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

Lift and position loads 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116622  Lift and position loads 
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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2008-06-11  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-11   2012-06-11  

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
262592  Guide the lifting and positioning of loads  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 
253582  Lift and move a load using manual lifting equipment and tackle  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Lifting, positioning and securing loads in accordance with safety legislation requirements and industry procedures for work conducted at heights well above ground level. Demonstrate knowledge of Slinging methods, Standard formulas for calculation of mass of final loads in the hook, Techniques for evaluating ground conditions and overhead hazards, Methods and measures for the safe control of loads during lifting procedure, Materials and methods used for fixing, anchoring, bracing, supporting and securing loads

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 Structural Erectors who are able to competently use science and technology to lift, position and secure loads.

In addition, the learner's ability to interpret and carry out instructions in a competent manner will lead to enhanced quality of workmanship and reduce the costs associated with work having to be redone and the resultant over-run on costs and deadlines.

An enhanced understanding of safety legislation and safety common sense will lead to a notable reduction in the high and often fatal risks associated with work conducted at heights well above ground level. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Language and Communication in an official language at NQF Level 3
  • Language and Communication in a second official language at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications at NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is required to demonstrate competence in lifting, positioning and securing structural components of either steel, timber, pre-cast concrete or other similar materials

    All tasks and activities associated with the lifting and positioning of components is carried out in accordance with:
  • Quality Management Systems
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Manufacturer's operating instructions
  • Government and Local Government Legislation
  • Municipal and Fire Department Regulations and Bylaws
  • Slinging methods include but are not limited to: Slings, rope, shackles, eye bolts, spreader beams and equalising gear, clamps, pulley systems, chain blocks and pull lifts, winches, jacks, skids, skates and sliding shoes, rollers, cradle timbers, chocks and wedges, packers, fish-plates and bolts, feeler gauges, rigging screws, tirfors, turn buckles
  • Evaluation of ground conditions includes but is not limited to: location of underground services, ground pressure, water tables
  • Range of overhead hazards include but are not limited to: power lines, telephone cables, bridge structures, buildings
  • Consumables for the operation of lifting equipment includes but are not limited to: fuel, lubricants, water for cooling
  • Range of load connection equipment includes but is not limited to: Slings, rope, shackles, eye bolts, spreader beams and equalising gear, clamps, pulley systems, chain blocks and pull lifts, winches, jacks, skids, skates and sliding shoes, rollers, cradle timbers, chocks and wedges, packers, fish-plates and bolts, feeler gauges, rigging screws, tirfors, turn buckles
  • Control and safety measures include but are not limited to: Obstacles, wind conditions, final resting place, design specifications, stability
  • Range of safe working practices include but are not limited to: site access, communication and signal methods, centre of gravity of load, safety nets, static lines, fall arrest systems
  • Range of materials and methods used for fixing, anchoring, bracing, supporting and securing apply to temporary and permanent positioning and securing of loads 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of procedures and practices for lifting and positioning loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Slinging methods and their associated application in relation to safe practice are identified and described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Standard formulas are used to calculate the mass of final loads in the hook 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements of safety legislation in relation to the use of slings, lifting equipment and attachments is described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic principles of good housekeeping practice and safety common sense in relation to lifting and positioning loads are described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of non-adherence to safety legislation, good housekeeping practice and safety common sense is discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Methods for the safe storage of lifting attachments are identified and described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Procedures for maintaining and recording the status of lifting equipment and accessories in relation to safety legislation and industry requirements are discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess and secure sites in preparation for lifting loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Levels and set out alignments of structures are checked and verified against drawing requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ground conditions are evaluated and verified in accordance with hoisting equipment manufacturer's specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Overhead hazards are identified and appropriate locations for erection of lifting equipment are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Climatic conditions are evaluated and verified in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Site (erection work area) is isolated by barriers in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety procedures and communication signals are carried out in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Lifting (hoisting) equipment and attachments are checked for functionality against manufacturer's operating instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The combined mass of attachments and items to be lifted are checked and verified against lifting equipment capacity 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Adequate consumables for the safe and efficient operation of lifting equipment are available 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lift loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Load connection equipment and where appropriate, load lifting equipment is inspected and connected to load in accordance with good working practice, manufacturer's specifications and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loads and safe working loads are calculated using load charts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Loads are lifted in accordance with planned hazard prevention and control measures, manufacturer's operating instructions and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Loads are lifted without injury to persons or damage to components and/or equipment, or uncompleted structures in accordance with safety legislation and standard procedures for safe working practices 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work in confined spaces is carried out in accordance with safety legislation and standard industry procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Local conditions impacting on loads are identified and appropriate measures are implemented to ensure continuing stability of loads in accordance with manufacturer and design engineer's specifications, safety legislation requirements and standard industry procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Load stability is maintained during lifting procedures in accordance with manufacturer and design engineer's specifications, safety legislation requirements and standard industry procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Loads are completed in accordance with design engineer's specifications and safety legislation requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Position and secure loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and methods used for fixing, anchoring, bracing, supporting and securing loads are checked and selected in accordance with safety legislation requirements and industry procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loads are lowered without injury to persons or damage to components and/or equipment at heights, or uncompleted structures in accordance with safety legislation and standard procedures for safe working practices 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Local conditions impacting on loads are identified and appropriate measures are implemented to ensure continuing stability of loads in accordance with manufacturer and design engineer's specifications, safety legislation requirements and standard industry procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Load stability is maintained during positioning and securing procedures in accordance with manufacturer and design engineer's specifications, safety legislation requirements and standard industry procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Loads are positioned and secured in accordance with design engineer's specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Structures are completed in accordance with design engineer's specifications and safety legislation requirements 


    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 for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • 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 
  • Pertinent sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to the lifting and positioning of loads
  • Slinging methods and their associated application
  • Standard formulas for calculation of mass of final loads in the hook
  • Good housekeeping practice and safety common sense in relation to lifting and positioning loads
  • Methods for the safe storage of lifting attachments
  • Procedures for maintaining and recording the status of lifting equipment and accessories
  • Techniques for evaluating ground conditions and overhead hazards
  • Load connection equipment
  • Methods and measures for the safe control of loads during lifting procedure
  • Materials and methods used for fixing, anchoring, bracing, supporting and securing loads 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessmenr criteria:

    Demonstrate understanding of procedures and practices for lifting and positioning loads
  • The consequences of non-adherence to safety legislation, good housekeeping practice and safety common sense is discussed

    Assess and secure sites in preparation for lifting loads
  • Levels and set out alignments of structures are checked and verified against drawing requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessmenr criteria:

    Assess and secure sites in preparation for lifting loads
  • Site (erection work area) is isolated by barriers in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements
  • Safety procedures and communication signals are carried out in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessmenr criteria:

    Assess and secure sites in preparation for lifting loads
  • Lifting (hoisting) equipment and attachments are checked for functionality against manufacturer's operating instructions

    Lift loads
  • Load connection equipment and where appropriate, load lifting equipment is inspected and connected to load in accordance with good working practice, manufacturer's specifications and safety legislation requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessmenr criteria:

    Assess and secure sites in preparation for lifting loads
  • Levels and set out alignments of structures are checked and verified against drawing requirements

    Lift loads
  • Loads and safe working loads are calculated using load charts 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessmenr criteria:

    Assess and secure sites in preparation for lifting loads
  • Safety procedures and communication signals are carried out in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements

    Lift loads
  • Loads are lifted without injury to persons or damage to components and/or equipment, or uncompleted structures in accordance with safety legislation and standard procedures for safe working practices 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessmenr criteria:

    Demonstrate understanding of procedures and practices for lifting and positioning loads
  • Slinging methods and their associated application in relation to safe practice are identified and described
  • Standard formulas are used to calculate the mass of final loads in the hook 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessmenr criteria:

    Demonstrate understanding of procedures and practices for lifting and positioning loads
  • The requirements of safety legislation in relation to the use of slings, lifting equipment and attachments is described

    Position and secure loads
  • Local conditions impacting on loads are identified and appropriate measures are implemented to ensure continuing stability of loads in accordance with manufacturer and design engineer's specifications, safety legislation requirements and standard industry procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This Unit Standard has replaced the following Unit Standards:
  • ID 262592: Guide the lifting and positioning of loads, Level 3, 6 credits.
  • ID 253582: Lift and move a load using manual lifting equipment and tackle, Level 2, 8 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    The following Acts and regulations are relevant:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations: 2003 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57121   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Quarrying  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    6. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    9. NOLOSHA 
    10. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    11. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    12. Prisma Training Solutions 
    13. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    14. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    15. Ubucubu Home Industries 



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