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Operate a Forklift

Course Overview
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere, using electronic test apparatus, to find out if it is safe for the proposed work. It applies to situations where an individual may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. The competency requires the person to interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation. 

Working environment may be hazardous, unpredictable, subject to time pressure, chaotic and expose responders to risk, on land or water, by day or night. Workplace atmospheres may include visible and invisible hazards and hazardous surfaces. 

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

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Course Code RIIHAN201E
Course Name Operate a Forklift
Course Field Industry Short Courses
Course Content

Upon completion, participants will be able to competently:

  • Understand legislated requirements
  • Identify types of forklifts and features of a forklift
  • Stability Characteristics
  • Plan the work for the prevailing working conditions
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Safety procedures
  • Hazard identification
  • Pick-up and stack loads
  • Safely move the load
  • Manoeuvre / position loads
  • Use the controls and operating systems
  • Negotiate hazards
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Parking procedures
  • Stop, shut down and secure the equipment after the completion of operations
  • Maintenance checks

Course Pre-requisites

To learn this course, you will need to:

  • Have sufficient literacy and numeracy to read and comprehend instructions for safety at the workplace (Workplace Health & Safety requirement)
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have sufficient physical strength and dexterity to do safety checks and basic maintenance and operate the forklift truck as required

Please enquire either directly through the office on (07) 4123 0415 and one of our lovely administration staff will be able to help you or via our website. 

Difference between RIIHAN201E and TLILIC0003

The difference between these two forklift competencies is that the RIIHAN201E Forklift is used mainly in the mining industry and the TLILIC0003 competency is a High Risk Licence and used in the general industry.

All States Training is able to come to you for these courses. We are flexible and mobile to meet your training needs.

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