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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture basic rigging hand tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253555  Manufacture basic rigging hand tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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
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 standard is a guide for learners within the mechanical handling (rigging) field.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify and explain the manufacturing process.
  • Plan and prepare for the manufacturing process.
  • Manufacture rigging hand tools.
  • Store tools and equipment.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the manufacturing and engineering environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for the mechanical handling qualifications or related engineering environment.

    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to use hand tools, read and interpret engineering drawings and power tools in order to apply knowledge and skills in a wide range of workshop processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    General guide for scope, context and level for the purpose of learning and assessment:

    The learner is able to demonstrate:
  • The application of hand tools and manufacturing methods associated with the making of basic tools.
  • The application of measuring, marking off and fabrication techniques for meeting drawing specifications.
  • The ability to manufacture functional tools for slinging and rigging.

    Types of tools and equipment to be used, includes the use of:
  • Hand and power tools.
  • Measuring and marking off equipment.

    The basic rigging tools to be manufactured include and should not be limited to:
  • Tee-needle.
  • Marlin-spike.
  • Serving mallet.
  • Fid (for maritime environments).

    Environment contexts include but are not limited to:
  • Manufacturing and Engineering (Metals, Plastics, Tyre and Rubber, Electrical Power Generation, Automotive Manufacturing).
  • Chemical and Petrochemical.
  • Mining.
  • Transport (Maritime, Road, Rail and Aviation).
  • Civil Engineering and Construction.
  • Food and Beverages.
  • Other engineering-related industry sectors.

    The learner should be able to:
  • Work autonomously with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Work in a workshop, plant or underground environment with varying levels of light, space and safety risks.
  • Work in a team environment.

    Other considerations:

    Work site practices include written and/or verbal procedures, application of preventative measures (in terms of the legislative requirements, eg. OHS Act).

    Context:
  • Formal, informal learning and RPL can be obtained for this unit standard.
  • The learner should be assessed under supervision.

    Level:

    Level (for Level 2).

    A learning programme leading to the awarding of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar.
  • Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses.
  • Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available.
  • An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are identified, and the function and purpose is correctly explained according to the work instructions and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct methods and techniques for manufacturing the rigging tools are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Terms and definitions used are consistent with generally accepted mechanical handling terminology. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and equipment includes all forms of hand tools, power tools, marking off and measuring equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare the manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The drawing and task instructions are examined and the work flow procedure is evaluated and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are correct for the task, available on site by the agreed time, and checked for serviceability in accordance with standard worksite practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The work environment is prepared and pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with work instruction sheet. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manufacture rigging hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools used in the manufacturing process are used in accordance with work-site practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions are applied and adhered to in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tool is manufactured and inspected for conformance to drawing specifications and work instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For the purpose of assessment, work instructions may consist of an assessment exercise which may include:
  • A work instruction or jobbing sheet.
  • And/or work drawings.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for proper caring and storage of tools and equipment is explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned according to work-site practice. 


    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 in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Hand tools, power tools, measuring and marking off equipment.
  • Personal protective equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Different types of manufacturing and fabrication processes.
  • Characteristics of different tools and equipment.
  • Common defects.
  • Hazards.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual observance and vigilance.

    Purpose of:
  • Various tools and equipment.
  • Safety checks.
  • Quality checks.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of using incorrect tools and equipment.
  • Implications of ignoring tools, equipment and machinery defects.
  • Implications of not following checking procedures.
  • Implications of not preparing adequately.
  • Implications of not caring for equipment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Preparation procedures for manufacturing and fabrication.
  • Techniques related to the safe use of tools, equipment and machinery.
  • Preparation of the task.
  • Methods for the safe storage of tools and equipment.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Methods and measures for the safe use of tools and equipment.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.
  • Driven Machinery and Safety Regulations.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Code of Safe Working Practice, example Maritime Coastguard Agency; The Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations, 1994.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable mechanical technology theory related to the safe use of tools and equipment.
  • Calculations related to manufacturing basic rigging tools.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the rigging tool within the environment.
  • Relationship between safety and productivity.
  • Quality of workmanship. 

  • 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 problems while manufacturing a tool and responding appropriately.
  • Recognise and correct defects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Participate in efforts of workgroup. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan the sequence of operations based on job instructions and set up equipment appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information off job instructions and make decisions based on that information.
  • Identify cutting defects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Provide feedback on outcome of work to appropriate personnel.
  • Communicating resource requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of the application of various science and technology principles related to the manufacture of rigging tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relationship between mechanical handling, rigging tools and the broader engineering environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general 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 assessments at title level are 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 candidate 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 candidate 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, directness, authenticity, sufficiency, openness and consistency. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Assessors are advised that the rigging tools listed, should be regarded as a guide. Various mechanical handling environments may require that alternate rigging tools be manufactured.

    Reference to legislative requirements cover a wide environment context, and may include Occupational, Health and Safety Act; Driven Machinery Act; Mine Health and Safety Act; The Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations, 1994.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Credits may be obtained by applying to an accredited/approved training provider/institution in order to have prior learning recognised in lieu of past work experience. Past experience must relate to the specific outcomes contained within this unit standard. The ensuing assessment of candidates seeking recognition of prior learning should not be so onerous as to deter them from doing so. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    2. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    3. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 



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