Operate Tailgates and Tail-Lifts

Driver Training

SAQA ID : 123260
NQF Level: 3
No of Credits: 2

Course Introduction

The purpose of the learning is to ensure that professional drivers who achieve this unit standard are able to operate tailgates and tail-lifts safely, and according to legal, organisational and manufacturer specifications. This will improve the learner’s career flexibility, and will ensure that accidents and injuries are prevented, improving the compliance, success and profitability of road transport service delivery.

Qualification Title: Operate Tailgates and Tail-lifts

Unit Standard ID:  123260

No. of Credits: 2

NQF Level: 3

The purpose of the learning is to ensure that professional drivers who achieve this unit standard are able to operate tailgates and tail-lifts safely, and according to legal, organisational and manufacturer specifications. This will improve the learner’s career flexibility, and will ensure that accidents and injuries are prevented, improving the compliance, success and profitability of road transport service delivery.

It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard: 

  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2
  • Maintaining Occupational Health & Safety.

The qualifying learner is capable of: 

  • describing the mechanical operation of equipment according to given specifications
  • identifying and categorising loads accurately
  • ensuring functional equipment and legal compliance by means of equipment inspection
  • operating tailgates and tail-lifts in accordance with manufacturers’, legal and organisational standards and procedures.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for the development of professional, productive and safe operators.

1 day, including practical assessment.

This course is targeted at employees (novice or experienced) with responsibilities for functions within the workplace that relate to operating the following range of tailgates and tail-lifts:

  • passenger lifts
  • tailgates and tail-lifts with a maximum capacity of up to 1000Kg
  • tailgates and tail-lifts with a maximum capacity of up to 2000Kg
  • specialised lifts, including (remote and) tuck-away.

Attachments and special equipment shall include:

  • safety gates
  • platform extensions/ramps
  • roll stops
  • rollers
  • remote.

R950 per person

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