Operate a Telescopic Boom Handler

Operator Training & Licensing

SAQA ID : 260781
NQF Level : 3
No of Credits : 10 credits

Course Introduction

Operating a lifting machine takes place within a regulatory framework that seeks to ensure safety of the operator, the lifting machine and the lifting machine environment. Telescopic boom handlers are inherently dangerous; hence, their safe operation cannot be overstated. The learner will also acquire the competencies and skills to operate the components, systems and levers to accomplish the task of lifting and handling loads appropriately. The aspects of safety and communication during the lifting operation are covered.

Qualification Title: Operate a Telescopic Boom Handler

Unit Standard ID: 260781

No of Credits: 10

NQF Level: 3

On completion of this course, the successful learner 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.

It is important that the learners operate Telescopic boom handlers using the competencies in this Unit Standard and in keeping with the requirements of the National Code of Practice (NCOP) for the Evaluation of Training Providers for Lifting Machine Operators (Government Gazette 27292 – 18 February 2005).

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • discussing and applying the regulatory framework for operating telescopic boom handlers
  • describing the telescopic boom handler to be operated
  • demonstrating mechanical awareness of the telescopic boom handler
  • inspecting the telescopic boom handler
  • handling loads with a telescopic boom handler
  • operating the telescopic boom handler

Learning assumed to be in place and recognition of prior learning

  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • 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 telescopic boom handlers.

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