Loading General Freight

Driver Training

SAQA ID : 123262
NQF Level : 2
No Of Credits : 6

Course Introduction

The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard, Loading General Freight, is to ensure that learners are able to safely load, secure and off-load freight carried on vehicles. Credited learners can adhere to given time frames and specified requirements for specific types of freight. Improved general freight loading prevents accidents where vehicles lose loads and ensures that loads and persons are not damaged or injured. If the condition of loads is preserved, customer service and profitability are improved, and the professional image of the transport sector will be maintained. This set of competence is transferable to all other fields where loading of general freight is required, and thus improves the employability of credited learners.

Loading General Freight

Unit Standard: SAQA ID 123262

NQF Level: 2

No of Credits: 6

The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard, Loading General Freight, is to ensure that learners are able to safely load, secure and off-load freight carried on vehicles. Credited learners can adhere to given time frames and specified requirements for specific types of freight. Improved general freight loading prevents accidents where vehicles lose loads and ensures that loads and persons are not damaged or injured. If the condition of loads is preserved, customer service and profitability are improved, and the professional image of the transport sector will be maintained. This set of competence is transferable to all other fields where loading of general freight is required, and thus improves the employability of credited learners.

This Qualification has been designed as the first of three levels in road transport; to address the specific need as expressed by the road transport industry of South Africa. This Qualification serves as an entry level Qualification into the specialised area of road transport against the backdrop of the transport industry as a whole. It would serve to foster professionalism in the Southern African Road Transport industry and form the basis for further learning towards the Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Supervision at NQF level 4.

This Qualification provides the bridging opportunity for individuals wishing to pursue a career in road transport operations and management. It would also serve to formally recognise the experience gained by learners employed in the sector. This Qualification equips a learner for employment and/or career advancement opportunities within the Transport Industry of Southern Africa, as well as enables him/her to pursue more advanced levels of study in this specific field.

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

  • Preparing for loading/off-loading processes according to specified procedures.
  • Loading general freight according to context requirements.
  • Securing general freight according to product requirements.
  • Off-loading general freight according to specified procedures

Knowledge To Be Gained

Relevant aspects of the following:
SABS Codes of Practice for freight securing on vehicles, specifically with regard to:

  • Safety problems associated with the transportation of freight.
  • Basic precautions including basic criteria for freight securing and cargo distribution and
  • arrangements on vehicles.
  • Freight securing equipment – different types and the selection thereof.
  • Permissible gross vehicle mass and axle loadings, and tyre specifications.
  • The impact of overloading on vehicle performance and safety.
  • Weighbridge procedures.
  • Procedures for dealing with on-the-road problems.

2 Days – Including practical.

R 1 415.00 per person

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