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


Unit 1: Access available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents.

  • A range of supports that may be accessed are identified according to emergency support systems.
  • The most appropriate course of action is identified in relation to potential hazards in the working environment.
  • The evacuation process is explained according to the organizational evacuation procedure.
  • Emergency escape procedures (via abseil) are demonstrated in accordance with safety standards and procedures.

Unit 2: Identify and classify freight and loads.

  • A minimum of five different categories of freight or loads are identified and explained with examples.
  • Common freight codes, from a handling perspective, are classified together and described with examples.

Unit 3: Handle, load, and store freight.

  • Specific handling methods and attachments are identified, and their uses according to particular commodities or freight are described.
  • The reasons for selecting a particular piece of lifting equipment are explained according to a particular type of freight.
  • The specific selection of storage facilities for different freight types is explained according to organizational storage procedures.

Unit 4: Achieve maximum work performance of battery-powered lifting equipment and attachments.

  • The operating functions of the particular lift truck relevant to the job environment and different environmental conditions and freight types are identified and explained with examples.
  • The work performance of the equipment is evaluated against operating guidelines.
  • Mechanical appreciation of the lifting equipment and attachments is described with examples.
  • Lifting equipment is operated in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.

Unit 5: Operate equipment.

  • The operating functions of the particular lift truck relevant for the work environment and different environmental conditions and freight types are explained according to organizational operating functions.
  • The effects of the environment and equipment constraints are identified according to safe operating procedures and practices.
  • Corrective actions required to prevent dangerous situations from arising are explained and implemented according to organizational policies and procedures.
  • The operational fitness of a battery-operated lift truck is evaluated in accordance with lift truck service specifications.


Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom/Online


National Certificate in Forklift (FL)Advance

Accreditation: TETA

SAQA ID: 242972

NQF Level: 3

Credits: 7


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