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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988

National Code of Practice for the evaluation of Training Providers for Lifting Machine Operators

Appendix 3: Lifting Machine Certification Codes

 

 

Forklift Codes

 

For illustrations of typical codes refer to Appendix 12

 

Code No.

Code Description


F1

Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 3000kg


F2

Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 7000kg


F3

Counterbalanced lift truck up to rated capacity of 15000kg


F4

Counterbalanced lift truck above a rated capacity of 15000kg


F5

Reach lift truck up to rated capacity of 2500kg


F6

Pedestrian-controlled lift truck below rated capacity of 2000kg


F7

Pedestrian-controlled lift truck above rated capacity of 2000kg


F8

Order picker lift truck – for first and second level racking (NA/WA)


F9

Order picker lift truck – for all racking levels including high-rise (NA/WA)


F10

Side Loader lift truck


F11

Rough Terrain/earthmoving/Agricultural Equipment with lift truck attachments


F12

Pallet lift truck, battery-powered for propulsion (Specific Capacity)


F13

VNA lift truck, non-elevating cab, to service all levels


F14

VNA truck, elevating cab, to service all levels


F15

Rail mounted stacker lift truck, non-elevating cab


F16

Rail mounted stacker lift truck, elevating cab


 

VNA = Very Narrow Aisle
NA = Narrow Aisle
WA = Wide Aisle

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Accreditation to SAQA unit standard CFH 17 does not equal accreditation to all of the above codes.

 

Attachments & Special Equipment

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 (Order Picker)
J) Tilting Bucket
K) Tandem Forks
L) Container Vanning and Devanning
M) Container Handling
N) Lifting Cradle (Personnel Cage)

 

Code Specification on Competency Certificates

 

Accrediting Organisations are required to annotate certificates to clearly identify the machine category, code number and description. The description only where it significantly differs from the basic code description: i.e. code F11 (Bell Three Wheeler/Front End Loader/Excavator with Fork/grab attachment)

 

Special Cases

 

In the case of additional or new attachment/s, the learner will be required to undergo retraining and assessment to include the attachment/s. Refer also to Training Course Duration.

 

CRANES CODES

 

For illustrations of typical codes refer to Appendix 12

 

 

Code
No.

Code Description

C30

Overhead Crane Pendant and Radio Controlled

C31

Overhead Crane Cab Controlled

C32

Truck Crane up to the Capacity specified on the Certificate

C33

Hydraulic Mobile Crane up to rated capacity of above 50 000 kgs

C34

Hydraulic Crane Pick up and Carry up to a rated capacity of 50 000 kgs

C35

Hydraulic Mobile Crane to the rated capacity of above 50 000 kgs and as specified on the Certificate

C36

Hydraulic Crane Pick up and Carry to the rated capacity of above 50 000 kg and as specified on the Certificate

C37

Lattice Boom Mobile Truck Crane up to rated capacity of 50 000 kgs

C38

Lattice Boom Mobile Crawler up to rated capacity of 50 000 kgs

C39

Lattice Boom Mobile Truck Crane to the rated capacity of above 50 000 kg as specified on the Certificate

C40

Lattice Boom Mobile Crawler Crane to the rated capacity of above 50 000kg as specified on the Certificate

C41

Tower Crane: Top Slewing

C42

Tower Crane: Bottom Slewing

C43

Hydraulic Mobile Crane up to rated capacity of 15 000 kgs

C44

Sugar Cane Crane

C45

Ships Crane

C46

Telescopic Boom Handler

C47

Wharf side Crane (Rail mounted)

C48

Reach Stacker (Telescopic Container Handler)

C49

Straddle Carrier

C50

Cantilever container Crane (Ship to shore)

C51

Scotch Derrick Crane (Ship mounted)

C52

Inland Container Crane (Rail to road transfer) goliath type

C53

Aerial Platform

 

Note that several SAQA approved unit standards cover the above codes.

Providers must ensure that they are accredited on the relevant unit standards linked to these codes.

 

Attachments and Special Operations

 

P) Fly Jib (Lattice)
Q) Boom Extension (Hydraulic)
R) Counterweight Options
S) Tandem Lifts
T) Special Categories
U) Lifting Cradle (Personnel Cage)
V) Rail Mounted
X) Steam driven
Y) Spreader
Z) Grab / grapple

 

Code Specification on Competency Certificates

 

Accrediting Organisations are required to annotate certificates to clearly identify the machine category, code number and description. The description only where it significantly differs from the basic code description.

 

Special Cases

 

1) It is a pre-requisite that the operator of specialised equipment will be certificated in a basic category applicable to the special machine in question.

 

2) Where lifting machine/s are in use that are reasonably considered to be a "one off" type and where no experience in their use is available. The manufacturer/supplier of the lifting machine will train the operator and issue a certificate of training. This can be accomplished by sending the learner/operator to the supplier or the supplier sending a qualified instructor to the learner/operator. In such cases full course details must be made available to the relevant authorised body and the operator will be required to do a theoretical examination set by the authorised body. The authorised body will issue the results of the theoretical examination to the operator’s employer.