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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect, prepare and use a man-lift carriage for work at elevated heights 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253578  Inspect, prepare and use a man-lift carriage for work at elevated heights 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 is for learners within the mechanical handling (rigging) field and focuses on the inspection, preparation and use of a man-lift carriage at elevated heights.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify and explain the application of a man-lift carriage.
  • Plan, prepare and inspect a man-lift carriage.
  • Use a man-lift carriage.
  • Maintain, care and store the man-lift carriage, tools and equipment.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field mechanical handling (rigging) on a processing plant, building or factory installation. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the broader engineering environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard is one of a series of unit standards associated with mechanical handling (rigging) and related equipment.

    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Use hand tools.
  • Use manual lifting equipment and tackle.
  • Work safely in terms of the Driven Machinery Regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    General guide for scope, context and level for the purpose of learning and assessment:

    For the purpose of assessment, man-lift carriages may be selected from:
  • Electric scissor-type and boom man-lifts.
  • Crane hoisted man-lift carriages (staging-basket types).
  • Truck-mounted man-lift carriages.
  • Vertically movable elevator assembly comprising trolley, from which a variably laterally projecting platform is supported on articulated, cantilevered arms.

    Environment contexts include but are not limited to:
  • Electrical Power Generation, Automotive Manufacturing).
  • Chemical and Petrochemical.
  • Mining.
  • Transport (Maritime, Road, Rail and Aviation).
  • Civil Engineering and Construction.
  • Food and Beverages.
  • Other engineering-related industry sectors.

    The learner should be able to:
  • Work autonomously with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Work in a workshop, plant or underground environment with varying levels of light, space and safety risks.
  • Work in a team environment.

    Context:
  • Formal, informal learning and RPL can be obtained for this unit standard.
  • The learner should be assessed under supervision.

    Level:

    Level (for Level 4):

    A learning programme leading to the awarding of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar.
  • Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses.
  • Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available.
  • An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the application of man-lift carriage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A man-lift carriage and its application is identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic and major components of a man-lift carriage are identified, and the function and purpose is correctly explained according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct methods and techniques are applied and the consequences of unsafe use, is discussed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terms and definitions are consistent with generally accepted mechanical handling terminology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan, prepare and inspect man-lift carriage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope and precise nature of the use of the man-lift carriage is explained, in accordance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The man-lift carriage, equipment and resources are correct for the task, obtained, available on site by the agreed time, and checked for serviceability in accordance with regulatory and worksite practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include mechanical handling equipment (a suitable crane), support materials, applicable documentation, personal protective equipment, auxiliary equipment (harnesses, safety cables and nets).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards are identified, pathways are cleared, the ground is inspected, potential obstructions are removed and personnel are notified, prior to the lifting task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The man-lift carriage is inspected/checked for serviceability and set up in accordance with standard regulatory and worksite practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key performance areas:
  • Specified conditions are met at each stage before proceeding to the next.
  • Operating controls are checked under no load conditions.
  • Started up sequence is followed as per operating procedures.

    Knowledge and understanding:
  • The purpose of checking operating controls under no load.
  • The consequence of executing incorrect man-lift carriage deployment.
  • Crane is set-up as per specification where applicable.
  • The man-lift carriage is set up as per instruction.
  • Suitable crane is selected.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out on lifting equipment and tackle, in accordance with work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All defects are identified and causes thereof are discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects also include "discard" criteria.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Documentation is completed according to regulatory and work-site practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use a man-lift carriage. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    The learner is required to demonstrate competence in lifting, positioning and securing the man-lift carriage as it is commonly applied within industry.

    For the purpose of assessment, work instructions may consist of an assessment exercise which may include:
  • A work instruction or jobbing sheet.
  • And/or work drawings. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope and precise nature of the use of the man-lift carriage is explained, in accordance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with work instruction sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The man-lift carriage is used in accordance with manufacturers' design specifications and standard work-site practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions are applied and adhered to, according to applicable legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Control and safety measures include but are not limited to:
  • Obstacles, ground and wind conditions, design specifications and stability.

    Safe working practices include but are not limited to:
  • Site access, communication and signalling methods and centre of gravity of load.

    Due care for the safety of personnel is taken into account.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The man-lift carriage is not damaged and its final position conforms to work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain, care and store the man-lift carriage, tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The man-lift carriage, tools, lifting equipment and related accessories, are dismantled and stored in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and work-site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information regarding the use of the man-lift carriage is recorded in accordance with regulations and accepted worksite practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Faulty and/or damaged equipment and components are reported so that corrective action can be taken. 


    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 in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Lifting equipment, tackle and related accessories.
  • Man-lift carriage and components.
  • Personal protective equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Different types of loads.
  • Characteristics of a man-lift carriage.
  • Common defects.
  • Hazards.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual observance and vigilance.

    Purpose of:
  • Man-lift carriage.
  • Safety checks.
  • Quality checks.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of using man-lift carriage incorrectly.
  • Implications of ignoring man-lift carriage defects.
  • Implications of not following man-lift carriage inspection/checking procedures.
  • Implications of not preparing adequately.
  • Implications of not caring for lifting equipment and tackle.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Preparation procedures for using the man-lift carriage.
  • Techniques related to the safe use of a man-lift carriage.
  • Preparation of the load.
  • Methods for the safe storage of man-lift carriage.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Procedures for maintaining and recording the status of a man-lift carriage, components and accessories.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Methods and measures for the safe control of loads during lifting procedure.
  • Materials and methods used for applying the use of a man-lift carriage.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.
  • Driven Machinery Act.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable basic lifting theory related to the safe use of man-lift carriage.
  • Calculations related to safe working load (SWL) and safe load limit (SLL).
  • Standard formulas for calculation of mass of final loads on the hook.
  • Safety principles governing the use of man-lift carriage.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the load to the use of the man-lift carriage.
  • Relationship of power to weight as a ratio.
  • Relationship between safety, lifting or using the man-lift carriage efficiently and productivity.
  • Quality of workmanship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise problems while using a man-lift carriage and responding appropriately.
  • Recognise and correct defects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Participate in efforts of workgroup. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan the sequence of operations based on job instructions and set up the man-lift carriage appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information off job instructions and make decisions based on that information.
  • Identify man-lift carriage defects and possibilities for malfunction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Provide feedback on outcome of work to appropriate personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of forces, moments about a force, load, gravitational acceleration, rotational frequency and torque. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relationship between mechanical handling, the application of a man-lift carriage and the broader engineering environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general 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 assessments at title level are 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, directness, authenticity, sufficiency, openness and consistency. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Credits may be obtained by applying to an accredited/approved training provider/institution in order to have prior learning recognised in lieu of past work experience. Past experience must relate to the specific outcomes contained within this unit standard. The ensuing assessment of candidates seeking recognition of prior learning should not be so onerous as to deter them from doing so. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59731   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    2. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 



    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.