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

Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12119  Use gangway communication signals to direct 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 
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
242975  Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner competent against this unit standard will be able to use gangway signals to direct the crane/winch/derrick operator to safely load and discharge cargo. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should have achieved a knowledge of client service and an appreciation of safety awareness in the workplace. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard is for people responsible for directing the operation of the cargo lifting appliances in a ship board freight handling environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Recognise, interpret and demonstrate approved gangway signals 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Recognise, interpret and demonstrate approved gangway signals as per SA 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). 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Hand/Bat together. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Hand/Bat signals are understood and demonstrated, as per relevant legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Legislated Hand/Bat signals are appropriately selected and demonstrated as per industry best practice. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Select position, use correct signalling equipment and apply signals 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Select position, use correct signalling equipment and apply signals according to operational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. PPE, signaling bat and other required communication equipment are worn as per organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Identification as gangway signalman is given to lifting appliance operator. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safe operating practices are described and explained as per industry best practice and the SA Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice, Annexure A. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safe and visible position is selected and taken up as per operational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Wind, rain and poor visibility and cargo - bulk, containers and break-bulk.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Hand signals are used to place, adjust and/or remove cargo as per stowage requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Single signalman, two signalman and back to crane/winch driver.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Conduct continuous assessment of lifting gear and safe slinging practices 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Conduct continuous assessment of lifting gear and safe slinging practices as per industry best practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Lifting gear is assessed visually as safe and appropriate prior to signaling. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Safe slinging practices are applied to each load prior to signaling, as per industry best practice. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Safe slinging with respect to cargo type, configuration, centre of gravity and structural strength.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Potentially unsafe/dangerous situations are identified and appropriate signals given to ensure safety and protection of personnel, cargo and ship structure, as per industry 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.
  • Principles of Client Service in terms of understanding the implications of unnecessary delays and always acting in customer's best interests. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team: in relation to the safe movement of cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively: for the communication of effective and appropriate signals to the crane operator. 

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

    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 242975, which is "Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances", Level 3, 4 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. 

    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.
     
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