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FORKLIFT

  • PURPOSE

  • COURSE CONTENT

  • DELIVERY

  • ACCREDITATION

This unit standard is for persons who have the responsibility to lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift.

Unit 1:Explain the specified requirements pertaining to lifting, securing, transferring and positioning loads.

  • The explanation describes the operational requirements of a forklift and the consequences to occupational health and safety if specified requirements are not adhered to.
  • The explanation describes the steps to be followed in the event of emergencies and the consequences to occupational health, safety and productivity if the specified requirements are not adhered to.
  • The explanation describes the importance of operating a forklift for lifting, securing, transferring and positioning of loads and the role in the production cycle and the consequences to occupational health, safety and production if these requirements are not adhered to.

 

Unit 2:Prepare for lifting, securing, transferring and positioning of loads.

  • The required personal protective equipment is available, fit for purpose and used in accordance with its design and specified requirements.
  • The designated parking area of the forklift is examined and hazards and substandard conditions are dealt with according to specified requirements.
  • The required tools and equipment are available, fit for purpose and transported according to specified requirements.
  • The pre-use and after start inspection is conducted according to the requirements on the provided checklists, defects identified are dealt with according to specified requirements.
  • The explanation of the consequences to safety, occupational health and production, if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst preparing for lifting, securing, transferring and positioning of loads, is according to specified requirements.

 

Unit 3:Operate the forklift.

  • The physical conditions in the work area are continuously assessed and hazards and substandard conditions are dealt with according to specified requirements.
  • Tools and equipment are used according to specified requirements.
  • The load is secured and the inclination to be traversed is verified according to specified requirements.
  • The load is transferred and positioned according to specific requirements.
  • Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork.
  • The explanation of the consequences to safety, occupational health and production, if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst lifting, securing, transferring and positioning of loads, is according to specified requirements.

 

Unit 4:Perform post-lifting, securing, transferring and positioning activities.

  • The forklift is parked, secured and locked out according to specific requirements.
  • Tools and equipment are prepared and stored for subsequent use and those defectives are dealt with according to specified requirements.
  • Reports are completed and submitted in accordance with specified requirements.
  • The explanation of the consequences to safety, occupational health and production, if specified requirements are not adhered to whilst performing post-lifting, securing, transferring and positioning activities is according to specified requirements.

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom/Online

 

 Forklift (FL)Advance

Accreditation: TETA

SAQA ID: 244365

NQF Level: 2

Credits: 3