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

Construct a stopping to control airflow underground 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119129  Construct a stopping to control airflow underground 
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 "Registered" 
2005-11-30  2008-11-30  SAQA 0763/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-30   2012-11-30  

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 will be useful to people who are required to construct a stopping to control airflow.

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Describe the specified requirements regarding the construction of a stopping;
  • Prepare to construct a stopping;
  • Construct the stopping; and
  • Perform post construction activities. 

  • 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 level 4 or equivalent, will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

  • 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.

    Any working place where the ventilation needs to be controlled by means of a stopping 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the specified requirements regarding the construction of a stopping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for a stopping is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The safety precautions pertaining to the construction of a stopping are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quality and strength of material required for the construction of a stopping is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to construct a stopping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The location where installation is to take place is confirmed and examined for hazards and risks according to specified requirements. The importance of examining the workplace and dealing with hazards and risks is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The availability of material and resources on site is verified in consistence with specified requirements. The importance of verification of material is explained in terms of the consequences to productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The tools and equipment are examined and defects are dealt with according to specified requirements. The importance of examining of the tools and equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The preparatory work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Construct the stopping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety devices, where applicable, are deployed according to specified requirements. The importance of using safety devices and symbolic signs are explained in terms of the consequences to safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The immediate vicinity is continuously assessed and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety are dealt with according to specified requirements. The importance of dealing with hazards and risks is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stopping is constructed in accordance with specified requirements. The importance of compliance is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work is done in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are used according to design and without injury to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The construction is completed in accordance with specified requirements. The importance of compliance is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work site is cleaned in accordance with good housekeeping and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools are cleaned; stored and defective or broken equipment is dealt with according to specified requirements. The importance of compliance is explained in terms of the consequences to safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The construction is evaluated and the results are compared to specified requirements. 


    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. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. 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.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Legal and site-specific requirements 

  • 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.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify hazards and risks in the working place contributes to his/her problem solving ability. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and to delegate work instructions, 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 themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The identification of abnormal conditions 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.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information received from co-workers with actual facts will indicate proficiency in collecting, organising and critically evaluating information. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to adhere to safety, health and environmental requirements illustrates his/her capability to use science and technology effectively. 

  • 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.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Range: Stopping must include concrete, masonry and aerated

    Terminology

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal requirements:
  • OHS Act and Regulations 85 / 1993
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations 29/1996
  • Codes of Practice

    Site- Specific requirements:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Programme
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Le Roux's Notes on Mine Environmental Control
  • Measurements in Mine Environmental Control


    Notes to assessors

    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 can 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: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.


    Unit standard justification

    Level

    Attribute-Level-Justification
    Skills-2-Moderate in range
    Procedures-2-Established and familiar
    Context-3-Range of familiar
    Knowledge-2-Basic operational
    Information processing-2-Basic processing of readily available information
    Problem Solving-2-Known solutions to familiar problems
    Orientation of activities-3-Directed, with some autonomy
    Application of responsibility-2-Under general supervision and quality control
    Orientation of scope of responsibility-2-Some responsibility for quality and quantity, possible responsibility for guiding others

    Average level: 2.2
    Actual level assigned: 2

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity-Hours
    Classroom Teaching-8
    On-The-Job Training-16
    Mentoring required-0
    Other (Specify)-0
    Total-24

    Credits achieved: = 24 / 10 = 2.4
    Credits assigned: = 2 

  • 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 


    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. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    2. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    3. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    4. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    5. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    6. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    7. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    8. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    9. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    10. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 



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