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

Produce copper bar by means of a roller process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259696  Produce copper bar by means of a roller process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 "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 will be useful to people responsible for producing copper rod by means of a roller mill process.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to the production of copper rod.
  • Prepare to produce copper rod.
  • Produce copper rod.
  • Complete the duties pertaining to the copper rod production process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge relating to the production of copper rod. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements pertaining to a safe, healthy work environment in the copper rod production and the consequences of not adhering to the above are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of copper rod production is explained in terms of achieving specified production requirements and up-and down stream operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards and associated risks pertaining to the copper rod production process are identified through specified risk assessment procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The actions to be taken should hazards and risks be encountered are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The principal components of the copper rod production system are identified and their functions explained in terms of operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principal components must include:
  • Copper rod production system components.
  • Auxiliary systems.
  • Safety devices.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Lockout procedures pertaining to the copper rod production system and the consequences of non-compliance are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The operating parameters and production methods and the consequences of not adhering to these are explained in terms of operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The factors affecting the optimum performance of the copper rod production process are explained in terms of operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The elementary principles of the copper rod production process are explained in terms of operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The colour coding and symbolic signs pertaining to the copper rod production process are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    The operation of the copper rod production process is explained in terms of operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    The actions to be taken, should sub-standard conditions and problems be encountered, are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to produce copper rod. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective and safety equipment is verified, examined and used in accordance with prescribed practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are verified and examined in accordance with prescribed practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workplace hazards and associated risks are dealt with in accordance with recommendations set out in the applicable risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The copper rod production system is examined and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Occupational safety and health precautions towards self and others are maintained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce copper rod. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective and safety equipment is used in accordance with prescribed practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The start-up of the copper rod production process is conducted in accordance with standard task procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The copper rod production process is monitored and controlled in accordance with standard task procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe and optimum production is facilitated through effective communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with prescribed practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work