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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243272  Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hiring Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to safely operate and use a Mobile Elevating Work Platform. The learner will be able to assess his/her work environment so as to establish any safety hazards in order to prevent or eliminate such hazards and resultant losses, to conduct pre-inspection tests and to operate the Mobile Elevating Work Platform in safe conditions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying applications to decide on the appropriate Mobile Elevating Work Platform to be used.
  • Assessing risks in the work environment to prevent and eliminate safety hazards.
  • Conducting pre-operation inspection of Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Making use of safe operating procedures and practices for a Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Placing people, tools and equipment correctly and safely on Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Conducting shut-down procedures and stow Mobile Elevating Work Platform safely. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Mobile Elevating Work Platform will include but are not limited to Cherry Picker, Scissor Lift, Boom Lift, Access Platform, Man Lift, Personnel Lift, Aerial Work Platform. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify applications to decide on appropriate Mobile Elevating Work Platform to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types and characteristics of Mobile Elevating Work Platform are identified, listed and explained with examples of each type. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The types and characteristics of Mobile Elevating Work Platform include but are not limited to scissor lift, articulated booms, telescopic booms, straight booms, stick booms, sigma lifts, truck mounts, trailer mount, and personnel lifts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various applications of each type of Mobile Elevating Work Platform are identified and explained with examples of their specific uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The characteristics of the Mobile Elevating Work Platform are matched with its intended use according to industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess risks in the work environment to prevent and eliminate safety hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible hazardous conditions in the environment which may exist for setting up a Mobile Elevating Work Platform are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible hazardous conditions in the environment which may be encountered during the operation of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazardous conditions are assessed in terms of direct consequences to person and property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazard control is conducted to comply with standard operating procedures to eliminate, minimise or control risk of injury or damage to people and property. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct pre-operation inspection of Mobile Elevating Work Platform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason for conducting a pre-operation inspection is described in terms of the consequences of not conducting it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A pre-operation inspection is conducted according to manufacturer's instructions and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A pre-operation full function test is conducted in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults and/or defects found are isolated, tagged and reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Place people, tools and equipment correctly and safely on Mobile Elevating Work Platform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working loads are explained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe working loads are loads at which a Mobile Elevating Work Platform can safely operate within the manufactures design criteria and it is the maximum weight limit at which the Mobile Elevating Work Platform can safely operate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Placement of load is explained according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not following manufacturer's load instructions are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment (PPE) is used while operating the Mobile Elevating Work Platform and in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Movement of Mobile Elevating Work Platform is conducted in accordance with regulatory and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Mobile Elevating Work Platform is operated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The operation of Mobile Elevating Work Platform includes but is not limited to lifting, lowering, slewing, telescoping, manual lowering, using outriggers and/or stabiliser, levelling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Risks associated with the operation of the Mobile Elevating Work Platform are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety related hazards are continuously monitored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Emergency procedures are followed in accordance with emergency protocol and standard operating procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Conduct shut-down procedures and stow Mobile Elevating Work Platform safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures are explained which are critical to the shut-down and stowing of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mobile Elevating Work Platform is parked in a safe and secure area according to manufacturer's instructions and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mobile Elevating Work Platform is stowed after use in accordance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational requirements will include but are not limited to: refuelling, charging battery, top up oil level, cleaning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults and/or defects found are tagged and reported according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Organisational standard operating procedures for the use and operation of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
  • Organisational codes of practice.
  • Occupational health and safety procedures and practices applicable to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
  • Worksite specific health, safety, security and environmental requirements and procedures.
  • Manual of responsibilities of operators of Mobile Elevating Work Platform. 

  • 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 assessing the risk in the work environment to prevent and eliminate safety hazards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when operating a Mobile Elevating Work Platform to ensure safe working practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities when conducting pre-operation inspections of the Mobile Elevating Work Platform. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying applications in order to decide on appropriate Mobile Elevating Work Platform. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting on faults or defects. 

    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  65490   National Certificate: Arboriculture: Tree Preservation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  36233   National Certificate: Specialist Hygiene and Cleaning Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48794   National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. AA Technical Services (PTY) LTD 
    2. AAH Skills and Development 
    3. AETA Training Solutions 
    4. Africa Training Centre 
    5. Agisanang SA Training 
    6. Arcelor Mittal Steel Vanderbijlpark 
    7. Areka Logistics Solution 
    8. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    9. Bell Equipment Co SA (Pty) Ltd - Manufacturing Division 
    10. Bonticom (Pty) Ltd 
    11. BreErivier Training Development CC Mossel Bay 
    12. BreErivier Training Development CC Worcester 
    13. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    14. Durban Driver Training Centre CC 
    15. Dynalift cc 
    16. Eastcape Training Centre 
    17. Econo Driver Training 
    18. ENB Training Service 
    19. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Exclusive Training Services 
    21. Fantique Trade 1092 
    22. GLOBAL LEARNING SERVICES 
    23. H and L Training School 
    24. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    25. Innovative Shared Services 
    26. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    27. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    28. Leibrandt Training Academy CC 
    29. LICENCE WISE TRAINING SPECIALISTS 
    30. Lifting Operator Training Centre cc 
    31. Malamba Forklift Training 
    32. Mittal Steel Newcastle 
    33. Mobile Training cc 
    34. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    35. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    36. OSR Trading 
    37. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Pro - Con Skills Centre 
    39. Quadrant Crane Training Centre 
    40. Renaissance Skills Training 
    41. Safety Training Association (Pty) Ltd 
    42. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    43. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    44. Skills Resource Group (Pty) Ltd 
    45. The Skills Matrix 
    46. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Training Force 
    48. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 
    49. Transvaal Training 
    50. Uthingo Training Centre 
    51. Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of SA 
    52. Wheelman S A 



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