HRETDs truck mounted cranes training course details
truck mounted cranes
SAQA unit standard: 242978 (NCOP code: C32)
Field: Services
NQF level:  03 (8 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Four learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs truck mounted cranes training course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme The truck mounted crane course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. Learners who meet the specific outcomes and assessment criteria will be permitted to operate a truck mounted crane, up to a rated capacity stipulated on the certificate issued.

Entry requirements

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

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

Materials handling and lifting operations training

Each learner will receive

Truck mounted crane training course

Crane operator training

Course content


We take learners over the legal responsibilities in a nutshell, Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 and the use of protective clothing.

Components and checks for a truck mounted crane

We discuss the parts and workings of the truck mounted crane, lifting components, the crane controls, components and checks, crane and truck inspection, pre-operational inspection checklist and close-down checks.

Operating the truck mounted crane

We take the learners through the principle of leverage, preparing for operation, operating the crane and stowing the crane.

Lifting and handling loads with a truck mounted crane

We talk about lifting safety, preventing load falls, contact with loads, tag-lines, danger zones, Beaufort wind scale, contact with high voltage, hand signals, lifting loads and load charts.

Safety rules for a truck mounted crane

We outline the 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 and General Machinery Regulations, protective clothing, load safety, handling cargo with pictorial markers and hazardous cargo.

Wire ropes

We go through the elements, handling and care of wire rope.

Drums and sheaves

Drums and sheaves, the principle of leverage and mechanical advantage.

Inspecting rigging hardware

We outline the maintenance of log books, inspection of wire ropes and wire/chain/webbing slings, causes of failure, inspection criteria for wire rope removal, hooks, shackling and the handling and storage of lifting tackle.

Slings and loads

We discuss types of shackles, selecting, assembling and using a shackle, selecting slings, load attaching devices, sling safety, lifting tackle precautions, centre of gravity, balancing the load, weight of load, safe slinging methods and chain sling angles.

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 registered and accredited by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 242978: Operate Truck Mounted Cranes.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to operate a truck mounted crane, 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. 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.
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