Mobile Crane (Novices)
SAQA US ID 116254

Learners per Program

  • 1 – 4 (4 maximum)


  • Novice (5 Days)
  • Refresher (1 Day)


This training course was developed to provide the learner with adequate technical knowledge and skills to operate the Mobile Crane safely, according to pre-set standards and to understand the principles of operation.

  • 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 Involved in operating 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 mobile crane
  • RPL On Mobile Crane must have Code 10

Learner Program Content

Novice training

  • The hazards and associated risks related to Mobile Crane operations, identified through specified risk assessment procedures and the actions to be taken should they be encountered
  • Components, systems and controls of the Mobile Crane and their functions
  • Pre Operational Inspection
  • The specified operating parameters and control methods and the consequences of not adhering to these.
  • Slinging of Loads
  • Lifting and Transporting Loads
  • Shut down procedure


  • All Novice program content practical – 1 day

Accreditation and Unit Standard for this Program

  • Theoretical assessments = 75% 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 C33, C34, C37, C38, C43