Organisations and operators in Australia have an obligation to ensure safe work practices are implemented and workers are able to operate and work around forklifts in a safe manner.
Improper Forklift use in Queensland has contributed to 750 workers’ compensation claims on average each year, with almost 300 of these involving serious injury.
Operate forklift truck is suited for those working in any operation roles where they are required to operate a forklift truck:
- Factory Work
Participants are responsible for completing the application for the HRW Licence which can be found on the WorkSafe Qld website.
Application: After successful completion, participants need to apply for their licence within 60 days with WHSQ
Renewal: Five (5) year expiry as required by WHSQ
ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and in some cases through recognition of prior learning.
ASTRA requires all students to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As a minimum requirement, any personnel attending an ASTRA course and training facility must wear enclosed, lace-up shoes with a non-slip sole. Further guidance and support on PPE will be provided at enrolment.
Before commencing any course, ASTRA recommends you consult your doctor to determine any limitations with conducting practical demonstrations if applicable. There may be multiple tasks that require manual handling of materials and equipment and general exposure to accessing and working on structures at height. If you are unsure about your capabilities please contact the ASTRA team for further assistance and to determine the support services in place to assist your training experience.