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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a pre-engineering study in order to undertake rigging activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253596  Perform a pre-engineering study in order to undertake rigging activities 
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 
People who are pursuing a career in mechanical handling (rigging) require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. Learners who achieve this unit standard will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of mechanical handling and contribute to their organisations by undertaking to evaluate the logistic, legislative, regulations and client requirements with respect to mechanical handling projects.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Determine the necessity and establish the criteria for undertaking a pre-engineering study.
  • Identify the elements and considerations required in a pre-engineering study.
  • Conduct the pre-engineering study of a rigging project.

    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 have completed Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. Competency should also be proven in:
  • Lifting and moving loads using mobile cranes.
  • Use manual lifting equipment and tackle.
  • Work safely in terms of the Driven Machinery Regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    For the purpose of assessment, the range for the pre-engineering study is included in the Specific Outcomes and related Assessment Criteria below.
  • The weight (mass) of the load.
  • The slinging method.
  • Minimum sling length and sling size.
  • Conditions (permissible single line pull using a safety factor).
  • Weight of the rigging hardware (parameters include: main hook, ball, hook, rigging and other factors).
  • The actual load to be lifted.
  • Reeving (parts of line required: jib-hook and main block).
  • Measurement and determination of load radius, boom length, boom angle, jib length and jib angle.
  • Selection on load chart (on rubber; on outriggers fully extended; partially extended outriggers - only at AT1100).
  • Selection of work area quadrants (over rear, front side and over 360).
  • Selection on crane load chart (structural strength, tyre size, stability, tyre pressure).
  • Determination of lifting capacity according to load chart.

    A risk analysis should include the following checks:
  • Checking the ground condition, cable trenches and drains.
  • Determining the wind speed to see whether within the limits.
  • Checking for overhead power lines.
  • Making sure that the load is freely suspended.
  • Making sure permit is signed on.
  • Making sure the crane is level within 1 N.S.E.W and can rotate freely.
  • Testing the main or auxiliary hoist brakes before lifting.
  • Discussing the pre-engineering lift as well as the task with the crane driver.

    The pre-engineering lift should include a comparison between nett lifting capacity to actual load weight.
    The range covers the role and purpose of the pre-engineering study. It includes the practices, culture, quality standards, legal framework, main activities and expectations of the client.

    Safe procedures, control and storage, include:
  • OHS Act and local authority requirements.
  • Maintaining a record of usage.
  • Care and general storage methods.

    Context:
  • Formal, informal learning and RPL can obtain this unit standard.
  • This unit standard can be obtained through RPL. The learner should be under supervision. (See qualification RPL).

    Level:

    Level (for Level 4):

    A learning programme leading to the award 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 
    Determine the necessity for undertaking a pre-engineering study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for the pre-engineering study are explained in terms of the safe, efficient and effective execution of the rigging task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reasons for the pre-engineering study includes but not limited to safety of personnel, safety of the load or cargo, reliability of lifting machinery, risk consequences of equipment failure, cost saving, prevention of escalating problems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The pre-engineering study and related activities are planned in relation to the type of rigging task required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The pre-engineering study includes but not limited to:
  • The weight (mass) of the load.
  • The slinging method.
  • Minimum sling length and sling size.
  • Conditions (permissible single line pull using a safety factor).
  • Weight of the rigging hardware (parameters include: main hook, ball, hook, rigging and other factors).
  • The actual load to be lifted.
  • Reeving (parts of line required: jib-hook and main block).
  • Measurement and determination of load radius, boom length, boom angle, jib length and jib angle.
  • Selection on load chart (on rubber; on outriggers fully extended; partially extended outriggers - only at AT1100).
  • Selection of work area quadrants (over rear, front side and over 360).
  • Selection on crane load chart (structural strength, tyre size, stability, tyre pressure).
  • Determination of lifting capacity according to the load chart.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The complexity of the pre-engineering study determines the specialist assistance needed to execute the rigging task/s. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialist assistance includes but not limited to the client personnel, vessel's crew, equipment supplier's technical staff, rigging personnel and assistants.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The nature of the rigging task is determined in accordance with various parameters. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters for executing the rigging task include but are not limited to the following checks:
  • Checking the ground condition, cable trenches and drains.
  • Determining the wind speed to see whether within the limits.
  • Checking for overhead power lines.
  • Making sure that the load is freely suspended.
  • Making sure permit is signed on.
  • Making sure the crane is level within 1 N.S.E.W and can rotate freely.
  • Testing the main or auxiliary hoist brakes before lifting.
  • Discussing the pre-engineering lift as well as the task with the crane driver.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the elements and consideration of a pre-engineering study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risk factors are determined and checks are implemented in accordance with safe rigging considerations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risk factors during the execution of the rigging task include but are not limited to the following checks:
  • Checking the ground condition, cable trenches and drains.
  • Determining the wind speed to see whether within the limits.
  • Checking for overhead power lines.
  • Making sure that the load is freely suspended.
  • Making sure permit is signed on.
  • Making sure the crane is level within 1 N.S.E.W and can rotate freely.
  • Testing the main or auxiliary hoist brakes before lifting.
  • Discussing the pre-engineering lift as well as the task with the crane driver.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of good accessibility to all equipment required, are assessed in relation to how this promotes the success of the rigging task to be undertaken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rigging task is critically analysed in relation to costs and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The critical analysis includes but is not limited to time spent during the rigging task, the cost incurred for the use of the lifting machinery, special tools need to perform the task, the cost of special parts, the cost of highly qualified personnel needed to perform the work.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct the pre-engineering study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The weight of the load and the sling method is determined according to work instructions and/or client's request for rigging work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For the purpose of assessment, the following have to be determined:
  • The weight (mass) of the load.
  • The slinging method.
  • Minimum sling length and sling size.
  • Conditions (permissible single line pull using a safety factor).
  • Weight of the rigging hardware (parameters include: main hook, ball, hook, rigging and other factors).
  • The actual load to be lifted.
  • Reeving (parts of line required: jib-hook and main block).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The pre-engineering study is undertaken in accordance with the equipment manufactures specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The pre-engineering rigging study includes but is not limited to:
  • Measurement and determination of load radius, boom length, boom angle, jib length and jib angle.
  • Selection on load chart (on rubber; on outriggers fully extended; partially extended outriggers - only at AT1100).
  • Selection of work area quadrants (over rear, front side and over 360).
  • Selection on crane load chart (structural strength, tyre size, stability, tyre pressure).
  • Determination of lifting capacity according to load chart/s.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A risk analysis is undertaken in accordance with the client or work instructions and considerations are made for the equipment manufacturers' specifications and safety regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risk factors during the execution of the rigging task include but are not limited to the following checks:
  • Checking the ground condition, cable trenches and drains.
  • Determining the wind speed to see whether within the limits.
  • Checking for overhead power lines.
  • Making sure that the load is freely suspended.
  • Making sure permit is signed on.
  • Making sure the crane is level within 1 N.S.E.W and can rotate freely.
  • Testing the main or auxiliary hoist brakes before lifting.
  • Discussing the pre-engineering lift as well as the task with the crane driver.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A comparison between the nett. lifting capacity to actual load weight is undertaken according to work instructions or the clients request, taking into account safety and the use of load charts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The lifting machinery is selected and the criteria for safe use during the rigging task includes:
  • Measurement and determination of load radius, boom length, boom angle, jib length and jib angle.
  • Selection on load chart (on rubber; on outriggers fully extended; partially extended outriggers - only at AT1100).
  • Selection of work area quadrants (over rear, front side and over 360).
  • Selection on crane load chart (structural strength, tyre size, stability, tyre pressure).
  • Determination of lifting capacity according to load chart.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Various chains; cranes; slings and lifting tackle and equipment.
  • The function of a pre-engineering lift study.
  • Terms associated with cranes (boom radius, load radius, boom length, boom angle, jib length and jib angle, etc.).

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • The purpose of a pre-engineering study.
  • The activities in the planning and lifting processes.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Properties of various cranes.
  • Different categories of chain, slings and lifting tackle.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Area of operation.
  • Not performing a pre-engineering study.
  • Implications of incorrect calculations and improper use of load charts.
  • Various conditions/ risks associated with the rigging task.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • Categories of slings, ropes, chains according to load charts.
  • Crane types and applicable methods and calculations.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Rigging methods and techniques.
  • Permit to work procedures/Authorisation Procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Organisational policies.
  • Relevant regulations regulating bodies (LEASA; ECSA and an approved inspection authority).
  • Occupational, Health and Safety Act, Driven Machinery Regulations).
  • Environmental Act.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Mechanical handling terminology.
  • Uses of rigging concepts, load charts and boating concepts and principles.
  • Organisational culture of rigging or mechanical handling.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Between rigging and mechanical handling.
  • Between the rigging industry, the crane operator, riggers and the client/organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Distinguish between the correct and incorrect method for executing the rigging task.
  • Make right decision on best use of crane and lifting equipment and personnel.
  • Understanding and applying organisational policies and procedures.
  • Understanding the relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Support and assistance activities in the rigging process and the pre-engineering study.
  • Liaison with clients.
  • The establishment of internal and external relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Following processes, procedures and organisational protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Interpret the rigging task, organising the compilation and results of the pre-engineering study. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Complying with the regulatory framework.
  • Applying the policies and procedures.
  • Providing descriptions, explaining, defining. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Use technology to make calculation and read load charts.
  • Sourcing information on the standards, specifications, policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Between rigging personnel and the client requirements.
  • Between the source of the load, mode of transportation, authorisation and the eventual destination and end-use of the load. 

  • 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 
    Notes to Assessors:

    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. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Ensure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • Ensure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title of unit standards. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. 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 learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • 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. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance can be reproduced.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed.
  • Embedded knowledge must be integrated with the Specific Outcomes of the Unit Standard and Critical Cross Field Outcomes.

    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
    Core  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) 



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