SVQ in Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Construction) at SCQF Level 8

Course Code: GH0K 24
SQA Level: 4
SCQF Level: 8
Mode of Study: Part time/in the workplace
Length of Study: Dependent on employment demands
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements page


The correct interpretation of lifting documentation such as Lift Plans, Method Statements, Risk Assessments, and Lifting Equipment Documentation is essential to safe and accurate work. You will be required to carry out Tool Box talks to pass on the details of the lifts and allocate the work to the slingers (having checked that they are competent to carry out the lifts) and supervise the overall process.

Ensuring that everything is carried out safely and in accordance to planned procedures for the various lifts you will be involved in can reduce costs and improve safety and efficiency.

Candidates will be assessed to the industry recognised National Occupational Standards (NOS) that have been developed by the Sector Skills Council (SSC).

Pass Requirements

Complete 7 Mandatory Units

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

Develop and Maintain Good Working Relationships
Plan Lifting Activities
Plan and Establish Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Systems for Lifting Operations
Plan Work Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements
Evaluate and Select Work Methods
Plan the Preparation of the Site for the Project
Identify, Allocate and Plan the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery