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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct advanced sideboom operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117036  Conduct advanced sideboom operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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 
Demonstrating knowledge of Sideboom; planning and preparing for pipelaying operations; selecting, fitting and removing attachments; applying concepts of road anatomy manoeuvring and controlling Sidebooms on site; conducting pipe lifting, carrying and lowering operations using sideboom; excavating and cutting materials using sideboom and moving Sidebooms from site to site.

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 Civil Engineering Construction Plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniquesThe 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 2 Numeracy and NQF level 2 Literacy.
  • Prerequisite Unit Standards: Operate Sideboom NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Preparation of worksite includes but is not limited to:
  • Checking soil conditions, establishing positions of existing services and checking marks depicting lateral, vertical and horizontal boundaries.

    Sideboom Operations include:
  • Pipe Lifting, Carrying and Lowering Operations.

    Sideboom is controlled in different site conditions including:
  • Steep slopes, wet or slippery ground, and any five of the following conditions - by trenching works, in water, loose chipping, grass, clay, gravel, loose rock, solid rock, loose materials.

    Further 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 
    Plan work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans are developed to eliminate, avoid/neutralise all identified risks in accordance with safety regulations, legislation and site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools and attachments required for the work activity are selected and checked to be functional and ready for use according to job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Machine attachments are limited to all permanent and removable standard components.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative or complementary equipment is identified in terms of the required task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative/complimentary equipment includes all equipment that could be used to perform the same or similar tasks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Affected parties are informed and liaised with according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not liaising with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for inspections and preparation are defined in terms of safety and work flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety of working area is ensured according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
  • OHS Act.
  • Environmental legislation.
  • Local Provincial authority requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions of the procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described in terms of the elimination of potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal Protective Equipment is used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not correctly using Personal Protective Equipment are explained in terms of potential danger to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply concepts of road anatomy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Road construction stages identified without error. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct descriptions and explanations given for various parts of a road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct description and explanation given for drainage provisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of drains correctly identified without error. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct the selection, fitting and removing of attachments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Existing attachment removed according to manufacturer's manual/regulatory authority's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required attachment fitted according to manufacturer's manual/regulatory authority's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Attachment tested to ensure correct fitting and operation as specified in manufacturer's manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Attachment used in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Removed attachments cleaned and stored in designated location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools and equipment cleaned, maintained and stored. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct sideboom operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sideboom is moved to required work area according to site requirements and is positioned for specific operation according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of incorrectly positioning machine are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and safety hazards to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not following correct sequences are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Establish weight of load. Appropriate slings and gear correctly selected and attached. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Slings and attachments secured and checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Slinging, lifting, carrying and placing of materials carried out safely and efficiently as per regulations governing use of cranes and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Move sideboom from site to site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sideboom is driven off-road in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and Operator's Safety Manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sideboom is loaded and unloaded on transporter in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and company requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parking machine.
     


    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 CETA-ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA.
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Sideboom operation procedures and main functions of all major components.
  • Maximum operating capacities of the designed Sidebooms capabilities.
  • Statutory requirements including the Relevant Code of practice and Safety, Health & Environmental legislation.
  • Worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Plans are developed to eliminate, avoid/neutralise all identified risks in accordance with safety regulations, legislation and site specific instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The consequences of not liaising with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Conduct sideboom operations.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Establish weight of load. Appropriate slings and gear correctly selected and attached. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Apply concepts of road anatomy.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Road construction stages identified without error. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan work activity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Conduct sideboom operations.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Consequences of not following correct sequences are explained in terms of potential damage to Sideboom and work schedules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare work area.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Descriptions of the procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described in terms of the elimination of potential hazards. 

  • 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  49081   National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Plant Operations  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. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    2. Dithipe Development Institute (PTY) LTD 
    3. Mtimande & Associates 
    4. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    6. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 



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