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Operate a Forklift

Course Overview
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift to shift, lift, transfer and place loads. It includes using forklift attachments safely and effectively. This course applies to those working in site-based roles.

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Course Code RIIHAN201E
Course Name Operate a Forklift
Course Field Mining Plant Operator Tickets
What will I learn?

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

What are the Pre-requisites?

To learn this course, you will need to:

  • Participants should 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 


The difference between these two forklift competencies is that the RIIHAN201E Forklift is used mainly in the mining industry and the TLILIC2001 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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