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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Operate ship cargo lifting appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12118  Operate ship cargo lifting appliances 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority 
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242977  Operate ship cargo lifting appliances  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner competent against this unit standard will be able to safely operate a range of ship board lifting appliances specific to the stevedoring environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should be able to direct ship cargo lifting appliances in accordance with the Standard Use Gangway Communication Signals to Direct Ship Cargo Lifting Appliances. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard applies to persons operating ship board cargo lifting appliances in a ship board freight handling environment, under the direction of the Gangway Signalman. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and explain different rig configurations, winch layouts and utilisation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different rig configurations are listed and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Union Purchase, Swinging Derrick, Conventional Jumbo Derrick, Stulken and Thompson Derrick Types.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Different winches are identified and layouts and usage explained in relation to specific rigs. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Establish safety of lifting appliance and work environment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Visual and physical assessment is conducted and lifting appliance operational checklist correctly completed, as per organisational/legislative requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Work environment is inspected and clear of all unauthorised obstacles and personnel. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Lifting gear is assessed as appropriate as per operational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Lifting appliance movement limits are adhered to correctly. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Ensure lifting appliance is operated within SWL (safe working load) according to rig use 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Applicable Health and Safety Legislation is understood and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
As found in the latest edition of the South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice issued by the National Port Authority and incorporated into the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 by Government notice No. R. 1904.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Basic Lifting Equipment Theory is understood, demonstrated and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Visible defects are correctly identified and reported, as per organisational best practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Unsafe practices with respect to the capability of the equipment are correctly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Lifting appliance specifications are noted and operation maintained within safe working load limits. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Recognise, interpret and adhere to gangway communication signals 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Gangway communication signals are correctly identified, understood and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Gangway communication signals are observed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Gangway communication signals are correctly interpreted and acted upon without delay, as per the relevant legislation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Operate ship lifting appliance singly or with other operators on any given rig 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Operate ship lifting appliance singly or with other operators on any given rig, in a safe and competent manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Operating procedures applicable to specific rigs are stated and explained in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Joint operation of lifting appliances is demonstrated as per accepted practice for specific rig configurations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Movements/operations are conducted in a smooth and controlled manner as per industry safety procedure guidelines. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Rig configuration is operated safely in accordance with statutory hand/bat signals. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
To be assessed at the commencement of operation.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identify and report requirements to alter rig settings as operational conditions change 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The need to alter rig settings is identified and reported to relevant organisational superior, in time to avoid delays. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Work is terminated to allow ship personnel to alter rig settings safely. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Visual safety check is conducted before operation is resumed as per organisational best practice. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation process (including moderation):
  • 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 by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria:
  • In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
  • Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
  • Written tests/case studies/projects
  • A portfolio of evidence - valid, reliable and authentic evidence from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge, or the on-job demonstration for measurement of practical competence).
    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed in the assessment criteria attached to the specific outcomes of the unit standard. It is unlikely that candidates will achieve all the assessment criteria without this
    underpinning knowledge and this will be inferred from the observable performance against the defined assessment criteria.
  • Knowledge of safety principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of parallelograms of forces (triangle of forces) and the interaction of basic forces.
  • Principles of Client Service. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team: in relation to the load and discharge operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: for the appropriate and safe movement of cargo during the load and discharge operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibly towards the environment and health of others): in relation to the use of lifting appliances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems: for the appreciation of delays and stoppages impacting on other areas of the supply chain. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242977, which is "Operate ship cargo lifting appliances", Level 3, 10 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Definition of Terms as found in the latest edition of the South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice issued by the National Port Authority and incorporated into the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 by Government notice No. R. 1904.

    It is to be noted that the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 (in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act) apply to this Standard and not the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    Additional information:

    The code of practice endorsed by the Department of Labout recommends that learners be tested to ensure that its requirements for correct vision, co-ordination, reaction times, height and depth perception and night vision have been satisfied.

    An operator must comply with the requirements for the issuing of a Code 45 Ships Crane Certificate by an accredited agent of the Department of Labour. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  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. Training Consultant and SD College 



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