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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a mobile crane to carry out pile driving 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117001  Use a mobile crane to carry out pile driving 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
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 qualifying learner is capable of:

Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of piling equipment used with mobile cranes; preparing a mobile crane for piling service; erecting piles; extracting piles; and re-rigging and functionally testing crane for routine mobile crane use.

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 Civil Engineering Construction Crane Operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniques.

The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • NQF Level 2 Numeracy and NQF Level 2 Literacy
  • Prerequisite Unit Standard: Operate a Mobile Crane NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Preparation of worksite includes but is not limited to:
  • Levelling ground, checking soil conditions, establishing positions of existing services.

    Factors influencing safety and suitability of a crane:
  • Stability
  • Suitability
  • State of repair
  • Proximity of other machines and workers

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • Local Provincial authority requirements

    Further Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, Crane operation manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans are developed to eliminate, avoid/neutralise all identified risks in accordance with safety regulations, legislation and site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools and attachments required for the work activity are selected and checked to be functional and ready for use according to job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crane attachments include all permanent and removable standard components.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative or complementary equipment is identified in terms of the required task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative/complimentary equipment includes all equipment that could be used to perform the same or similar tasks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Affected parties are informed and liaised with according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not liaising with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for inspections and preparation are defined in terms of safety and work flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety of working area is ensured according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to
    i. OHS Act,
    ii. Environmental legislation,
    iii. Local Provincial authority requirements
    iv. Code of Practice
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions of the procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described in terms of the elimination of potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal Protective Equipment is used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not correctly using Personal Protective Equipment are explained in terms of potential danger to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare a mobile crane for piling service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Crane is confirmed as suitable for piling services in accordance with the crane operating manual and recognised standards for pile driving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Crane is rigged for piling service in accordance with crane and piling attachment manufacturer's recommendations and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Siting of the crane and the sequence of procedures are planned in consultation with customer and/or authorised personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Site safety precautions are taken and hazard control measures implemented prior to commencement of piling activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment, people, equipment, services, regulatory requirements, personnel protective equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect pile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures for the erection of the pile are carried out in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions, including hoisting (raising and lowering), and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loads are assessed, in consultation with associated personnel, for the need for a tag handline, and a tagline is used where control of the load is critical. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazard control strategies are implemented in accordance with company procedures and site engineer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Signals are given and interpreted in accordance with planned procedures and Code of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pile is driven using planned company procedures in accordance with statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stability of crane after recoil, disintegration of pile, failure of ropes or load, personnel protective equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Extract pile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pile is extracted using planned procedures in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions, relevant statutory requirements, and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazard control strategies are implemented in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stability of crane, failure of ropes or attachments, slippage of pile, personnel protective equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Re-rig and functionally test crane for routine mobile crane use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Crane is re-rigged for routine mobile crane use in accordance with crane manufacturer's instructions and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test in accordance with crane manufacturer's instructions and company procedures, prior to the crane being returned to other mobile crane activities. 


    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.
  • 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 
  • Mobile crane operating procedures and main functions of all major components and systems
  • The maximum operating capacities of the designed working capabilities.
  • Statutory requirements including the Relevant Code of practice and Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • The functions of demolition equipment
  • Recognized hand signals (and other methods of communication) to direct the crane movements.
  • Selection of crane against environmental restraints. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Evident in the following Specific Outcome:
  • Erect pile

    Evident in the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Loads are assessed, in consultation with associated personnel, for the need for a tag handline, and a tagline is used where control of the load is critical. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Evident in the following Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity

    Evident in the following Assessment Criteria:
  • The consequences of not liaising with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self-management.

    Evident in the following Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a mobile crane for piling service

    Evident in the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Siting of the crane and the sequence of procedures are planned in consultation with customer and/or authorised personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Evident in the following Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity

    Evident in the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Evident in the following Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity

    Evident in the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Affected parties are informed and liaised with according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Evident in the following Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a mobile crane for piling service

    Evident in the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Crane is confirmed as suitable for piling services in accordance with the crane operating manual and recognised standards for pile driving. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Evident in the following Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare work area

    Evident in the following Assessment Criteria:
  • Safety of working area is ensured according to statutory requirements. 

  • 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 

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    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. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    2. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    3. Transvaal Training 



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