operating parameters applicable to each machine and be able to operate within these parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain possible improvements in operating practices and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Describe several typical problem situations and demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily resolve these. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify potential problems and faults. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify potential problems and faults (e.g. mechanical/electrical) and reacting appropriately in accordance with laid-down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify machine components and operate equipment for the handling of differentiated products within organisational performance requirements (e.g. True Gross Load Rate, costs per ton). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and demonstrate how to optimise productivity in respect of utilisation of equipment, having consulted sources of relevant operational information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify operating parameters applicable to each machine and be able to operate within these parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain possible improvements in operating practices and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Describe several typical problem situations and demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily resolve these. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Consistently meet or exceed the minimum safety, health and environmental requirements applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify machine components and operate equipment for the handling of differentiated products within organisational performance requirements (e.g. True Gross Load Rate, costs per ton). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and demonstrate how to optimise productivity in respect of utilisation of equipment, having consulted sources of relevant operational information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify operating parameters applicable to each machine and be able to operate within these parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain possible improvements in operating practices and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Describe several typical problem situations and demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily resolve these. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Obtain, accurately interpret and utilise data needed to support maintenance of optimal productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify machine components and operate equipment for the handling of differentiated products within organisational performance requirements (e.g. True Gross Load Rate, costs per ton). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain and demonstrate how to optimise productivity in respect of utilisation of equipment, having consulted sources of relevant operational information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify operating parameters applicable to each machine and be able to operate within these parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain possible improvements in operating practices and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Describe several typical problem situations and demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily resolve these. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. The relevant standards, codes and legislation pertaining to plant equipment operations. For example:
  • Regulations/Legislation
    * OHS Act
    * NOSA requirements, and specific related appointments
    * Environmental and hazardous/dangerous substances control regulations (e.g. on atmospheric (e.g. coal) dust, water pollution)
    * Air pollution legislation
    * Emergency procedures as reflected in legislation
  • Standards
    * ISO 9002/9004
    * ISO 14000

    2. Supporting systems and services available as well as possible sources of information and assistance.

    3. Freight characteristics and the safety, health and environmental hazards (e.g. hot coal, dust, chemical reactions, infestation) relating to such freight, together with the precautions required (e.g. protective clothing).

    4. Technological developments in bulk handling equipment (e.g. static dust handling equipment).

    5. Bulk handling processes and workflow and the implications of individuals` actions for the overall operation, and co-ordination of operational functions.

    6. The background source of products and their specific use within industry to highlight the need for product care. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, in advance, potential operational problems (e.g. flow rate being too fast for safe storage purposes), hazards and opportunities, solve these through timeous, appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate ideas and information using appropriate communication systems (e.g. hand/bat signals, two-way radios, etc). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to improve operational performance or processes based on new developments in the industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Take responsibility for personal development by utilising training and development opportunities, including self-development opportunities, to improve practices in operating plant equipment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Elective  35939   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Woodyard Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-01  Was FPMSETA 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.
     
    1. Africa Training Centre 
    2. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 
    3. Makwedeng Training 
    4. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    5. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    6. Training Consultant and SD College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.