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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Shift loads using lifting equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243021  Shift loads using lifting equipment 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 
This unit standard has a wide application for learners in a number of environments where the lifting of loads is essential to carry out work. It is ideally suited to the chemical manufacturing environment.

A learner credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Select lifting equipment.
  • Inspect lifting equipment for defects.
  • Lift and move loads. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard is only applicable to those lifting equipments used to shift loads of not more than 2.5 tons. This standard excludes the use of forklifts.
  • Lifting equipment or lifting gear may include any of the following relevant to the specific workplace:
    > Slings, chain blocks, jacks, turfers, ropes, come-alongs, boiler grates, small floor cranes, shackles, hoists, lifting brackets, fasteners. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select lifting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifting equipment is selected to match safe working load of specific lifting equipment parameters and within job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific lifting equipment parameters may include: Load-size, shape, weight, height, quality practices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required lifting equipment and related tools are made available at the required time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operational requirements of the selected lifting equipment and the consequences to health and safety if specified requirements are not adhered to, are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational requirements must include the following:
  • Speed limits.
  • Traffic Control Systems.
  • Environmental conditions, i.e. heat, gases, dust, excessive water, visibility and ventilation flow.
  • Sling types and colour coding.
  • Load mass limitations.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the selected lifting equipment for lifting, securing, transferring and positioning of loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is available, fit for purpose and used in accordance with its design and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The pre-use and after-start inspection of lifting equipment and tools is conducted and defects are identified and repaired by the operator wherein the scope of work and/or reported in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects: wear, corrosion, stretched chain links, kinks, cracks or nicks, deterioration of welds and splices, overdue for load test.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences to safety, health and productivity if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst preparing for lifting, securing, transferring and positioning of loads, are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for the following:
  • Using defective personal equipment.
  • Failure to use specified tools and equipment and not using tools and equipment in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Failure to perform a pre-use and after start inspection.
  • Failure to examine the placement area for the lifting equipment and tools and dealing with hazards.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate the selected lifting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The physical conditions in the work area are continuously assessed and hazards and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Physical conditions must include:
  • Environmental conditions.
  • Ground conditions.
  • Roadway conditions.
  • Restricted areas.
  • Loading area conditions.
  • Traffic flow.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Isolations, demarcations and lockout procedures are completed in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work permits; danger tags.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The load is secured and the inclination to be traversed is verified in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Permissible load and securing methods must include the following:
  • Capacity loaded.
  • Permissible items.
  • Securing methods and mechanisms.
  • Specific lifting equipment and/or gear operating requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Load is lifted and shifted in accordance with standard operating procedures, and complies with safe work practices and good housekeeping principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hazards to safe operation are identified and addressed where within scope of operator and/or reported in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Communication with relevant personnel is in the agreed format and timeframe for optimal operation with minimum delays. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences to safety, health and productivity if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst lifting, securing, transferring and positioning of loads with a forklift are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for the following:
  • Failure to continuously examine the working place for hazards and sub-standard conditions and dealing with same.
  • Failure to enhance teamwork and avoiding conflict.
  • Failure to prepare equipment for subsequent loading operations.
  • Failure to identify and address where within scope of operator and/or report any hazards to safe operation.
  • Failure to submit reports on time and to the relevant persons.
     


  • 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 relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments of the unit standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act relating to lifting loads, and operating equipment.
  • The identification, description and use of: Slings, chain blocks, jacks, turfers, ropes, come-alongs, boiler grates, small floor cranes, shackles, hoists, lifting brackets, fasteners.
  • Purpose of all Personal Protective Equipment needed to shift loads using lifting equipment.
  • The effect of the following conditions on the lifting of loads: environmental, ground, roadway, restricted areas, loading areas, traffic flow.
  • Identification, description and reason for colour coding.
  • Understanding of mass and volume.
  • Identification of defects on lifting equipment: wear, corrosion, stretched chain links, kinks, cracks or nicks, deterioration of welds and splices, overdue for load test.
  • Use of hand tools to repair faulty lifting equipment.
  • Isolation, demarcation and lockout procedures as relevant to work permits and danger tags. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made:
  • Selecting and preparing equipment, and lifting loads.
    > Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • Lifting of loads.
    > Evident in Specific Outcome: Operate the selected lifting equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Selecting equipment; Pre-start inspection; shifting loads.
    > Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations:
  • Completion of documentation and communication to colleagues to advise of intention to shift loads.
    > Evident in Specific Outcome: Operate the selected lifting equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
  • All three specific outcomes in this unit standard point to the learner being able to use science and technology effectively and critically.
    > Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Consequences of poor selection, poor equipment condition, and improper practices when shifting loads.
    > Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large:
  • A learner found competent against this unit standard will have met the requirements of this critical cross-field outcome.
    > Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • 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  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  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    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. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    2. SAPITI (SOUTH AFRICAN PAINT INDUSTRY TRAINING INSTITUTE) 



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