Required Skills & Course Pre-Requisites

  • Accurately interpret information relating to conducting forklift truck operations (e.g. procedures)
  • Safely conduct forklift truck operations including all functions to the maximum height and load capacity
  • Identify hazards associated with the operation of the forklift truck, assess risks and put into place effective hazard prevention/control measures for those hazards identified
  • Use communication skills at a level sufficient to communicate with other site personnel (e.g. receive and interpret work instructions, safety information, emergency procedures)
  • Drive forklift with load in forward and reverse, maintaining visibility and stability
  • Place a load at varying heights and positions
  • Verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures
  • Students must be able to use and understand basic English
  • Students must be 18 years of age to undertake assessment
  • Students must be able to carry out basic mathematical calculations
  • Students must complete a record of training log detailing previous experience
  • Students are required to read learning materials prior to attending, and must wear fully enclosed steel cap footwear, shirt and long pants
  • Students must produce a photo I.D. (I.e. Australian Drivers Licence, Passport or Proof of Age Card)

Required Knowledge

  • Methodology of determining the weight of a load
  • Commonwealth, state or territory OH&S legislation, standards relevant to the safe operation for the forklift trucks
  • Understanding of forklift characteristics and capabilities (including use of load data plates)
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control
  • Organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for conducting operations for the crane class
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
  • Forklift truck operations and safe operating techniques
  • Typical routine problems encountered in the operation of the crane, equipment and adjustments required for correction

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