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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 

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    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.
     
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