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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Packing, handling and securing freight 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8036  Packing, handling and securing freight 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to secure freight in a manner ensuring the elimination of damage to freight during storage and/or transport. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • 'Controlling Hazardous/dangerous and Dangerous Goods';

    Note: It is also preferable to demonstrate the competencies included in the unit standard 'Occupational Health, Safety and general Housekeeping'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competencies expressed in this standard cover a variety of familiar and unfamiliar processes requiring a range of innovative responses based on informed judgement by the learner. The learner has complete responsibility for the quality and safety of packing, handling and securing of freight in a range of freight handling contexts. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Handle, stockpile and pack freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Handle, stockpile and pack freight using the most effective and safe method, product type, category, inherent vice, customer requirements, environment, current legislation and quality assurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and discuss options and possibilities for handling and care of freight to improve productivity and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to contaminated, destroyed or damaged/poorly packaged or palletised freight meeting statutory and company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plan and prepare for packing/stockpiling, securing and handling of specific freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Select and utilise the appropriate material and apply product knowledge for packing/stockpiling, securing and separating specific freight and/or freight parcels, taking freight statutory requirements into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Explain and demonstrate the selection of particular handling, packing/stockpiling and securing techniques for a range of different freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Explain and demonstrate the selection of appropriate equipment for handling of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and apply procedures utilised for control and safe working practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Identify, describe and apply appropriate health, safety and emergency procedures in the event of an accident or incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Recommend and implement appropriate marking and labelling/identification techniques for specific freight types in different conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Recommend improved handling and packing methods in order to improve industry status through better working practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use the most effective marking/labelling techniques. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use the most effective marking/labelling techniques, giving cognisance to the product type, packaging and mode of storage and transport to facilitate location of freight in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and discuss options and possibilities for handling and care of freight to improve productivity and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to contaminated, destroyed or damaged/poorly packaged or palletised freight meeting statutory and company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plan and prepare for packing/stockpiling, securing and handling of specific freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Select and utilise the appropriate material and apply product knowledge for packing/stockpiling, securing and separating specific freight and/or freight parcels, taking freight statutory requirements into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Explain and demonstrate the selection of particular handling, packing/stockpiling and securing techniques for a range of different freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Explain and demonstrate the selection of appropriate equipment for handling of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and apply procedures utilised for control and safe working practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Identify, describe and apply appropriate health, safety and emergency procedures in the event of an accident or incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Recommend and implement appropriate marking and labelling/identification techniques for specific freight types in different conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Recommend improved handling and packing methods in order to improve industry status through better working practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Place and secure freight in the most suitable manner for transportation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Place and secure freight in the most suitable manner of placing and securing freight for transportation in conformance with current transport legislation (e.g. 'Occupational Health and Safety Act') industry norms, and applicable regulations (e.g. 'Dangerous goods and airfreight regulations'). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and discuss options and possibilities for handling and care of freight to improve productivity and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to contaminated, destroyed or damaged/poorly packaged or palletised freight meeting statutory and company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plan and prepare for packing/stockpiling, securing and handling of specific freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Select and utilise the appropriate material and apply product knowledge for packing/stockpiling, securing and separating specific freight and/or freight parcels, taking freight statutory requirements into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Explain and demonstrate the selection of particular handling, packing/stockpiling and securing techniques for a range of different freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Explain and demonstrate the selection of appropriate equipment for handling of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and apply procedures utilised for control and safe working practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Identify, describe and apply appropriate health, safety and emergency procedures in the event of an accident or incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Recommend and implement appropriate marking and labelling/identification techniques for specific freight types in different conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Recommend improved handling and packing methods in order to improve industry status through better working practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify freight/bulk and source relevant information. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify freight/bulk and source relevant information to facilitate safe handling, packing/stockpiling and securing of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and discuss options and possibilities for handling and care of freight to improve productivity and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to contaminated, destroyed or damaged/poorly packaged or palletised freight meeting statutory and company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plan and prepare for packing/stockpiling, securing and handling of specific freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Select and utilise the appropriate material and apply product knowledge for packing/stockpiling, securing and separating specific freight and/or freight parcels, taking freight statutory requirements into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Explain and demonstrate the selection of particular handling, packing/stockpiling and securing techniques for a range of different freight types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Explain and demonstrate the selection of appropriate equipment for handling of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and apply procedures utilised for control and safe working practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Identify, describe and apply appropriate health, safety and emergency procedures in the event of an accident or incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Recommend and implement appropriate marking and labelling/identification techniques for specific freight types in different conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Recommend improved handling and packing methods in order to improve industry status through better working practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Relevant legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Transport regulations etc) facilities and company policies that pertain to packing/stockpiling, handling, marking and securing of freight.

    2. Compatibility of product type/categories and the type of decisions required concerning separation of non-compatible products.

    3. Appropriate handling equipment, safety equipment and personal protective equipment in relation to the safe handling and securing of freight.

    4. Securing techniques and the characteristics of materials used.

    5. Appropriate actions to be taken in the event of accidents and/or incidents.

    6. The ramifications of poor product knowledge.

    7. Methods of identifying freight or bulk. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in the event of accidents or incidents, and the ability to apply these procedures in practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by demonstrating ability to select the most effective method of handling freight, giving cognisance to the mode of transport.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by demonstrating initiative in selecting and applying of relevant product knowledge to ensure compliance with international/national safety standards and relevant legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Road Traffic Act, Environmental Protection legislation etc) as it pertains to safety of packing/stockpiling, marking, labelling and securing.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate product information for the purpose of improving working practice. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Elective  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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 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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BPL Academy 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    7. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    8. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    9. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    10. Innovative Shared Services 
    11. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    12. Makwedeng Training 
    13. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    14. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    15. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    16. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    17. School of Shipping 
    18. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    19. Shipping and Transport College 
    20. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    21. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Training Force 
    23. Wheelman S A 



    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.