Operate Truck Mounted Cranes

Unit Standard: SAQA ID 242978

NQF Level: 3

No of Credits: 8

Operate Truck Mounted Cranes; in line with The Driven Machinery Regulations Act and Driven Machinery Regulations Code of Practice.

Programme Overview

The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the functions of a truck-mounted crane while using the crane in a safe and suitable manner. They will also be able to access support and emergency services in the case of an incident or accident in the workplace.



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

Numeracy and Literacy NQF Level 1.


Target Groups

This programme is aimed at:

• Individuals needing relicensing
• Novice Gantry/overhead crane operators


Range Of Equipment Covered By This Unit Standard

Limited to work carried out on a truck-mounted crane with standardised 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

  • C32 truck-mounted crane


Attachments shall include

  • Tandem lifts
  • T Special categories
  • The Codes and Attachments correspond with the National Code of Practice


Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learners will understand:

• Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a truck-mounted crane.
• Identifying the safety and suitability of the crane.
• Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of the truck and crane.
• Operating a truck-mounted crane.
• Accessing available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents



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.