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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244407  Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10740  Lift and move a load using a mechanical lifting equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to lift and move loads not exceeding five tons.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to lifting and moving loads.
  • Prepare to lift and move a load.
  • Lift and move a load.
  • Make the load available for production purposes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The principle of operation of lifting equipment at NQF Level 2.
  • Selection, examination and use of lifting equipment at NQF Level 2.
  • Safe lifting and moving practices at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard covers manual lifting equipment and must include:
  • Tirfor hoists.
  • Chain blocks.
  • Coffin hoists.
  • Rope tackles/rope blocks. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to lifting and moving loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principle of the operation, selection, examination and use of lifting equipment and attachments to lift and move a load, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of lifting and moving loads, showing a clear understanding of the direct consequences to self and the business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Injury to persons, damage to equipment, loss of production time through breakdowns and increased costs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible critical hazards and substandard conditions that may be encountered while lifting and moving the load in a particular context, as well as how to deal with them so as to be consistent with accepted best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to lift and move a load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission to enter the workplace, when required, is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools, material and equipment that are required for lifting and moving a load are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The lifting equipment is inspected in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements and any hazardous and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with the prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The mass of the load to be lifted is verified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences that inadequate preparation for the lifting and moving of the load (i.e. not in line with specified requirements and current legislation) may hold for occupational health, safety and production are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Permission, personal protective equipment, tools, material and equipment, inspection of lifting equipment, hazardous and substandard conditions and mass of the load.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lift and move the load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used so that the safety of persons and equipment is protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suspension, as well as the attachment points required for lifting and moving the load is examined and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The load is lifted in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The load is moved and positioned in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work-related hazards are dealt with in accordance with the prescribed procedures. Risks associated with lifting and moving loads are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturers' design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences for occupational health, safety and production of not lifting and moving the load in line with specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Personal protective equipment, suspension points and attachments, load moved and positioned, work-related hazards and associated risks, interpersonal interaction and the use of tools and equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make the load available for production purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Deal with the selected tools, material and equipment in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clean and clear the workplace so as to be free from hazards, in accordance with specified requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compile the report on the work performed, in compliance with specified requirements for format, content, accuracy and distribution. The report is submitted within the agreed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explain the consequences for occupational health, safety and production of not making the load available for production purposes in line with specified requirements and current legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Tools, material and equipment, good housekeeping practices and reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Hazards and risks not dealt with.
  • Sub-standard work practices.
  • Sub-standard use of tools and equipment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Lifting and moving a load.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Safety, occupational health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Interpersonal interaction with team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the learner to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the learner to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: The ability of the learner to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and occupational health of others.

    Note: The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

    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.

    Note: The ability of the learner to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10740, "Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment", Level 3, 7 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    Site specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    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 title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then 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.

    Unit standard justification:

    Level:

    Attribute; Level; Justification:
  • Skills; Level 2; A variety of skills are used to adjust tolerances, as well as lubricate and align equipment.
  • Procedures; Level 3; Procedures could differ. Correct procedure for application to be selected.
  • Context; Level 3; Contexts are repeatedly applicable and known, but a variety and range occur.
  • Knowledge; Level 3; Relevant theoretical knowledge is required (principle of operation).
  • Information processing; Level 2; Information is readily available, but some processing is required.
  • Problem Solving; Level 3; Discretion and judgement are to be applied.
  • Orientation of activities; Level 3; Decisions are taken, but require supervision.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 3; Output is checked randomly for quality.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 3; Responsible for completion (quantity) and function (quality).
  • Average Level = 2.78; Actual Level Assigned = 3.

    Credits:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity; Hours:
  • Classroom Teaching; 32 hours.
  • On-The-Job Training; 40 hours.
  • Mentoring required; 0 hours.
  • Other (Specify); 0 hours.
  • Total; 72 hours.
  • Credits Achieved = 72 / 10 = 7.2; Credits Assigned = 7. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    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  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 
    Elective  74490   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 


    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.
     
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    3. AETA Training Solutions 
    4. Africa Training Centre 
    5. Agisanang SA Training 
    6. Anglo American Platinum Amandelbult Central Services Training Centre 
    7. Anglo American Platinum Limited 
    8. Arcelor Mittal Steel Vanderbijlpark 
    9. ASSMANG LTD 
    10. B.I.O. Comptrain 
    11. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    12. Barberton Mines (pty) Ltd 
    13. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    14. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    15. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    16. Econo Driver Training 
    17. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    18. EVANDER GOLD MINES LTD - KINROSS DIVISION 
    19. Exclusive Training Services 
    20. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
    21. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    22. GLOBAL LEARNING SERVICES 
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    24. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    25. Malamba Forklift Training 
    26. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    27. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    28. Mathome Training & Development 
    29. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    30. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    31. Mittal Steel Newcastle 
    32. Mobile Training cc 
    33. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    34. NKOMATI MINE 
    35. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    36. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Redpath mining (SA) Pty Ltd 
    38. RICHARDS BAY MINERALS 
    39. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Mines) 
    40. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd 
    41. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    42. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD t/a Western Chrome Mine 
    43. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    44. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    45. Technology Risk Solutions 
    46. Transvaal Training 
    47. Triton Training and Development 
    48. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    49. Uthingo Training Centre 
    50. VENETIA MINE 
    51. Westdawn Investments (Pty) Ltd. trading as JIC Mining Services 
    52. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    53. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    54. Wheelman S A 



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