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COMPETENT B:  INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ANY SUPPORT UNIT AND THE REMOVAL OF TEMPORARY SUPPORT UNITS

In terms of the Mines Health and Safety Act and Regulations (Act 29 of 1996) and for purposes of Regulation 14.1 (7), competent person means a person whom has been assessed and found competent to install and maintain any support unit and remove temporary support unit:

People credited with this skills programme are able to examine and declare a working place safe in accordance with the Fall of Ground Regulations promulgated by the Minister of Minerals and Energy.  This MQA registered skills programme addresses the following unit standards:

•  Demonstrate an understanding of the identification of and dealing with rock strata condition
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Follow basic health and safety practices underground
•  Make a safe workplace by means of barring
•  Support an underground working place by means of temporary support units
•  Support an underground working place by means of anchors placed into drilled holes
•  Support an underground working place by means of elongated support units that are hydraullically stressed
•  Support an underground working place by means of packs

Entry Requirements

It is assumed that candidates embarking on learning towards this skills programm have relevant knowledge and undersrtanding of daily underground mining operations.

Duration

This skills programme may be achieved in 4 weeks. 

The total time allocated for learner to be at Durnacol Skills Innovation Hub is 2 weeks whereafter the learner must obtain relelvant practical experience on the job for 4 weeks.

The assessment of individual unit standards will confirm the required practical experience .

'On the job assessment' for full compliance is a separate exercise to be undertaken afer completion of both institutional and on the job training and will be conducted by our MQA registered assessors.

 

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