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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lift and move a load on a construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119527  Lift and move a load on a construction site 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  15 
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 will be useful to people who are required to lift and move loads on a construction site and places emphasis on the correct slinging and lifting of loads.

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Explain the factors critical to lifting and moving loads
  • Prepare to lift and move a load
  • Lift and move a load
  • Make the load available for production purposes 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Manual and mechanical lifting equipment generally found on a construction site.

    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 
    Explain the factors critical to lifting and moving loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of the operation, selection, examination and use of lifting equipment and attachments to lift and move a load are explained in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of lifting and moving loads is explained, showing a clear understanding of the direct consequences to self, others and the business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Injury to persons, damage to equipment, loss of production time through breakdowns and increased costs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible critical hazards and substandard conditions that may be encountered while lifting and moving the load in a particular context are explained, as well as how to deal with them so as to be consistent with accepted best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to lift and move a load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission to enter the workplace is obtained in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools, material and equipment that are required for lifting and moving a load are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The lifting equipment is inspected in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements and any hazardous and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with the prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The mass of the load to be lifted is verified in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of inadequate preparation for the lifting and moving of the load are explained in terms of health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Permission, personal protective equipment, tools, material and equipment, inspection of lifting equipment, hazardous and substandard conditions and mass of the load.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lift and move a load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used so that the safety of persons and equipment is protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suspension, as well as the attachment points required for lifting and moving the load is examined and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The load is lifted in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The load is moved and positioned in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work-related hazards are dealt with in accordance with the prescribed procedures. Risks associated with lifting and moving loads are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, promotes effective teamwork, and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not lifting and moving the load in line with specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal protective equipment, suspension points and attachments, load moved and positioned, work-related hazards and associated risks, interpersonal interaction and the use of tools and equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make the load available for production purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selected tools, material and equipment are used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace is ensured to be clean and free of hazards in accordance with specified requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not making the load available for production purposes is explained in terms of health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools, material and equipment, good housekeeping practices and reporting.
     


    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 as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Workplace safety requirements
  • Types of loads
  • Types of lifting equipment
  • Slinging positions
  • Balancing of loads 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following 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 assessment at title level is 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, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology

    The terminology used in this unit standard is consistent with generally accepted practice in the construction industry. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49602   National Certificate: Construction: Geotechnical  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. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    4. Mediro Training Academy 
    5. Mtimande & Associates 
    6. NORTH WEST COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS NETWORK 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.