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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transport explosives and accessories by means of a Self Propelled mobile machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244440  Transport explosives and accessories by means of a Self Propelled mobile machine 
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
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 
The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of transporting explosives and accessories using a self-propelled mobile machine in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the transportation of explosives and accessories by means of a self-propelled mobile machine.
  • Prepare the self propelled mobile machine for transporting and loading of explosives.
  • Transport explosives and accessories. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that persons attempting this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Follow basic occupational health and safety practices at NQF Level 1.
  • Take charge of and drive an articulating vehicle in an underground mine at NQF Level 1.
  • Take charge of and drive a non-articulating vehicle in an underground mine at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Open. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the transportation of explosives and accessories by means of a self-propelled mobile machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The significant risks and consequences associated with the work-related hazards pertaining to the transportation of explosives and accessories by means of a self-propelled mobile machine are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Towing and speed limits.
  • Traffic Control Systems.
  • Securing of load.
  • Handling of explosives.
  • Fire to equipment/machinery.
  • Brake failure.
  • Collisions.
  • Radio frequency emitting devices.
  • Working in the proximity of moving machinery.
  • Environmental conditions i.e. heat, gases, dust, excessive water, visibility and ventilation flow.
  • Stray voltage/current.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The significant risks and consequences associated with the workplace hazards pertaining to the transportation of explosives and accessories are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include hazards relating to:
  • Ground conditions.
  • Support conditions.
  • Fall of Ground.
  • Power failures.
  • Explosions.
  • Restricted areas/Obstructions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation describes the importance of transporting explosives and accessories with a self propelled mobile machine according to specified requirements and the consequences to occupational health, safety and production if these requirements are not adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic principles of operation of an Self Propelled Mobile Machine and the functions thereof are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic principles of operation must include:
  • Monitoring of instruments/gauges/safety systems.
  • Brake testing.
  • Manipulation of controls.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to transport explosives and accessories using a self-propelled mobile machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required tools and equipment are available, fit for purpose and used according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace, parking area and roadway are examined and workplace hazards are dealt with according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include hazards relating to:
  • Ground conditions.
  • Support conditions.
  • Fall of Ground.
  • Power failures.
  • Explosions.
  • Restricted areas/Obstructions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The pre-use and after start inspection is conducted according to specified requirements. Defects identified are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The quantity and types of explosives to be transported are verified to be according to specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences to occupational safety, occupational health and productivity if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst preparing to transport explosives and accessories using a self-propelled mobile machine is explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include consequences relating to:
  • Personal Protective equipment.
  • Tools material and equipment.
  • Workplace Hazards.
  • Not conducting pre-use inspection.
  • Quantity and types of explosives to be transported.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Transport explosives and accessories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explosives and accessories are transported according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements must include those relating to:
  • Loading and off-loading of explosives and accessories.
  • Method of transport.
  • Roadway conditions.
  • Securing of explosive receptacles.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area and equipment where explosives and accessories are to be transported are continuously examined for critical workplace hazards and these hazards are dealt with according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical workplace hazards must include:
  • Towing and speed limits.
  • Traffic Control Systems.
  • Securing of load.
  • Handling of explosives.
  • Fire to equipment/machinery.
  • Brake failure.
  • Collisions.
  • Radio frequency emitting devices.
  • Working in the proximity of moving machinery.
  • Environmental conditions i.e. heat, gases, dust, excessive water, visibility and ventilation flow.
  • Stray voltage/current.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The permissible capacity and types of explosives are loaded and secured/off-loaded and handed over according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The self-propelled mobile machine is parked in the designated area, and prepared for subsequent operations according to specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reports are completed and submitted in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequence to occupational safety, occupational health and productivity if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst transporting/loading and off loading of explosives and accessories using a self-propelled mobile machine is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences relating to:
  • Transport of explosives and accessories.
  • Workplace hazards.
  • Permissible capacity and type.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
  • Designated parking area and locked out.
  • Reports.
  • Use of tools and equipment.
     


  • 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.
  • 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 embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Risks associated with work related hazards:
  • Towing and speed limits.
  • Traffic control systems.
  • Securing of load.
  • Handling of explosives.
  • Fire on equipment and machinery.
  • Brake failure.
  • Collisions.
  • Radio frequency emitting devices.
  • Working in the proximity of moving machinery.
  • Environmental conditions e.g. heat, gases, dust, excessive water, visibility and ventilation flow.
  • Stray voltage/current.

    Risks associated with workplace hazards:
  • Unsafe ground conditions.
  • Support conditions.
  • Fall of ground.
  • Power failures.
  • Explosions.
  • Restricted areas/obstructions.

    Basic principles of operation:
  • Monitoring of instruments, gauges and safety systems.
  • Brake testing.
  • Manipulation of controls.

    Processes and events:
  • Preparation e.g. pre-use inspection, workplace examination and prevention of unauthorised entry.
  • After start inspection.
  • Verification of quality and type of explosives.

    Occupational health, safety and environment:
  • Hazards and risks encountered.
  • Safety systems and occupational health protection.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Environmental protection and pollution controls.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Use of tools, material and equipment.

    Applicable statutory requirements for transporting explosives and accessories by a self propelled mobile machine:
  • Applicable Acts and Regulations.
  • Codes of Practice.
  • Operator competency requirements.

    Communication requirements:
  • Reporting.
  • Liaison with associated operators.
  • Interpreting and implementing instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the learner 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 SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and occupational health of others.

    Note: The learner demonstrates an understanding of and ability to use advanced mining technology in terms of production, safety and communication. 

    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 learner 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 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    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.
    > SANS and other relevant standards.
    > Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
    > Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.
  • 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  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. AVENG (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 
    2. BANA BA THARI MINING TRADING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    3. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    4. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    5. BOOYSENDAL PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    6. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    7. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    8. EASTERN CROME MINES SAMANCOR 
    9. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    10. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    11. HOTAZEL MANGANESE MINES (PTY) LTD 
    12. KROONDAL OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 
    13. MANCAS CONSULTINGS CC 
    14. MARULA PLATINUM PTY LTD 
    15. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    16. MVUSULUDZO PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    17. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    18. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    19. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    20. SIBANYE GOLD LIMITED - BEATRIX DIVISION 
    21. SIBANYE GOLD LIMITED - KLOOF DIVISION 
    22. SIBANYE RUSTENBURG PLATINUM MINES PTY LTD 
    23. VENETIA MINE 
    24. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 



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