Packing, Handling and Securing Freight

Warehousing and Logistics Training

SAQA ID : 8036
NQF Level: 4
No of Credits: 8

Course Introduction

A learner accredited with this standard will be able to secure freight in a manner ensuring the elimination of damage to freight during storage and/or transport.

Qualification Title: Packing, Handling and Securing Freight

Unit Standard ID:  8036

No. of Credits: 8

NQF Level: 4

A learner accredited with this standard will be able to secure freight in a manner ensuring the elimination of damage to freight during storage and/or transport.

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate
  • Controlling Hazardous/dangerous and Dangerous Goods.

By the end of the course, learners can understand explain and apply:

  • relevant legislation (e.g. OHS Act, Transport Regulations, etc.) facilities and company policies that pertain to packing/stockpiling, handling, marking and securing of freight
  • compatibility of product type/categories and the type of decisions required concerning the separation of non-compatible products
  • appropriate handling equipment, safety equipment and personal protective equipment in relation to the safe handling and securing of freight
  • securing techniques and the characteristics of materials used
  • appropriate actions to take in the event of accidents and/or incidents
  • the ramifications of poor product knowledge
  • methods of identifying freight or bulk.

This programme is aimed at any person packing, handling or securing freight within the warehousing or logistics chain.

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