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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate tailgates and tail-lifts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123260  Operate tailgates and tail-lifts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 purpose of the learning is to ensure that professional drivers who achieve this unit standard are able to operate tailgates and tail-lifts safely, and according to legal, organisational and manufacturer specifications. This will improve the learner's career flexibility, and will ensure that accidents and injuries are prevented, improving the compliance, success and profitability of road transport service delivery.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing mechanical operation of equipment according to given specifications.
  • Identifying and categorising loads accurately.
  • Ensuring functional equipment and legal compliance by means of equipment inspection.
  • Operating tailgates and tail-lifts in accordance with manufacturers', legal and organisational standards and procedures.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for the development of professional, productive and safe operators. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2.
  • Maintaining Occupational Health & Safety.

    The learner should also be in possession of the applicable driver's licence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Tailgates and Tail-lifts include:
  • Passenger Lifts.
  • Tailgates and Tail-lifts with a maximum capacity of UP TO 1000Kg(one ton).
  • Tailgates and Tail-lifts with a maximum capacity of UP TO 2000Kg (two ton).
  • Specialised lifts, including (remote and) tuck-away.

    Attachments include:
  • Safety gates.
  • Platform extensions/ramps.
  • Roll stops.
  • Rollers.
  • Remote. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe mechanical operation of equipment according to given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Platform types are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different tailgate components are accurately identified and component functions explained according to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include:
  • Hydraulic components.
  • Steel wire cable.
  • Power pack.
  • Platform.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different attachments are accurately identified and their application explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The various lifting capacities are accurately identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and categorize loads accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loads are accurately categorized according to the freight type, as well as weight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics and specific handling requirements of different freight types are explained according to manufacturer and organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of load centre is accurately explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of moving equipment are accurately identified and their application explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Types of load securing equipment are accurately identified and their application explained.
    Load securing principles are accurately explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure functional equipment and legal compliance by means of equipment inspection. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legal compliance includes:
  • A safe work load (SWL).
  • Valid vehicle registration.
  • Valid load test certificate. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tailgate and the lifting platform are inspected in accordance with given inspection procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspections include:
  • Pre-operational (start) inspection.
  • Operational inspection (during loading).
  • Inspection subsequent to loading of vehicle.
  • Periodic inspections during transportation of load and at shift-end.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe work load (SWL) of lifting platform is confirmed against given criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspections are recorded and any deviations or defects are reported according to specified organisational procedures and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate tailgates and tail-lifts in accordance with manufacturers', legal and organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vehicle is appropriately positioned and secured for loading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Load distribution is in accordance with restrictions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specified equipment capacity is adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicle is loaded/off-loaded in accordance with manufacturers', safety and organizational requirements and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Regulations pertaining to environmental hazards (with specific reference to noise) are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate procedures in the event of an accident or incident are implemented as specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Specified maintenance procedures for equipment are adhered to at all times. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria to this effect have been included.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act 85/1993 - Driven Machinery Regulations.
  • Organizational safety standards and procedures.
  • Platform types.
  • Tailgate components and the function of each component.
  • Types of attachments and their application.
  • Equipment capacities.
  • Characteristics and handling requirements of different freight types .
  • The concept of "load centre".
  • Types of moving equipment and their application.
  • Types of load securing equipment and their application.
  • Load securing principles.
  • Inspection procedures.
  • The concept of "safe work load".
  • National Road Traffic Act, with regard to requirements for load distribution & load securement.
  • Manufacturers' specifications for use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Accident and emergency procedures.
  • Regulations pertaining to environmental hazards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions in the case of lifting capacity being exceeded or equipment being defective. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to ensure legal compliance of equipment, as well as the timeous, safe and efficient loading and off-loading of vehicles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by continually evaluating whether maximum performance of equipment was achieved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to identify and classify loads. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to ensure legal compliance of equipment, as well as the timeous, safe and efficient loading and off-loading of vehicles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by interpreting manufacturers' specifications for the operation and maintenance of equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by understanding the impact of safe working practices and the importance of adhering to legislated and manufacturers' standards when operating equipment. 

    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 
    Notes to assessors

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the unit standard title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember that the person must be declared competent in terms of the overall unit standard outcome. Where assessment at unit standard title level is unmanageable, focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48794   National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Algoa Bus Company 
    2. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    3. Buscor 
    4. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Durban 
    5. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg 
    6. Crossroads Port Elizabeth 
    7. Crossroads Western Cape 
    8. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (PTY) LTD 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    11. Ikaheng HR Services (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Inkqubela Consultants 
    13. Learncorp 
    14. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    15. Makwedeng Training 
    16. NOSA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 
    17. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    18. Safe and Eco Driving (Pty) Ltd 
    19. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    20. THABO Training and Services 



    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.