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

Convey general freight 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10973  Convey general freight 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-06-29  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-06-29   2010-06-29  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
123262  Load general freight  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The Learner will be capable of:

Loading, securing, conveying and off-loading freight in a safe manner, and in accordance with the given time frames and requirements of the specific type of freight. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
What the Learner should know and be able to do, before starting this unit:
  • ABET Level IV English Literacy
  • ABET Level IV Numeracy. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for loading/off-loading process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information pertaining to freight and route is obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The characteristics and specific requirements of the commodity to be transported are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Commodities can include but is not limited to:
  • Perishables
  • Fragiles
  • Hazardous Goods
  • Livestock.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Compatibility of commodities to be transported are established and appropriate action is taken to ensure the maintenance of the freight quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Appropriate securing and/or loading equipment and personal protective equipment are available and functional. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct loading process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Loading site is evaluated for suitability and the vehicle is positioned accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Loading information is reconciled with the actual load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Loading sequence is planned in accordance with loading criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Loading criteria include, but is not limited to:
  • "Last out; first in-principle"
  • Legal requirements in terms of gross vehicle mass and axle loading.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Vehicle is loaded according to operational; safety and legal requirements and by using the appropriate means. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Reflect on the impact of load positioning on the stability of the vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Reflect on the safety problems associated with the Transportation of Freight. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Secure Freight according to product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The appropriate securing equipment is selected in accordance with selection criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selection criteria include, but is not limited to:
  • Freight requirements;
  • Legal requirements;
  • Weather conditions on route.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The appropriate securing equipment is utilised in a safe manner and in accordance with commodity and vehicle requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Securing equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Lashing equipment;
  • Protective equipment;
  • Restraining equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Drive vehicle in a manner such as to ensure the maintenance of freight quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Time schedules are considered and implications for freight are established and appropriate action is taken to ensure the maintenance of the freight quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reflect on the impact of load positioning on the stability of the vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Driving style is adapted in order to maintain freight quality during transportation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct off-loading process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Off-loading site is evaluated for suitability and the vehicle is positioned accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Vehicle is off-loaded according to operational; safety and legal requirements and by using the appropriate means. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Off-loading information is reconciled with the cargo which has been off-loaded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Housekeeping principles are applied so that the site is left as it was found; all debris is cleared and equipment is checked against the inventory and safely stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant information is timorously communicated to the appropriate parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes, but is not limited to:
  • Non-conformance to quality standards;
  • Delays;
  • Customer complaints.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation process and criteria to be established by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurer. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will be able to explain and understand

    1. SABS Code of Practice for Freight securement on vehicles (SABS 0187-1983), specifically with regard to:
  • Safety problems associated with the transportation of freight.
  • Basic precautions including basic criteria for freight securement and cargo distribution and arrangements on vehicles.
  • Freight securing equipment - different types and the selection thereof.

    2. Permissible gross vehicle mass and axle loadings.

    3. Impact of the load on vehicle stability

    4. How to adjust the driving style in order to maintain freight quality. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage his/her activities responsibly and effectively (in order to arrange the correct loading sequence). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information (in order to collect information about the freight commodity and route and to select the appropriate securing equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (in order to communicate information in writing and orally to clients; and other role-players). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (in order to utilise loading and securing equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 123262, ''Load general freight'', Level 2, 6 credits.

    The following assessment methods must be regarded as the minimum requirements for the assessment of learner competence on this Unit:
    i) On-the-Job observation.
    ii) Questioning. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-06-29  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. Agisanang SA Training 
    3. Algoa Bus Company 
    4. Buscor 
    5. Gerotek Test Facilities 
    6. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    7. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    8. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    9. Inkqubela Consultants 
    10. Intercape Mainliner 
    11. Learncorp 
    12. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    13. Makwedeng Training 
    14. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    15. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    16. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    17. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    18. PUTCO Limited 
    19. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    20. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
    21. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    22. THABO Training and Services 
    23. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    24. UTi South Africa 



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