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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. AA Forklift Training Centre 
    2. AA Technical Services PTY LTD 
    3. AAH Skills and Development 
    4. Accre-Com Training CC 
    5. Accredited Training 
    6. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    7. AETA Training Solutions 
    8. Africa Training Centre 
    9. AL Training Centre 
    10. Alika Investment CC 
    11. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    12. AMA Training Skills Devleopment Centre 
    13. AME Skills Development Training Centre 
    14. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    15. Arcelor Mittal Steel Vanderbijlpark 
    16. AREHONE MULTI TRAINING CENTRE 
    17. Autobos Training Centre 
    18. Automotive Training Academy Lifting Equipment PTY Ltd 
    19. Azutron (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    21. Bayethe Training and Development Services cc 
    22. Bayteck Fire cc 
    23. Bell Equipment Co SA Pty Ltd - Manufacturing Division 
    24. Best Hope Academy & Consultancy 
    25. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    26. Biz and Labour (Pty) Ltd 
    27. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    28. Bonticom (Pty) Ltd 
    29. BPL Academy 
    30. BreErivier Training Development CC Mossel Bay 
    31. BreErivier Training Development CC Worcester 
    32. Certified Training Solutions PTY Ltd 
    33. ChamCham Corporation (PTY) Ltd 
    34. Circleway College 
    35. CLEO 
    36. Continuous Development Training 
    37. Culmen Consultants cc 
    38. Culmen Wes-Kaap CC 
    39. Day-To-Day Quality Equipments Training 
    40. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    41. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    42. Distinctive Choice 907 CC 
    43. Dithipe Development Institute (PTY) LTD 
    44. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    45. DMG Global Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    46. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    47. Dreyer & Dreyer Risk Solutions 
    48. Driven Machinery Training Services cc 
    49. Driving Sense 
    50. DSQ Co 
    51. Dynalift cc 
    52. East Coast Professional Driver Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    53. Eastcape Training Centre 
    54. Econo Driver Training 
    55. Edutech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    57. Exclusive Training Services 
    58. Exodec 388 CC 
    59. Fantique Trade 1092 
    60. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    61. G T Training Service Provider 
    62. Global Safety Training & Skills Dev Standards 
    63. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    64. H and L Training School 
    65. Hazchemwize PTY Ltd 
    66. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    67. Hlanganisa Safety Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Humrec Human Resource Training 
    69. Ikaheng HR Solutions Pty Ltd 
    70. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Impact Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    72. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    73. Indaba Training 
    74. Inkqubela Consultants 
    75. Innovative Shared Services 
    76. Itakane Trading 325 Pty Ltd 
    77. Juan-Tech Rentals Pty Ltd 
    78. Juan-Tech Training Centre 
    79. Kempston Driving Academy 
    80. KPI Consulting Pty LTD 
    81. Kriel Training (PTY) LTD 
    82. Ksk Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    83. KSV Marketing and business services Pty Ltd 
    84. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    85. Kwetsima (Pty) Ltd. 
    86. LB Training Solutions 
    87. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    88. LEFA Training and Projects 
    89. Leibrandt Training Academy CC 
    90. LG Competitive Training (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Licence Wise 
    92. Lifting Operator Training Centre cc 
    93. LL Technical Services (PTY) LTD 
    94. Lowveld Emergency Medical Training 
    95. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
    96. M AND C ACADEMY AND CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
    97. Madibeng Edu Centre and Suppliers Pty Ltd 
    98. Magas Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Makwedeng Training 
    100. Malamba Forklift Training 
    101. Marholeni M Trading Enterprize 
    102. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
    103. Masstores (Pty) Ltd t/a Makro 
    104. MCD TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE (Legacy) Mers-3726 
    105. MCMEGZ Training 
    106. Mediro Training Academy 
    107. Merrod Trading 122 Pty Ltd 
    108. Mkholo Pardon Training Institution 
    109. Mobile Training cc 
    110. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
    111. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    112. Ntalo Training & Consulting Services 
    113. OHSTEC 
    114. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    115. OSR Trading 
    116. Petra Projects and Enterprises 
    117. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    118. Powergate Training 
    119. Precision skills development and training 
    120. Primeserv Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd 
    121. Pro - Con Skills Centre 
    122. PRO Skills Development Pty Ltd 
    123. Pro-Edu Accredited Training International cc 
    124. Protrain Solutions 
    125. Quadrant Crane Training Centre 
    126. R & V Training 
    127. Rigger Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    128. RPL MERCHANDISING TRAINING 
    129. Safety Skills Development Training 
    130. Salestalk 88 Pty Ltd T/A Concord Skills and Training 
    131. SC Training and Consulting 
    132. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
    133. Shallum Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    134. Sharp Edge Consulting and Training 
    135. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
    136. Sisabenza Operator Training (PTY) LTD 
    137. Siyaphuhlisa Training Pty 
    138. Siyasizana Services 
    139. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    140. Solly''''s SkillsTraining Centre 
    141. Spar Eastern Cape 
    142. Staffing Logistics 
    143. Striving Mind Academy and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    144. Surgophase 
    145. SVA Training 
    146. T Africa Health & Safety Specialists (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Tagane Trading and Training Services Pty Ltd. 
    148. The BTC Group CC 
    149. The Skills Authority 
    150. The Skills Matrix 
    151. Thobega and Maleka Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    152. Tholulwazi Advanced Training Center 
    153. Toyota Forklift t/a Saficon Industrial Equipment 
    154. Training at Divine Group Pty Ltd 
    155. Training Force 
    156. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    157. Truck Crane Training Specialists 
    158. True-Blue Training (Pty) Ltd 
    159. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
    160. Tunivision (Pty) Ltd 
    161. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
    162. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
    163. Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of SA 
    164. Wheelman S A 
    165. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    166. YouLearnIT Academy 
    167. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services CC 



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