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Lifting Machine Operator Training Challenge

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    Nigel Shipston
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    Having moderated many TETA provider assessments over the years, it has become apparent that many providers, assessors and moderators dealing with Lifting Machine Operator (LMO) (Forklift and crane operator) training are not as familiar with the Regulatory requirements prescribed by the Driven Machinery Regulations (DMR) and incorporated National Code of Practice (NCOP) as they should be.

    To this end, I have developed a “challenge” test for all persons involved in the training of LMO’s in order to establish the levels of knowledge of the Regulatory requirements. The challenge is open to all who wish to participate, including employer representatives responsible for LMO training, Provider personnel selling and booking LMO training, learning programme developers, safety officers etc.

    The purpose of this exercise is to establish current levels of Regulatory knowledge, with a view to identify means to improve levels of understanding. By doing so, we can vastly improve compliant and effective LMO training and restrict the unethical and illegal practices that plague our training area. This exercise has been presented to the TETA ETQA Manager and ETQA Practitioners and the ETQA Manager has suggested that the challenge be issued as a pilot project. Results will be shared with TETA ETQA for possible future developments to promote and improve the LMO training industry.

    The success of this industry and the challenge is based on participation. It is not a competition but rather a means of bringing awareness to all involved in LMO training of the Regulatory requirements against which we should be operating.

    For further details please contact me on lmochallengesa@gmail.com.

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    Nigel Shipston
    Participant

    Just as a follow on to the previous post regarding the challenge, it may also be an idea to establish a “panel” of suitably knowledgeable people who can address LMO provider questions and issues.  At present there are very few who can provide appropriate answers, at least those who are accessible and consistent in approach to the DMR and NCOP requirements.

    It is important that we have a platform on a permanent basis where appropriate information and assistance can be provided for LMO training providers.  Should any one person not be available for these purposes, a panel will ensure that there is always another source to approach. Our current Covid-19 crisis is a bit of a wake up call with regards to how quickly a situation can affect any process and limited support accessibility can rapidly be destroyed.  If TETA can admit that they do not have the necessary background in order to support LMO training providers, then we need to establish this support platform ourselves.

    The results of the challenge will assist in identifying such a panel so the need for your participation and others in the LMO training process is important.

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    Sonja Le Roux
    Participant

    Please forward me more details to sonja@integralrisk.co.za

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    Nigel Shipston
    Participant

    Good morning Sonja,
    Sent you a mail with details, just confirming you received.
    Nigel.

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    Makoti Malvern Maja
    Participant

    Please forward me more details to
    makotimaja1@gmail.com

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