HRETDs AARTO system for Fleet Managers training course details
AARTO system
for Fleet Managers
SAQA unit standard: Supplementary to SAQA 123253 and 123254
Field: Services
NQF level:  Not applicable
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: One day
Re-certification training duration: Not applicable
HRETDs AARTO system for Fleet Managers training course details
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Training requirments
Fleet logistics and
defensive driver
4x4 defensive driving
AARTO for fleet managers
AARTO for professional drivers
Anti-hijacking techniques
Dangerous goods by road
Diesel locomotive shunting
Economic driving
Expat RSA roads orientation
Gravel roads defensive driving
Heavy vehicle defensive driving - essential skills
Heavy vehicle defensive driving - full skills training
Light delivery vehicles
Lowbed securement
Maintaining customer relations
Motorcycle defensive driving
Professional driver evaluations
Rigid heavy vehicles
Side tipper trucks
Vehicle combinations
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Working at heights
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools

Included in this mutimedia training programme Surprises can be costly, especially when managing a fleet in a regulatory landscape. HRETD's "AARTO System for Fleet Managers" course ensures you stay abreast of South Africa's Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) regulations. This comprehensive training delves into the implications of AARTO for fleet operations, mitigating risks of non-compliance through accurate record-keeping, monitoring, and employee education.

Minimise the Unexpected. Our course is designed to arm you with actionable strategies for maintaining a compliant and efficient fleet. Through multimedia resources, including case studies and quizzes, learn how to optimise logistics, reduce operational costs, and manage infringements effectively. Acquire the skills to preempt issues before they escalate, preserving both safety and profitability.

Lead with Confidence. In a sector where guidelines frequently change, keeping updated is crucial. Our course provides you with the latest insights into AARTO amendments and their ramifications for fleet management.

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Course content

Introduction to AARTO System

This opening topic introduces the AARTO System, providing an overview of its objectives and benefits for promoting road safety. Participants will explore key provisions and requirements of the AARTO Act, along with the different offence categories and associated penalties. This foundational knowledge is crucial for fleet managers to navigate and ensure compliance with the system effectively.

AARTO Processes and Procedures

This discussion delves into the core processes and procedures of the AARTO system. Participants will learn about infringement notices, paying fines, the points demerit system, and the intricacies of representations and appeals. Additionally, the module will discuss electing to be tried in court and handling warrants of execution, essential for dealing with various scenarios.

Role of Fleet Managers in AARTO Compliance

This talking point focuses on the pivotal role of fleet managers in AARTO compliance. We will discuss the development of effective fleet management policies and the importance of driver training and awareness. The module also covers monitoring and reporting of traffic offences and strategies for dealing with infringement notices, highlighting the managerial responsibilities involved.

Introduction to NATIS System

In this comprehensive and focused discussion, participants will receive a thorough introduction to the National Traffic Information System (NATIS). This module is designed to impart valuable insights into critical aspects such as vehicle and driver licensing procedures, along with the fundamental processes of roadworthiness testing. A detailed exploration of the diverse array of online services provided by NATIS will form a significant part of the learning, showcasing the extensive resources available for efficient fleet management. The emphasis will be placed on understanding the vital role of NATIS in fostering legal compliance, an indispensable aspect for fleet managers navigating the intricate landscape of road traffic regulations. By delving deep into the functionalities and offerings of NATIS, participants will be better equipped to leverage this system for enhanced operational efficiency, ensuring their fleets operate within the bounds of the law, thereby mitigating risks and fostering a culture of safety and responsibility.

Integrating AARTO and NATIS Knowledge

This conversation explores the integration of knowledge from the AARTO and NATIS systems. Participants will learn about leveraging NATIS for AARTO compliance, focusing on record-keeping, data management, and proactive monitoring. The module aims to equip fleet managers with strategies for seamless reporting and effective communication with authorities.

Understanding Potential AARTO System Vulnerabilities

This topical discussion delves into understanding and addressing potential vulnerabilities in the AARTO and NATIS systems. Participants will explore known vulnerabilities, analyse their implications, and discuss legal and ethical considerations. The module emphasizes the procedures for reporting vulnerabilities and strategies for mitigation within organizations. Through case studies and discussions, participants will learn valuable lessons and foster a culture of compliance and integrity, ensuring the robustness and reliability of the traffic and fleet management systems.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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TETA accreditedTraining programme accreditation

This training programme is non-accredited as no unit standard has been developed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) but is considered supplementary to Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) unit standards 123253, 123254, and other national roads user driver competency training standards.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent, the candidate will be issued with a certificate of competence.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite 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 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 lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. 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 is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. 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. John, a construction team supervisor, was keen on implementing quality principles on his construction site. One day, a scaffold erecting and dismantling supervisor named Sarah joined the team. They had a quick meeting on planned task observations, as they aimed to apply quality control meticulously. The supervisory skills John had acquired in his training courses proved effective as he managed the team smoothly. An incident occurred when they started to operate pan compactors and trench compactors. Safety was their top priority, and they had a fire and evacuation marshal named Tim, as well as a fall protection planner named Emily. Both had gone through rigorous task observation training and were adept at safety monitoring. Suddenly, a fall arrest situation happened. A worker named Jack was dangling from the scaffold. Emily, the fall protection planner, initiated the protocols while Tim, the fire and evacuation marshal, cleared the area. Another team member, trained as a fall arrest rescue technician, sprung into action and rescued Jack efficiently. The next day, the management decided to elevate the role of the fire and evacuation marshal and the fall protection planner, to include teaching supervisory skills and management skills to all staff. It was crucial to maintain standards, including those for scaffold erection, soil compaction, and machinery operation. In the end, John felt proud of his team's swift actions and appreciated how every member's training in areas like conflict resolution, construction safety, and task safety played a role in averting a crisis. The management, impressed by the team's performance, decided to engage Sarah, the scaffold supervisor, to oversee scaffold dismantling as well. Sarah had significant scaffolding skills and had completed courses in leadership training and employee supervision. She was an expert at operating heavy machinery, including the trench compactors. John's team was also responsible for off-road 4x4 driving techniques, heavy vehicle defensive driving, and AARTO system regulations. Given the mix of terrains they had to navigate to reach different construction sites, these skills were essential. They even had courses for light delivery vehicles and motorcycle defensive driving for delivery staff. With AARTO system training, they made sure that professional drivers understood the legal obligations and safety requirements, particularly for fleet managers. To address the challenge of securing heavy machinery for transport, they had a specialized training session on lowbed securement best practices. A team member, Mark, was excellent at maintaining customer relations, a skill he acquired through specific training programs. As the team expanded, pre-employment professional driver evaluations were introduced. This helped in assessing the driving skills of new recruits, which was crucial for maintaining construction site safety. Economic driving skills were taught to make the best use of fuel, reducing operational costs. Their training programs also catered to expats, offering RSA roads orientation, anti-hijacking techniques, and risk mitigation. They even included a unique program focusing on defensive driving for gravel roads. The last addition to their training curriculum was a special course on economic driving skills and techniques to help save fuel and reduce emissions. One day, they received a big project that required additional skilled workers. Luckily, John had undergone supervisory training, enabling him to manage even larger teams effectively. The project was a big success, and it was all thanks to their diverse skill set, continuous training, and excellent supervisory skills. The team felt a sense of accomplishment, knowing their comprehensive training—from 4x4 driving techniques to construction equipment operation—made them versatile and effective in their roles.
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