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

Use and care for lifting equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8215  Use and care for lifting equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 0459/05 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Selecting and using lifting equipment to lift, move and stack loads safely. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 1

Attended a course on Introduction to the Agricultural machinery industry.

An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope of this unit standard deals with taking care of, preparing, maintaining and storing lifting equipment and stacking loads in a work environment.

The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for selecting and using lifting equipment 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Interpreting job instructions and determining a sequence of operations according to work site procedures
Determining correct slinging method and safe working loads.
Identifying, selecting and preparing lifting equipment according to load, work site and quality procedures.
Identifying lifting equipment defects and reporting according to work site procedures and statutory erequirements
Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements.
Determining safe working practices and correct methods 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Observe methods of determining safe working loads. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Basic knowledge of hand signals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Reasons for identifying, selecting and preparing lifting equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Purpose of using appropriate lifting equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Purpose of inspecting lifting equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Carry out lifting procedure 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Slinging loads according to load requirements.

Using applicable signals to clear load paths, routes and destinations.

Lifting, moving and stacking loads according to work site and safety procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Observe methods of determining safe working loads. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Basic knowledge of hand signals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Reasons for identifying, selecting and preparing lifting equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Purpose of using appropriate lifting equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Purpose of inspecting lifting equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Care for and store lifting equipment 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Caring for and storing lifting equipment according to work-site requirements.
Taking corrective action according to work-site requirements.
Reporting unsafe lifting equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Observe methods of determining safe working loads. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Basic knowledge of hand signals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Reasons for identifying, selecting and preparing lifting equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Purpose of using appropriate lifting equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Purpose of inspecting lifting equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Basic knowledge of the safe handling of lifting equipment.

Basic knowledge of determining safe working loads, slinging and stacking methods.

Basic knowledge and principles of safety procedures. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems when taking corrective action. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others during the process of moving and stacking loads. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself when interpreting instructions and determining a sequence of operation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate with others during the process of using applicable hand signals to clear paths routes and destinations. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology when using lifting equipment. 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
All learners should demonstrate:

An application of company entics, values as well as geneeral safety and customer care principles

An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / manager / customer relationships 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  14891   National Certificate: Agricultural Machinery Technician  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-18  Was AgriSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. NWK Beperk 
2. Palesa Rail Academy 
3. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
4. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling (MP) 



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