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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Move and store a hazardous load 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260837  Move and store a hazardous load 
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 
Learners credited with this standard will be able to describe some of the key concepts pertaining to loads that are lifted by lifting machines. Operators of different lifting machines also ought to know how loads are configured/constituted for them to be safe enough to lift.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Describing the physical properties of loads.
  • Identifying and explaining hazardous substances that constitute a load.
  • Handling and moving a load. 

  • 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 
    These loads are those that are prepared for lifting using lifting equipment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the physical properties of loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The type of load is described in terms of the material that constitutes a load. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Type of load includes but is not limited to solid, liquid, breakable, bendable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics of complex and regular loads are described in terms of the differences between them and how they ought to be handled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Complex loads include:
  • Unequal weight distribution, eccentric loading, irregular shape and proportion, with or without lifting points.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of centre of gravity is explained with respect to preparing loads for lifting machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of leverage is explained in relation to the load and capacity charts of a particular machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept of load rating is explained in relation to the load radius, height, stability and operational area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The physical shape and dimensions of loads are described in terms of selecting an appropriate lifting machine for the lifting operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consideration is given to load size, shape, weight/mass, height, volume.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain hazardous substances that constitute a load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of loads consisting of hazardous substances is described in terms of the relevant classes of dangerous goods and precautionary measures required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The symbols used to indicate dangerous and hazardous substances are identified and an indication is given of why the hazard warning is necessary for each class, including the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of inadequate knowledge about a dangerous or hazardous load are explained to emphasise the inherent dangers of these loads. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Move and store a hazardous load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation and accompanying regulations relating to hazardous substances are described with regard to their handling, moving and storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different hazardous substances are selected and discussed in terms of the risks involved in terms of handling and storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate storage facilities for hazardous loads are identified to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act (1993). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The handling method of different types of loads are described in line with correct procedures for each case. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Loads are stacked according to regulations and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The lifting machine selected is appropriate to the type, nature and size of the load and is used according manufacturer specifications. 


    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 Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Physical properties of loads.
  • Knowledge of chemical substances.
  • Methods of handling, moving and storing loads.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation. 

  • 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:
  • Determining the type of hazardous substances.
  • Selecting the lifting machine to be used in handling, moving, storing and stacking a load. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that loads are moved safely and according to regulations and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Identifying the physical properties of loads.
  • Identifying and describing hazardous substances/loads.
  • Moving and storing hazardous loads (chemical substances).
  • Moving, stacking and storing loads. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Decide on the type of hazardous substances/loads.
  • Decide on the lifting machine to be used. 

  • 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 complete the handling, stacking and storing of loads. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the lifting equipment 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. Akhule Development Institute CC 
    2. AREHONE MULTI TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. Asiphepheni Training Services 
    4. Babcock Plant Services Pty Ltd 
    5. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    6. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    7. DMG Global Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    8. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    9. Dreyer & Dreyer Risk Solutions 
    10. Drive for Africa Training and Evaluation 
    11. Driving Sense 
    12. Educon Training and Development PTY LTD 
    13. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    14. Exclusive Training Services 
    15. Fost Training 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. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    21. Madibeng Edu Centre and Suppliers Pty Ltd 
    22. Mtimande & Associates 
    23. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    24. OSR Trading 
    25. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    26. Safety Haz Training PTY Ltd 
    27. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
    28. Staffing Logistics 
    29. Training Consultant and SD College 
    30. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 
    31. Wheelman S A 
    32. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 



    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.