Forklift (Refresher)
SAQA US ID 242974

Learners per Program

  • 1 – 4 (4 maximum)
  • F1 – 3 000 Kg
  • F2 – 7 000 Kg
  • F3 – 15 000 Kg
  • F4 – Above 15 000 Kg


  • Novice (3 Days)
  • Refresher (1 Day)


This program was developed to train the Operator to be able to operate the Manitou correctly and safely and to understand the functions, as prescribed by the National Code of Practise – OSH Act, 1993 Act No. 85,Driven Machine Regulation 18 (11)

  • Client to supply Load Test Certificate for particular machine, when customer onsite training commences

Entrance Requirements for (Novice) Learners

  • Certified copy of the learner National Identity Document
  • Learners must be a minimum of 18 (Eighteen) years of age at the start of the learning program
  • Learners must be physically capable of performing without difficulty at the tasks associated with and involving the operating of the lifting machine
  • A declaration of the employer confirming that the learner is physically and psychologically fit to undergo the intended training
  • A medical certificate issued by an Occupational Health Practitioner confirming the physical, Psychological and medical fitness of the learner
  • An optometrist certificate confirming the learner has adequate day and night vision (E.G. Purdue University Standard Vision Test No 3) or valid Professional Drivers Permit can be accepted in lieu of the optometrist certificate (Refer to Government Gazette No 27292)
  • Possession and wearing of the personal protective equipment as prescribed by the employer in terms of the General Safety Regulation 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • A General Education and Training Certificate Grade 9 (Standard 7) or NQF Level 2 or equivalent

Entrance Requirements for (Refresher) Re-Certification Learners

All requirements for novice learners excluding the General Education and Training Certificate Grade 9 and the following:

  • A valid operator’s certificate about to expire or have not expired more than 90 (ninety) days prior to the commencement of the refresher learning program
  • Appropriate license for particular vehicle, if he travels on road with forklift

Learner Program Content

Novice training

  • The Legal and specified requirements pertaining the transfer of goods and materials by means of a Manitou Telescopic Handler. (OHSA, 1993 and Driven Machinery regulation 18)
  • The hazards and associated risks, pertaining to Manitou Telescopic Handler operation, identified through specified risk assessment procedures
  • The principal components of the Manitou Telescopic Handler and their functions. Mechanical Appreciation and refuelling
  • The specified operating parameters and control methods pertaining to the Manitou Telescopic Handler operations. Pre-trip, Operational and close down inspections. The specified factors affecting the optimum performance of the Manitou Telescopic Handler. Safety and Manoeuvring
  • The specified actions to be taken, should sub-standard conditions and problems pertaining to the Manitou Telescopic Handler operation be encountered
  • The specified elementary principles of the Manitou Telescopic Handler stacking process


  • All Novice program content
  • Theory – 4 Hours
  • Practical assessment – 1 Hour per candidate

Accreditation and Unit Standard for this Program

  • Theoretical assessments = 80% pass rate
  • 2 re-writes allowed per module
  • Practical assessments = Competent or Not Yet Competent
  • If competent a certificate and ID card license will be issued, valid for two years – License Code 1-3