Use Gangway Communications Signals to Direct Ship Cargo Lifting Appliances

Operator Training & Licensing

SAQA ID : 242975
NQF Level : 3
No of Credits : 4 credits

Course Introduction

The unit standard is intended for persons who are required to use gangway signals by selecting the correct position and signal equipment according to operational requirements. They are also able to conduct continuous assessment of the lifting gear and evaluate the slinging methods to ensure safe operating practice.

Qualification Title: Use Gangway Communications Signals to Direct Ship Cargo Lifting Appliances

Unit Standard ID: 120335

No of Credits: 4

NQF Level: 3

The person credited with this unit standard is able to use gangway signals by selecting the correct position and signal equipment according to operational requirements. They are also able to conduct continuous assessment of the lifting gear and evaluate the slinging methods to ensure safe operating practices.

By the end of the course the learners will be able to understand:

  • recognising, interpreting and demonstrating approved gangway signals as per the South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice
  • selecting position and using correct signalling equipment and applying signals according to operational requirements
  • conducting continuous assessment of lifting gear and safe slinging practices.

The above programme can be customised to suit specific organisations’ policies and procedures.

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.

Novice: 1 day

Recertification: 3 days

This programme is aimed at people responsible for directing the operation of the cargo lifting appliances in a ship board freight handling environment

Novice: R1 415 per person

Re-certification: R510 per person

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