HRETDs safely setting generators course details
Safely set up
a site generator
SAQA unit standard: 119076
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  01 (4 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Five learners
Novice training duration: Two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs safely setting generators course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme The generator course is designed for both novice and experienced operators who may be expected to operate a generator set while performing their daily duties.

A learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the functions of the generator set and the start-up, shutdown and operating procedures for the machine.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 18 years and over, holders of a Grade 10 certificate or equivalent qualification.

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

Construction plant operations

Each learner will receive

Generator set operator training

Construction plant operations training

Course content

Getting to know the MEWP

We discuss types of MEWPs, component identification and proportional controls and features.

Basic mechanical appreciation

Legislation (Extracts from the OHS Act)

MEWP safety precautions

We outline the physical requirements for MEWP operators, as well as pre-operational, operational and parking/shutdown safety requirements and precautions, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), while setting up the MEWP and refuelling of the truck/MEWP carrier.

Walk-around checks, start-up checks, shutdown and refueling procedures

Principles of leverage, centre of gravity and stability

Capacity charts and range diagrams

We take learners through the use of load charts, basic information obtained from charts and diagrams, definitions, range diagrams and safe operating areas.

Setting up the MEWP

We discuss proximity hazards, ground-bearing surface, outrigger blocking, procedures, precautions and considerations when operating in windy conditions.

Planning operations, conditions affecting stability, power line clearances and procedures after contact

We take learners through planning operations, factors affecting stability, working near power lines with a MEWP, contact between MEWP and power lines, communications between operator and the Banksman and the Beaufort wind scale.

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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CETA accreditedTraining programme accreditation

This training programme is aligned to the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 119076: Use and Maintain Small Plant and Equipment on a Construction Site.

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Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to operate generator set, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and that does not expire.

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. We also offer generator training, generator training durban, generator training cape town, generator training gauteng, generator prices, generator safety, generator checklist and Ryobi generator.
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