Forklift Training (LF)
This forklift training course is designed for participants to gain the necessary skills to plan, prepare and complete forklift work based on the National High Risk Licence Unit of Competence: ‘TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck’. On completion of this high risk course, participants will gain a forklift ticket and will be able to drive a forklift truck safely.
This comprehensive two day course involves both theory and practical components and can be completed at our training centre in Perth.
Participants who are successful in the completion of this training course will be at an advantage to secure job within the industrial, mining, oil and gas sectors such as:
- Forklift Driver/Operator
- Transport Yard Forklift Operator
- Freight Handler
WHAT DOES THE FORKLIFT COURSE COVER?
Our in-depth forklift course covers the major documentation and procedural aspects of operating a standard forklift:
- Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation – also called occupational health and safety (OH&S)
- High-risk work licencing (HRWL) rules
- Hazard identification, hazard controls and risk-reduction planning
- Communications best practices
- Load-assessments, including rated capacity and load centre distances
- Pre-start and start-up checks
- General forklift operation and controls
- Shut-down procedures
Knowledge gained during the course
On completion of the course, each candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of the following when operating a forklift truck:
- Australian and industry standards, codes of practice and guidelines to safely operate a forklift truck
- communication procedures
- forklift truck characteristics and capabilities, manufacturer requirements and instructions for any attachments
- impact of the following on the operation of the forklift truck:
- failure/loss of control including brakes and steering
- failure of equipment during forklift truck operations
- forklift truck instability causes
- operating on ramps and uneven surfaces and in restricted spaces
- use of forklift truck data plate and attachment data plate and appropriate methodology to determine weight of a load is appropriate for forklift truck and any attachment if fitted
- manufacturer requirements, instructions and operator’s manual
- problems, and appropriate response procedures to unplanned and/or unsafe environmental conditions
- problems and equipment faults, and implementing appropriate response procedures to unplanned and/or unsafe situations
- relevant procedures for refuelling and recharging forklift truck using appropriate PPE
- procedures for recording, reporting and maintaining workplace records and information
- risk assessment process
- safe use and compliance of different types of attachments including:
- suitability and lifting capability of the attachment to be used
- shut down procedures for a forklift truck in accordance with manufacturer requirements
- traffic management plan procedures and requirements
- typical routine problems encountered operating a forklift truck and associated equipment, and adjustments required for correction
- workplace procedures including work plan which may be verbal, documented/written, or electronically generated
- work area operating surface suitability
- Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)/Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) requirements, safe work and workplace procedures
Skills performed during the course
To complete the course, each candidate must demonstrate the ability to competently perform the following tasks:
- applying safe operating procedures for a forklift truck
- applying relevant forklift truck manufacturer requirements and data plate information and approved modifications to attachments fitted are in accordance with manufacturer requirements
- carrying out pre-start checks, including visual inspection
- conducting and applying risk and hazard assessment strategies
- complying with Commonwealth, State and Territory Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)/Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legislation, regulations safe work and workplace procedures
- conducting operational checks
- confirming and following traffic management plan procedures relevant to their role in the work area
- conducting relevant procedures for refuelling and isolating fuel/power source as per manufacturer requirements using appropriate PPE
- determining relevant lifting attachment to perform work/task
- determining lift requirements
- ensuring risk control measures within the work area are effective as per workplace procedures
- identifying, isolating and tagging out defective equipment and reporting to authorised person/s
- interpreting and confirming relevant documentation, workplace instructions, safety information, emergency procedures for the work task and relevant area
- interpreting workplace procedures in relation to various environmental conditions
- maintaining communication with other workplace personnel through using worksite procedures
- maintaining three points of contact whilst accessing and egressing forklift truck and ensuring rungs / steps are free of hazards
- operating and monitoring safe forklift truck operations using minimum 250kg dynamic and non-dynamic loads, including
- driving a forklift truck safely with load in forward and reverse, while maintaining visibility through an obstacle course
- reporting to relevant person/s on site risk control measures that are not in place or are deficient
- setting up an exclusion zone
- securely parking forklift truck and isolating in appropriate position
- shutting down a forklift truck in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures
PREREQUISITES & COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
What are the prerequisites of getting a forklift licence?
- Persons must be 18 years of age or older
- Photo ID must be presented i.e. current drivers licence or passport
- Basic numeracy skills
- Basic English language and literacy skills
On successful completion of this course, persons will receive a Statement of Attainment and Notice of Assessment which is valid for 60 days. Once a copy of your Statement of Attainment, Worksafe application and Worksafe fee has been submitted to the relevant state or territory regulator you will receive a National High Risk Licence.
*Note – The course price does not include the Worksafe application fee of $115
KITA can lodge your Worksafe application for High Risk Work Licence for $115, this includes an administration fee. Two passport photos will need to be provided
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LO AND LF FORKLIFT LICENCE?
As there are different categories of forklift designed for different jobs, there are also different forklift licences. The main differences between the LO and the LF licenses are:
- LF permits you to operate any forklift except for “order picker” or “stock picker” forklifts.
- LO permits you to only operate an “order picker” or “stock picker” forklifts.
HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN AS A FORKLIFT OPERATOR?
According to Payscale.com, the average hourly pay for a forklift operator in Australia is AU$23.98. However, considerably higher pay rates are fairly common.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY FORKLIFT LICENCE TESTING?
There are three components to the forklift licence test: a theory assessment, a calculations assessment and a practical assessment.
- Study a forklift driver manual.
- Read our basic driver tips and hints.
- Each training course differs – ask your course provider for their forklift driver manual and practice questions.
- Most training courses include a 72-question written exam – make sure you practice the theory sections before starting the course.
HOW LONG DOES THE FORKLIFT LICENCE LAST?
- Your forklift licence is valid for 5 years.
- It must be renewed within 12 months from the expiry date.
- If you do not renew your licence in time, you must retake a forklift training course. KI Training & Assessing also offer 1 day forklift course for those who haven’t renewed their license on time. Get in touch for pricing and course dates.
HOW DO I RENEW MY FORKLIFT LICENCE?
You must renew your licence within the 5 years that it is valid. The renewal can be undertaken online at WA.gov.au. Before you start, you will need: your HRWL number; a valid email address or registered mobile phone number; a valid credit card; and a passport photo.
HOW MUCH DOES A FORKLIFT LICENCE COST?
Course costs vary according to the degree of training required. If you need the full 2-day course cost, please contact us for a full quote. We can also quote on 1-day forklift courses for those who haven’t renewed their license within 12 months of expiry. All courses are GST exempt.
Full course content
The course includes four main work elements. Successful candidates must demonstrate that they can competently perform the requirements for each element.
1 Plan work/task
1.1 Task requirements are identified from work orders or equivalent and confirmed with relevant people and site inspection is conducted in accordance with workplace procedures
1.2 Work area operating surface is assessed to determine suitability for operational use of forklift truck in accordance with workplace procedures
1.3 Suitability of forklift truck and attachment working load limit (WLL) is determined for the load/s and work/task requirements in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures
1.4 Working area is inspected and appropriate paths for operating the forklift truck and moving and placing load/s in work area are assessed and managed in accordance with workplace procedures
1.5 Hazard and risk control measures are identified and reported to relevant person/s in accordance with workplace procedures
1.6 Traffic management plan implementation is confirmed in accordance with workplace procedures
1.7 Appropriate communication procedures are identified with relevant people in accordance with workplace procedures
1.8 All work is confirmed to ensure coverage of work/task requirements for the relevant work area is in accordance with workplace procedures
2 Prepare for work/task
2.1 Consultation with workplace person/s is maintained to ensure workplan is clear and consistent with site requirements in accordance with safe work procedures
2.2 Weather and work environmental conditions are assessed to determine any impact on forklift truck operations in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.3 Risk control measures for hazards identified are checked for implementation in accordance with safe work procedures
2.4 Forklift truck is accessed in a safe manner in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures
2.5 Forklift truck logbook is checked in accordance with manufacturer, regulatory requirements and safe work procedures
2.6 Pre-start checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with safe work procedures and manufacturer requirements
2.7 Forklift truck is set up correctly with any relevant attachments as per work plan in accordance with relevant manufacturer requirements including data plate and safe work procedures
2.8 Operational checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.9 Hazard and risk control measures are checked for implementation and communicated to people in the work area in accordance with safe work procedures
3 Perform work/task
3.1 Weight and positioning of load is assessed to ensure compliance with forklift truck data plate requirements and in accordance with safe work procedures
3.2 Forklift truck is operated safely in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
3.3 Loads are monitored constantly when lifting, moving, lowering and placing to ensure stability of load and avoidance of hazards in accordance with safe work procedures
3.4 Unplanned and unsafe situations are responded to in accordance with safe work procedures
3.5 Loads are picked up, transported and placed using all forklift truck movements in accordance with safe work procedures
3.6 Forklift truck is parked, switched off and isolated appropriately in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
4 Pack Up
4.1 Forklift truck shutdown procedures are carried out in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
4.2 Forklift truck is secured to prevent unauthorised access/use in accordance with safe work procedures
Maximum Participants: 6people
Next dates for this course are:
26 - 27 October
2 - 3 November 9 - 10 November 16 - 17 November 23 - 24 November 30 Nov - 1 Dec
7 - 8 December 14 - 15 December 21 - 22 December