Learners in the field of engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Fitting (NQF level 2) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can sling loads safely before allowing load-moving equipment to remove / move the load. They will understand the importance of applying safe slinging techniques and how it is achieved. This will include a basic knowledge of weight determining, determining what load slinging equipment is required, lashing the load, attaching the load to the selected lifting equipment and signalling the lifting equipment operator.

SAQA ID: 12481
NQF Level: 2
Credits: 4
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining and caring for equipment in the engineering skills area.

Unit Standard Range

The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard. All work is performed under supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

Specific Outcomes

1. Plan and prepare for load slinging activity.
2. Prepare site and equipment for load slinging.
3. Sling load.
4. Signal the lifting equipment operator.

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