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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116235  Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Crane Operations according to safe handling and maintenance practices in compliance with crane manufacturer's and legislated standards.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Crane Operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniques
The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
Learning assumed to be in place
NQF Level 1 Numeracy and NQF Level 1 Literacy

The operator should be declared physically fit and have completed an eyesight test (such as the Orthorator test, the Purdue University Test No. 3, etc.) and an industry recognised depth perception and hand-eye co-ordination test.

It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard have already undergone company induction, have an appropriate licence to operate in the work area, and are competent in unit standards which address:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping
  • Mechanical Awareness and Plant Appreciation 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Limited to work carried out on a standard crane, or with standardised fittings

    Major components may include but is not limited to: brakes, ropes, sheaves, load equalisers, load indictors, limit warning devices, slings, spreaders, hooks, bins, tongs, grabs, magnets.

    Lifting equipment may include but is not limited to
    wire slings, chains, magnets, nylon straps, lifting beams, spreader bars

    Factors influencing safety and suitability of a crane:

    Hazards may include but is not limited to - access, obstructions, field of vision, communications, travel route, unauthorised people, insecure loads, unstable loads, unknown loads, nature of loads.

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation

    Local Provincial authority requirements Appropriate checklist is any one or a combination of the following:
  • Manufacturer's checklist
  • Pre-operational checklist
  • Site-specific checklist
  • Daily checklist
  • Weekly checklist
  • Site-specific checklist

    Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane should cover:
  • Structural Components
  • Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • Controls & levers
  • Mast Sections
  • Chassis & Ballast

    Within convenient reach of load, sound solid ground - wheels, outriggers; blocking, pads, clear slewing area with load, work area cordoned off

    Worksite procedures include manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements, or similar procedures
  • Corrective action includes inspections and/or reporting
  • Controls include levers, switches, joy sticks and pedals where applicable
  • Forwards, reverse, left, right, gear selection, braking
  • All implement and attachment movements
  • Corrective action includes repairing and/or reporting 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a pendant controlled overhead crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main functions of Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane's are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All safety features and warning devices on the crane are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed crane capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Warnings from crane indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the safety and suitability of the crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate the ability to identify the suitability of the crane prior to utilisation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate ability to assess operational capability of lifting equipment (e.g. correct SWL of slings etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of load/range characteristics, manufacturers' requirements and environmental conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes safety in the broader working environment, and when operating a Pendant Controlled Overhead crane in compliance with statutory regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and recordkeeping using a logbook 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate measures used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with their designed use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functions of the various controls are demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Controls are used to effectively manoeuvre the crane within manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe working procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications, site specific and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Crane performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Crane is operated without risk of damage or loss to Crane or property, or injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Hazards specific to operating a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to Crane and property, and injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's manual 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Crane is parked according to manufacturer's and company / site requirements. 


    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 CETA-ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The Cab Controlled Overhead Crane's operating procedures and main functions of all major components and systems
  • The maximum operating capacities of the designed working capabilities.
  • Statutory requirements including the Relevant Code of practice and Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • Recognized hand signals (and other methods of communication) to direct the crane movements.
  • Selection of crane against environmental restraints 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate Knowledge of the Functions of a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane
  • Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and recordkeeping using a logbook 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate Knowledge of the Functions of a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane
  • Warnings from crane indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane
  • Appropriate measures used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify the safety and suitability of the crane.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess operational capability of lifting equipment (e.g. correct SWL of slings etc).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes safety in the broader working environment, and when operating a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane in compliance with statutory regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems
    2
    Identify the safety and suitability of the crane.
    2.4
    Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes safety in the broader working environment, and when operating a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane in compliance with statutory regulations.

    4
    Operate a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane
    4.7
    Hazards specific to operating Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane's and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people. 

    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: 
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    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
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    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.
     
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    5. Arcelor Mittal Steel Vanderbijlpark 
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    7. Automotive Training Academy Lifting Equipment (pty)Ltd 
    8. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    9. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
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    11. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
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    13. Certified Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd 
    14. Certified Training Solutions PTY Ltd 
    15. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    16. Circleway College 
    17. CLEO 
    18. Continuous Development Training 
    19. Culmen Wes-Kaap CC 
    20. Day-To-Day Quality Equipments Training 
    21. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    22. DMG Global Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    23. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    24. Dr M Investments 
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    26. Driven Machinery Training Services cc 
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    28. Econo Driver Training 
    29. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    30. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
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    40. G T Training Service Provider 
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    43. Harvestine Investments 
    44. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
    45. He and She Driver Training Centre 
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    48. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    49. Interlink Technical Training 
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    56. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    57. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    58. Lefa Skills Academy 
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    61. LTM Training & Remote Learning Solutions 
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    63. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
    64. Mega Lifting Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Merrod Trading 122 Pty Ltd 
    66. Miclos Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    67. Mittal Steel Newcastle 
    68. Mnce Trading cc 
    69. Mobile Training cc 
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    74. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
    75. Nelko Training MP (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Nirvana Training Academy 
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    78. North West Pro-Lifting & Rigging 
    79. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    80. Nungu Training College (PTY) LTD 
    81. OHSTEC 
    82. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    83. OSR Trading 
    84. Precision skills development and training 
    85. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    86. Pro - Con Skills Centre 
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