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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load equipment, material and tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114510  Load equipment, material and tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Performing Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Performing Arts 
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  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 purpose of the learning for this Unit Standard is that learners are able to load-in and load-out equipment, material and tools in a way that meets health and safety, live event and technical production industry requirements. If credited with this unit standard, the learner is able to safely prepare for loading, load-in and load-out equipment, material and tools according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards.

Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL) must be applied should the learner provide sufficient evidence that he/she has attained the competencies outlined in this Unit Standard.

The learner competencies in order to load-in and load-out equipment, material and tools are that learners are capable of:
  • Preparing transport vehicles for the loading in and unloading of equipment, material and tools.
  • Selecting appropriate equipment, material and tools according to the loading sequence provided by vehicle-loading supervisors.
  • Transporting and place equipment, material and tools within loading bays according to industry norms and standards.
  • Loading and unloading vehicles according to industry norms and standards.
  • Securing equipment, material and tools in/on transport vehicles and within loading bays.
  • Unlocking and securing transport vehicle doors.
  • Effecting general maintenance on equipment, material and tools limited to storage and cleaning. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learning assumed to be in place prior to the learner attempting this Unit Standard is:
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills equivalent to NQF 3.
  • A working knowledge of health and safety as required by the OH&S Act as amended.
  • Working at height practice and safety.
  • Safe operation of scissor and boom access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applied competence in ONE of the following areas of application must be credited to achieve this Unit Standard:
  • Stage (Setting and Structures)
  • Audio/Visual (Lighting, Sound and Video)
  • Styling (Costumes, Makeup, Properties and Decor)
  • Special Effects (Pyrotechnics, Lasers, Water and Fire)

    The application chosen must be applied in all learning towards all Unit Standards attempted for the qualification.

    Vehicle-loading supervisors provide the loading sequence. Learners comply with the sequence, rather than developing the loading sequence.

    General maintenance on equipment, material and tools is limited to storage, cleaning and preparation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and load vehicles for safe and secure transport of equipment, material and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Transport vehicles are prepared for loading in a way relevant to the specific equipment, material and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are identified and selected for loading according to the loading sequence provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools are placed in/on transport vehicles securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, material and tools are safely loaded and unloaded into and out of the transport vehicle according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Containers are handled and moved correctly for the type and weight of its contents. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and transport equipment, material and tools for safe and secure arrival at destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, material and tools are placed on loading bays safely and securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are moved around loading bays and vehicles respectively, according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The load distribution within the vehicle is according to the vehicle`s manufacturers` recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, material and tools are placed in/on transport vehicles safely and securely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare and unload vehicles according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Transport vehicles are prepared for unloading in a way relevant to the specific equipment, material and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are cleaned to ensure readiness and according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools are stored to ensure readiness and according to industry norms and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure effective operation of transport vehicles to promote optimal use of resources. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Ensure effective operation of transport vehicles to promote optimal use of resources and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Transport vehicles are cleaned for dispatch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transport vehicles and doors are secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maintenance requirements are assessed according to vehicle manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance requirements is sought timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    No equipment, material and tools are damaged or broken by the learner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Housekeeping rules and regulations are maintained throughout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All safety standards are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The learner due to an action or inaction on his/her part sustains no injuries. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed and moderated by a provider accredited to provide a program and manage program assessment leading to this unit standard, and externally moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and are able to explain:
  • Loading sequencing.
  • Load distribution principles.
  • Applications of cleaning material.
  • Maintenance of equipment, material and tools, including storage and cleaning.
  • Characteristics, types and use of technology, equipment, material and tools.
  • Housekeeping rules and regulations, including cleaning and storage convention.
  • Manufacturer recommendations.
  • Industry norms and standards, including safety standards.
  • Industry specific technology.
  • Industry specific terminology and communication.
  • Live event electrics and safety.
  • Relevant parts of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The technical production industry and its development.

    The above must be general to the industry as a whole (providing the learner with a broad overview) and specific to the area of application chosen (providing the learner with the necessary specialisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving equipment, material, and tools packing and maintenance problems using critical and creative thinking to make responsible decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team to load equipment, material, and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively in line with industry norms and standards. 

    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  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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