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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242972  Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
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.
  • Operating equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard may be demonstrated across a range of lifting trucks (capacity, functionality) involved in familiar operational functions in any industry context, and in any environmental conditions.

    Lift Truck shall include:
  • F5: Reach Lift truck up to rated capacity of 2500kg.
  • F8: Order Picking lift truck - for first and second level racking (Narrow aisle/wide aisle) (NA/WA).
  • F9: Order Picking lift truck - for all level racking including high rise (NA/WA).
  • F13: VNA (Very narrow aisle) lift truck, non-elevating cab, to service all levels.
  • F14: VNA lift truck, elevating cab, to service all levels.
  • F15: Rail mounted stacker lift truck with non-elevating cab.
  • F16: Rail mounted stacker lift truck with elevating cab.

    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 above codes and attachments correspond with the SA National Code of Practice. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Access available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of support that may be accessed are identified according to emergency support systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The most appropriate course of action is identified in relation to potential hazards in the working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evacuation process is explained according to organisational evacuation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emergency escape procedures (via abseil) are demonstrated in accordance with safety standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and classify freight/loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A minimum of five different categories of freight/loads are identified an explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common freight codes, from a handling perspective, are classified together and described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Handle, load and store freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific handling methods and attachments are identified and their uses according to particular commodities/freight are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for selecting a particular piece of lifting equipment are explained according to a particular type of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specific selection of storage facilities for different freight types are explained according to organisational storage procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different freight types include but are not limited to dangerous goods, perishables, foodstuffs, break-bulk, liquids.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Achieve maximum work performance of battery powered lifting equipment and attachments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating functions of the particular lift truck relevant for the job environment, and different environmental conditions and freight types are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work performance of the equipment is evaluated against operating guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mechanical appreciation of the lifting equipment and attachments is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lifting equipment is operated in accordance with manufacturers guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Operate equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operating includes the actual checking, operating, shutting down and parking of the lift truck, including load movement indicators and automatic guidance systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating functions of the particular lift truck relevant for the work environment, and different environmental conditions and freight types are explained according to organisational operating functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effect of the environment and equipment constraints are identified according to safe operating procedures and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective actions required to prevent dangerous situations arising are explained and implemented according to organisational policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dangerous situation could include but are not limited to: weather, lighting conditions, poor visibility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operational fitness of battery operated lift truck is evaluated in accordance with lift truck service specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act; Driven Machinery regulations; environment; operating method; packaging, labelling, and personal protective equipment.
  • National Road Traffic Act where public roads are used.
  • The relevant attachments applicable to handling various categories of freight.
  • Basic mechanical appreciation.
  • Equipment dimensions/capacity and controls in relation to safety and maximum work performance.
  • Product handling and storage principles and specifications.
  • Available support systems and emergency care services.
  • The different makes (manufacturers) and codes of lift trucks in the market. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in the case of damaged packaging/labelling. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work efficiently with others and in teams by demonstrating initiative in selecting the most appropriate means of communication with work colleagues to facilitate efficient and safe freight handling. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage and organise oneself by continually evaluating whether maximum work performance of lifting equipment was achieved given the operating conditions, and based on this, gain improved work performance consistently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate initiative in selecting the most appropriate gear and equipment dependent on lift truck codes, freight characteristics and environmental conditions.
  • Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems by understanding the impact of safe working practices on people safety, the environment and cost effective business operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definitions:
  • "Lift truck" shall mean any defined purpose lift truck.
  • "Cradle" shall mean a platform enclosed on all sides but open in top, designed for the purpose of raising and bringing down persons by means of a lifting machine.
  • "Freight" is any commodity, loose, bulk form or packaged, dealt with in any quantity; refers to cargo, materials, baggage, goods, stock, merchandise or inventory. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48794   National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. A.I.R Training, Consulting & Services 
    2. AA Forklift Training Centre 
    3. AA Technical Services PTY LTD 
    4. AAH Skills and Development 
    5. Accredited Training 
    6. Adams Training Academy 
    7. AETA Training Solutions 
    8. Africa Training Centre 
    9. AL Training Centre 
    10. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    11. AME Skills Development Training Centre 
    12. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    13. Arcelor Mittal Steel Vanderbijlpark 
    14. Autobos Training Centre 
    15. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    16. Bayethe Training and Development Services cc 
    17. Bayteck Fire cc 
    18. Bell Equipment Co SA Pty Ltd - Manufacturing Division 
    19. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    20. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    21. Bonticom (Pty) Ltd 
    22. BPL Academy 
    23. BreErivier Training Development CC Mossel Bay 
    24. BreErivier Training Development CC Worcester 
    25. CLEO 
    26. Culmen Consultants cc 
    27. Culmen Wes-Kaap CC 
    28. Datamatrix 
    29. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    30. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    31. Driven Machinery Training Services cc 
    32. Driving Sense 
    33. Durban Driver Training Centre Pty Ltd 
    34. Dynalift cc 
    35. East Coast Professional Driver Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    36. Eastcape Training Centre 
    37. Econo Driver Training 
    38. Exclusive Training Services 
    39. Fantique Trade 1092 
    40. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    41. FTM Consultants Pty Ltd 
    42. G T Training Service Provider 
    43. GLOBAL LEARNING SERVICES 
    44. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    45. H and L Training School 
    46. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
    47. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    48. Humrec Human Resource Training 
    49. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    50. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    51. Indaba Training 
    52. Inkqubela Consultants 
    53. Innovative Shared Services 
    54. Jikelele Driver Training Centre cc 
    55. Juan-Tech Training Centre 
    56. Kempston Driving Academy 
    57. Kwazulu Natal Training & Development 
    58. Kwazuna Training CC 
    59. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    60. Leibrandt Training Academy CC 
    61. Licence Wise 
    62. Lifting Machinery Training 
    63. Lifting Operator Training Centre cc 
    64. Linde Materials Handling Gauteng 
    65. M & M Training & Rigging 
    66. Makwedeng Training 
    67. Malamba Forklift Training 
    68. Masstores (Pty) Ltd t/a Makro 
    69. MCD TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE (Legacy) Mers-3726 
    70. Mike Anderson and Associates 
    71. Mobile Training cc 
    72. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
    73. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    74. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    75. OSR Trading 
    76. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    77. PM SPECIALIZED TRAINING SERVICES 
    78. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Pro - Con Skills Centre 
    80. Pro-Edu Accredited Training International cc 
    81. Protrain Solutions 
    82. Quadrant Crane Training Centre 
    83. R & V Training 
    84. Rainbow Skills Development Centre 
    85. Renaissance Skills Training 
    86. Safety Training Association (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Salestalk 88 Pty Ltd T/A Concord Skills and Training 
    88. Salvage Training Services 
    89. Shipping and Transport College 
    90. Sizanani Training and Development cc 
    91. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    92. Skills Resource Group (Pty) Ltd 
    93. Solly''''s SkillsTraining Centre 
    94. Spar Eastern Cape 
    95. Staffing Logistics 
    96. Tagane Trading and Training Services Pty Ltd. 
    97. Tasa Training Services cc 
    98. The BTC Group CC 
    99. The Skills Matrix 
    100. Tholulwazi Advanced Training Center 
    101. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    102. Toyota Forklift t/a Saficon Industrial Equipment 
    103. Training For Africa 
    104. Training Force 
    105. Trainsure -Tsebo Traiding cc 
    106. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    107. Transvaal Training 
    108. Truck Crane Training Specialists 
    109. Uthingo Training Centre 
    110. Value Logistics Limited 
    111. Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of SA 
    112. Wheelman S A 



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