Operate Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks

Operator Training & Licensing

SAQA ID : 242972
No. of Credits : 7
NQF Level: 3

Course Introduction

The successful learner will be able to operate a battery operated, defined purpose lift truck. The learner is 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.

Qualification Title: Operate Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks

Unit Standard ID: 242972

No. of Credits: 7

NQF Level: 3

The successful learner will be able to operate a battery operated, defined purpose lift truck. The learner is 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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • accessing available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents
  • identifying and classifying freight/loads.
  • handling, load and store freight.
  • achieving maximum work performance of battery-powered lifting equipment and attachments
  • operating the equipment.

Learning assumed to be in place and recognition of prior learning:

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent
  • Re-certification training should have a certificate not expired for more than 90 days.

Novice: 5 days

Recertification: 1 day

This course is targeted at employees (Novice or experienced) with responsibilities for functions within the workplace that relate to operating the following range of defined purpose lift trucks:

  • 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

Attachments and special equipment shall include:

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

The Codes and Attachments correspond with the National Code of Practice. 

R2 550 per day

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