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

Sling and communicate during crane operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116256  Sling and communicate during crane operations 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-30  2008-06-11  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-11   2012-06-11  

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
253638  Sling and communicate during crane operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

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

Demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Crane Operations, inspecting and evaluating lifting gear, preparing and slinging regular loads, as well as communicating during crane operations

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

The operator should be declared physically fit and have completed an eyesight test (such as the Orthorator test, the Purdue University Test No. 3, etc.) and an industry recognised depth perception and hand-eye co-ordination test.

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 competent in unit standards which address:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping
    . Mechanical Awareness and Plant Appreciation 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify types of lifting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of lifting equipment are described in relation to their purpose and use. Weights of various regular loads are calculated, lifting equipment selected, and applicable sling and lifting gear applied to the load in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ropes, chains, web slings, lifting beams, spreader bars, slings, shackles, eye bolts, lifting devices
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Packing and dunnage are selected and applied to crane lift situations, in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and evaluate lifting gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifting gear is inspected and evaluated in accordance with relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include, but is not limited to - lifting beams, spreader bars, slings, shackles, eye bolts, natural, synthetic and wire ropes, chains and web slings.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare and sling regular loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Regular loads are prepared and slung in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tie appropriate knots in natural or synthetic ropes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bowline, clove hitch, sheet bend
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate during crane operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand signals for cranes and lifting appliances are in accordance with recognised practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Audible communication is done in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice, and company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include but is not limited to radio telephone, other electrical devices, verbal.
     


    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 
  • Regulatory Requirements in terms of Permits
  • Types of lifting equipment
  • Lifting gear Inspection procedures
  • Recognised hand signals and other forms of communication
  • Types of ties 

  • 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:

    Inspect and evaluate lifting gear.
  • Lifting gear is inspected and evaluated in accordance with relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Communicate during crane operations
  • Hand signals for cranes and lifting appliances are in accordance with recognised practice 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify Types of lifting equipment
  • Packing and dunnage are selected and applied to crane lift situations, in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify types of lifting equipment
  • Types of lifting equipment are described in relation to their purpose and use. Weights of various regular loads are calculated, lifting equipment selected, and applicable sling and lifting gear applied to the load in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Communicate during crane operations
  • Audible communication is done in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice, and company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify types of lifting equipment
  • Types of lifting equipment are described in relation to their purpose and use. Weights of various regular loads are calculated, lifting equipment selected, and applicable sling and lifting gear applied to the load in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Communicate during crane operations
  • Regulatory permits are obtained in accordance with statutory requirements pertaining to plan, task, site, and navigation routes assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253638, which is "Sling and communicate during crane operations", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    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 
    Elective  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    3. MPACT 
    4. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    5. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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