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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate overhead/gantry cranes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242976  Operate overhead/gantry cranes 
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 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 person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the functions, safety and suitability of the crane prior to utilization in the freight handling industry. Learners are also able to inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of a crane and be able to access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents while operating a overhead/gantry crane.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a crane.
  • Identifying the safety and suitability of the crane type prior to utilisation.
  • Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of a crane.
  • Operating an overhead crane in a safe and competent manner.
  • Accessing available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Limited to work carried out on a standard crane, with standardized fittings.
  • The applied competence expressed in this standard covers one specific crane of a range of heavy crane types (capacity and functionality) used in familiar operational functions in any industry context, and in a range of environmental conditions (e.g. poor weather).
  • Cranes shall include:
    > C30: Overhead Pendant Controlled.
    > C31: Overhead Cab controlled.
  • Attachments shall include:
    > S Tandem Lifts.
    > T Special Categories.
  • The Codes and Attachments correspond with the National Code of Practice. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all major components are 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 type prior to utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Suitability of the crane is identified according to load characteristics, equipment manufacturers' requirements and environmental conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational capability of lifting equipment is assessed according to correct Safe Work Load of slings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of load/range is explained according to load/range characteristics, manufacturers' requirements an environmental conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A pendant controlled overhead crane is operated in accordance with operating specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of a crane. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and record keeping 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 according to operational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fault and defects include but are not limited to: structural components, hoisting systems, cab, fastenings, and ropes/chains.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate an overhead crane in a safe and competent manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Controls are used to manoeuvre the crane within manufacturer's specifications to reduce load swings and related safety hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crane performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary and in accordance with manufacturer's manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Crane is operated without risk of damage, loss to crane, property, or injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hazards specific to operating an overhead crane are explained and the ways to minimise the hazards are explained in terms of potential damage to crane, property and injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Crane is stowed according to manufacturer's and company/works requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The most appropriate course of action in relation to the purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The handling and storage of the load is explained according to safe working practices. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • The differences in range, structure, function and capacity between the various types of overhead cranes.
  • The requirement for certification which verifies the safety of the crane, as defined in legislation (Driven Machinery Regulation 18) by a "competent authority".
  • The pre-operational and operational and 'close down' checks for the components of the specific overhead crane.
  • The principles of lifting weights and the variances of safe capacities according to Manufacturer's specifications.
  • Safe and correct slinging methods that can be used with load types normally dealt with by overhead cranes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking when analysing the load configuration with multiple hoists to ensure the correct selection of lifting equipment, for a safe lifting operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate knowledge of various load weight, size and type for the purpose of selecting and utilising the most appropriate (safe and efficient) method of operating. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate initiative in selecting the most appropriate gear and equipment dependent on crane types, freight characteristics and environmental conditions. 

    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
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49450   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48794   National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66449   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59669   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. A.I.R Training, Consulting & Services 
    2. AA Forklift Training Centre 
    3. AAH Skills and Development 
    4. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    5. AETA Training Solutions 
    6. Africa Training Centre 
    7. AIR TRAINING CONSULTING & SERVICES 
    8. AL Training Centre 
    9. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 
    10. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    11. AREHONE MULTI TRAINING CENTRE 
    12. Aveng (Africa) Limited 
    13. Bayethe Training and Development Services cc 
    14. Bee-Safe Programme Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Bell Equipment Co SA Pty Ltd - Manufacturing Division 
    16. Best Hope Academy & Consultancy 
    17. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    18. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    19. Bonticom (Pty) Ltd 
    20. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    21. BPL Academy 
    22. BreErivier Training Development CC Mossel Bay 
    23. BreErivier Training Development CC Worcester 
    24. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    25. Certified Training Solutions PTY Ltd 
    26. ChamCham Corporation (PTY) Ltd 
    27. Circleway College 
    28. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    29. College of Production Technology 
    30. Continuous Development Training 
    31. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    32. Distinctive Choice 907 CC 
    33. DMG Global Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    34. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    35. Driving Sense 
    36. Durban Driver Training Centre Pty Ltd 
    37. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    38. Eastcape Training Centre 
    39. Educon Training and Development PTY LTD 
    40. Edutech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    42. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    43. Exclusive Training Services 
    44. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    45. Fantique Trade 1092 
    46. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    47. Ga- Mokgopo Forklift Training 
    48. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    49. Global Safety Training & Skills Dev Standards 
    50. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    51. Humrec Human Resource Training 
    52. Impact Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Indaba Training 
    54. Inkqubela Consultants 
    55. Innovative Shared Services 
    56. Insimbi Engineering and Training 
    57. Isipho Sempilo Trading 42 
    58. ITB MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD LTD (Isithebe) 
    59. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    60. Juan-Tech Rentals Pty Ltd 
    61. Juan-Tech Training Centre 
    62. Kahisano Skills Development and Training 
    63. Ksk Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    64. KSV Marketing and business services Pty Ltd 
    65. Kwazulu Natal Training & Development 
    66. Kwetsima (Pty) Ltd. 
    67. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    68. Lehway Safty Training and Risk Management 
    69. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    70. Lessons Online (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Lifting Machinery Training 
    72. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    73. Madibeng Edu Centre and Suppliers Pty Ltd 
    74. Magas Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    76. Makwedeng Training 
    77. Marholeni M Trading Enterprize 
    78. Masifundeni Training (PTY) LTD 
    79. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    80. MCD TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE (Legacy) Mers-3726 
    81. MCMEGZ Training 
    82. Merrod Trading 122 Pty Ltd 
    83. Mkholo Pardon Training Institution 
    84. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    85. Mtimande & Associates 
    86. NCMS Trading (PTY) LTD 
    87. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    88. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    89. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    90. OSR Trading 
    91. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    92. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    93. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    94. Precision skills development and training 
    95. PRO Skills Development Pty Ltd 
    96. Pro-Edu Accredited Training International cc 
    97. PS Productive Services (WESTVILLE) (TP) 
    98. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    99. Quadrant Crane Training Centre 
    100. R Tech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    101. RAI LOGISTICS CC (Ladysmith)(TP) 
    102. Renntek Pty Ltd 
    103. Rhino Recruiting Services CC 
    104. Rigger Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    105. RM Chain Hoists 
    106. RT Impact (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    108. Samancor Chrome Limited 
    109. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    110. SC Training and Consulting 
    111. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    112. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    113. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    114. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
    115. Sharp Edge Consulting and Training 
    116. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
    117. Shukela Training Centre 
    118. Siyaphuhlisa Training Pty 
    119. Siyasizana Services 
    120. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    121. Skills for All 
    122. Skills Priority 
    123. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    124. Surgophase 
    125. SVA Training 
    126. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    127. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    128. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    129. The Skills Authority 
    130. The Skills Matrix 
    131. Tholulwazi Advanced Training Center 
    132. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    133. Toyota Forklift t/a Saficon Industrial Equipment 
    134. Training Consultant and SD College 
    135. Transnet Rail Engineering Germiston Training Centre 
    136. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 
    137. Transnet Rail Engineering Koedoespoort Training Centre 
    138. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 
    139. Tunivision (Pty) Ltd 
    140. Umfolozi FET College 
    141. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    142. Uthingo Training Centre 
    143. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    144. Wheelman S A 
    145. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    146. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    147. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    148. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 
    149. York Timbers 
    150. YouLearnIT Academy 



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