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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Sling and communicate during crane operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253638  Sling and communicate during crane operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116256  Sling and communicate during crane operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Crane Operations, inspecting and evaluating lifting gear, preparing and slinging regular loads, as well as communicating during crane operations.

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 mechanical handling specialists 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:

Learning assumed to be in place:
  • NQF Level 1 Numeracy and NQF Level 1 Literacy and related science and technology.

    This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for learners in the mechanical handling or related engineering environment.

    The credits allocated to this unit standard also assume that a learner has already learned to use hand tools, and is able to work safely. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    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 
    Identify types of lifting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of lifting equipment are described in relation to their purpose and use. The mass of various regular loads are calculated, lifting equipment selected, and applicable sling and lifting gear applied to the load in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ropes, chains, web slings, lifting beams, spreader bars, slings, shackles, eye bolts, lifting devices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Packing and dunnage are selected and applied to crane lift situations, in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and evaluate lifting gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifting gear is inspected and evaluated in accordance with relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include, but is not limited to - lifting beams, spreader bars, slings, shackles, eye bolts, natural, synthetic and wire ropes, chains and web slings.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare and sling regular loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Regular loads are prepared and slung in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tie appropriate knots in natural or synthetic ropes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bowline, clove hitch, sheet bend.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate during crane operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand signals for cranes and lifting appliances are in accordance with recognised practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Audible communication is done in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice, and company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include but is not limited to radio telephone, two-way radio, other electronic devices and verbal communication.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
  • Regulatory Requirements in terms of Permits.
  • Types of lifting equipment.
  • Lifting gear Inspection procedures.
  • Recognised hand signals and other forms of communication.
  • Types of ties. 

  • 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 outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Inspect and evaluate lifting gear:
    > Lifting gear is inspected and evaluated in accordance with relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Communicate during crane operations:
    > Hand signals for cranes and lifting appliances are in accordance with recognised practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Identify Types of lifting equipment:
    > Packing and dunnage are selected and applied to crane lift situations, in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Identify types of lifting equipment:
  • Types of lifting equipment are described in relation to their purpose and use. Weights of various regular loads are calculated, lifting equipment selected, and applicable sling and lifting gear applied to the load in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Communicate during crane operations:
    > Audible communication is done in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice, and company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Identify types of lifting equipment:
    > Types of lifting equipment are described in relation to their purpose and use. Weights of various regular loads are calculated, lifting equipment selected, and applicable sling and lifting gear applied to the load in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
  • Communicate during crane operations:
    > Regulatory permits are obtained in accordance with statutory requirements pertaining to plan, task, site, and navigation routes assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    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 assessments at title level are 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, directness, authenticity, sufficiency, openness and consistency. 

  • 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 replaces unit standard 116256, "Sling and communicate during crane operations", Level 2, 4 credits.

    This unit standard (SAQA ID: 116256), was previously registered as "Sling and communicate during crane operations" by the Civil Engineering and Construction (CEC) SGB.

    Reason for amendment:
  • Reference to a specific industry and ETQA has excluded other industry sectors.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Credits may be obtained by applying to an accredited/approved training provider/institution in order to have prior learning recognised in lieu of past work experience. Past experience must relate to the specific outcomes contained within this unit standard. The ensuing assessment of candidates seeking recognition of prior learning should not be so onerous as to deter them from doing so. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Agisanang SA Training 
    3. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    4. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    5. BreErivier Training Development CC Mossel Bay 
    6. BreErivier Training Development CC Worcester 
    7. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. Culmen Wes-Kaap CC 
    10. Driving Sense 
    11. Eastcape Training Centre 
    12. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    13. Fantique Trade 1092 
    14. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb 
    15. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    16. Johnson Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    18. Licence Wise 
    19. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    20. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    21. NETELEK 
    22. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    23. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    24. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Pro - Con Skills Centre 
    26. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    27. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    28. Skills Resource Group (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Transvaal Training 
    30. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 
    31. Wheelman S A 



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