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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor maintenance of printing and packaging manufacturing equipment, tooling and services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243182  Monitor maintenance of printing and packaging manufacturing equipment, tooling and services 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Printing and Packaging 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 reflects the skills required to:
  • Request and ensure that all maintenance required in area of responsibility is undertaken by appropriate personnel.
  • Follow up on machinery functioning after completion of maintenance and report persistent or unresolved problems.
  • Ensure required maintenance documentation is up-to-date.

    It also reflects the understanding of:
  • The importance of maintaining tools, equipment and services.
  • The impact of maintenance of the lifespan to tools, equipment and services and on production efficiencies.

    This unit standard would be assessed in the following printing and packaging processes e.g.:
  • Printing:

    > Letterpress.
    > Screen printing.
    > Flexography.
    > Gravure.
    > Lithography.
    > Continuous stationery.
    > Roll label.
    > Rotary offset.
  • Manufacture of packaging, with or without in-line printing processes:

    > Bag making (self opening bag).
    > Sack making (both tubing & bottoming).
    > Carton making.
    > Can and end making.
    > Laminating.
    > Coating.
    > Corrugated board manufacturing.
    > Tubing.
    > Wrapping.
    > Over printing.
    > Envelope making.
    > File manufacturing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies are assumed to be in place:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes. The learner should be able to work autonomously. The work will be guided by relevant worksite procedures, manufacturers' specifications and safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor the functioning of equipment, tooling and services during printing and packaging operations and identify problems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Monitoring includes using sensory cues as well as observing process parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, tooling and services functioning is monitored in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports and records are accurate and clear, and are completed and processed in a timely manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reports and records include process reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incidents and problems related to maintenance are discussed and explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss maintenance requirements; evaluate options and agree maintenance requirements with appropriate maintenance personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Progress on maintenance requests and agreements is tracked and delays and non-conformances are reported in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key concepts and principles are explained and applied within a packaging and printing context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Issues, key concepts and principles include: various approaches to maintenance, the cost implications and the effects on machine availability, relations between production and maintenance personnel.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety procedures are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance work done to ensure tooling, equipment and services are functioning optimally for production requirements is followed up in accordance with organisational standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Optimisation includes making equipment and processes work better/more efficient.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check maintenance documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance documentation is checked and signed off in accordance with organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance documentation includes job cards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maintenance work is carried out as required and within the specified timeline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication with maintenance personnel is ongoing and documented as per organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:
  • Names & functions of:
    > Machine parts, rollers, cylinders, motors, gearboxes.
    > Tools, equipment.
    > Specifications, instructions.
    > Consumables, raw materials, services.
    > Maintenance and safety functions on the equipment Standards.
    > Time frames.
    > Efficiency.
    > Wastage or spoilage.
  • Purpose of:
    > Monitoring maintenance.
    > Evaluating options and agreeing maintenance requirements with appropriate maintenance.
    > Personnel.
    > Following up on maintenance work done.
    > Maintaining a document trail.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
    > Machine parts.
    > Services.
    > Maintenance function.
    > Safety equipment.
  • Processes and events:
    > Monitoring maintenance.
    > Evaluating options and agreeing maintenance requirements with appropriate maintenance.
    > Personnel.
    > Following up on maintenance work done.
  • Causes and effects, implications of:
    > Effects of breakdown on production.
    > Effect of poor maintenance.
    > Unforeseen circumstances.
    > Poorly trained personnel.
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Monitoring progress.
    > Safety procedures.
    > Evaluating and agreeing maintenance options.
    > Following up on maintenance work done.
  • Sensory cues:
    > Tactile, olfactory and aural cues related to wear, damage or fault detection, monitoring progress.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Related to safety, health and environment.
    > Standards, operating procedures.
    > Organisational policies and rules relating to monitoring maintenance on processes equipment.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Principles of the process.
    > Contextualisation of concepts related to monitoring maintenance process and recording related information.
  • Categories:
    > Hazardous materials; substrate; personnel; tools, equipment.
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship and integration.
    > Value chain.
    > Corrective action reporting and continuous improvement.
    > Communication.
    > Work group.
    > Customer relations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Monitor the functioning of equipment, tooling and services during printing and packaging operations and identify problems.
  • Explain and discuss incidents and problems related to maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Discuss maintenance requirements, evaluate options and agree maintenance requirements with appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • Follow up on maintenance work done to ensure tooling, equipment and services are functioning optimally for production requirements.
  • Check and sign off all maintenance documentation.
  • Explain and discuss incidents and problems related to maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Monitor the functioning of equipment, tooling and services during printing and packaging operations and identify problems.
  • Discuss maintenance requirements, evaluate options and agree maintenance requirements with appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • Follow up on maintenance work done to ensure tooling, equipment and services are functioning optimally for production requirements.
  • Check and sign off all maintenance documentation.
  • Explain and discuss incidents and problems related to maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Monitor the functioning of equipment, tooling and services during printing and packaging operations and identify problems.
  • Discuss maintenance requirements, evaluate options and agree maintenance requirements with appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • Follow up on maintenance work done to ensure tooling, equipment and services are functioning optimally for production requirements.
  • Check and sign off all maintenance documentation.
  • Explain and discuss incidents and problems related to maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Discuss maintenance requirements, evaluate options and agree maintenance requirements with appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • Follow up on maintenance work done to ensure tooling, equipment and services are functioning optimally for production requirements.
  • Check and sign off all maintenance documentation.
  • Explain and discuss incidents and problems related to maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Monitor the functioning of equipment, tooling and services during printing and packaging operations and identify problems.
  • Follow up on maintenance work done to ensure tooling, equipment and services are functioning optimally for production requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Monitor the functioning of equipment, tooling and services during printing and packaging operations and identify problems.
  • Follow up on maintenance work done to ensure tooling, equipment and services are functioning optimally for production requirements. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57898   Further Education and Training Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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