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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise, inspect and control the use of Temporary Suspended Platforms 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243271  Supervise, inspect and control the use of Temporary Suspended Platforms 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hiring Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to ensure that Temporary Suspended Platforms are used safely and efficiently on a construction site. It will also enable them to conduct the necessary inspections to ensure that safety is maintained for the duration of the "Temporary Suspended Platforms" usage.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of different types of Temporary Suspended Platforms.
  • Controlling installation and testing of Temporary Suspended Platforms in the workplace.
  • Monitoring and controlling safe working practices of Temporary Suspended Platform operators.
  • Maintaining safe use of the Temporary Suspended Platforms in the workplace.
  • Identifying hazards and risks to Temporary Suspended Platform users and implement measures to prevent injuries.
  • Controlling the repositioning of the Temporary Suspended Platforms. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are contained in the body of the document. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different types of Temporary Suspended Platforms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of Temporary Suspended Platforms and their application are described in line with standards contained in the South African National Standard 51808. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rated loads and positioning of rated loads on platforms are calculated and defined in terms of the South African National Standard 51808. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stability calculations of suspension rigs are confirmed following criteria contained in the South African National Standard 51808. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Working load limits of hoists are identified in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dimensions and structural requirements of suspended platforms are confirmed in accordance with supplier's certificate of system design and verified against standards contained in the South African National Standard 51808. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SANS51808 may include Clause 6.1 to 6.4: 6.1: general; 6.2: safety margins; 6.3: design loads and forces; 6.4: platform structural calculation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control installation and testing of Temporary Suspended Platforms in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The installation of the Temporary Suspended Platform in the workplace is done in a safe and compliant manner according to the supplier's certificate of system design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational capacity of the Temporary Suspended Platform is monitored in accordance with client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Limitations of the Temporary Suspended Platform are monitored and controlled in line with the supplier's operational compliance plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe use of installed Temporary Suspended Platforms is confirmed by load testing in accordance with supplier's test routines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and control safe working practices of Temporary Suspended Platform operators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operators' Certification is checked against the Occupational Health and Safety Act's Construction Regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Certification will include: a certificate of training and a medical certificate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rescue procedures in the event of an emergency or malfunction of the Temporary Suspended Platform are assessed in accordance with requirements of the construction regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Competency of the trained operator is confirmed in accordance with the South African National Standard 10295 part II. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SANS 10295 part II may include Clause 4: Operation Personnel: 4.3.1: Training; 4.3.2: operator training; 4.3.3: after training; 4.3.4: user supervisor training; 4,3.5: supplier supervisor training.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct use of fall protection devices is monitored in line with the supplier's stipulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct use of the controls and safety devices of the Temporary Suspended Platform is checked against supplier's documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain safe use of the Temporary Suspended Platforms in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Daily safety inspections are carried out and recorded as per construction regulation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Site specific safety induction training of operators is verified according to contractors safety file. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe and fit-for-use status of Temporary Suspended Platform is verified by daily routine inspection and test results are recorded in the log book in line with statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All reported problems and malfunctions with the Temporary Suspended Platform are attended to as per statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify hazards and risks to Temporary Suspended Platform users and implement measures to prevent injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risk assessment form is completed on the prescribed documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fall protection plan is prepared and implemented in line with principal contractor's health and safety plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Temporary Suspended Platform operating problems and malfunctions are identified and reported in terms of statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Site specific hazards relating to the Temporary Suspended Platform are reported to the principal contractor according to the construction regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hazards relating to inclement weather are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inclement weather will include but is not limited to; rain, hail, electrical storm and strong wind.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Types of inclement weather are identified and responses are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Responses to inclement weather will include but is not limited to; stop activity on Temporary Suspended Platform: Ground Temporary Suspended Platform, Disconnect electrical power, Temporary Suspended Platform to be secured in parked position, tools and equipment to be packed away.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Control the repositioning of the Temporary Suspended Platform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Repositioning action plans are compiled and activities prioritised in accordance with contractor's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Decommissioning of Temporary Suspended Platforms in its existing position is undertaken in line with supplier's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    New position of Temporary Suspended Platform is established and checked for conformity with operational compliance plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All hazards relating to the relocation work is identified and safety measures taken in line with the contractor's health and safety plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relocated Temporary Suspended Platform is inspected, the results recorded and its safe operation confirmed in accordance with supplier's requirements. 


    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 
  • Risk Assessment procedures.
  • Fall Protection Plans.
  • Fault Finding techniques on Temporary Suspended Platforms.
  • Weather risks.
  • Project Management.
  • Interpretation of drawings.
  • Inspection procedures and techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve weather related problems that are a hazard to the Temporary Suspended Platform. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when maintaining the safety through inspection of the Temporary Suspended Platform. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities when installing and testing the Temporary Suspended Platform in a safe and secure manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying different types of Temporary Suspended Platforms and their guidelines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when compiling and reporting on malfunction problems identified on Temporary Suspended Platforms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to determine and monitor hazards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems whereby the unsafe working environment of the Temporary Suspended Platform could result in the death or injury of operators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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
    Elective  49081   National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Plant Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  20175   National Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. Advanced Assessments and Training 
    2. Ma Vela Consulting 
    3. Mannyeo Trading and Projects 
    4. RCG Markets 
    5. Supercare Services Group 
    6. Thelin t/a TL Consulting 
    7. Visionary skills 
    8. WACO Africa (Pty) Ltd 



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