What is the law?
To safely and legally operate a forklift in a Queensland workplace you must:
- Be licensed and competent to operate that particular forklift
- Follow safe operating procedures including following the traffic management rules at your workplace.
What type of licence do I need to operate a forklift?
There are two classes of licence needed for forklift related work.
Forklift truck – LF (TLILIC0003)
The LF high risk work licence class allows you to use forklift trucks, but does not include order-picking forklift trucks (see below).
A forklift truck is a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage which has a pair of fork arms attached (that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground) or other load holding attachment.
Order-picking forklift truck – LO (TLILIC0004)
To operate an order-picking forklift truck you need an LO high risk work licence.
An order-picking forklift truck has the operator’s control as part of the load carriage/lifting media and lifts with it. Order-picking forklift trucks are generally referred to as “stock pickers”. They can be fitted with a platform extension for use in furniture warehouses, or can be a turret truck in narrow aisle warehouses.
What training do I need to get the licence?
Firstly you will need to attend the forklift induction. Inductions are held at our Capalaba training centre every Monday morning at 8.30am. Or, we can come out to your workplace.
After you have completed the induction you are legally able to drive a forklift under the direct supervion of a licensed forklift. Training and assessment can be done at your workplace OR you can be trained and assessed at our Capalaba training centre. Training days at Capalaba are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and assessments are done on a Friday
At EDB Training our forklift facility has been designed to replicate a warehouse environment. Our forklift training is a combination of study, video’s and practical exercises on counterbalance and high reach forklifts. Our learning facility has a great friendly atmosphere, our staff are welcoming, approachable and highly experienced in their field. This combination creates a great learning experience for our clients.
Can I just complete Forklift Refresher Training?
You sure can! Forklift refresher training is recommended every 1-2 years. EDB conducts forklift refresher training by appointment at our Capalaba training facility. We also work with companies to complete on-site refresher training in groups. If you require a refresher course, please use the quick contact on our home page to send us a message or phone the office 3822 7362.
After completion of the refresher training a Statement of Attainment will be issued by EDB Training Services RTO ID: 32376