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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Operating freight elevators and conveyor belt systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8040  Operating freight elevators and conveyor belt systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate an integrated practical and theoretical knowledge in freight elevators, conveyor belt systems and ancillary equipment, according to safe handling and machinery maintenance practices in compliance with manufacturer and legislated standards. The learner will be able demonstrate the handling, protection and care of freight during the movement process in accordance with the customers requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • 'Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard cover a variety of familiar and unfamiliar operational and functional scenarios, in any industry context in which freight elevators and conveyor belt systems are employed. These scenarios require a range of innovative responses based on informed judgement and a broad knowledge base from the learner who must demonstrate responsibility for flow continuity, the safe operation of the systems and freight. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain the productive flow of an Elevator-Conveyor system. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Maintain the productive flow of an Elevator-Conveyor system, according to the particular product type, and storage and reception conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain and demonstrate his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in a broader work environment, whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Interpret relevant legislation and regulations (e.g. Sea/Air pollution control) and make decisions about their applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify specific freight bulk products and their handling requirements, and adjust operational procedures accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify work colleagues involved in the product flow and explain why it is important to liaise closely with such persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Do fault finding in cases of equipment failure and carry out elementary process repairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Operate freight elevators and conveyor belt systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Respond appropriately in emergency situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Explain the consequences of failure to comply with the requirements for inspection and operation of machinery and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle freight safely by adhering to safe handling techniques and precautions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Handle freight safely by adhering to safe handling techniques and precautions, giving cognisance to prevailing conditions and environmental controls/regulations (e.g. Pollution control regulations). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain and demonstrate his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in a broader work environment, whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Interpret relevant legislation and regulations (e.g. Sea/Air pollution control) and make decisions about their applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify specific freight bulk products and their handling requirements, and adjust operational procedures accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify work colleagues involved in the product flow and explain why it is important to liaise closely with such persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Do fault finding in cases of equipment failure and carry out elementary process repairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Operate freight elevators and conveyor belt systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Respond appropriately in emergency situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Explain the consequences of failure to comply with the requirements for inspection and operation of machinery and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use suitable communication systems to facilitate safe working practices. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use suitable communication systems to facilitate safe working practices, and to retain a co-operative and productive contact with co-workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain and demonstrate his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in a broader work environment, whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Interpret relevant legislation and regulations (e.g. Sea/Air pollution control) and make decisions about their applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify specific freight bulk products and their handling requirements, and adjust operational procedures accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify work colleagues involved in the product flow and explain why it is important to liaise closely with such persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Do fault finding in cases of equipment failure and carry out elementary process repairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Operate freight elevators and conveyor belt systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Respond appropriately in emergency situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Explain the consequences of failure to comply with the requirements for inspection and operation of machinery and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognise potential faults during operation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Recognise potential faults during operation and take corresponding action that may be required in terms of company policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain and demonstrate his/her understanding of what constitutes safety in a broader work environment, whilst utilising specific freight handling machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Interpret relevant legislation and regulations (e.g. Sea/Air pollution control) and make decisions about their applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify specific freight bulk products and their handling requirements, and adjust operational procedures accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identify work colleagues involved in the product flow and explain why it is important to liaise closely with such persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Do fault finding in cases of equipment failure and carry out elementary process repairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Operate freight elevators and conveyor belt systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Respond appropriately in emergency situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Explain the consequences of failure to comply with the requirements for inspection and operation of machinery and equipment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Pre-operational checks of machinery and equipment in terms of manufacturer's specifications, and relevant safety legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act) to ensure operational fitness.

    2. Bulk product characteristics and the safety and commercial risks associated with contamination of different products.

    3. Ancillary equipment utilised for different bulk products in different operating environments.

    4. Layout of conveyor systems (e.g. location, transfer points and combinations of different routes). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in the event of the main system failing, e.g. Plan and utilise efficient "back-up"/emergency procedures/installations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in making corrections and adjustments to the flow of bulk freight as necessitated by demand and/or handling conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate ideas and information in order to maintain productive contact with co-workers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to improve operational performance. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Makwedeng Training 
    3. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    4. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    5. Training Consultant and SD College 



    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.