SP Underground Hardrock

Competent B: Installation & maintenance of any support unit & the removal of a temporary support unit in Underground Hard Rock Operations (MQA/SP/0061/07)

Competent Person B Skill s Programme is Step 2 of National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock (58739) NQF Level 2 (See Process Chart) and is an exit level outcome in its own right.

People credited with this skill s programme are able to install and maintain any support unit and remove a temporary support unit in Underground Hard Rock Operations in accordance with the Fall of Ground Regulations. Persons must achieve competency in all core unit standards and at least one site-specific unit standard from the unit standards elective to temporary support in order to obtain the skills programme.

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Rock Drill Operator in Underground Hard Rock Operations (MQA/SP/0069/08)

This Skills Programme is in Step 4 of the National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock (58739) NQF Level 2 (See Process Chart) and is also an exit level outcome in its own right. It contains all the learning content that is required for assessment to become competent as a “Rock Drill Operator” in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 14 of the Mine Health & Safety Act of 1996.

Persons credited with this skills programme are able to drill a variety of holes inclusive of shot holes and support holes required in stoping and developing mining operations in underground hardrock mines.

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Competent A: Examination & declaring safe of a workplace in Underground HardRock Operations (MQA/SP/0063/07)

This Skills Programme is in Step 5 of the National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock (58739) NQF Level 2 (See Process Chart) and is also an exit level outcome in its own right.

People credited with this skills programme are able to examine and declare a working place safe in accordance with the Fall of Ground Regulations. Persons must achieve competency in all core unit standards and at least one site-specific unit standard from the unit standards elective to temporary support in order to obtain the skills programme.

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Blasting Assistant within Underground Hard Rock (MQA/SP/0064/07)

This Skills Programme is in Step 6 of the National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock (58739) NQF Level 2 (See Process Chart) and is also an exit level outcome in its own right. It contains all the learning content that is required for assessment to become competent as a “Blasting Assistant” in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 4 of the Mine Health & Safety Act of 1996.

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Secondary Blasting Operations for Underground Hard Rock (MQA/SP/0062/07)

In terms of the Mines Health and Safety Act and Regulations (Act 29 of 1996) and for purposes of Regulation 14.1 (1) and 14.1 (5), competent person means a person who: Has been assessed and found competent to examine and declare a workplace safe

Must ensure, if at any time a working place or part thereof becomes unsafe during a shift, that all persons, other than those examining and making safe, are removed from such unsafe area and are not permitted to return thereto until declared safe by a competent person.

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