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

Determine velocity of air in a workplace by means of the tape method and take appropriate action 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110122  Determine velocity of air in a workplace by means of the tape method and take appropriate action 
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" 
2007-04-03  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244368  Determine velocity of air in a workplace by means of the tape method and take appropriate action  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are responsible for determining low air velocities accurately in an underground workplace to ascertain whether conditions are within the prescribed limits.

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • describe the specified requirements pertaining to determining the velocity of air by means of the tape method;
  • prepare to determine velocity;
  • determine and record velocity of air; and
  • perform post measurement activities and take appropriate action. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The ability to read and write at ABET 3 level or equivalent
  • Perform basic arithmetical calculations 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the specified requirements pertaining to determining the velocity of air. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Describe the specified requirements pertaining to determining the velocity of air by means of the tape method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation outlines the specified requirements regarding the velocity of air in a working place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The explanation outlines the reasons for ventilating working places in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The explanation outlines the need to accurately determine the velocity of air in accordance with specified requirements to ensure a healthy safe productive environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to determine velocity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The required personal protective equipment is available, operational, fit for purpose and used in accordance with specified requirements. The importance of examining and using the equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The pre-use examination of the measuring equipment is completed and defects found are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. The importance of examining the measuring equipment and dealing with defects is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Permission to enter the working place is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. The risks of entering a working place without obtaining permission are explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The location where measurements are to be taken is selected, examined and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. The importance of the selection of the location, examination and dealing with hazards and risks are explained in terms of the possible consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The preparation work is performed in such a manner as to foster teamwork and avoid conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine and record velocity of air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The velocity is determined and recorded in accordance with specified requirements. The importance of determining the velocity as prescribed is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The work is performed in such a manner as to foster teamwork and avoid conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post measurement activities and take appropriate action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The required action, from the evaluation of the results, is taken in accordance with specified requirements. The importance of evaluating and taking the required action is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defective equipment is dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reports are complete, accurate, in the required format and submitted to designated personnel on time. 


    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 in accordance with the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge, candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes to the standards described in the assessment criteria. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    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.
  • The ability of the candidate to identify, record and deal with hazardous and unhealthy conditions contributes to his/her problem solving skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept, interpret and delegate work instructions correctly, when and if required, in an appropriate manner indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself / herself and his / her activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The identification of hazardous and unhealthy conditions, the recording thereof and taking appropriate action will indicate that the candidate can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • The ability of the candidate to correct for pressure and temperature and to interpret the information obtained and take appropriate action will indicate proficiency in collecting, organising and evaluating information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
  • The ability of the candidate to use visual and language skills will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, thus showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • The ability of the candidate to select the appropriate detector tube and the correct sampling volume to determine gas concentration indicates that he/she is able to use science and technology. 

  • 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.
  • The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms his / her understanding of the fact that a specific observation, inference, action or decision may have a devastating effect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    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 candidate 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 candidate is able to 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, namely appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244368, which is "Determine velocity of air in a workplace by means of the tape method and take appropriate action", Level 2, 1 credit.

    Terminology:

    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)
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines` Directives
  • Le Roux`s Notes on Mine Environmental Control.

    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 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 


    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. ASSMANG BEESHOEK MINE 
    2. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    3. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    4. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    5. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    6. EASTERN CHROME MINES 
    7. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    8. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    9. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    10. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
    11. MANCAS CONSULTINGS CC 
    12. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    13. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
    14. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    15. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    16. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    17. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    18. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    19. TRAIN THE NATION AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    20. VENETIA MINE 



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