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

Direct the operation of an overhead crane 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10541  Direct the operation of an overhead crane 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-04-13  2008-04-13  SAQA 0859/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-04-13   2012-04-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
253595  Direct the operation of an overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons responsible for directing overhead crane operations. A person credited with this unit standard can:
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to crane directing operations.
  • Prepare to direct crane operations.
  • Direct crane operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Literacy and numeracy in ABET 4 or equivalent 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    None. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge related to crane directing operations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The legal and specified requirements pertaining to a safe, healthy work environment in the crane directing process are explained. The consequences of not adhering to the above are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of directing the crane operation in terms of achieving specified production requirements and up- and downstream operational requirements is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Hazards and associated risks, pertaining to the crane directing process, identified through specified risk assessment procedures, and the actions to be taken, should they be encountered are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The specified principal components of the overhead crane are identified and their functions explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The specified factors affecting the crane directing operations are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The specified colour coding and symbolic signs pertaining to the crane operating area are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The specified communication requirements pertaining to the crane directing operations and the consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to direct crane operations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal protective and safety equipment is verified, examined and used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment required are verified and examined in accordance with specified requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Workplace hazards and associated risks are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The lifting attachments are examined and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Safety precautions towards self and others are maintained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Direct crane operations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal protective and safety equipment is used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safe and optimum production is ensured through effective communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The crane activities are monitored and controlled in accordance with specified requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools, equipment and lifting attachments required are used in accordance with specified requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Work-related hazards and associated risks are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Problems encountered are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. In the absence of problems the action to be taken should they be encountered are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Safety precautions towards self and others are maintained in accordance with specified requirements. 


    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 as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. 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 
    Embedded knowledge is addressed in specific outcome 1, as well as other assessment criteria throughout the unit standard. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to identify hazards and risks, sub standard conditions, process problems and to rectify these, illustrates his capability to solve problems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/ group/ organisation/ community.

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to communicate effectively and to maintain optimum production illustrates his capability to work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production whilst adhering to safety procedures, illustrates his capability to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to implement corrective actions, illustrates his capability to collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

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

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production through effective communication and his ability to adhere to reporting requirements illustrates his capability to communicate effectively. 

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

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to adhere to safety, health and environmental requirements, illustrates his capability to use science and technology effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to explain the importance of the process in terms of achieving production and up and down stream requirements illustrates his understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253595, which is "Direct the operation of an overhead crane", Level 2, 3 credits.

    1. TERMINOLOGY

    1.1 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
  • SABS 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 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49045   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-11-28  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. ADCORP TECHNICAL TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. ALLOYS HEAD OFFICE 
    3. Anglo American Platinum Amendelbult Concentrators 
    4. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    5. ASSMANG BEESHOEK MINE 
    6. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    7. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    8. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    9. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE PTY LTD 
    10. De Beers Voorspoed Mine 
    11. EASTERN CROME MINES SAMANCOR 
    12. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    13. EXXARO COAL (PTY) LTD 
    14. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    15. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    16. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    17. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
    18. KHUMANI IRON ORE MINE 
    19. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    20. KOLOMELA MINE 
    21. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    22. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA 
    23. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    24. METSKILL PTY LTD 
    25. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    26. MINTEK 
    27. MOYATAU COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
    28. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
    29. Nokaneng Environmental Management Consulting 
    30. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    31. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    32. RICHARDS BAY MINING PTY LTD 
    33. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD 
    34. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    35. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    36. Talent Factor (Pty) Ltd 
    37. THUSANG METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING AND CONSULTING CC 
    38. TRAIN THE NATION AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    39. VENETIA MINE 
    40. Waterval Smelters Process Division 
    41. WESTERN CHROME MINES 
    42. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    43. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES CC 



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