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

Remove an obstruction from a drawpoint using a water cannon 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15295  Remove an obstruction from a drawpoint using a water cannon 
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 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
244394  Remove an obstruction from a draw point with a water canon  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who have responsibility to remove an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon.

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • explain specified requirements pertaining to the removal of an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon;
  • prepare to remove an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon; and
  • remove an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon. 

  • 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:
  • Follow basic health and safety practices pertaining to mining operations 

  • 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 
    Explain specified requirements pertaining to the removal of an obstruction. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain specified requirements pertaining to the removal of an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Explain specified requirements pertaining to the removal of an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The significant risks associated with workplace hazards pertaining to the removal of an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Unsafe support conditions
  • Unsafe ground conditions
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The significant risks associated with work-related hazards pertaining to the removal of an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Working with water under pressure
  • Working in proximity of obstructions
  • Working in proximity of moving machinery
  • Diesel fumes
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The basic principles of operation of a water canon are explained according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to remove an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The required personal protective equipment is available, operational, fit for purpose and used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The required tools, material and equipment are available, fit for purpose; operational and transported to the designated area according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The workplace is examined and workplace hazards are dealt with according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Unsafe support conditions
  • Unsafe ground conditions
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Precautions taken to prevent unauthorised entry into the affected area is according to specified requirements in terms of positioning of barricades, guards and symbolic signs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The water canon is prepared for operations according to specified requirements in terms of safety checks conducted, stabilising and filling of tanks with water. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Precautions taken to prevent flooding and accumulation of water in the workplace are according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The consequences to health, safety and production if failing to adhere to specified requirements when preparing to remove an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Selection, examination and transportation of tools, material and equipment
  • Area examination and workplace hazards
  • Precautions to prevent unauthorised entry
  • Preparing the water canon
  • Avoiding flooding and accumulation of water.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove an obstruction from a drawpoint with a water canon. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • The obstruction is removed from the drawpoint with a water canon according to specified requirements in terms of body positions, direction and securing of the discharge end, handling of controls and precautions taken to prevent injuries, property damage and flooding.
  • Tools and equipment are used according to specified requirements and in line with accepted ergonomic principles. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    3. Work related hazards are dealt with according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Working with water under pressure
  • Working in close proximity of obstructions
  • Working in proximity of moving machinery
  • Diesel fumes
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    4. Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    5. Reports are completed and submitted in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    6. Tools and equipment are prepared and stored for subsequent use and those defective are dealt with according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    7. The consequences to health, safety and production of not adhering to specified requirements when splicing ropes are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Removal of obstruction
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Work related hazards
  • Interpersonal interaction
  • Reports
  • Preparation and storage of tools and equipment
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    1. The obstruction is removed from the drawpoint with a water canon according to the specified requirements in terms of body positions, direction and securing of the discharge end, handling of controls and precautions taken to prevent injuries, property damage and flooding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    2. Tools and equipment are used according to the specified requirements and in line with the accepted ergonomic principles. 


    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
  • Report writing
  • 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.
  • The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

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

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • 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.
  • 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 
    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 NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244394, which is "Remove an obstruction from a draw point with a water canon", Level 2, 3 credits.

    Terminology

    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)
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant 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 of 1993 

  • 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. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    2. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    3. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    4. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    5. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    6. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    7. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    8. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 



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