Forklift operation

LF Forklift Truck

The scope for this licence class covers the operation of forklift trucks.A forklift truck is a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms (that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground) or other load holding attachment.

Forklift trucks are used to lift and transport materials and can be powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines running on petrol, diesel or LPG fuels.

This licence class includes the use of forklift trucks but does not include order-picking forklift trucks.

You do not require a licence if you are operating a pedestrian walk behind type forklift truck or pallet truck.

LO Order Picking Forklift Truck

The scope for this licence class covers the operation of order-picking forklift trucks.An order-picking forklift truck is a type of forklift truck where the operator's control is incorporated with the load carriage/lifting media and elevates with it.

Order-picking forklift trucks are generally referred to as "stockpickers", they can be fitted with a platform extension for use in furniture warehouses, or can be a turret truck in narrow aisle warehouses.

This licence does not cover the operation of non order-picking forklift trucks.