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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lift and move a complex load using a winch 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253883  Lift and move a complex load using a winch 
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 a learner within the mechanical handling (rigging) industry.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Identify and explain the application of winches.
  • Prepare to lift and move a complex load.
  • Use a winch to lift and move a complex load.
  • Maintain, care and store equipment.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the manufacturing and engineering environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for learners in the mechanical handling or related engineering environment.

    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to use hand tools, is able to inspect and use manual lifting equipment and tackle and is able to work safely. 

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

    Types of winches to be used may be selected from the range of winches for complex loads which include but are not limited to single and double drum-types.

    The power source for drum winches may be:
  • Manual.
  • Electrical (AC and DC).
  • By diesel engine.
  • Pneumatic.
  • Hydraulic.
  • Steam-driven.
  • Visual inspection of winch defects include the winch capacity ( Working load Limit-WLL), rope drum, brakes, clutch, emergency stop.
  • Statutory requirements include OHS Act and local authority requirements.

    Work site practices include but are not limited to written and/or verbal procedures.

    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.

    Reference to legislative requirements cover a broad context, and may include Occupational, Health and Safety Act; Driven Machinery Act; Mine Health and Safety Act; The Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations, 1994.

    Safe control and storage, includes maintaining a record of usage, cleaning and general storage methods.

    Learning 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the application of winches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various types of winches and their application are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct methods and techniques for the use of winches and the consequences of unsafe use, is explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic and major components of winches and related equipment are identified, and the function and purpose is correctly explained according to industry standards. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to lift and/or move the complex load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope and nature of the lifting task is explained, in accordance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are correct for the task, available on site by the agreed time, and checked for serviceability or status in accordance with standard worksite practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanical handling equipment, support materials, applicable documentation, personal protective equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with work instruction sheet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checks may include efficiency of brake mechanism.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The type of winch, lifting tackle and related equipment correspond with the work instruction sheet. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use a winch to lift and move the complex load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The lifting and moving task is carried out in accordance with the work instruction sheet and drawing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions are applied and adhered to in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    No damage is done to the winch, lifting equipment, tackle and fellow workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The load is inspected for damage and its final position conforms to work instructions as reflected on drawing or job requirement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For the purpose of assessment, work instructions may include:
  • Job sheet.
  • Work drawings.
  • Permit conditions.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain, care and store equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifting equipment and tackle is stored in accordance with manufacturer's specification and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The proper care and storage procedures for tools and equipment in accordance with work site practices and specifications are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information regarding the use of the winch and lifting equipment is recorded in accordance with regulations and accepted worksite practice. 


    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 and functions of:
  • Winches and related lifting equipment and tackle.
  • Winch components.
  • Personal protective equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Different types of loads.
  • Characteristics of different types of steel wire ropes.
  • Common defects.
  • Hazards.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual observance.
  • Alertness.

    Purpose of:
  • Winches.
  • Safety checks.
  • Quality checks.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of using incorrect winch.
  • Implications of using incorrect equipment.
  • Implications of ignoring equipment defects.
  • Implications of not following equipment checking procedures.
  • Implications of not checking for damage of steel wire ropes.
  • Implications of not preparing adequately.
  • Implications of not caring for equipment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Preparation procedures for lifting and moving a load using a winch.
  • Techniques related to the safe use of winches.
  • Preparation of the load.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable basic lifting theory related to the safe use of lifting/moving load using a winch.
  • Calculations related to working load limit (WLL).
  • Safety principles governing use of winches.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the load to the use of appropriate winch.
  • Relationship of power to weight as a ratio.
  • Relationship between safety, lifting or moving a load efficiently and productively.
  • 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 lifting or moving a load 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 equipment 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 lifting equipment and winch defects. 

  • 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 and the broader engineering environment. 

  • 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. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessments at title level are unmanageable, and 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.

    This unit standard may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

    Revognition 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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