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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate mechanical awareness and crane appreciation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116227  Demonstrate mechanical awareness and crane appreciation 
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 
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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Demonstrating mechanical awareness and appreciation of civil construction Crane, identifying and applying pre-operational and post-operational checks.

Demonstrating an understanding of, and applying the principles of leverage

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 Crane operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniques
The 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 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
In the range of a rated capacity of up to 50 Tons
Limited to work carried out on a standard crane, or with standardised fittings

Major components include:
  • Chassis
  • Tower & jib
  • Counter weight, hoist
  • Jib & cab
  • Hoist & slew systems
  • Brakes & Transmission
  • Trolley & hookblock

    Factors influencing safety and suitability of a crane:
  • 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

    Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane should cover:
  • Structural Components
  • Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • Cab, controls & levers
  • Mast Sections
  • Chassis & Balast
  • Hoist Ropes, Trolley & Hookblock

    Worksite procedures include manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements, or similar procedures
  • Corrective action includes inspections and/or reporting
  • Controls include levers, switches 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 
    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major components of construction Cranes are identified and their functions described 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Construction Crane instrumentation is identified and their functions described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Construction Crane controls are identified and their functions described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all Crane components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational and Post-operational checks are carried out according to Manufacturer's operation manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of leverage application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Select Crane most suitable for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures. 


    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 
  • Functions of Major Components and Systems
  • Functions of Instruments and Controls
  • Methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all Crane components
  • Principles Of Leverage 

  • 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 specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all crane components
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities.
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems
  • Major components of construction Crane are identified and their functions described 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems


    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls
  • All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    3. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    4. Transvaal Training 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.