Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks

Unit Standard: SAQA ID 242972

NQF Level: 3

No of Credits: 7

Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks; in line with the Driven Machinery Regulations Act and Driven Machinery Regulations Code of Practice.


Course Outline

The person credited with this unit standard is able to operate a battery operated defined purpose lift truck. They are able to access emergency support and services in the case of an emergency while operating a lift truck. The person is also able to identify and classify the load, handle and move the freight while operating the lifting equipment in accordance with standards and its performance capabilities. They are also able to monitor the fitness of the lift truck.



Renewal training should have a certificate not expired for more than 90 days.


Target Groups

This programme is aimed at:

• Individuals needing relicensing
• Novice forklift operators


Range Of Equipment Covered By This Unit Standard

F5: Reach Lift truck up to rated capacity of 2500kg.
F8: Order Picking lift truck – for first and second level racking (Narrow aisle/wide aisle) (NA/WA).
F9: Order Picking lift truck – for all level racking including high rise (NA/WA).
F13: VNA (Very narrow aisle) lift truck, non-elevating cab, to service all levels.
F14: VNA lift truck, elevating cab, to service all levels.
F15: Rail mounted stacker lift truck with non-elevating cab.
F16: Rail mounted stacker lift truck with elevating cab.

The Codes and Attachments that correspond with the National Code of Practice:

A: Side Shift; B: Single pole; C: Carton or paper roll clamp; D: Crane Hook; E: Push Pull/Slip sheet equipment; F: Load Rotator; H: Load Extender Pantograph; J: Tilting Bucket; K: Tandem Forks; L: Container Vanning and Devanning; M: Container Handling; N: Forks; O: Cradle (Safety Cage).



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

• Access available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents
• Identify and classify freight/loads.
• Handle, load and store freight.
• Achieve maximum work performance of battery powered lifting equipment and attachments
• Operate equipment.



Refresher Training: 4 hours classroom training and 1 hour practical per operator.

Novice Training: 5 days – maximum 4 operators per session as per driven machinery regulation requirements.