Operate overhead/gantry cranes
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242976 Operate overhead/gantry cranes
PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
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.