The person credited with this unit standard is able to operate a counter-balanced lift truck in a safe manner. They will also be able to conduct pre and post inspections to ensure the performance of the lift truck. The person will be able to handle the loading and storage of freight by using the equipment and its accessories in the required manner. They will also be able to access emergency system and services in the event of an incident or accident.

SAQA ID: 242974
NQF Level: 3
Credits: 7
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: Recertification 1 day | Novice 5 days
Recommended Entry Criteria: Grade 10 Literacy and Numeracy
Certification Issued: Competency Certificate

Unit Standard Range

  • Lift Truck shall include: F1: Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 3000kg • F2: Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 7000kg • F3: Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 15000kg • F4: Counterbalanced lift truck above a rated capacity of 15000kg.
  • Attachments and special equipment shall include: A: Side Shift • B: Single pole • C: Carton or paper roll clamp • D: Crane Hook
    • E: Push Pull/Slip sheet equipment • F: Load Rotator • H: Load Extender Pantograph • J: Tilting Bucket • K: Tandem Forks
    • L: Container Vanning and Devanning • M: Container Handling • N: Forks • O: Cradle (Safety Cage).

Specific Outcomes

  1. Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the lift truck with reference to safety procedures in the workplace.
  2. Identify and classify freight/loads taking into account documentation, packaging and labelling associated with the specific freight.
  3. Handle, load and store freight in accordance with industry standards, environmental requirements.
  4. Achieve maximum work performance of lifting equipment and attachments, by applying knowledge of equipment dimensions, controls, principles of operation and capacities, manufacturing specifications and circumstances in the working environment.
  5. Operate equipment in accordance with laid down organisational and legislative standards and procedures as well as manufacturer’s guidelines.
  6. Access available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents.

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