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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory framework for lifting machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260778  Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory framework for lifting machines 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 credited with this standard will be able to apply relevant legislation and regulations to the context in which they operate. The environment in which lifting machines are operated is inherently dangerous and therefore needs to be regulated to prevent injury and death. Learners will be capable of ensuring their own safety and that of fellow workers through the responsible use of lifting machines.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Explaining the legislative framework governing lifting machines.
  • Explaining the Driven Machinery Regulations (1988) [DMR] and related Regulations.
  • Maintaining the safety of self and others. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the legislative framework governing lifting machines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Occupational Health and Safety Act (85/1993) and Mine Health and Safety Act (29/1996). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of the employer and the employee are described in accordance with relevant sections of current legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sections include but are not limited to Sections 8, 13 and 14.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislative requirements for ensuring safety in the workplace are described in terms of safe operation for the lifting machine operator in his/her work context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include but are not limited to inspectors, four important rights with regard to safety and health, appointment procedures of a safety representative.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not adhering to requirements of the Regulations are described in terms of accountability and liability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include but are not limited to gas, trailing cables, appointment and re-testing of an operator of a self-propelled mobile machine, machine operator's duties regarding flammable gas, dust control, supply of water.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant definitions are explained in terms of their content and applicability to a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Definitions include but are not limited to hazardous areas, ventilation district, accessible workings.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the Driven Machinery Regulations (1988) [DMR] and related Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant definitions of the DMR are described that indicate a clear understanding of the Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The National Code of Practice for the Evaluation of Training Providers (NCOP) [GG 27292 - 18 February 2005] is described in terms of its impact on the quality of competent Lifting Machine Operators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The regulations pertaining to lifting machines and lifting tackle are explained in relation to how they should be applied in a given context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Construction Regulations (2003) pertaining to lifting equipment are explained in terms of their applicability to a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevant sections of the General Safety Regulations (GSR) [1996] are described in terms of their emphasis on a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of non-compliance to regulations are explained in terms of potential danger, injury and possible death. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure the safety of self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All the relevant aspects of legislation and regulations required to maximise safety of the operator and others in the lifting machinery environment and of the product/load are identified for a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is ensured to be available at all times to ensure maximum safety and to diminish the possibility of injury or death. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lifting operations and lifting machines are discussed in terms of their impact on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Incidents are recorded in the appropriate format and communicated to relevant personnel to ensure the implementation of more safety measures in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of lifting machine operators being tested to ensure that they are physically and psychologically fit to work in a lifting environment is explained in terms of maintaining the safety of self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All safety equipment is checked and maintained according to workplace and legislative safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Lifting equipment is checked before, during and after use to ensure maximum safety. 


    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 ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (85/1993).
  • Mine Health and Safety Act (29/1996).
  • Driven Machinery Regulations (1988).
  • Construction Regulations 2003 under Section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85/1993).
  • General Safety Regulations (1996).
  • National Code of Practice for the Evaluation of Training Providers (NCOP) [GG 27292 - 18 February 2005].
  • How to check safety equipment. 

  • 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 responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • When reporting potential hazards to relevant authority. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure the safety of self, others and material/loads.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.
  • Check lifting machines and safety equipment.
  • Report incidents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Reporting potential hazards to relevant authority.
  • Ensuring the safety of self, others and material/loads.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Checking lifting machines and safety equipment.
  • Reporting incidents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Assess whether workplace practice complies with the regulatory framework. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Maintain safety.
  • Prepare and maintain records of incidents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • 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
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. GLOBAL LEARNING SERVICES 
    2. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    3. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    4. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 



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