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

Evaluate loads on vehicles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116143  Evaluate loads on vehicles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-04-13  2008-04-13  SAQA 1059/05 
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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
256521  Evaluate loads on vehicles  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard reflects the needs of visible control of passenger carrying and goods vehicles that are operated by various industries on a public road. It provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the traffic arena with specific reference to law enforcement at traffic control centres and weighbridges. This also provides the learners with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the broader road transportation environment. Overloading of passenger carrying and goods vehicles not only causes a tremendous amount of damage to the country's roads but also contributes to the serious problem of maintaining road safety on our roads.

This unit standard also allows for transformation with the traffic policing profession, as learners become models for other employees/learners. This attracts quality people and allows for the aspirations of people to be part of the traffic policing profession. The recognition of prior learning will formalise informal and non-formal leaning and learners will be able to obtain credits towards a national qualification.

Learners credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Balancing constitutional and legal rights of individuals with the competence to legally infringe those rights in the service of protecting the road infrastructure and maintaining safety on the roads.
  • Identifying problem areas with regard to routes, times and offenders.
  • Performing systematic vehicle checks in order to promote safety with the environment and the road as well as for other road users.
  • Identifying possible overloaded vehicles through effective audio and visual or electronic screening of passenger carrying and goods vehicles.
  • Determining permissible masses carried that legally allowed on various passenger carrying and goods vehicles as well as combinations of vehicles through the effective utilization of the static scale.
  • Supporting a criminal investigation by gathering initial information and evidence of a criminal offence with regard to overloading of passenger carrying and goods vehicles and attending to court. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Conducting a lawful arrest.
  • Conducting oneself in a professional manner in a policing environment.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The competence attained to achieve this unit standard includes evaluation of information regarding loads such as the general particulars of driver, vehicle(s) and cargo; manufacturers specifications; tyre specifications are obtained and determined; measurements to determine bridge formula; consignment notes, abnormal permits, cross border permits and other relevant documentation is obtained from driver. Loads can include livestock, dangerous goods, perishable substances, abnormal loads, etc. Relevant documentation can include registers, occurrence books, files, etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify possible overloaded vehicles through subjected screening process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible overload is determined through audio assessment using legally accepted practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible overload is determined through visual assessment using commonly accepted indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible overloading is determined by means of the use of electronic equipment according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Weigh all relevant categories of vehicles identified as possibly overloaded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is prepared for weighing vehicles correctly in accordance with standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicles are directed onto static scales in accordance with the standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicle types, and configurations are accurately identified in accordance with the legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is obtained in accordance with standard operational procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Data (vehicle, load, driver, operator, mass) is captured in accordance with standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Permissible masses are determined in accordance with standard operational procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Actual masses are determined in accordance with standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The weigh results are assessed in accordance with standard operational procedures and legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Charge drivers and operators as legally prescribed who contravene relevant regulation(s). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drivers and/ or operators are identified in accordance with the relevant legislation and documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Offences are identified in accordance with the standard operational procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supporting documentation is completed in accordance with the standard operational procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal process is served in accordance with the relevant sections of the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Release vehicles as prescribed after legal compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Determine whether loads are rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation is completed and stored in accordance with the standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The National Road Traffic Act and Regulations as well as the definitions.
  • The sections application to the evaluation of loads on vehicles as contained in the Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Dangerous goods, cross border permits, abnormal load permits and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the SABS codes related to evaluation of loads on vehicles.
  • Various configurations and the applicable legislation.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act related to the evaluation of loads on vehicles.
  • The prosecution process.
  • Standard operation procedures.
  • Specific computer software utilised at weigh bridges to evaluate loads on vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve overloading problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made regarding contraventions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working as a member of a team to take measurements for the determination of the bridge formula. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Managing themselves and their activities to evaluate loads on vehicles in accordance with standard operational procedures and in terms of the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information regarding vehicle loads. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the drivers/owners, and members of the public using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral verbal or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others, determining permissible mass using computerised programs or manual calculators, ensuring safe loads on vehicles on public roads. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation as by ensuring that supporting documentation is completed in accordance with legislation and legal process is served in accordance with the relevant sections of the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 256521, which is "Evaluate loads on vehicles", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-07  SAS SETA 


    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. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    2. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    3. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    4. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    5. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    6. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    7. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    8. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



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