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LIFTING EQUIPMENT

The purpose of this training is to help you become a qualified Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) operator — an operator who has the knowledge and skills to operate a Powered Industrial Truck in a safe and professional manner.

NQF LEVEL: 3

ACCREDITION: CETA Accredited

The qualifying learner will be able to operate a Sideboom by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

NQF LEVEL: 2

ACCREDITION: CETA Accredited

The person credited with this unit standard is able to operate a battery operated defined purpose lift truck. They are able to access emergency support and services in the case of an emergency while operating a lift truck. The person is also able to identify and classify the load, handle and move the freight while operating the lifting equipment in accordance with standards and its performance capabilities. They are also able to monitor the fitness of the lift truck.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
Accessing available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents.
Identifying and classifying freight/loads.
Handling, loading and storing freight.
Achieving maximum work performance of battery powered lifting equipment and attachments.

NQF LEVEL: 3

ACCREDITION: CETA Accredited

Operating a lifting machine takes place within a regulatory framework that seeks to ensure safety of the operator, the lifting machine and the lifting machine environment. Telescopic boom handlers are inherently dangerous; hence, their safe operation cannot be overstated. The learner will also acquire the competencies and skills to operate the components, systems and levers to accomplish the task of lifting and handling loads appropriately. The aspects of safety and communication during the lifting operation are covered.

NQF LEVEL: 4

ACCREDITION: CETA Accredited