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Appendices

Appendix 1 : 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 (Specify Capacity)

 

F13

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

 

F14

VNA lift 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

 

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 Handling

M

Lift Cradle (Personnel Cage)

N

Tyre handler

 

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

 

Code

No.

Code Description

 

C30

Overhead Crane Pendant and Radio Controlled

 

C31

Overhead Crane Cab Controlled

 

C32

Truck mounted Crane up to the Capacity specified on the Certificate

 

C33

Hydraulic Mobile Crane up to rated capacity of 50 000 kg

 

C34

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

 

C35

Hydraulic Mobile Crane to the rated capacity of above 50 000 kg 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 kg

 

C38

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

 

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 50 000 kg 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 kg

 

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

Rail mounted Gantry Crane(RMG)

 

C53

Mobile elevated work platform

 

C54

Hoist & Winches

 

C55

Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane

 

C56

Side Loader Container

 

C57

Floating crane

 

C58

Powered Wallmounted /Pedestal Jib crane

 

C59

Wharfside Jib crane(rubber tyred)

 

C60

Side boom crane

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

O

Fly Jib (Lattice)

P

Boom Extension (Hydraulic)

Q

Counterweight Options

R

Tandem Lifts

S

Special Categories

T

Lifting Cradle (Personnel Cage)

U

Rail Mounted

V

Steam driven

W

Spreader

X

Grab / grapple /forks

 

Code Specification on Competency Certificates

 

Accredited training providers 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 learner/operator will be required to do a theoretical and practical assessment set by the to authorised body. The authorised body will issue a statement of results the results of the theoretical examination to the operator's employer.