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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply generic crane operational skills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116976  Apply generic crane operational skills 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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 
Demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Crane Operations, knowledge of the main types and categories of cranes; knowledge of safe practices in crane operations; knowledge of daily checks and servicing of cranes and associated equipment; and demonstrate knowledge of the documentation for crane operations and equipment maintenance requests.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Crane Operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniquesThe contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF Level 1 Numeracy and NQF Level 1 Literacy

    The operator should be declared physically fit and have completed an eyesight test (such as the Orthorator test, the Purdue University Test No. 3, etc.) and an industry recognised depth perception and hand-eye co-ordination test. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select suitable cranes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cranes best suited to meet operational needs are identified and selected in accordance with company procedures and checked to crane manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources required to meet operational needs are identified and selected in accordance with company procedures and in accordance with job specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply safe practices in crane operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe crane practices for crane operations are applied in accordance with the relevant Health and Safety legislation, Codes of Practice, Company procedures, and Manufactures Manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Crane manufacturers' crane rating charts and range diagrams are identified and applied for crane use according to crane manufacturers' requirements and in accordance with Codes of Practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Load charts, range diagrams, crane capacities, safe load indicators.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out specified checks and servicing of cranes and associated equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specified checks are carried out in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specified servicing is carried out in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre-start checks are carried out in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Matters requiring expertise beyond that of the operator are recorded and forwarded on to appropriate personnel in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cranes, chassis, power source, lifting equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the documentation for crane operations and equipment maintenance requests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documentation of crane operations and equipment maintenance requests is described in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to - log books, records, job sheets, crane equipment inventories, equipment maintenance requests.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA-ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA.
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of the Main Types and Categories of Cranes
  • Safe Practices in Crane Operations
  • Procedures for Daily Checks and Servicing of Cranes and Associated Equipment.
  • Documentation for Crane Operations and Equipment Maintenance Requests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of the Main Types and Categories of Cranes

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Crane descriptions, configurations, recommended uses, capabilities, and performance ratings are stated in accordance with crane manufacturers' specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Daily Checks and Servicing of Cranes and Associated Equipment.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Matters requiring expertise beyond that of the operator are recorded and forwarded on to appropriate personnel in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Daily Checks and Servicing of Cranes and Associated Equipment.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Checks and servicing are stated in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions and company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of the Documentation for Crane Operations and Equipment Maintenance Requests.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Documentation of crane operations and equipment maintenance requests is described in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Daily Checks and Servicing of Cranes and Associated Equipment.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Matters requiring expertise beyond that of the operator are recorded and forwarded on to appropriate personnel in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Safe Practices in Crane Operations.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Crane manufacturers' crane rating charts and range diagrams are described for crane use according to crane manufacturers' requirements and in accordance with Codes of Practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of the Main Types and Categories of Cranes.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The different categories, types, and safe working loads of cranes, as used in the crane industry are identified.
  • Crane descriptions, configurations, recommended uses, capabilities, and performance ratings are stated in accordance with crane manufacturers' specifications. 

  • 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  49080   National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Crane Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  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. Dithipe Development Institute (PTY) LTD 
    2. Mtimande & Associates 
    3. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    4. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    5. Transvaal Training 
    6. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 



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