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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe different categories of lifting machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260779  Describe different categories of lifting machines 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
It is important that learners fully comprehend the environment in which they will be working as lifting machine operators. This involves the acquisition of general knowledge regarding the various lifting machines listed in the National Code of Practice (NCOP) for the Evaluation of Training Providers for Lifting Machine Operators (Government Gazette 27292 - 18 February 2005).

This standard will give the learner a broad understanding of the types and classes of all the lifting machines. In addition, the learner will be able to give a general account of the main components, systems, instrumentation, levers and controls of the lifting machines taken as a whole. In the Unit Standard that addresses the operation of a lifting machine, the aspects of components, systems, instrumentation, levers and controls will be discussed in greater detail, with reference to the specific machine that the learner intends to become competent in and obtain a license to be able to operate it.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Presenting an overview of lifting machines.
  • Explaining the various systems of the lifting machines.
  • Explaining the instrumentation of lifting machines.
  • Explaining the levers, controls and safety devices of lifting machines.
  • Inspecting and reporting on lifting machines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard must cover all the machines referred to in Appendix 3 (Lifting Machine Certification Codes) in the NCOP. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Present an overview of lifting machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types and classes of machines in the lifting machinery environment are identified and described in terms of their main functions and application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specific functions of the different lifting machines are explained in terms of the full variety of tasks that can be performed using these machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific lifting machines identified for a lifting task are contrasted in terms of their capacities and limitations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the various systems of the lifting machines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Systems refers to the braking system, cooling system, hydraulic systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions of each system is explained in terms of the role played by each system in the operation of the lifting machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main features or aspects of each system are described in terms of how they contribute to the system as a whole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inter-relatedness of all the systems is explained in terms of how they work together to contribute to the holistic operation of the lifting machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible defects in the system are identified in terms of how they impact on the functionality of the lifting machine. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the instrumentation of lifting machines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Instrumentation includes gauges, indicators, warning devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of instrumentation are identified and described in terms of their name and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The indications that the instrumentation give to the machine operator are explained in terms of identification of the indication and what action the operator would have to take in the event of an anomaly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problems regarding the instrumentation are resolved if within the ambit of the operator or referred to senior personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the levers, controls and safety devices of lifting machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of levers, controls and safety devices are identified and described in terms of the differences between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functionality of the levers, controls and safety devices is explained in terms of the lifting machine's effective operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of maintaining safety during operation are described in terms of the use of controls and warning devices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Inspect and report on lifting machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The inspection process is described using an appropriate checklist for the specific lifting machine under inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An inspection is planned and prepared according to the prescribed procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any problems, defects and anomalies are recorded and reported in accordance with workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA 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 Units Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Types of lifting machines described in the NCOP.
  • Systems of the lifting machines.
  • Instrumentation of lifting machines.
  • Levers, controls and safety devices of lifting machines.
  • Inspection of lifting machines.
  • Defects, anomalies and problems.
  • Recording and reporting procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying defects and anomalies of machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that lifting machines are fit for operation by reporting problems and anomalies to respective personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Identifying and describing the systems, instrumentation, levers, control and safety devices of lifting machines.
  • Conducting inspections.
  • Secording and reporting problems of lifting machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Determine whether lifting machines are safe to operate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Prepare and present records on the lifting machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Inspecting the lifting machine according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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. AA Forklift Training Centre 
    2. AREHONE MULTI TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. Asiphepheni Training Services 
    4. Babcock Plant Services Pty Ltd 
    5. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    6. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    7. Dithipe Development Institute (PTY) LTD 
    8. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    9. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    10. Drive for Africa Training and Evaluation 
    11. Driving Sense 
    12. Educon Training and Development PTY LTD 
    13. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    14. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    15. Hazchemwize PTY Ltd 
    16. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    17. Impact Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Insimbi Engineering and Training 
    19. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    20. MGS Enterprises (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Mkholo Pardon Training Institution 
    22. Mtimande & Associates 
    23. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    24. Safety Haz Training PTY Ltd 
    25. Staffing Logistics 
    26. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 
    27. Wheelman S A 



    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.