Forklift Delivery

Licence to Operate
Forklift Truck

Duration: 3 days  

Pre-requisites:   NIL

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a HRWL licence to operate this plant.

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).


  • 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

  • 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



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