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HRETD provides short technical training programmes to South African
mining and industry and beyond. Established in 2010, HRETD has
become known for its quality in training and customer experience.
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looking for a training company with a flexible approach
and a strong track record, why not drop us a line?
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HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
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Empower learners through earthmoving, crane, forklift and H&S training

Welcome to the HRETD website and thank you for visiting us online. HRETD offers technical operations and safety training nationwide that is responsive to the needs of our client organizations, that is efficient and engages your students in skills development. The training programmes we offer are self-contained and easily adapted to address

HRETD Course Directory
Download a PDF copy of our 2023 course directory for a list of training programmes we currently offer.
brand specific plant operations and your company’s safe operating procedures. We look forward to providing you with technical training solutions and your skills development needs, to meet the demands of a challenging business landscape.

Earthmoving and construction plant training Lifting operations training Health and safety training
Hand and power tools training HAZMAT training Advanced driver training

Earthmoving, crane operations, forklift and health and safety

Accredited legal compliance training provider.

HRETD is a registered and accredited provider specialising in legally required operator training for mining and industry in the fields of lifting equipment, freight handling, earthmoving machinery, road transport and health and safety.

Short-skills training courses for competency

The courses offered by HRETD are short-skills training interventions. This means that our courses never exceed 40 notional hours or five days for novice training and one day for recertification.

Short skills training interventions are designed to be integral to the realities of the commercial landscape. Short skills courses are time-bound, ensuring minimal disruption to production schedules, less cost to company; perfect for corporates with a busy production schedule.

Completion and competence are realistically within reach of operators, ensuring a fast turnaround on learner achievement. Our objective is to ensure success... nothing less!

Take a look at some of our most popular short-skills training courses, presented to our everyday corporate clients.

Lift truck training
How does short-skills earthmoving plant, crane operations, lift truck (forklift) and health and safety training work?

- Decide on the type of training you need. Browse our training categories.
- Generate a training quote. Get your own Quick quote or contact us for a quotation.
- Agree on training dates.
- Our subject matter expert trainer will come to you.
- Follow the easy enrollment procedures.
- The assessor provides on-site training for Competency.
- After training, certification is issued, along with a training report.
- Learners are recorded and uploaded on the National Learner Database of the seta.
- Internal and external moderation are done at the end of each quarter for quality assurance.
- Learners receive Statements of Results from the seta, bearing credits towards a qualification.
- Certification and credits are transferable if changing jobs.
Scaffolding training      
Safety at heights training
We offer cost effective working at heights training from as little as
R250 per student*
*Price based on a daily rate with 10 students. HRETD charges a daily and not a per studant rate. Price excludes VAT, travel and accommodation costs. Applicable in South Africa only.
  CETA approved scaffold training HRETD provides training in the use of all types of system scaffolds from as little as R2500 per day over two or three days. MORE INFO
 Safely erect and dismantle scaffolding Identify types of scaffolds/
        components; OHS and SABS safety standards; foundation preparation and
            inspection of components before erection. MORE INFO
    Scaffold inspection Inspect access scaffolds to SANS standards. MORE INFO
Earthmoving and construction plant training
We offer competitively priced
training rates from as little as
per day
per student*
*Price based on a daily rate with 5 students. HRETD charges a daily and not a per student rate. Price excludes VAT, travel and accommodation costs. Applicable in South Africa only.


HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training. John, a construction team supervisor, was keen on implementing quality principles on his construction site. One day, a scaffold erecting and dismantling supervisor named Sarah joined the team. They had a quick meeting on planned task observations, as they aimed to apply quality control meticulously. The supervisory skills John had acquired in his training courses proved effective as he managed the team smoothly. An incident occurred when they started to operate pan compactors and trench compactors. Safety was their top priority, and they had a fire and evacuation marshal named Tim, as well as a fall protection planner named Emily. Both had gone through rigorous task observation training and were adept at safety monitoring. Suddenly, a fall arrest situation happened. A worker named Jack was dangling from the scaffold. Emily, the fall protection planner, initiated the protocols while Tim, the fire and evacuation marshal, cleared the area. Another team member, trained as a fall arrest rescue technician, sprung into action and rescued Jack efficiently. The next day, the management decided to elevate the role of the fire and evacuation marshal and the fall protection planner, to include teaching supervisory skills and management skills to all staff. It was crucial to maintain standards, including those for scaffold erection, soil compaction, and machinery operation. In the end, John felt proud of his team's swift actions and appreciated how every member's training in areas like conflict resolution, construction safety, and task safety played a role in averting a crisis. The management, impressed by the team's performance, decided to engage Sarah, the scaffold supervisor, to oversee scaffold dismantling as well. Sarah had significant scaffolding skills and had completed courses in leadership training and employee supervision. She was an expert at operating heavy machinery, including the trench compactors. John's team was also responsible for off-road 4x4 driving techniques, heavy vehicle defensive driving, and AARTO system regulations. Given the mix of terrains they had to navigate to reach different construction sites, these skills were essential. They even had courses for light delivery vehicles and motorcycle defensive driving for delivery staff. With AARTO system training, they made sure that professional drivers understood the legal obligations and safety requirements, particularly for fleet managers. To address the challenge of securing heavy machinery for transport, they had a specialized training session on lowbed securement best practices. A team member, Mark, was excellent at maintaining customer relations, a skill he acquired through specific training programs. As the team expanded, pre-employment professional driver evaluations were introduced. This helped in assessing the driving skills of new recruits, which was crucial for maintaining construction site safety. Economic driving skills were taught to make the best use of fuel, reducing operational costs. Their training programs also catered to expats, offering RSA roads orientation, anti-hijacking techniques, and risk mitigation. They even included a unique program focusing on defensive driving for gravel roads. The last addition to their training curriculum was a special course on economic driving skills and techniques to help save fuel and reduce emissions. One day, they received a big project that required additional skilled workers. Luckily, John had undergone supervisory training, enabling him to manage even larger teams effectively. The project was a big success, and it was all thanks to their diverse skill set, continuous training, and excellent supervisory skills. The team felt a sense of accomplishment, knowing their comprehensive training—from 4x4 driving techniques to construction equipment operation—made them versatile and effective in their roles.
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