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. Rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment is 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.

SAQA ID: 260762
NQF Level: 3
Credits: 11
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: Recertification 1 day | Novice 5 days
Recommended Entry Criteria: Grade 11 Literacy and Numeracy
Certification Issued: Competency Certificate

Unit Standard Range

• This equipment is used with lift truck attachments.

Specific Outcomes

  1. Discuss and apply the regulatory framework for operating a rough terrain/ earthmoving/ agricultural equipment.
  2. Describe the rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment to be operated.
  3. Demonstrate mechanical awareness of the rough terrain/earthmoving/ agricultural equipment.
  4. Inspect the rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment.
  5. Handle loads with the rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment.
  6. Operate the rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment.

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