HRETDs defined purpose lift trucks - forklifts training course details
Operate defined
purpose lift trucks
SAQA unit standard: 242981 (NCOP codes: F06, F07 and F12)
Field: Services
NQF level:  02 (4 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Four learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs defined purpose lift trucks - forklifts training course details
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Advanced defined purpose
Counterbalanced lift trucks
Defined purpose lift trucks
Side loader lift trucks
Rough terrain lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This defined purpose lift truck course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. Learners who meet the specific outcomes and assessment criteria will be permitted to operate defined purpose lift trucks, as stipulated by the codes below:

Code F06: Pedestrian controlled stacker up to a rated capacity of 2 Tons
Code F07: Pedestrian controlled stacker over a rated capacity of 2 Tons
Code F12: Powered pallet truck up to a rated capacity stipulated on the certificate.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 18 years and over, holders of a Grade 7 certificate or equivalent qualification and a Code B national driver license if operating on national roads.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of defined purpose lift truck training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Materials handling and lifting operations training

Each learner will receive

Defined purpose lift truck operator training

Pedestrian controlled forklift and powered pallet lift truck operator training

Course content

Inspect and record the operational fitness of battery powered lift trucks

We help learners identify appropriate measures to prevent basic faults; pedestrian and ride-on stacker components, powered pallet jack, operational fitness of machine, pre-operation checks, electrical system checks and recording any defects as per safety procedures.

Identify and classify freight / loads

We identify and explain five different categories of freight/loads and classify common cargo codes together with similar handling perspective.

Handle, load and store freight

We discuss and identify specific handling methods and attachments and their use according to particular commodities/freight, reason for selecting a particular piece of lifting equipment, specific storage facilities selected for different freight types, legal responsibilities in a nutshell, Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988, Construction Regulations, 2003, Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996, Lifting Equipment Regulations, General Machinery Regulations and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

Achieve maximum work performance of battery-powered lifting equipment and attachments

We identify and explain operating functions of the lift truck relevant for the job environment and conditions, work performance of the equipment that is relevant against operating guidelines and mechanical appreciation of the lifting equipment. Attachments are described in detail with examples.

Operation of lift truck freight equipment

Operating functions of particular lift trucks relevant to the work environment and other environmental conditions and freight types are explained; effects of the environment and equipment constraints are identified according to safe operating practices, as well as negotiating an obstacle course and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

Access available emergency support systems and services

Range of supports that may be accessed are identified according to emergency support systems and appropriate courses of action in relation to potential hazards. Evacuation processes and emergency escape procedures are explained and demonstrated according to organisational evacuation procedures and safety standards.

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 accredited

Training programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 242981: Operate a Defined Purpose Lift Truck.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to operate a defined purpose lift truck, the candidate will be issued with a certificate of competence that is valid for two years. Records are externally moderated quarterly by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) for quality and compliance purposes.

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.