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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install or replace lift roping systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243775  Install or replace lift roping systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  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 reflects the skills required to install or replace lift roping systems. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Determine requirements from working instructions and drawings.
  • Prepare worksite and resources.
  • Install or replace roping system.
  • Record and report information related to the installation or replacement of roping systems.

    Learners credited with this unit standard also know and understand:
  • Applicable safety requirements, worksite procedures and company standards and their application.
  • Principles, concepts and issues relevant to roping systems and their installation and replacement.

    The skills, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the Exit Level Outcomes required for the National Certificate in Lift Installation and Maintenance: NQF Level 3. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies are assumed:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 2.

    The credit allocation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in the following outcomes in the context of the lift installation and maintenance industry:
  • Select, use and care for hand and power tools and measuring equipment.
  • Apply and maintain all aspects of safety.
  • Use and care for lifting tackle.
  • Interpret engineering and layout sketches and drawings.
  • Erect and use scaffolding and rigging.

    The allocation of credits also assumes that the learner will be following a learning programme which integrates the required unit standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, relevant SANS specifications and local authority requirements.
  • Work instructions are completed according to manufacturer's technical information, worksite procedures and layout drawings.
  • Roping arrangements include but are not limited to 1:1 roping, 2:1 roping, single wrap, double wrap, above and below roping.
  • Lift equipment types include but are not limited to overhead or basement machines, hydraulic drive rope systems.
  • Importance of roping procedures for determining rope lengths, marking off rope ends, tensioning of ropes.
  • Lift material includes but is not limited to wire rope, belts, chains, wedge type rope sockets, babbitt metal socketing, eyebolts and crosby clamps, thimbles, compression springs.
  • Tools and equipment include but are not limited to electrical hand winches/hoists, hand tools, power tools, rope cutters, smelting apparatus, rope tensioning and measuring tools.
  • Scaffolding equipment includes but is not limited to prefabricated scaffolding, tube and cripler scaffolds.
  • Hazards associated with the process include working at height and close to open shafts and operating liquid gas apparatus.
  • All activities are performed under the supervision of a competent person.

    Further information on the scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine requirements from work instructions and drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions are interpreted and discussed with work team to clarify own role and those of others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sequence of work is planned according to instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment, tools and materials are selected according to work activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Required rigging and scaffolding operations are planned in accordance with work instructions and site conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare worksite and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Authorisation to proceed with installation or replacement of roping is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Public safety is achieved and maintained by appropriate prevention of public access to the worksite. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, materials, protective equipment and work team are available on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to statutory requirements and worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation of the worksite will include the protection of floor and work surfaces from damage and soiling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hazards and potential risks for each task are identified, documented and reported and corrective action to eliminate hazardous conditions is taken according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Where applicable, existing rope is removed and stored in accordance with procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Removal of existing rope includes dis-assembling rope securing points in correct sequence, applying correct rigging procedures to lower or hoist rope, handling and storing rope in a safe manner to avoid personal injury and damage to property, and employing effective communication.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Position components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Positioning of components includes verifying position of lift car, counterweight and diverter sheaves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lift car, counterweight, diverter sheaves and other equipment is positioned in accordance with layout drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lift car, counterweight, diverter sheaves and other equipment is secured for safety in accordance with worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rope stretch is calculated to specifications and adjustments are made accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All applicable safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install or replace roping system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct methodology is used to uncoil and position new ropes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ropes are lowered into position and secured in the correct sequence, using the correct rigging procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate rope attachment devices are fitted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Installed rope is properly positioned to avoid kinks and twists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct methodology is used to ensure rope tension equalisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Bottom and top clearances are determined and emergency over-travel limits are set in accordance with statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record, report and discuss issues related to installation or replacement of roping systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work performed is recorded in accordance with statutory requirements and manufacturer's specification for roping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential challenges that could be encountered during the roping process are discussed and possible solutions are proposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concepts and issues related to the roping process are described and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts and issues will include:
  • Consequences of not using correct rigging and scaffolding procedures.
  • Hazards associated with rigging procedures and scaffolding operations.
  • Principles underpinning the operation of the roping system.
  • Factors to be considered when selecting rope (implications of rope size, rope type, rope construction, factors of safety).
  • Possible consequences of not positioning lift car, counterweight and diverter sheaves correctly.
  • Importance of following roping procedure for efficient working of installed lift.
  • Importance of following worksite and safety procedures.
  • Hazards and risks associated with installing roping systems.
  • The need for effective communication and teamwork.
  • Factors to consider when selecting a work team.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
    > How the assessment is moderated.
    > How a learner can appeal against the outcome of the assessment..
  • Any institution or company which offers learning to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • The integrated assessment should be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will specify how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
    > Evaluating evidence in a portfolio of evidence, particularly projects which integrate various aspects of the unit standard and which demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skills and values, and the development of the critical outcomes.
    > Observing and listening to the learner at work, both in primary activities as well as in other interactions, or in relevant simulations.
    > Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding and to verify other evidence.
    > Looking at records and reports.
    > Formative assessment.
  • Assessment of competence for this unit standard is based on experience acquired by the learner in the workplace, within the particular lift installation and maintenance context. The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the unit standard as well as the understanding of the underpinning concepts and principles.
  • The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the Critical Cross-field Outcomes.
  • Learners may choose in which language they want to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.
  • Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner has been performing consistently over a period of time.
  • The assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and in conjunction with the assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:

    Names & functions of:
  • Terminology associated with various roping systems.
  • Types of ropes and their functions.

    Purpose of:
  • Roping systems.
  • Communication with affected parties.
  • Use and application of personal protective equipment.
  • Securing the worksite to prevent public access.
  • Ensuring safe working conditions.
  • Following procedures.
  • Documentation, reporting.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Occupational safety health and environmental requirements.
  • Work specifications layouts/drawings and procedures.
  • Effective teamwork and communication.
  • Quality assurance requirements.
  • Relevant manufacturer's technical information and specifications.
  • Methods followed to ensure safety of the working area.
  • Material defects and corrective action.
  • Hazards associated with the process.
  • Ropes and roping systems.

    Processes and events:
  • Roping process.

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Possible consequences of not using personal protective equipment.
  • Possible consequences of not obtaining authorisation.
  • Implications of using incorrect type, length or diameter of rope.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Quality assurance procedures.
  • Rigging and scaffolding procedures.
  • Worksite procedures.
  • Safety procedures.

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues related to the roping process.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant manufacturer's technical information and specifications.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Working principles of lifts and roping systems.
  • Teamwork and communication principles.
  • Occupational safety, health and environmental requirements.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The role of the roping system in the safe working condition and efficient operation of the lift.
  • The importance of accurate and thorough completion and correct handling of documentation in installation processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Identify and solve problems related to identification and elimination of hazardous conditions.
  • Identify and solve problems related to alignment and adjustment activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Work effectively with team members in the process of replacing ropes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Plan sequence of work and organise all required resources relevant to changing ropes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Collect, organise and evaluate information from work instructions, job cards and procedure manuals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, the public and customers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use tools and procedures to replace ropes.
  • Apply understanding of the scientific principles underpinning roping systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Describe the role of the roping system in the safe working condition and efficient operation of the installed lift. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Terms used in this qualification are defined as follows:
  • 'Lift' means any permanent lifting installation used for the conveyance of persons, persons and goods or access goods only lifts by means of a conveyance or platform running on a fixed guide or guides and serving landings.
  • The term 'lift' as used in this qualification is interchangeable with the term 'elevator'. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58271   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 



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