PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard requires of learners to demonstrate the ability to monitor, report and advise on compliance with legislation regarding lifting equipment. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
Reporting and advising on the maintenance and safe handling of lifting equipment in a work place in accordance with specified requirements.
Describing the specified requirements pertaining to the construction, safe working loads and application of lifting equipment in a work place.
Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the examination and records of lifting equipment in a work place.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The Unit Standard outcomes and credits are based on the assumption that learners attempting this Unit Standard can already read, write and communicate at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard at any working place.
Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.
Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
Include and are contained in one or more, but not limited to the following documents:
Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991). and Occupational Health and Safety (Act no 85 / 1993)
Subordinate legislation to the above
Mandatory Codes of Practice
SABS and other relevant Standards
Chief Inspector of Mines’ Directives
Site Specific Requirements:
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
Mine Standard Procedures
List of Recorded OH&S Risks
Equipment and Materials Specifications