HRETDs AARTO system explained to professional drivers training course details
AARTO system explained
to professional drivers
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 explained to professional drivers training course details
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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 Delve into the complexities of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) system with HRETD's course specifically designed for professional drivers. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how AARTO regulations affect your day-to-day operations on South African roads. The course is crafted to translate intricate legal terms into easily digestible information, enriched with multimedia resources like quizzes, videos, and slides.

Navigate with Ease. Professional drivers will learn to interpret the AARTO point system, demerit points, and the repercussions of accumulating them. Through real-world examples and best practice videos, participants will understand how to avoid common pitfalls that lead to penalties, safeguarding both their livelihood and their employer's operations.

Safeguard Your Career. Being well-informed is the first step in risk mitigation. This course provides the tools to remain compliant while on the job, thereby preserving your professional standing and enhancing road safety.

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Course content

Introduction to AARTO

This introduction provides an overarching view of the AARTO system, outlining its history, purpose, and objectives. It will delve into the reason AARTO was established and discuss the roles of various stakeholders involved, thereby laying a foundation for understanding the intricacies of the AARTO system.

AARTO Legislation and Regulations

Participants delve deep into the AARTO system's legal framework, exploring key provisions and amendments of the AARTO Act, and dissecting associated regulations and notices. The intricate relationship between the AARTO Act and the National Road Traffic Act is illuminated, offering a comprehensive view of the legislative landscape governing road traffic offenses. This exploration is integral for participants to navigate the complexities of the system, comprehend their responsibilities, and understand the collaborative nature of road traffic governance. The acquired knowledge forms a cornerstone for understanding the practical implications and nuances of the AARTO system in subsequent modules.

Traffic Offences and Penalties

This discussion is dedicated to elucidating the myriad traffic offences classified under the AARTO system, offering a thorough breakdown of the intricate penalty points system. Participants will explore the detailed structure of fines and charges associated with each offence, gaining a clear understanding of the financial implications. Additionally, the module will illustrate the tangible impact of AARTO on professional drivers’ licenses, emphasizing the potential consequences and restrictions. By delving into these aspects, the module aims to enable drivers to fully comprehend the extensive ramifications and repercussions of traffic violations, fostering a sense of responsibility and awareness on the road.

Infringement Notices and Processes

Focusing on the practical aspects, this module explains the procedures following the receipt of an infringement notice. It presents the options available to the infringer, details the representation process, outlines the steps for electing to be tried in court, and provides guidance on paying fines, thereby navigating participants through the post-infringement landscape.

Dispute Resolution and Appeals

This pivotal module addresses how disputes related to infringement notices can be contested. It walks through the appeals process, detailing procedures and required documentation, explains adjudication and outcomes, and delves into the functioning of the AARTO Appeals Tribunal, ensuring participants are equipped to effectively resolve disputes.

Impact on Professional Drivers and Transport Companies

In this critical module, participants will undergo a detailed evaluation of the AARTO system's multifaceted implications for both individual drivers and overarching transport companies. The discussion will extensively cover the potential ramifications on employment status and the pivotal role of insurance, offering a balanced perspective. The responsibilities that transport companies must shoulder under the stringent AARTO regulations will be meticulously outlined, providing clarity and insight. Furthermore, the module will present a compilation of best practices designed to ensure compliance, equipping participants with practical tools and knowledge to adeptly navigate and adapt to the operational shifts instigated by the implementation of AARTO.

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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