Van Assistant Skills Programme

This is aimed at candidates who undertake duties relating to receiving and dispatching operations, including those involving cold storage or temperature controlled stock. It focuses on safe working procedures, understanding product compatibility, the importance of gaining the correct product knowledge and how incorrect storage and handling can impact negatively on customer relations and company profitability.

Course outline

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • product knowledge
  • product costing and service costing
  • client requirements and market trends in service delivery
  • principles of establishing and maintaining sound client relations
  • relevant legislation (e.g. OHS Act, Transport Regulations, etc.) facilities and company policies that pertain to packing/stockpiling, handling, marking and securing of freight
  • compatibility of product type/categories and the type of decisions required concerning separation of non-compatible products
  • appropriate handling equipment, safety equipment and personal protective equipment in relation to the safe handling and securing of freight
  • securing techniques and the characteristics of materials used
  • appropriate actions to be taken in the event of accidents and/or incidents
  • the ramifications of poor product knowledge
  • the information sources available to maintain and improve awareness of the need for good housekeeping and health
  • safety, health and environmental awareness, including hygiene in the workplace
  • identifying goods/freight that require special temperature control and storage procedures
  • monitoring temperature with reference to freight integrity
  • identifying and rectifying problems with maintaining the correct temperature in a competent manner.

Course Information

Access over 100 safety training programmes – including SAMTRAC, the world’s leading workplace risk management course and the most sought-after training certificate in the HSE industry, suited for all places of work – on-demand, from wherever you are, with SafetyCloud Online. Learn from the world leader in occupational health and safety – in your own time, at your own pace via our E-Learning offering. Selected NOSA Colleges offer fully equipped computer labs and connectivity so that you can start a career in occupational health and safety even if you have limited access to E-learning equipment and connectivity.

Unit Standard Title:

E-Learning Price:

Not Available as E-learning

E-Learning Duration:

Not Available as E-learning

Credits:

14

SAQA ID:

8037, 8036, 8016 & 242979

Professional Body:

CPD Points:

NQF Level:

3

Prerequisites:

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level ABET 4

HUB Availability:

Coming soon

Target Groups:

• This programme is aimed at any person working in a warehouse or in any part of the logistics’ chain that involves receiving and dispatching stock, including cold storage or temperature controlled stock.

At SafetyCloud, we want to offer this same opportunity to prospective and current occupational health and safety professionals. They can now also receive training delivered through our our interactive online webinars. We have been at the forefront of occupational health, safety, and environmental training for over seven decades and looking to the future, we continue to offer the same world class training for which we have become renowned adding flexibility to train anytime from anywhere on our new powerful digital platform.

Unit Standard Title:

Webinar Price:

Not Available as Webinar

Webinar Duration:

Not Available as Webinar

Credits:

14

SAQA ID:

8037, 8036, 8016 & 242979

Professional Body:

CPD Points:

NQF Level:

3

Prerequisites:

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level ABET 4

HUB Availability:

Coming soon

Target Groups:

• This programme is aimed at any person working in a warehouse or in any part of the logistics’ chain that involves receiving and dispatching stock, including cold storage or temperature controlled stock.

We continue to offer tailored on-site training and classroom-based teaching at any of our 12 NOSA Colleges throughout South Africa. Offering you access to more than 100 safety training programmes – including SAMTRAC, the world’s leading workplace risk management course and the most sought-after training certificate in the HSE industry, suited for all places of work. Book your seat at one of our NOSA Colleges to experience safety training in the classroom.

Unit Standard Title:

Course Price:

Course Duration:

8 days

Credits:

14

SAQA ID:

8037, 8036, 8016 & 242979

Professional Body:

CPD Points:

NQF Level:

3

Prerequisites:

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level ABET 4

Target Groups:

• This programme is aimed at any person working in a warehouse or in any part of the logistics’ chain that involves receiving and dispatching stock, including cold storage or temperature controlled stock.