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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate truck-mounted cranes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242978  Operate truck-mounted cranes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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 person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the functions of a truck mounted crane while using the crane in a safe and suitable manner. They will also be able to access support and emergency services in the case of an incident or accident in the workplace.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a truck mounted crane.
  • Identifying the safety and suitability of the crane.
  • Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of the truck and crane.
  • Operating a truck mounted crane.
  • Accessing available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Limited to work carried out on a truck-mounted crane with standardised fittings.
  • The applied competence expressed in this standard covers one specific crane of a range of heavy crane types (capacity and functionality) used in familiar operational functions in any industry context, and in a range of environmental conditions (e.g. poor weather).
  • Cranes shall include:
    > C32 Truck mounted Crane.
  • Attachments shall include:
    > S Tandem Lifts.
    > T Special Categories.
  • The Codes and Attachments correspond with the National Code of Practice. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a truck mounted crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main functions of truck mounted crane's are explained in terms of manufactures specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All safety features and warning devices on the crane are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed crane capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Warnings from crane indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Corrective actions are identified and explained in terms of neutralising warnings received. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the safety and suitability of the crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The suitability of the crane is identified in accordance with its purpose prior to utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operational capability of lifting equipment is assessed according to Safe Work Load of slings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of load/range is identified according to Load/range characteristics, manufacturers' requirements and environmental conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety procedures are identified according to crane safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A truck mounted crane is operated in compliance with statutory regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of the truck and crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and recorded using a logbook. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken to ensure that it complies with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate measures are identified and used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate a Truck Mounted crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and functions of the various controls are explained in accordance with their designed use and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Controls are used to manoeuvre the crane within manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crane performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Crane is operated without risk of damage, loss to machine, property, or injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hazards specific to operating truck mounted crane's are explained and ways to minimise these hazards are explained in terms of potential damage to machine, property, and injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Machine is parked according to manufacturer's and company requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The most appropriate course of action in relation to the purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with their designed use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The most appropriate course of action in relation to potential hazards in the workplace is explained according to emergency procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards may include but are not limited to: access, obstructions, field of vision, communications, travel route, unauthorized people, insecure loads, unstable loads, unknown loads, nature of loads.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • The differences in range, structure, function and capacity of truck-mounted cranes.
  • The requirement for certification which verifies the safety of the crane, as defined in legislation (Driven Machinery Regulation 18) by a "competent authority".
  • The pre-operational and operational and 'close down' checks for the components of the specific truck-mounted crane.
  • The principles of lifting weights and the variances of safe capacities according to Manufacturer's specifications.
  • Safe and correct slinging methods that can be used with load types normally dealt with by truck-mounted cranes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking when analyzing the load capacity with the load and range charts to ensure the correct selection of lifting equipment, for a safe lifting operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate knowledge of various load weight, size and type for the purpose of selecting and utilising the most appropriate (safe and efficient) method of operating. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate initiative in selecting the most appropriate gear and equipment dependent on crane types, freight characteristics and environmental conditions. 

    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 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48794   National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. AA Forklift Training Centre 
    2. AA Technical Services (PTY) LTD 
    3. AAH Skills and Development 
    4. Accredited Training 
    5. AETA Training Solutions 
    6. Africa Training Centre 
    7. Agisanang SA Training 
    8. AL Training Centre 
    9. Arcelor Mittal Steel Vanderbijlpark 
    10. Areka Logistics Solution 
    11. Bayethe Training and Development Services cc 
    12. Bonticom (Pty) Ltd 
    13. BreErivier Training Development CC Mossel Bay 
    14. BreErivier Training Development CC Worcester 
    15. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    16. Culmen Consultants cc 
    17. Culmen Wes-Kaap CC 
    18. Dees Driver Training Centre 
    19. Driven Machinery Training Services cc 
    20. Durban Driver Training Centre Pty Ltd 
    21. Dynalift cc 
    22. Eastcape Training Centre 
    23. Econo Driver Training 
    24. Exclusive Training Services 
    25. Fantique Trade 1092 
    26. GLOBAL LEARNING SERVICES 
    27. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    28. H and L Training School 
    29. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
    30. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    31. Humrec Human Resource Training 
    32. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    33. Indaba Training 
    34. Inkezo HR Solutions 
    35. Inkqubela Consultants 
    36. J E G Training Centre 
    37. Jaline Training & Consulting Services 
    38. Juan-Tech Training Centre 
    39. Kempston Driving Academy 
    40. Khamafi Training cc 
    41. Kwazulu Natal Training & Development 
    42. Kwazuna Training CC 
    43. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    44. Leibrandt Training Academy CC 
    45. Licence Wise 
    46. Lifting Operator Training Centre cc 
    47. M & M Training & Rigging 
    48. Makwedeng Training 
    49. Malamba Forklift Training 
    50. Millenium Skills (Pty )Ltd 
    51. Mittal Steel Newcastle 
    52. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    53. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    54. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    55. OSR Trading 
    56. Pro - Con Skills Centre 
    57. Pro-Edu Accredited Training International cc 
    58. Protea Tyres (Nelspruit) (TP) 
    59. Protrain Solutions 
    60. Quadrant Crane Training Centre 
    61. Rainbow Skills Development Centre 
    62. Renaissance Skills Training 
    63. Salestalk 88 ( Pty) Ltd T/A Concord Skills and Training 
    64. Salvage Training Services 
    65. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    66. School of Rail: Esselenpark 
    67. Shipping and Transport College 
    68. Sizanani Training and Development cc 
    69. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    70. Skills for All 
    71. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    72. Skills Resource Group (Pty) Ltd 
    73. Solly''s SkillsTraining Centre 
    74. Starcrow 36 Bk 
    75. Tasa Training Services cc 
    76. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    77. The Skills Matrix 
    78. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    79. TIRHANI SKILLS FOR AFRICA 
    80. Toyota Forklift t/a Saficon Industrial Equipment 
    81. Training Force 
    82. Trainsure -Tsebo Traiding cc 
    83. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 
    84. Transnet Rail Engineering UitenhageTraining Centre 
    85. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    86. Transvaal Training 
    87. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 
    88. Truck Crane Training Specialists 
    89. Uthingo Training Centre 
    90. Value Logistics Limited 
    91. VALUE TRUCK RENTAL (PTY) LTD (Legacy) 
    92. Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of SA 
    93. Wheelman S A 



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