Operate Counterbalance Lift Trucks

Operator Training & Licensing

SAQA ID : 242974
No. of Credits: 7
NQF Level: 3

Course Introduction

Counterbalance Lift Trucks; in line with The Driven Machinery Regulations Act and Driven Machinery Regulations Code of Practice.

Qualification Title: Operate Counterbalance Lift Trucks

Unit Standard ID: 242974

No. of Credits: 7

NQF Level: 3


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

Counterbalance lift trucks codes F1 – F4 (3000kg – 15000kg).

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:

  • Applying the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the lift truck with reference to safety procedures in the workplace.
  • Identifying and classifying freight/loads taking into account documentation, packaging and labelling associated with the specific freight.
  • Handling, loading and storing freight in accordance with industry standards environmental requirements, and with due consideration to inter alia the commodities and their properties, storage area and placement of load.
  • Achieving maximum work performance of lifting equipment and attachments, by applying knowledge of equipment dimensions, controls, principles of operation and capacities, manufacturing specifications and circumstances in the working environment.
  • Operating equipment in accordance with laid down organisational and legislative standards and procedures as well as manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Accessing available emergency support system and services in case of incidents and accidents.

Novice: 5 days

Recertification: 1 day

R 2 550.00 per day

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