Operate 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.

Operate telescopic boom handler

Unit Standard: Based on SAQA ID 260781

No of Credits: 10 credits

NQF Level: 3 In line with The Driven Machinery Regulations Act and Driven Machinery Regulations Code of Practice

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.

Pre-Requisites

  • Renewal training should have a certificate not expired for more than 90 days
  • Communication and mathematics literacy NQF3

By the end of the course, the learners will have the skills for:

  • 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

Duration

Refresher Training:  4 hours classroom training and 1-hour practical per operator

Novice Training:  5 days – maximum 4 operators per session as per driven machinery regulation requirements

R 2 550 per person

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