Human Resources Education Training and Development
9 Morne Street,
Gauteng The Reeds
Phone: 0126616721
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Empower learners through earthmoving, crane, forklift and H&S training

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HRETD Course Directory
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Earthmoving, crane operations, forklift and health and safety

Accredited legal compliance training provider.

HRETD is a registered and accredited provider specialising in legally required operator training for mining and industry in the fields of lifting equipment, freight handling, earthmoving machinery, road transport and health and safety.

Short-skills training courses for competency

The courses offered by HRETD are short-skills training interventions. This means that our courses never exceed 40 notional hours or five days for novice training and one day for recertification.

Short skills training interventions are designed to be integral to the realities of the commercial landscape. Short skills courses are time-bound, ensuring minimal disruption to production schedules, less cost to company; perfect for corporates with a busy production schedule.

Completion and competence are realistically within reach of operators, ensuring a fast turnaround on learner achievement. Our objective is to ensure success... nothing less!

Take a look at some of our most popular short-skills training courses, presented to our everyday corporate clients.


How does short-skills earthmoving plant, crane operations, lift truck (forklift) and health and safety training work?

- Decide on the type of training you need. Browse our training categories.
- Generate a training quote. Get your own Quick quote or contact us for a quotation.
- Agree on training dates.
- Our subject matter expert trainer will come to you.
- Follow the easy enrollment procedures.
- The assessor provides on-site training for Competency.
- After training, certification is issued, along with a training report.
- Learners are recorded and uploaded on the National Learner Database of the seta.
- Internal and external moderation are done at the end of each quarter for quality assurance.
- Learners receive Statements of Results from the seta, bearing credits towards a qualification.
- Certification and credits are transferable if changing jobs.
Scaffolding training      
Safety at heights training
We offer cost effective working at heights training from as little as
R250 per student*
*Price based on a daily rate with 10 students. HRETD charges a daily and not a per studant rate. Price excludes VAT, travel and accommodation costs. Applicable in South Africa only.
  CETA approved scaffold training HRETD provides training in the use of all types of system scaffolds from as little as R2500 per day over two or three days. MORE INFO
 Safely erect and dismantle scaffolding Identify types of scaffolds/
        components; OHS and SABS safety standards; foundation preparation and
            inspection of components before erection. MORE INFO
    Scaffold inspection Inspect access scaffolds to SANS standards. MORE INFO
Earthmoving and construction plant training
We offer competitively priced
training rates from as little as
per day
per student*
*Price based on a daily rate with 5 students. HRETD charges a daily and not a per student rate. Price excludes VAT, travel and accommodation costs. Applicable in South Africa only.
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HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses for health and safety, crane operations, forklift and earthmoving. We specialise in legal compliance health and safety, crane operations, forklift and earthmoving plant training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical health and safety, crane operations and earthmoving training, operator training, in service training and onsite health and safety, crane, forklift and earthmoving training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development for health and safety, cranes, forklift and earthmoving plant. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the crane operations and lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy crane operations and Mobile crane operations, as well as Mobilift cranes operations, Cabin Overhead crane operations, Pendant Overhead crane operations and Single girder hoist crane operations. We also do Telescopic materials handler cranes operations, sometimes called Telehandler crane operations and Truck mounted cranes operations, sometimes called HIAB crane and Tower cranes operations. We train on a variety of lift truck and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck ( forklift ), Advanced defined purpose lift truck ( forklift ), defined purpose lift truck ( forklift ), and Side loader lift truck ( forklift ). We also do rough terrain lift trucks ( forklift )., Reach trucks ( forklift ). and Pedestrian stackers ( forklift ). Besides these, we also train forklift on order pickers ( forklift ), Side loaders ( forklift ), Very narrow aisle lift trucks ( forklift ) and Rail mounted stackers ( forklift ). We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered in earthmoving is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in Earthmoving training for Scrapers, and earthmoving plant such as Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Earth moving plant such as Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered in Earthmoving training. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.