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 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

 ADVANCED DRIVING
       DANGEROUS GOODS
       DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES
           SHUNTING

       RIGID HEAVY VEHICLE
       TIP TRUCK
       VEHICLE COMBINATION
       WATER CART

 LIFTING OPERATIONS
       CRANES
           HEAVY
           MOBILE
           MOBILIFT
           OVERHEAD (CAB)
           OVERHEAD (PENDANT)
           SINGLE GIRDER HOIST
           TRUCK MOUNTED
           TOWER
       LIFT TRUCKS (FORK LIFTS)
           ADPLTs
           COUNTER-BALANCED
           DPLTs
           SIDE LOADERS
           RTLTs
       OPERATIONS
           BASIC RIGGING
           BANKSMAN
           LIFTING EQUIPMENT
              INSPECTION

           SAFE LIFTING

 EARTHMOVING
       CONCRETE DUMPERS
       DUMP TRUCKS
           ARTICULATED
           RIGID
       EXCAVATORS
       FACE SHOVELS
       FRONT END LOADERS
       GRADERS
       SCRAPERS
       SKID STEER LOADERS
       TLBs
       TRACK TYPE DOZERS
       TRACTORS
       WHEELED DOZERS

 CONSTRUCTION
       ASPHALT PAVER
       MEWPs
       PERCUSSION DRILLS
       ROCK BREAKERS
       ROLLERS
       TYRE HANDLER ATTACH
       SCAFFOLD ERECTION
       SCAFFOLD INSPECTION

  HEALTH & SAFETY
       ACCIDENT/INCIDENT
           INVESTIGATION

       FIRE FIGHTING I
       FIRE FIGHTING II
       FIRST AID I
       FIRST AID II
       GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING
       HANDLING HAZMAT
       HEALTH & SAFETY REP
       LOCKOUT/TAGOUT
       OHS ACT OVERVIEW
       OHS ACT IN-DEPTH
       SITE SAFETY AWARENESS
       WORKING AT HEIGHTS
       WORKSHOP SAFETY

  POWERTOOLS AND MACHINES
       BOILERMAKING
       BRUSH CUTTERS
       CHAINSAWS
       CUT-OFF SAWS
       LAWNMOWERS
 
FULL TITLE: OPERATE A VEHICLE COMBINATION
FIELD: Services
SUBFIELD: Transport, Operations and Logistics
UNIT STANDARD: 123254 [SAQA]
NQF LEVEL: 04 (20 credits)
DESCRIPTION: The operate a vehicle combination course is designed for both novice and experienced operators who may be expected to operate a vehicle combination while performing their daily duties. This unit standard forms part of the National Certificate in Professional Driving. A learner accredited with this unit standard will be able to drive a specific vehicle combination in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements, and reflect on the manner in which the vehicle is operated.
DURATION: Full Training (Novice): 5 Days
Remedial Training: 2 Days
COURSE CONTENT: Prepare a vehicle combination for a trip
    We discuss why a driver must prepare the vehicle     combination for a trip, preparing a vehicle combination     for a trip, knowing the vehicle, inspecting the vehicle,     the pre-trip inspection, starting the vehicle, general     preliminary tests, preliminary brake test and the     preliminary steering test.
Drive a vehicle combination
    We Introduce learners to defensive driving, identify     hazards, the system of vehicle control, the S I P D E     process, ABC of defensive driving, manoeuvring a     vehicle combination, physical execution of the system     of vehicle control, K53 standard of driving, driving the     vehicle combination according to the manufacturer’s     specifications, load distribution, parking, shutting down     and securing the vehicle combination.
Couple and uncouple the drawing vehicle and trailers
    Explain and demonstrate how to couple and uncouple a     trailer from a drawing vehicle.
Handle emergency situations
    We discuss potential incidents and accidents such as     skidding (types of skids), vehicle breakdowns and     mechanical failures, fire on a vehicle, medical     emergencies, hijack awareness, basic security measures     and vehicle care, identifying hijacking risks and     reactions in a hijacking situation.
Reflect on vehicle and driver performance
    We reflect on adjusting to different driving conditions,     wet weather, dirt/gravel roads, night driving, mountain     and hill driving, urban driving, driving in peak traffic,     freeway driving, economical driving, correct gear,     moving off, gear changing and stopping procedures,     driving stress, medical conditions, alcohol, drugs and     driving, fatigue, impact of additional trailers on the     dynamics of the vehicle combination and centre of     gravity.
Road transport service quality
    We outline handling delays and maintaining the quality     of freight.
Operating a lowbed
    We take learners through positioning the load on a     lowbed, equipment requirements, load restraining     points, loading and off-loading site inspections,     restraining an excavator, dozer, tracker loader, wheel     loader, grader, abnormal loads and vehicles, abnormal     load permits, general permit rules, adherence to permit     conditions, document adherence, vehicle movement     restrictions, vehicle control and escorting, centre of     gravity and personal protective equipment.
Professional driver attitudes
    Having a positive attitude, being a team player,     identifying and solving problems and communication in     the work place.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The company and learners must meet the conditions of the training requirements before theory training can be given, as well as the following:

Heavy Vehicle National Driver’s License assumed to be     in place.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

 
 
Solutions for industry and mining sectors


HRETD are providers of accredited and non-accredited training for the industrial and mining sectors. Whether you require full (initial) training for your operating staff or recertification (refresher) training, we can assist in all the main categories such as lifting machines, earthmoving equipment, driver training, specialised training giving by subject experts and Health and Safety training. For a complete list of training courses offered, download our course directory.



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