If you do not have a forklift licence, you must enrol in a formal training course, delivered by a Registered Training Organisation. When you have achieved sufficient skills and competencies, you will be eligible to apply for a licence assessment by a WorkCover NSW qualified assessor.
This course is delivered at your site in small groups (a maximum of 6 people per group) and includes structured theory and practical training as operators must pass an assessment in both to gain a licence to perform High Risk Work [HRW].
- Compliance with OHS licensing legislation.
- Communicate and work safely with others in the work area.
- Identify hazards associated with the operation of the forklift truck and put in place effective hazard controls for those hazards identified.
- Conduct pre-start-up, operational, moving loads and shut down and secure checks of the forklift truck according to procedures.
- Operate the forklift truck and move loads safely, including driving and manoeuvring, picking up and placing of loads at various stack heights and driving forklift truck with load in forward and reverse, maintaining visibility.
- Assessment of the safe application of knowledge and skills to workplace tasks.
On successful completion of this course, participants meeting the assessment criteria will be issued a Statement of Attainment – TLILIC108A License to Operate a Forklift and National License to Perform High Risk Work (Class LF). Licences are valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
Participants must be over 18 years of age, be able to speak and understand English; understand technical concepts and provide adequate 100 points of identification as per WorkCover NSW requirements.
- Generally 3 days (2 training days and 1 assessment day)