Licence to operate a forklift truck
Licence to operate a forklift truck Code TLILIC0003
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements.
Forklift truck means a powered industrial truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachments that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck.
A person performing this work is required to hold a forklift truck High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL).
This unit requires a person operating a forklift truck to:
- plan for the work/task
- prepare for the work/task
- perform work/task
- pack up
Do I need a Forklift licence?
The short answer is “yes” – it is necessary to hold a licence to operate a forklift. However, if you are “in training” you are permitted to operate a forklift without a licence until such time as you are competent enough to be assessed. You must be within sight and sound of a licensed operator at all times. It is not sufficient that there is a licensed operator SOMEWHERE on the premises. If someone is “in training”, then they should be undergoing training – it is not acceptable for a person to be “in training” indefinitely.
Workplace Health & Safety has instituted a ‘zero tolerance’ policy on the unsafe or illegal use of forklift trucks, dramatically increasing the risk of prosecution for those who cause or tolerate non-compliance with health and safety laws. This means that any immediate risk or other non-compliance with OHS law associated with the use of forklifts detected by a Workplace Health & Safety inspector is expected to be rectified not only in relation to the particular incident but to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
What will I learn?
- Hazard identification, risk assessment and controls
- Identify safe operating parameters using data plate and manual
- Conduct pre and post-operational checks
- Fit and remove forklift attachments
- Safe operation of the Forklift
- Emergency procedures
- Duration 30 hours
- Day of week
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