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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform general grinding operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9925  Perform general grinding operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  14 
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 
Performing general surface grinding operations and checking the results with precision measuring instruments. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.
  • If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.
  • If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. The learner works autonomously under limited supervision.

    2. The range of general surface grinding operations includes dressing grinding wheels, and grinding of surface of magnetic chuck, to opposite sides, flat and parallel, flat face and shoulder, two vertical faces parallel and central, angular face, slots, vees using a disk wheel or cup wheel, dovetail using a formed wheel, male or female radii, thin plate and slitting or cutting, plunge cutting. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine job requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Read and interpret job instructions, engineering drawings and production schedule
  • Select appropriate machining procedure
  • Plan sequence of operation 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality grinding operations meet job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare grinding machine for operation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Carry out pre-operational checks on machine
  • Report unsafe, worn or defective machine parts 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparation activities include carrying out routine maintenance and lubrication on machine, selecting tools, accessories and work holding fixtures, selecting grinding wheels, mounting, dressing and safe balancing of grinding wheel, selecting cutting speeds and feeds, calibration machine dials, selecting marking out equipment.
    Preparation activities are determined by materials for grinding, quality and job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality grinding operations meet job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform grinding operations on components. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Use cutting fluids or coolants where required 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality grinding operations meet job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Measure and check components. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Mark and report components that do not conform to specifications 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Precision measuring equipment includes verniers, micrometers, straight edges, dial gauges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality grinding operations meet job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform finishing activities. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Pack and store components
  • Remove waste materials
  • Clean machinery 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality grinding operations meet job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Document work done and results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality grinding operations meet job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality grinding operations meet job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Job requirements are correctly determined
  • Total range of pre-operational checks grinding machinery is performed
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment are identified and reported.
  • Preparation activities meet job specifications
  • Grinding activities performed to meet job specifications
  • Cutting fluids and coolants are used where appropriate
  • Precision measuring equipment used appropriately
  • Components are packed and stored safely without damage
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Documentation is completed on time and accurately

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss and explain
  • chosen machining procedure
  • consequences of failing to perform pre-operational checks
  • when to use cutting fluids or coolants
  • reasons for balancing and dressing grinding wheel and implications for quality
  • different results that can be achieved with different cutting feeds and speeds
  • importance of calibrating dials
  • precautions that can be taken to avoid damage to work piece and machine during operation
  • types of measuring equipment chosen
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • recording of results
  • caring for and storage of components
  • cleaning of machinery
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Metals for grinding
  • Grinding tools and accessories
  • Grinding wheels
  • Grinding stones
  • Precision measuring equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Product and its end use.

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Quality requirements for product.

    3. Sensory cues:
  • Cues for problems (what I see, hear, smell, feel).

    4. Purpose of:
  • Surface grinding
  • Various preparation activities
  • Recording results.

    5. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Implications of not following safe working practices
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about problems in work area.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • For sequencing work
  • Set up procedures for surface grinding operations
  • Clamping methods
  • Methods for using cooling and cutting fluids
  • Communication procedures
  • Reporting procedures.

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Quality standards and specifications
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable principles related to grinding operations.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Importance of metal surface preparation to the production process to produce products. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the surface grinding operations and the specific requirements of each job. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Manage my own time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information from production schedule and determine surface grinding requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use precision measuring equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand what the purpose of surface grinding is in the manufacturing process
  • Explain the importance of correctly preparing for grinding operations
  • Relate surface grinding to the quality of the final product. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58861   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21016   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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