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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and place in position equipment used within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116701  Handle and place in position equipment used within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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
9396  Handle and place in position equipment used within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Handle and place in position heavy equipment, accessories, materials and tools used in the refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation industry and provide information to a rigger to enable him to rig equipment etc. safely and without damage. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Identify tools, equipment, components, materials, accessories and electrical cables and electrical components used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry. Know the function of refrigeration system components and accessories used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Moving and lifting equipment shall include but not be limited to: Hand trucks, appliance trucks, dollies, pry bars, pipe sections, wire and fibre ropes, eye and eye slings, bridle slings, spreader bars, tag lines, shackles, U-bolts.
  • Only non-notifiable moving, lifting or rigging is included. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the moving or lifting of heavy equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Determine the mass and size of the equipment to be lifted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Determine special lifting or rigging requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A rigger is consulted for lifting heavy loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The access to the site is examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Permission to lift or rig the equipment is obtained where necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to move or lift heavy equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment to be moved is checked against instruction. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Model number, mass, size.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The right lifting and moving equipment is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The lifting and moving equipment is checked for defects and suitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The site where the equipment is to be placed is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The weather is found suitable for the work to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The access to the site is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Correct information and instructions are given to all persons involved. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare the equipment to be moved or lifted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct moving or lifting method is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All safety precautions are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is properly secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All loose material is removed from equipment to be moved or lifted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Slings and other lifting equipment is properly and correctly attached. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Sufficient care is taken in handling the load. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Move or lift heavy equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct moving or lifting method is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All moving and lifting equipment is used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All safety precautions are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All persons involved are given adequate and correct instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sufficient care is taken in handling the load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment is not damaged during move 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Persons involved are not injured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    All procedures to prevent personal injury are observed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The equipment is correctly placed in position according to drawings or as per instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Provide information to a rigger to enable him to rig safely and without damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rigger is informed about the size and mass of the equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The site where the equipment is to be moved to is indicated to the rigger. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct terminology is used when communicating with the rigger. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All documentation required according to company or client instructions are filled in correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete the moving or rigging operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The final position of the equipment is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Slings and other lifting equipment is removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All equipment moved or lifted is checked for damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Required documentation is completed and signed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Persons concerned are informed that operation is completed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
  • The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air conditioning or refrigeration. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Identify and use of lifting, moving and rigging equipment.
  • Consequences of selecting wrong or faulty moving or lifting equipment.
  • OHSA requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Interpret technical drawings in order to obtain information to solve problems and carry out the task
  • Identify equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Assist rigger by carrying out instructions correctly
  • Adequate and correct instructions are given to assistants 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Prepare, plan and select resources 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Reading and interpreting equipment information and company instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Listen and reply to all instruction 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Appropriate use of tools and equipment 

  • 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 is replacing unit standard 9396 - 'Handle and place in position equipment used within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries' - Level 3.

    Supplementary information:
    Any equipment that cannot be carried by one person is classified as heavy equipment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48963   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    2. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    3. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    4. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    5. Shukela Training Centre 
    6. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    8. Wavelength T.T.I 
    9. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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