Career Education in Forklift Operation

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Career Education in Forklift Operation

6 December 2016
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If you are working toward becoming a provider for your future family, taking education classes can help you build your career. To work on an elevated working platform over eleven metres tall, you will need to have have order-picker training so that you can be safe.

Reasons to Take the Course 

Taking this course can help advance you to a higher position. Even though you will need to pay for the course, you will eventually get your money back from a raised salary. The more you know, the more you will be paid. Additionally, knowing that you are sufficiently trained will give you knowledge that will help you make safer decisions. Safety is key in the workplace, and if managers see that you are following the guidelines, they will entrust you with more important positions.

General Requirements

To take a forklift operating training course, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Be able to read and write English as well as understand spoken English.
  • Provide three original documents that confirm your identification, such as a birth certificate, driver's license, passport, Medicare card, Australian firearm license, pensioner card, debit card or credit card.
  • Be dressed properly to perform the work you will be learning.
  • Have at least a level-ten competence of reading and number skills.

Course Information

In VIC, the training courses last two days, and the courses in the other parts of Australia last three days. As you might expect, the price for the two-day course is less than the price for the three-day course. Some funding is available for specific people. If you qualify, you can save a few hundred dollars. However, remember that any money you spend here is an investment into your future and will be gained back. While taking the course, you will learn the following things:

  • How to properly check the equipment on a regular basis
  • How to set up the work platform
  • How to operate the work platform
  • How to recognize dangerous situations
  • How to plan the work day and how you will function

Course Availability 

Right now, there are many course available in Brisbane, up to two a week. You can book online by filling out some forms and selecting your desired date. The courses only accept a certain number of students, so you should sign up as soon as you get the opportunity. In the end, you will receive your EWP license (elevated work-platform license). Choose to change your future now.