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

Transport persons, material, equipment and explosives by means of an interchangeable saddle utility vehicle in an underground mine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9597  Transport persons, material, equipment and explosives by means of an interchangeable saddle utility vehicle in an underground mine 
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 "Reregistered" 
2004-12-02  2007-08-16  SAQA 1657/04 
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
244452  Transport persons, material and equipment by means of an interchangeable-saddle utility vehicle in an underground mine  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who have responsibility to transport persons, material, equipment and explosives by means of an interchangeable-saddle utility vehicle in an underground workplace.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the specified requirements pertaining to the transportation of persons, material, equipment and explosives.
  • Prepare the interchangeable-saddle utility vehicle for transporting and handling of cassettes.
  • Perform transport duties. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that persons attempting this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Operate a utility vehicle
  • Follow basic health and safety practices 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to transportation of persons, material and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to the transportation of persons, material, equipment and explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation describes the operational requirements of a Dump Truck and the consequences to health and safety if specified requirements are not adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational requirements must include:
  • Towing and speed limits
  • Traffic Control Systems
  • Environmental conditions i.e. heat, gases, dust, excessive water, and visibility and ventilation flow.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The explanation describes the steps to be followed in the event of emergencies and the consequences to health, safety and productivity if the specified requirements are not adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergency procedures must include:
  • Brake failure
  • Fire to equipment / machinery
  • Fall of Ground
  • Collisions
  • Power failures
  • Explosions
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The explanation describes the various cassettes available and indicates their uses, and includes a discussion of the effect on health, safety and productivity if the requirements are not met. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various cassettes include but are not limited to:
  • Fuel cassette
  • Material cassette (including crane)
  • Lubrication cassette
  • Man-riding cassette
  • Dump cassette
  • Workshop cassette
  • Scissors-lift cassette
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The explanation describes the importance of transportation of persons, material, equipment and explosives with an interchangeable-saddle Utility Vehicle according to specified requirements and the consequences to health, safety and production if these requirements are not adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the interchangeable-saddle utility vehicle for transporting and handling of cassettes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The designated parking area of the utility vehicle is examined and hazards and substandard conditions are dealt with according to specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The required tools and equipment are available, fit for purpose and used according to specified requirements and in line with accepted ergonomic principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The pre-use and after start inspection is conducted according to the requirements on the provided checklists, defects identified are dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The numbers of persons, tools and equipment to be transported together are according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The quantity and types of explosives to be transported are according to specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The selection, installation and securing of the required cassette are according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The consequences to safety, health and productivity if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst preparing to transfer broken rock with a interchangeable saddle Utility Vehicle is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Failure to use or using defective personal equipment
  • Failure to use the specified tools and equipment and not using tools and equipment according to specified requirements
  • Failure to perform a pre-use and after start inspection
  • Failure to transport the specified amount of persons, tools and equipment
  • Failure to transport the specified quantities and types of explosives
  • Failure to examine the parking area and dealing with hazards.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform transport duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The physical conditions in the work area are continuously assessed and hazards and substandard conditions are dealt with according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Physical conditions must include:
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Ground conditions
  • Roadway conditions
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The permissible material, equipment and /or persons are loaded to allowable capacities and secured according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The embarking, seating, securing and disembarking of persons is according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The permissible capacity and types of explosives are loaded and secured / offloaded and handed over according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The interchangeable saddle Utility Vehicle is parked in the designated area and secured and locked out and prepared for subsequent loading operations according to specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Forms, checklists or reports are complete, accurate, and in the required format and submitted to the designated person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The consequence to safety, health and productivity if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst transferring broken rock with an interchangeable saddle Utility Vehicle is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Failure to continuously examine the working place for hazards and sub-standard conditions and dealing with same
  • Failure to ensure safety of employees being transported
  • Failure to ensure safety of employees by transporting incorrect types of explosives
  • Failure to enhance teamwork and avoiding conflict
  • Failure to prepare equipment for subsequent loading operations
  • Failure to submit reports on time and to the relevant persons
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • 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 
    The embedded knowledge that is required for this Unit Standard is found in Specific Outcome "Explain the specified requirements pertaining to the transportation of persons, material, equipment and explosives", as well as other Assessment Criteria throughout the Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team / group / organisation / community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244452, which is "Transport persons, material and equipment by means of an interchangeable saddle utility vehicle in an underground mine", Level 2, 2 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)
  • Regulations
  • 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. 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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