Operate Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks

Course Category

Legislative Training: Lifting Equipment

Course Title

Operate Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks (Order Picker)

Unit Standard ID


NQF Level





5 Days

Entry Level

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.
Purpose of Unit Standard / Target Market
  1. The person credited with this unit standard is able to operate a battery operated defined purpose lift truck.
  2. They are able to access emergency support and services in the case of an emergency while operating a lift truck.
  3. 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.
  4. They are also able to monitor the fitness of the lift truck.
Course Outcomes
  1. Access available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents.
  2. Identify and classify freight/loads.
  3. Handle, load and store freight.
  4. Achieve maximum work performance of battery powered lifting equipment and attachments.
  5. Operate equipment.
Embedded Knowledge

The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

  1. Occupational Health and Safety Act; Driven Machinery regulations; environment; operating method; packaging, labelling, and personal protective equipment.
  2. National Road Traffic Act where public roads are used.
  3. The relevant attachments applicable to handling various categories of freight.
  4. Basic mechanical appreciation.
  5. Equipment dimensions/capacity and controls in relation to safety and maximum work performance.
  6. Product handling and storage principles and specifications.
  7. Available support systems and emergency care services.
  8. The different makes (manufacturers) and codes of lift trucks in the market.


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