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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a side-boom to lift, lower and carry materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253600  Use a side-boom to lift, lower and carry materials 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14566  Use a sideboom to lift, lower and carry material  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful for people who work in the construction and maintenance of roads. People credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate the use of a side-boom to lift, lower and carry material. Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 4 in Literacy and ABET 3 in Numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner is required to demonstrate competence in lifting, lowering and carrying structural objects (steel, timber, pre-cast concrete or other similar materials), machinery and/or machine components which are commonly handled within a variety of industrial environments, using a side-boom.

For the purpose of assessment, a task may include:
  • A work instruction or jobbing sheet.
  • Work drawings.
  • Permit conditions.

    Environment contexts include but are not limited to:
  • Manufacturing and Engineering (Metals, Plastics, Tyre and Rubber, 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.

    Other considerations:

    Work site practices include written and/or verbal procedures, application of preventative measures (in terms of the legislative requirements, example, OHS Act).

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

    Level:

    Level (for Level 2).

    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 
    Plan work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturers' procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools and attachments required for the work activity are selected and checked to be functional and ready for use according to job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Machine attachments are limited to all permanent and removable standard components.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of selecting specific tools and attachments is explained in terms of their designed use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative or complementary equipment is identified in terms of the required task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative/complimentary equipment includes all equipment that could be used to perform the same or similar tasks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate pre-operational machine checklist is acquired according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate checklist is any one or a combination of the following: manufacturers' checklist, pre-operational checklist, daily checklist, site-specific checklist.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The purpose of checklists is explained in terms of the work procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All personal protective equipment required for the work activity is selected and checked to be adequate for the task according to statutory and job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, Environmental legislation, Local Provincial authority requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The importance of checking Personal Protective Equipment is explained in terms of safety to the worker and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Affected parties are informed and liased with according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The consequences of not liasing with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparation of worksite includes but is not limited to levelling ground, checking soil conditions, establishing positions of existing services and checking marks depicting lateral, vertical and horizontal boundaries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer`s procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for inspections and preparation are defined in terms of safety and work flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety of working area is ensured according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, Environmental legislation, Local Provincial authority requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions of the procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described in terms of the elimination of potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal Protective Equipment is used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not correctly using Personal Protective Equipment are explained in terms of potential danger to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lift, lower and carry material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machine is moved to required work area according to site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Machine is positioned for specific operation according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of incorrectly positioning machine are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and safety hazards to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities are performed according to manufacturer`s operating procedures and job requirements in order to maximise the life-span of components, within industry accepted timeframes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways to maximise life-span of components includes inspecting, maintaining, correcting and reacting to warning systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not following correct sequences are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Unexpected circumstances are dealt with according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Unexpected circumstances are when the specific machine is no longer suitable for the required task or can no longer operate efficiently and safely.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safe working procedures are followed according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, Environmental legislation, Local Provincial authority requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report and communicate information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specified reporting and recording requirements are complied with. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting to supervisor. Submitting reports. Logbook entries.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is provided to the in-coming shift with regard to vehicle condition, environmental hazards and sub-standards in terms of specified requirements. 


    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 
    Qualifying learners understands and can explain:
  • The technique of lifting, lowering and carrying materials with a side-boom.
  • The identification of hazards in the work environment.
  • The purpose of checklists.
  • The application of pre-operational vehicle checklist and manufacturers' checklist.
  • The preparation of the area for lowering, lifting and carrying materials.
  • Operators' manual and operational requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare work area.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Report and communicate information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Feedback is provided to the in-coming shift with regard to vehicle condition, environmental hazards and sub-standards in terms of specified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare work area.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Report and communicate information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Feedback is provided to the in-coming shift with regard to vehicle condition, environmental hazards and sub-standards in terms of specified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Lift, lower and carry materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Machine is positioned for specific operation according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Lift, lower and carry materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Machine is moved to required work area according to site requirements.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Lift, lower and carry materials.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14566, "Use a sideboom to lift, lower and carry material", Level 2, 5 credits.
  • This unit standard (SAQA ID: 14566), was previously registered as "Use a side-boom to lift, lower and carry materials" by the Civil Engineering and Construction (CEC) SGB.
  • Reference to the CEC ETQA has excluded other industry sectors from applying the learning in this unit standard.

    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  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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. Mtimande & Associates 



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