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

Operate a dragline 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116130  Operate a dragline 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  24 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-30  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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
262730  Operate a dragline  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Operating Draglines and demonstrating knowledge of the functions of Draglines and starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniquesThe contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent
Learning assumed to be in place
NQF level 1 Numeracy and NQF level 1 Literacy

It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard have already undergone company induction, have an appropriate licence to operate in the work area, and are familiar with Statutory requirements which include but are not limited to:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In the range of 20-50 Tons
    Limited to work carried out on a standard machine, or with standardised fittings
    Major components include:
  • Engine
  • Fuel system
  • Hydraulic system
  • Electrical system
  • Braking system
  • Transmission
  • Cooling system
  • Stability
  • Suitability
  • State of repair
  • Proximity of other machines and workers

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • Local Provincial authority requirements

    Appropriate checklist is any one or a combination of the following:
  • Manufacturer's checklist
  • Pre-operational checklist
  • Site-specific checklist
  • Daily checklist
  • Weekly checklist
  • Site-specific checklist

    Worksite procedures include manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements, or similar procedures
  • Corrective action includes repairing and/or reporting
  • Controls include levers, switches, adjusting wheels, joy sticks and pedals where applicable
  • Forwards, reverse, left, right, gear selection, braking
  • All implement and attachment movements
  • Corrective action includes repairing and/or reporting 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a draglines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main functions of Dragline's are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All safety features and warning devices on the Dragline are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed Dragline capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Warnings from Dragline indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Start and shut down dragline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, to ensure compliance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dragline is parked according to manufacturer's and company requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate dragline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with their designed use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functions of the various controls are demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Controls are used to effectively manoeuvre the Dragline within manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe working procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications, site specific and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dragline performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Dragline is operated without risk of damage or loss to Dragline or property, or injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Hazards specific to operating Dragline's and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Document dragline use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dragline hours are documented in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dragline maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA-ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The Draglines operation procedures and main functions of all major components
  • The maximum operating capacities of the designed Dragline capabilities.
  • Statutory requirements including the Relevant Code of practice and Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • Worksite procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Evident in the following sprcific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a dragline
  • Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received

    Operate dragline
  • Hazards specific to operating Draglines and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following sprcific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Operate dragline
  • Hazards specific to operating Draglines and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people.

    Document dragline use
    Dragline maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following sprcific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Start and shut down dragline
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.

    Operate dragline
  • Dragline performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following sprcific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Document dragline use
  • Dragline hours are documented in accordance with company requirements.
  • Dragline maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following sprcific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Start and shut down dragline
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Document dragline use
  • Dragline maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following sprcific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a dragline
  • The main functions of Draglines are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.

    Start and shut down dragline
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following sprcific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Operate dragline
  • Hazards specific to operating Draglines and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262730, which is "Operate a dragline", Level 2, 20 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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