How do you get a forklift licence?
There are a number of steps necessary to obtain a forklift license - also sometimes referred to as a forklift ticket - to properly and legally complete your forklift hire project. A mandatory training course with a registered training organisation (RTO) must be undertaken, with a practical and theoretical license assessment required too.
There are three steps to getting a forklift license. These are:
- Mandatory training course
- Pass the practical and theoretical assessment
- Apply at Australia Post for a 5 year license
There are also some prerequisites that must be met to obtain a forklift license. These require you to:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a basic understanding of the English language (verbal & non-verbal)
- At the examination, you will need several points of identification (e.g. passport, birth certificate, drivers license)
What kinds of forklift licences are there?
There are a couple of different licenses available in Australia. These include:
- LF: permits you to operate any forklift (with the exception of an order picker/stock picker forklift)
- LO: permits you to ONLY operate an order picker/stock picker forklift
Depending on the type of work required for your forklift project, you will need to look at the different kinds of licenses and pick what suits you.
A few other useful points to note when it comes to forklift licenses include:
- A forklift license lasts 5 years
- Reading the forklift manual is a great way to prep for assessment
- There are 1 and 2 day forklift courses available, depending on operator experience
Where is the best place to hire a forklift?
It’s hard to know the best place to hire a forklift with the overwhelming number of plant hire suppliers in today’s construction market. The best place to browse through a diverse selection of forklift hire companies is iSeekplant. We have a nationwide network of forklift hire suppliers ranging from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin and Perth. Be sure to use the iSeekplant get a quote tool to receive an obligation-free quote or contact us today on 1300 691 912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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