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

Select and use vehicle lifting equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15123  Select and use vehicle lifting equipment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Vehicle Maintenance   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

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 skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of autotronics.
The learning outcomes of this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the autotronics NQF2 level qualification.
Qualifying learners are able to select and use automobile lifting equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression.
The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learnt to:
  • Maintain a safe and productive work area 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under specific outcomes.
    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss the basic operation of automobile lifting equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Lifting equipment includes vehicle hoists (two post or four post), jacks (floor and hand) and related safety stands and creepers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Hoist is operated successfully
  • Jack is positioned and operated correctly
  • Safety stands are positioned and used correctly
  • Creepers are used in a safe manner

    Indicators
  • Pre-inspections on lifting equipment are carried out
  • Safety precautions are adhered to
  • Automobile is correctly secured when lifted and lowered
  • Lifting equipment is used in accordance to pre-scribed procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Positioning of jacks and safety stands
  • Ground surface level
  • Specified tonnages
  • Procedures for lifting and lowering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the function of various components related to hoists. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Components include electric motor, support posts, control mechanism, platform, slopping plates and the safety mechanism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Hoist is operated successfully
  • Jack is positioned and operated correctly
  • Safety stands are positioned and used correctly
  • Creepers are used in a safe manner

    Indicators
  • Pre-inspections on lifting equipment are carried out
  • Safety precautions are adhered to
  • Automobile is correctly secured when lifted and lowered
  • Lifting equipment is used in accordance to pre-scribed procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Positioning of jacks and safety stands
  • Ground surface level
  • Specified tonnages
  • Procedures for lifting and lowering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out precautionary measures before operating a hoist. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Precautionary measures include loading in accordance to hoist specifications, hoist in a safe working condition, area is clear, vehicle correctly positioned on hoist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Hoist is operated successfully
  • Jack is positioned and operated correctly
  • Safety stands are positioned and used correctly
  • Creepers are used in a safe manner

    Indicators
  • Pre-inspections on lifting equipment are carried out
  • Safety precautions are adhered to
  • Automobile is correctly secured when lifted and lowered
  • Lifting equipment is used in accordance to pre-scribed procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Positioning of jacks and safety stands
  • Ground surface level
  • Specified tonnages
  • Procedures for lifting and lowering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate hoist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Hoist is operated successfully
  • Jack is positioned and operated correctly
  • Safety stands are positioned and used correctly
  • Creepers are used in a safe manner

    Indicators
  • Pre-inspections on lifting equipment are carried out
  • Safety precautions are adhered to
  • Automobile is correctly secured when lifted and lowered
  • Lifting equipment is used in accordance to pre-scribed procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Positioning of jacks and safety stands
  • Ground surface level
  • Specified tonnages
  • Procedures for lifting and lowering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use a jack. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Inspect jack before use
  • Determine load carrying capacity of jack
  • Position jack correctly to eliminate risk of damage 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Hoist is operated successfully
  • Jack is positioned and operated correctly
  • Safety stands are positioned and used correctly
  • Creepers are used in a safe manner

    Indicators
  • Pre-inspections on lifting equipment are carried out
  • Safety precautions are adhered to
  • Automobile is correctly secured when lifted and lowered
  • Lifting equipment is used in accordance to pre-scribed procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Positioning of jacks and safety stands
  • Ground surface level
  • Specified tonnages
  • Procedures for lifting and lowering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Use safety stands. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Hoist is operated successfully
  • Jack is positioned and operated correctly
  • Safety stands are positioned and used correctly
  • Creepers are used in a safe manner

    Indicators
  • Pre-inspections on lifting equipment are carried out
  • Safety precautions are adhered to
  • Automobile is correctly secured when lifted and lowered
  • Lifting equipment is used in accordance to pre-scribed procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Positioning of jacks and safety stands
  • Ground surface level
  • Specified tonnages
  • Procedures for lifting and lowering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Use creeper. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Hoist is operated successfully
  • Jack is positioned and operated correctly
  • Safety stands are positioned and used correctly
  • Creepers are used in a safe manner

    Indicators
  • Pre-inspections on lifting equipment are carried out
  • Safety precautions are adhered to
  • Automobile is correctly secured when lifted and lowered
  • Lifting equipment is used in accordance to pre-scribed procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Positioning of jacks and safety stands
  • Ground surface level
  • Specified tonnages
  • Procedures for lifting and lowering 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Hoists
  • Jacks
  • Safety stands
  • Creepers
    2. Purpose of:
  • Lifting equipment
    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Lifting equipment
    4. Sensory cues:
  • Visual inspection of equipment and work area when using lifting equipment
    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of not working on level ground
  • Implications of using faulty lifting equipment
  • Implications of securing the vehicle correctly
  • Implications of not following lifting and lowering procedures
    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • Lifting and lowering procedures
    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Regulations regarding working with lifting equipment
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation
    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Mechanical advantage
    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the lifting equipment and the mass of the vehicle 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require action and correct when necessary 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to the workgroup`s efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using lifting equipment
  • Plan and prepare job function activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report faulty lifting equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Explain mechanical advantage 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of automobile lifting equipment principles to that of other lifting equipment (forklift, cranes, etc) 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  64709   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  64410   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49689   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    2. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (PTY) LTD 
    3. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    4. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    5. Ikaheng HR Services (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Inkqubela Consultants 
    7. Learncorp 
    8. Makwedeng Training 
    9. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    10. PUTCO Limited 
    11. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    12. Yonke Environmental Solutions 
    13. Zulaka Consulting cc 



    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.