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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Grind steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10784  Grind steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine 
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
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 is for persons who are required to grind steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine.
Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to grinding steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine
  • Prepare to grind steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine.
  • Grind steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine.
  • Complete the grinding process.

    Persons credited with this unit standard also understand the role that grinding steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine plays in the complete process of mining. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that persons starting to learn towards this unit standard have the ability to:
  • Identify different types of material 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain The Factors Critical To Grinding Steel By Means Of A Pedestal / Bench Grinding Machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation of the function of a pedestal / bench grinding machine is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The explanation of the importance of grinding steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine shows a clear understanding of the direct consequences to self and the business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Direct consequences must include:
  • Injury to persons
  • Damage to equipment
  • Loss of production time through breakdowns
  • Increased costs
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The explanation lists the possible critical workplace hazards that may be encountered while grinding steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The explanation lists the possible critical work related hazards that may be encountered while grinding steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare To Grind Steel By Means Of A Pedestal / Bench Grinding Machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. 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 so that the safety of persons and equipment is protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements. Hazardous and sub-standard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The pedestal / bench grinding machine is prepared in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation must include:
  • Locking out and making safe
  • Inspecting wheels and safety devices
  • Replace faulty wheels
  • Dressing wheels
  • Setting rests
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The consequences for health, safety and production, of not preparing to grind steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine 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
  • Hazardous and sub-standard conditions
  • Preparing the pedestal / bench grinding machine
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Grind Steel By Means Of A Pedestal / bench Grinding Machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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 so that the safety of persons and equipment is protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work related hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The grinding process is in line with specified requirements for sequence and is consistent with accepted best practice. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer`s design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The consequences for health, safety and production, of not grinding steel by means of a pedestal / bench grinding machine 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
  • Grinding process
  • Interpersonal interaction
  • Use of tools and equipment
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete The Grinding Process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools, material and equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The workplace is cleaned and free from hazards in accordance with specified requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. 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 4 
    4. The consequences for health, safety and production, of not completing the grinding process in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements and current legislation must include those for:
  • Tools, material and equipment
  • Good housekeeping
  • Reporting
     


  • 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 or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
    3. 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 
    Is incorporated in the assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of team / group / organisation community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an 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 Legislation: 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 relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines` Directives

    Site Specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Voluntary Codes of Practice
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guide
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications of 1993 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 



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