Forklift Ticket Training course

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Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance. See also – Foundation Skill Companion Volume

Skill Description 
ReadingIdentifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations
NumeracyUses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1 Plan work/task
1.1 Task requirements are identified from work orders or equivalent and confirmed with relevant people and site inspection is conducted in accordance with workplace procedures
1.2 Work area operating surface is assessed to determine suitability for operational use of forklift truck in accordance with workplace procedures
1.3 Suitability of forklift truck and attachment working load limit (WLL) is determined for the load/s and work/task requirements in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures
1.4 Working area is inspected and appropriate paths for operating the forklift truck and moving and placing load/s in work area are assessed and managed in accordance with workplace procedures
1.5 Hazard and risk control measures are identified and reported to relevant person/s in accordance with workplace procedures
1.6 Traffic management plan implementation is confirmed in accordance with workplace procedures
1.7 Appropriate communication procedures are identified with relevant people in accordance with workplace procedures
1.8 All work is confirmed to ensure coverage of work/task requirements for the relevant work area is in accordance with workplace procedures

2 Prepare for work/task
2.1 Consultation with workplace person/s is maintained to ensure workplan is clear and consistent with site requirements in accordance with safe work procedures
2.2 Weather and work environmental conditions are assessed to determine any impact on forklift truck operations in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.3 Risk control measures for hazards identified are checked for implementation in accordance with safe work procedures
2.4 Forklift truck is accessed in a safe manner in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures
2.5 Forklift truck logbook is checked in accordance with manufacturer, regulatory requirements and safe work procedures
2.6 Pre-start checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with safe work procedures and manufacturer requirements
2.7 Forklift truck is set up correctly with any relevant attachments as per work plan in accordance with relevant manufacturer requirements including data plate and safe work procedures
2.8 Operational checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.9 Hazard and risk control measures are checked for implementation and communicated to people in the work area in accordance with safe work procedures

3 Perform work/task
3.1 Weight and positioning of load is assessed to ensure compliance with forklift truck data plate requirements and in accordance with safe work procedures
3.2 Forklift truck is operated safely in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
3.3 Loads are monitored constantly when lifting, moving, lowering and placing to ensure stability of load and avoidance of hazards in accordance with safe work procedures
3.4 Unplanned and unsafe situations are responded to in accordance with safe work procedures
3.5 Loads are picked up, transported and placed using all forklift truck movements in accordance with safe work procedures
3.6 Forklift truck is parked, switched off and isolated appropriately in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

4 Pack Up
4.1 Forklift truck shutdown procedures are carried out in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
4.2 Forklift truck is secured to prevent unauthorised access/use in accordance with safe work procedures