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

Operate a Skid Steer Loader 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11018  Operate a Skid Steer Loader 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-07  2008-09-17  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-17   2012-09-17  

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
257034  Load and offload material using a skid steer loader  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to for people who are responsible for operating a Skid Steer Loader. People credited with this Unit Standard are able to
  • prepare to operate a Skid Steer Loader;
  • operate a Skid Steer Loader; and
  • monitor the operation of a Skid Steer Loader. 

  • 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:
  • Company induction
  • Appropriate licence to operate in the work area
  • Workplace health and safety requirements
  • Communication skills (Language at ABET Level 3)
  • Knowledge of in-pit operation
  • Knowledge of material to be loaded (identification of materials)
  • An understanding of the basic principles of information technology 

  • 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 
    Prepare to operate a Skid Steer Loader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job instructions are interpreted correctly and the sequence of operations is determined according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Hazard identification and hazard control are conducted to comply with risk assessment requirements to eliminate, minimise or control risk of ill health and injuries. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards and defects must include the following:
  • Overhang
  • Large rocks
  • Bench edges
  • Power failures
  • Moving machinery
  • Water accumulations
  • Underfoot conditions
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pre-use inspection is conducted in such a way as to identify all equipment defects that may impair production or cause damage to equipment or injury to people. Defects are reported or rectified as per site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The work area is examined and hazards and defects are reported or rectified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Preparation work is performed in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation must include the following:
  • Lock-out procedure
  • Work area examination
  • Pre-use inspection
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The lockout procedure is described and adhered to in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Machine support procedure is explained and adhered to wherever applicable in accordance with specified requirements. (Machine support means supporting of components before any repairs or maintenance is conducted). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Consequences of inadequate preparation are described in terms of potential effects on safety, Health, production and damage to equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Approved supplied personal protective equipment and hygiene consumables usage are explained and adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. The use of on-board safety systems are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate a Skid Steer Loader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The machine is started up and shut down in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The machine operation is conducted and defects are reported or repaired in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The Skid Steer Loader operations are co-ordinated with complementary operations in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reporting and recording are conducted in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting and recording must include the following:
  • Reporting to supervisor
  • Submitting reports
  • Logbook entries
  • Permit documentation
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relocation of machine is done in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work methods comply with specified requirements to eliminate, minimise or control the risk of ill health and injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Feedback is provided to the in-coming shift with regard to vehicle condition, environmental hazards and sub-standard conditions in terms of specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor Skid Steer Loader operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The vehicle's performance and condition are monitored and hazards and defects are reported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The work area is continuously monitored and safety hazards are reported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Occupational environmental elements are monitored and hazards are reported in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Occupational and environmental elements must include the following:
  • Dust
  • Water
  • Illumination
  • Noise
  • Fire and weather conditions
     


  • 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 
    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. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The following critical cross-field outcomes are addressed in this unit standard:

    1.1 Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify substandard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    1.2 Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    1.3 Organise and manage himself / herself and his / her activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment are required, and to communicate to fellow workers his / her intentions and the assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    1.4 Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    1.5 Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and substandard conditions will indicate his / her proficiency in effective communication 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    1.6 Use science and technology effectively and critically, thus 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 
    1.7 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 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 257034, which is "Load and offload material using a skid steer loader", Level 2, 9 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  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 (PTY) LTD 
    2. ASSMANG BEESHOEK MINE 
    3. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    4. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    5. EXXARO COAL (PTY) LTD 
    6. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    7. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    8. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
    9. KOLOMELA MINE 
    10. KUMBA IRON ORE (SISHEN) 
    11. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA 
    12. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    13. MINTEK 
    14. MODIKWA MINING PERSONNEL SERVICES PTY L TD 
    15. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
    16. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    17. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    18. PRISMA TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    19. RICHARDS BAY MINING PTY LTD 
    20. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    21. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    22. THUNGELA OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 
    23. WESTERN CHROME MINES 



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