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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

 

Operate truck-mounted cranes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242978  Operate truck-mounted 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 will be able to understand the functions of a truck mounted crane while using the crane in a safe and suitable manner. They will also be able to access support and emergency services in the case of an incident or accident in the workplace. 

The qualifying learner is capable of: 
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a truck mounted crane.
  • Identifying the safety and suitability of the crane.
  • Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of the truck and crane.
  • Operating a truck mounted crane.
  • 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 are competent in: 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Limited to work carried out on a truck-mounted crane with standardised 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: 
    > C32 Truck mounted Crane.
  • Attachments shall include: 
    > S Tandem Lifts. 
    > T Special Categories.
  • The Codes and Attachments correspond with the National Code of Practice.