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RIIHAN201E Operate a Forklift

RIIHAN201E Operate a Forklift


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



  • 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 18years of age
  • Have sufficient physical strength and dexterity to do safety checks and basic maintenance and operate the forklift truck as required


Elements of the Course

Plan and prepare for forklift operations

  • Access, interpret and apply forklift and load handling documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
  • Obtain, interpret and clarify/confirm work requirements and briefings before proceeding
  • Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
  • Identify approved forklift attachments and comply with operating capacities of the allocated equipment
  • Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencing, during and on completion of the work activity

Operate forklift

  • Carry out pre-start, start-up, park-up and shutdown procedures
  • Monitor and anticipate traffic flow and work area conditions, facilitate safe operations and ensure the most efficient route of travel is selected and used
  • Correctly fit, use and remove approved forklift attachments
  • Manoeuvre and position forklift smoothly
  • Secure, lift, transfer and place load correctly
  • Act/report on monitoring systems and alarms
  • Recognise and respond to site hazards and emergency situations
  • Complete work correctly

Carry out operator maintenance

  • Carry out forklift inspections and fault finding techniques
  • Carry out routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks
  • Carry out minor maintenance
  • Process written records


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Difference between RIIHAN201E and TLILIC2001

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.



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Future Opportunities 

You may want to go on to complete either one of the below qualifications;

  • RII20213 Certificate II in Surface Extraction
  • RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction 

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RIIHAN201E Operate a Forklift