Operate Counter Balance Lift Truck
The successful learner will be able to operate a counter-balanced lift truck in a safe manner. They will also be able to conduct pre- and postinspections to ensure the performance of the lift truck. The learner 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 the emergency system and services in the event of an incident or accident.
At the end of the course, the learner will be able to:
- 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
- identify and classify freight/loads, taking into account documentation, packaging and labelling associated with the specific freight
- handle, load and store freight in accordance with industry standards environmental requirements, and with due consideration to (among other things):
- the commodities and their properties
- storage area
- placement of load.
- achieve maximum work performance of lifting equipment and attachments, by applying:
- knowledge of equipment dimensions
- principles of operation and capacities
- manufacturing specifications and circumstances in the working environment.
- operate equipment in accordance with established organisational and legislative standards and procedures, as well as manufacturer’s guidelines
- access available emergency support system and services in case of incidents and accident.
- Unit Standard Title: Operate counter-balanced lift truck
- Course Price: R 2 940 per day
- Course Duration: 5 days (novice); 1 day (recertification)
- Credits: 7
- SAQA ID: 242974
- NQF Level: 3
- Prerequisites: 1. Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent 2. Re-certification training should have a certificate not expired for more than 90 days 3. The driver should be declared physically fit and have completed an eyesight test (such as the Orthorator test, the Purdue University Test No 3, etc) and industry recognised depth perception and hand-eye-coordination test. 4. It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard have already undergone company induction, have an appropriate licence to operate in the work area, and are competent in unit standards which address: • Relevant Code of practice • Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping • Mechanical Awareness and Plant Appreciation.
- Target Groups: • This course is targeted at employees (novice or experienced) with responsibilities for functions within the workplace that relate to operating the following range of counter balance lift trucks: F1: Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 3 000 kg, F2: Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 7 000 kg, F3: Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 15 000 kg. 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 • G: Wire Guidance system • H: Load Extender Pantograph • I: Rotating Mast (Turret Truck) • J: Tilting Bucket • K: Tandem Forks • L: Container Vanning and Devanning • M: Container Handling • N: Forks • O: Cradle (Safety Cage) The Codes and Attachments correspond with the National Code of Practice.