At Emerald we provide a detailed training plan for our Forklift Truck course giving applicants the skills and practical experience necessary to operate a forklift truck in a safe and compliant manner. This course is designed to provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift. A forklift is a powered industrial truck consisting of a mast and fork arms or types that can be raised above the ground by in excess of 900mm but does not include a pedestrian operated forklift or pallet truck
The course will arm you with the skills and knowledge to plan the work required according to task instructions to conduct pre-start and post start and routine checks of the forklift truck, transfer and move loads safely including uneven loads and loads at height and carry out shut down and post-operational checks. Upon successful completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment will be issued which will enable candidates to apply for the high risk work licence (HRWL).
A Forklift truck is a powered industrial truck that can beused to transfer materials over short distances. It is equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and an elevating load carriage, attached to that is a pair of fork arms or other arms that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground. There are various different types of forklift trucks however a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck does not include a forklift.
The course will arm you with the skills and knowledge to plan the work required according to task instructions to conduct pre-start and post start and routine checks of the forklift truck, transfer and move loads safely including uneven loads and loads at height and carry out shut down and post-operational checks. The training will be taught by our highly qualified trainers at our onsite training facility in Brisbane through written and practical teachings. The course content will include, but is not limited to the following;
- Hazard identification and control measures relevant to forklift operations
- WHS legislation, Australian standards and codes of practice
- Working load calculations
- Operating a forklift
- Routine before and after operational checks
- Lifting attachments and their functions
- Maintenance and isolation procedures
- Shutdown procedures relevant to manufacturer’s requirements
- Characteristics, limitations and capabilities of a forklift
- Traffic management plan for forklift operations
- Communication in the workplace
On successful completion of this training, applicants will have the ability to demonstrate the following;
- Identify potential hazards in the workplace including overhead hazards, restricted areas and environmental conditions
- Apply necessary risk control measures to avoid such hazards from occurring using the hierarchy of control
- Operate a forklift including manoeuvring in reverse and forward gears at a safe speed
- Conduct routine operational checks and visual inspections of the forklift
- Carry out various tasks using the appropriate forklift attachments such as bale clamps, spikes, rotators and fork extensions
- Understanding the capabilities and limitations of the various types of forklifts to ensure safe movement of loads within the workplace
- Monitoring the weight and positioning of loads to prevent workplace accidents
- Maintain all equipment and isolate if faulty according to site procedures
- Perform shut down procedures according to site instructions and ensure the forklift truck is in a secured location
- Effectively communicate with personnel in the workplace and ensure appropriate methods of communication such as hand signals and two-way radios are adhered to.
- Comply with relevant safety legislation, regulations and site procedures when operating a forklift
- Understanding manufacturer’s instructions and specifications of the forklift and associated logbooks.
- Record all data regarding the maintenance and operations of the forklift truck.
The successful applicant will have the skills and practical training necessary to operate a range of different forklift trucks across many industries within Australia.
At Emerald, we offer high quality training by our knowledgeable and skilful trainers that will ensure you are confident in gaining multiple employment opportunities within the civil construction industry, manufacturing and beyond.
Contact us for current prices. Information on payment terms and conditions are located in the Student Handbook
A person undertaking this unit must hold a current National High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to perform dogging or a certification for a specific VET course for HRWL to perform dogging. Work Health and Safety Queensland also requires:
- Learners are able to read and write basic English
- Be physically capable of working outdoors, on your feet for up to 6 hours
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Provide three forms of identification (including current photo ID)
Emerald Training Service also requires that all participants wear steel capped or safety boots on site, sun protection, hard hat, long sleeved shirt and long pants.
Information on refunds is detailed in the Student Handbook
Delivery mode and location:
Combination of classroom based and practical skills training at our simulated environment training yard located in Brisbane.
Practical skills demonstration
Upon successful completion, learner’s will be issued with a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and Assessment Summary allowing you to apply for your High Risk Work Licence through Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ)
- RPL is not offered for this unit of competency as all learners are required by Work Health and Safety Queensland to complete mandated assessment