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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic rigging procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14706  Perform basic rigging procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners accredited with this unit standard will be able to conduct basic rigging practices in accordance with legislative safety standards and job requirements. This includes the inspection, selection and use of slings and lifting tackle to safely lift, move and stack loads. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The knowledge and learning related to the following:
Abet level 4 / NQF level 1 Unit standards:
SAQA Lo/06
SAQA Com/001
SAQA Com/003
SAQA Com/004
SAQA Unit Math 001
SAQA Unit math 002
SAQA Unit Math 007
SAQA Unit Math 013
Safety Health and Environmental (OHS Act) relevant to worksite procedures 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Scope:
All operations are to be conducted under supervision.
Load capacity for this unit standard not to exceed 2t. (two metric tons)
The safe working load (SWL) of selected lifting equipment must be adequate for the loads used.

Level (for level 2)
A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
(a) Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar
(b) Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses
(c) Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available
(d) An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas
(e) Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and select lifting equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Safe working loads and correct slinging methods are determined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Lifting equipment are identified and selected in accordance with load requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Lifting equipment is inspected and unsafe or defective equipment identified and reported in accordance to worksite procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Lifting equipment includes chain slings, rope slings, steel wire slings, synthetic web slings, shackles, eyebolts, guide ropes and plate grabs.
Equipment defects include wear, corrosion, stretched links, deterioration of splices, cracks, nicks and broken strands.
Calculation of safe working loads entails the use of elementary formulas and basic mathematical principles.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explain the consequences of using damaged or defective equipment 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Convey loads by means of lifting equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Plan the rigging process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Loads are slung in accordance with load requirements and worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Applicable communication methods are utilized to clear people from the load path and destination. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Loads are lifted, conveyed and placed / stacked in the pre-determined location in accordance to worksite procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Planning the rigging procedure to include consideration to the safety of people and possible damage to equipment.
Slinging methods used must conform to sound rigging practices.
Communication methods used may include the use of two-way radios, standard hand signals and warning devices such as hooters and whistles.
Power driven lifting equipment such as electric hoists, pendant cranes and overhead cranes that are used for the rigging process must be operated by competent persons.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Care and store of lifting equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Explain the consequences of inadequate caring and storage procedures for lifting equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Equipment is cared for and stored in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and worksite procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Caring practices include cleaning and lubricating before storing.
 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard, must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant SETA/ETQA.
3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Relevant worksite procedures.
2. Specific legislative & company safety regulations
3. Elementary rigging terminology and load calculations.
4. Company storage locations and procedures.
5. Application of rigging equipment, slinging methods and hand signals.
6. Interpretation of equipment defects and unsafe rigging practices. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems related to the rigging process (Reflected in specific outcomes during the rigging procedure) 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others (teamwork), interacting with colleagues, subordinates and supervisors whilst planning, analyzing, conducting and revising rigging strategies. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organize and manage one`s activities in a responsible and effective manner. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communication skills: The effective utilization of sound communication practices, which includes oral, written and hand signage. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand the world as a set of related systems (understanding the implications of incorrect selection of rigging equipment and tools in relation to load 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 
This unit standard may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

1. Assessment methods:
Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/ he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

These tools may include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58268   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  24214   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  MERSETA 
    Elective  57881   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Anchor Industries (Pty) Ltd (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 
    3. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    4. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    5. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    6. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    7. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    8. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    9. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    10. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    14. Further Education Trade Training 
    15. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    16. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    17. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    18. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    19. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    20. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    21. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    22. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    23. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    24. Lapace Training Centre (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    25. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    26. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    27. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    28. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    29. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    30. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    31. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    32. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 
    33. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    34. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    35. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    36. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    37. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    38. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    39. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    40. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    41. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    42. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    43. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    44. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    45. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    46. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    47. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    49. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    50. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    51. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    52. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    53. Wavelength T.T.I 
    54. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    55. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    56. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.