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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of wire rope, rigging accessories, anchor systems and rigging in cable yarding operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117033  Demonstrate knowledge of wire rope, rigging accessories, anchor systems and rigging in cable yarding operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit is for people who intend to do rigging in cable yarding operations.

People credited with this unit are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of wire ropes used in cable yarding operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rigging accessories.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anchor systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rigging of intermediate. supports, tailtrees and a tower for a cable yarding operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of wire ropes used in cable yarding operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component parts of wire rope are identified according to the Handbook section 4.1. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics of wire rope are explained according to the Handbook section 4.1.1. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diameter, lay, core, configuration of strands and wires.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wire rope limits are explained according to the Handbook section 4.1.2.1, 4.1.2.2 and 4.1.2.3. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Table 3 of the Handbook or any other recognised table is used to determine the safe working load of wire rope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety considerations for wire rope are stated according to the Handbook section 4.1.3. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Inspection criteria for wire rope removal is explained according to the Handbook section 4.1.5. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Causes of wire rope failure are explained according to the Handbook section 4.1.6. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The requirements for the splicing of wire rope are explained according to the Handbook section 4.1.7. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Splicing of wire rope is performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Long splice, eye splice.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Spooling of wire rope onto drums is explained according to the Handbook section 4.1.8. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    The use and requirements of synthetic ropes are explained according to the Handbook section 4.2. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    The storage of wire ropes is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protected from elements, correctly positioned on drums.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of rigging accessories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify rigging accessories, explain the use thereof and the applicable requirements according to the Handbook section 5. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The attachment of cable clamps to wire ropes are demonstrated according to the Handbook section 5.1. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Correct application, number and spacing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rig a shackle with the pin through the eye according to the Handbook section 5.5. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A molly is made according to the Handbook section 5.6. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hang a block from a strap according to the Handbook section 5.8.2. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Table 7 of the Handbook is used to determine the efficiency of wire ropes bending over a sheave. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of anchor systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The general rules of thumb concerning stump anchors are described according to the Handbook section 6.1.1. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stumps to avoid as anchors are described according to the Handbook section 6.1.2. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Guidelines for rigging multiple stump anchors are described according to the Handbook section 6.1.4. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Attach guidelines to stump anchors according to the Handbook section 6.1.3. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedure and requirements for installing a deadman anchor is explained according to the Handbook section 6.3. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The requirements for using tree anchors are explained according to the Handbook section 6.5. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the rigging of intermediate supports, tailtrees and a tower for a cable yarding operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of deflection and line tension are explained according to the Handbook section 7.4. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rigging requirements for a tower are explained according to the Handbook section 8.2. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rigging requirements for intermediate supports are explained according to the Handbook section 8.3. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rigging requirements for tailtrees are explained according to the Handbook section 8.4. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    General safety in rigging is explained according to the Handbook section 9.1. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Climbing equipment is explained according to the Handbook section 9.2. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Methods of tensioning guidelines are explained according to the Handbook section 9.4. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Common hazards caused by incorrect rigging are stated according to the Handbook section 9.5.9. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning and assessors must be accredited in terms of the requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority.

    Moderation: The moderation requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority must be met. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Component parts of wire ropes
  • Synthetic ropes
  • Rigging accessories
  • Anchor systems
  • Intermediate supports
  • Tailtrees
  • Tower for a cable yarding operation.
  • Climbing equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Splicing of wire rope
  • Wire rope

    Sensory cues:
  • What I see, feel and hear during the process

    Purpose of:
  • Safety considerations
  • Rigging accessories
  • Anchor systems
  • Intermediate supports
  • Tailtrees
  • Tower for a cable yarding operation.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Standard operating procedures: "Guidelines for Forest Engineering Practices in South Africa" (FESA)
  • South African Cable Yarding Safety and Operating Handbook - Second edition,
  • Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) legislation
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Causes of common hazards
  • Guideline tensioning
  • Rigging
  • Anchoring

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relation ship between the rigging equipment , accessories and the operational 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
  • When demonstrating knowledge of all the equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues when collecting information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • When learning and understanding the role and function of all the equipment
  • When managing resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • When demonstrating and explaining the names and functions of the equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • When using information technology to source technical data 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed during the demonstration 

  • 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
    Elective  48988   National Certificate: Forestry: Timber Harvesting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  59730   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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