Heavy Machinery

Forklift Operation

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.  The person credited with this Unit Standard is able to operate a counter-balanced lift truck in a safe manner. They will also be able to conduct pre and post inspections to ensure the performance of the lift truck. The person will be able to handle the loading and storage of freight by using the equipment and its accessories in the required manner. They will also be able to access emergency system and services in the event of an incident or accident.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Applying the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the lift truck with reference to safety procedures in the workplace.
  • Identifying and classifying freight/loads taking into account documentation, packaging and labelling associated with the specific freight.
  • Handling, loading and storing freight in accordance with industry standards environmental requirements, and with due consideration to inter alia the commodities and their properties, storage area and placement of load.
  • Achieving maximum work performance of lifting equipment and attachments, by applying knowledge of equipment dimensions, controls, principles of operation and capacities, manufacturing specifications and circumstances in the working environment.
  • Operating equipment in accordance with laid down organisational and legislative standards and procedures as well as manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Accessing available emergency support system and services in case of incidents and accidents.

7 Credits

Re-Licencing of Forklift Operator

Re-Licencing for Forklift operators.

Dozer

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC..  The qualifying learner will be able to operate a tracked dozer by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a tracked dozer.
  • Planning for work activities and prepare work area.
  • Starting and shutting down tracked dozer.
  • Operating tracked dozer.
  • Transporting tracked dozer to and from site.

15 Credits

Dozer Re-Licencing

Re-Licencing for Dozer operators.

TLB (Backhoe Loader)

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.

This unit standard will be useful to people who operate Backhoe/Loaders

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the functions of Backhoe/Loader s and starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniques
The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector.

20 Credits

TLB Re-Licencing

Re-Licencing for TLB  operators

Operate Backhoe Loader

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.  The qualifying learner will be able to operate a backhoe/loader by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a backhoe/loader.
  • Planning for work activities and prepare work area.
  • Starting and shutting down backhoe/loader.
  • Operating backhoe/loader.
  • Transporting backhoe/loader to and from site.

15 Credits

Motor Grader

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.

The qualifying learner will be able to operate a grader by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a grader.
  • Planning for work activities and preparing work area.
  • Starting and shutting down grader.
  • Operating grader.
  • Transporting grader to and from site.

15 Credits

Motor Grader Re-Licence

Re-Licencing for operating a Grader.

ADT Dumptruck

The qualifying learner will be able to operate an articulated dump truck by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of an articulated dump truck.
  • Planning for work activities and prepare work area.
  • Starting and shutting down articulated dump truck.
  • Operating articulated dump truck.
  • Transporting articulated dump truck to and from site.

10 Credits

ADT Dumptruck Re-Licence

Re-Licencing for ADT Dumptruk operators

Front End Loader

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

Operating Front End Loaders and demonstrating knowledge of the functions of Front End Loaders and starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniques The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector.

16 Credits

Front End Loader Re-Licence

Re-Licencing for Front-End Loader operators.

Skid Steer Loader (Bobcat)

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.  The qualifying learner will be able to operate a skid steer loader by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a skid steer loader.
  • Planning for work activities and prepare work area.
  • Starting and shutting down skid steer loader.
  • Operating skid steer loader.
  • Transporting skid steer loader to and from site.

8 Credits

Skid Steer (Bobcat) Re-Licence

Re-Licencing for Skidsteer (Bobcat) operators.

Truck Mounted Crane

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.  The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the functions of a truck mounted crane while using the crane in a safe and suitable manner. They will also be able to access support and emergency services in the case of an incident or accident in the workplace.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a truck mounted crane.
  • Identifying the safety and suitability of the crane.
  • Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of the truck and crane.
  • Operating a truck mounted crane.
  • Accessing available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.

8 Credits

Truck Mounted Crane Re-Licence

Re-Licencing for Truck Mounted Crane operators.

Operate Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)

This course is one in a variety of heavy machinery training courses and certification available from NOSHTAC.  The person credited with this unit standard is able to safely operate and use a Mobile Elevating Work Platform. The learner will be able to assess his/her work environment so as to establish any safety hazards in order to prevent or eliminate such hazards and resultant losses, to conduct pre-inspection tests and to operate the Mobile Elevating Work Platform in safe conditions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Identifying applications to decide on the appropriate Mobile Elevating Work Platform to be used.
  • Assessing risks in the work environment to prevent and eliminate safety hazards.
  • Conducting pre-operation inspection of Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Making use of safe operating procedures and practices for a Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Placing people, tools and equipment correctly and safely on Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Conducting shut-down procedures and stow Mobile Elevating Work Platform safely.

10 Credits

MEWP’s (Cherry-Picker) Re-Licence

Re-Licencing for MEWP ( Cherry-Picker) operators.

1 Day Course

Overhead Crane (Gantry Crane)

The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the functions, safety and suitability of the crane prior to utilization in the freight handling industry. Learners are also able to inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of a crane and be able to access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents while operating an overhead/gantry crane.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a crane.
  • Identifying the safety and suitability of the crane type prior to utilisation.
  • Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of a crane.
  • Operating an overhead crane in a safe and competent manner.
  • Accessing available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.

5 Credits

Overhead / Gantry Crane Re-Licence

Re-Licencing for Gantry Crane operators.

Driven Machinery Regulations / Construction Regulations

Learners credited with this standard will be able to apply relevant legislation and regulations to the context in which they operate. The environment in which lifting machines are operated is inherently dangerous and therefore needs to be regulated to prevent injury and death. Learners will be capable of ensuring their own safety and that of fellow workers through the responsible use of lifting machines.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:

  • Explaining the legislative framework governing lifting machines.
  • Explaining the Driven Machinery Regulations (1988) [DMR] and related Regulations.
  • Maintaining the safety of self and others.

8 Credits

Driven Machinery

This unit standard is for a learner within the mechanical handling (rigging) context.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:

  • Identify and explain the application of lifting equipment.
  • Plan and prepare to lift and move the load.
  • Use lifting equipment to lift and move the load.
  • Maintain, care and store equipment.

8 Credits

Flagman / Traffic Controller

This unit standard is for persons who have to ensure that workers, the public and all relevant people are safe, when work has to be done on or next to a road.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

  • Select and set up temporary road signs and barriers at road works to ensure the safety of pedestrians, motorists and workers, when any work has to be done in a road or next to a road on the pavement.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment.

2 Credits