Do your employees operate a forklift?

Public news

SafeWork SA has recently suspended High Risk Work licenses for three individuals following two separate safety related incidents. Both incidents involved the unsafe operation of a mobile crane.

SafeWork SA is reminding businesses that High Risk Work Licence holders have been issued these on the basis that they have been assessed and deemed competent to undertake the class of work safely. SafeWork SA also reminds licence holders that they have a duty to ensure their actions do not put themselves or others at risk of injury or harm whilst undertaking work activities.

A licence to perform High Risk Work is recognised all around Australia as part of a national licensing system and is required for the following kinds of work:

  • Forklift operation
  • Crane and hoist operation
  • Dogging and rigging work
  • Pressure equipment operation
  • Scaffolding work

To gain a licence, your staff must undertake the approved training and be assessed by an accredited Assessor. Ensuring that everyone who operates a forklift in your workplace is licenced is vital to providing a safe work environment and avoiding potential costly fines!

The MTA runs Forklift Licence training that equips industry professionals with the skills and expertise to operate a forklift safely.

By taking part in this accredited course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for 'TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck' along with safe work requirements. Upon completion, the participant is eligible to apply for a Forklift Licence through SafeWork SA at their own cost.

We have a number of Forklift Licence training courses on the following dates at our Royal Park Training and Employment Centre:

  • Tuesday, 10 December
  • Tuesday, 17 December
  • Tuesday, 21 January
  • Tuesday, 18 February
  • Tuesday, 17 March

Click here to learn more about the course and how we can help you and your employees remain SafeWork SA compliant.