Why do you need to take a forklift training course ? Well for some time itʼs been a legal requirement for operators to be licensed. Since 2009 forklifts have been categorised under the national High Risk Work Licensing scheme. As with any heavy machinery, operating a forklift can be dangerous, particularly when things go wrong and care must be taken.
Forklift operators are much more able to perform their duties safely and efficiently after completing a course and it usually only takes a few days to progress from novice to competent operator. HPOTS courses are taught by experienced instructors and include essential topics like:
- driver safety,
- risk assessment,
- pre operational inspections,
- site assessment,
- load assessment,
- operating techniques,
- and shutdown inspection
After you’ve practiced operating the forklift to complete a variety of lift and shift tasks, and learned to manoeuvre the machine to get the load where it needs to go, a certified assessor will take you through the test and make sure that you are able to operate it safely.
National High Risk Work Licence (LF) and Statement of Attainment TLILIC2001A Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck
This program provides the practical and knowledge required to undertake the WorkCover assessment for Forklift license. The program includes pre-start inspections, operation of the forklift to undertake varied tasks and general safety. Minimum age 18 years.
Find out more about forklift certification here.