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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242975  Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12119  Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to use gangway signals by selecting the correct position and signal equipment according to operational requirements. They are also able to conduct continuous assessment of the lifting gear and evaluate the slinging methods to ensure safe operating practices.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Recognising, interpreting and demonstrating approved gangway signals as per South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice.
  • Selecting position and using correct signaling equipment and applying signals according to operational requirements.
  • Conducting continuous assessment of lifting gear and safe slinging practices. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is for people responsible for directing the operation of the cargo lifting appliances in a ship board freight handling environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Recognise, interpret and demonstrate approved gangway signals as per SA Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hand/Bat together. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand/Bat signals are identified and explained in accordance with relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislated Hand/Bat signals are selected and demonstrated as per industry best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gangway signals are interpreted according to South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select position and use correct signaling equipment and apply signals according to operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Equipment, signaling bat and other required communication equipment are worn as per organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification as gangway signalman is given to lifting appliance operator in accordance with standard operation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe operating practices are identified and explained as per industry best practice and the South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe and visible position is selected and taken up as per operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Wind, rain and poor visibility and cargo - bulk, containers and break-bulk.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hand signals are used to place, adjust and/or remove cargo as per stowage requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Single signalman, two signalman and back to crane/winch driver.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct continuous assessment of lifting gear and safe slinging practices as per industry best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifting gear is assessed visually using the required check-list to ensure it is safe and appropriate prior to signaling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe slinging practices are applied to each load prior to signaling, as per industry best practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe slinging with respect to cargo type, configuration, centre of gravity and structural strength.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potentially unsafe/dangerous situations are identified and appropriate signals given to ensure safety and protection of personnel, cargo and ship structure, as per organisational standards and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of safety principles.
  • Principles of Client Service in terms of understanding the implications of unnecessary delays and always acting in customer's best interests.
  • Safety awareness in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team: in relation to the safe movement of cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively: for the communication of effective and appropriate signals to the crane operator. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibly towards the environment and health of others): in relation to the safe movement of loads. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems: for the appreciation of delays and stoppages impacting on other areas of the supply chain. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12119, "Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Andebe Group 
    3. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    4. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    5. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    6. KLM Empowered Human Solution Specialists 
    7. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    8. Makwedeng Training 
    9. Networx for Career Development 
    10. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    11. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    12. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    13. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    14. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 



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