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

Drill holes by means of a stope drill-rig 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10548  Drill holes by means of a stope drill-rig 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-04-13  2007-08-16  SAQA 0859/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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 is for persons who are required to drill holes with a stope drill-rig. Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain specified requirements regarding the drilling of holes with a stope drill-rig
  • Prepare to drill holes with a stope drill-rig.
  • Drill holes with a stope drill-rig. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this unit should have knowledge of:
  • Basic health and safety practices pertaining to mining operations 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    None. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain specified requirements regarding the drilling of holes with a stope drill-rig. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The critical workplace hazards related to the drilling of holes with a stope drill-rig and the risks associated with these hazards are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical workplace hazards must include:
  • Unsafe ground conditions
  • Inadequate support conditions
  • Inadequate ventilation conditions
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The critical work-related hazards related to the drilling of holes with a stope drill-rig and the risks associated with these hazards are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical work-related hazards must include:
  • Working in inclined areas
  • Handling heavy material and equipment
  • Working in a noisy environment
  • Working with pressurised equipment
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The basic principle of operation of the stope drill-rig is explained according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The explanation describes the importance and benefits of drilling holes with a stope drill-rig and the role it plays in the production cycle according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to drill holes with a stope drill-rig. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The required personal protective equipment is available, fit for purpose, operational and used according to its design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The required tools, material and equipment are available in the workplace, operational and fit for purpose according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The area where holes are to be drilled with a stope drill-rig is examined for critical workplace hazards and these hazards are dealt with according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical workplace hazards must include:
  • Unsafe ground conditions
  • Inadequate support conditions
  • Inadequate ventilation conditions
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools, material and equipment are transported, positioned and secured according to specified requirements in terms of transport method, placement and securing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A pre-use check is conducted on the stope drill-rig and sub-standard conditions are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The stope drill-rig guides are installed in the working place according to specified requirements in terms of positioning and securing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The drill-rig is positioned and prepared for drilling according to specified requirements in terms of burdens, angles and directions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The consequences to safety, health and productivity, if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst preparing to drill holes with a stope drill-rig are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Tools, material and equipment
  • Examining and dealing with critical workplace hazards
  • Transport of tools and equipment
  • Installation of guides
  • Positioning and preparing of drill-rig
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Drill holes with a stope drill-rig 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Holes are drilled according to specified requirements in terms of burden, direction, diameter, depth and dip and precautions taken to prevent injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are used in accordance with specified requirements and in line with accepted ergonomic principles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Critical work-related hazards are dealt with according to specified requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical work-related hazards must include:
  • Working in inclined areas
  • Handling heavy material and equipment
  • Working in a noisy environment
  • Working with pressurised equipment
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored and, those defective, are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Reports are complete, accurate, in the required format and submitted to the designated personnel on time according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Consequences to health, safety and productivity if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst drilling holes with a stope drill-rig is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Dealing with work-related hazards
  • Preparing and storing tools and equipment
  • Interpersonal interaction
  • Reports
     


  • 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 as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. 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 embedded knowledge that is required for this Unit Standard is found in Specific Outcome 1, as well as other Assessment Criteria throughout the Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others; 

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

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244381, which is "Drill holes by means of a stope drill-rig", Level 2, 4 credits.

    1. TERMINOLOGY:

    1.1 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 no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991)
  • Regulations
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines` Directives

    SITE SPECIFIC
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Voluntary Codes of Practice
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&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  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


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