Forklift Operator Course

The course covers both the Operator (OSH/NZQA) qualification, as well as the ‘F’ License endorsement. Contents of the course include:

Theory Presentation:

  • Definitions and Legal Requirements,
  • Forklift Components,
  • Terminology,
  • Manoeuvring and Load Safety,
  • Safe Operating Procedures,
  • Driving on Public Roads (optional – ‘F’ endorsement)
  • Vehicle Maintenance,
  • Risk Management, and
  • Written Tests (Operator (OSH/NZQA) and/or (NZTA ‘F’ Endorsement)

Practical Training and Assessments:

  • Depending on individuals’ experience;
    This involves individual’s maneuvering a forklift through various obstacles, and both stacking and destacking a load from various heights. Each individual will be assessed against our Practical Assessment Marking Guide. This usually involves 2 – 3 hours, depending on individuals’ experience/ability.

Duration:

The course is normally conducted within 1 full day, but can extend to 2 days for less experienced operators. (8am – 4pm).

Please note that there is a legal requirement to “refresh” this course every 3 years to stay current.

F Endorsement Prerequisites

  • Have a full New Zealand Class 1 drivers licence (Overseas licences are not permitted)

Cost:

$170 + GST – OSH course.

$80 + GST  – ‘F’ Endorsement.

$210 + GST – OSH and ‘F’ Endorsement.

Duration:

8am – 4pm each day, or until assessments are completed.

Certificate:

Successful individuals will receive our Operator certificate, and Operator Card, An NZTA certificate is issued for ‘F’ endorsements, which then needs to be produced to a Licence Testing Agency, in order to receive the F endorsement on the Driver Licence. (Note: fee: $47-00 approx.)

NZQA Unit Standards:

This course covers the following NZQA Unit Standards;

CourseDetails
18496:Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving a forklift on a Road, Level 3, Credits 2
10851:Operate a powered industrial lift truck fitted with forks Level 3, Credits 7

All NZQA credits are forwarded to NZQA for registration, once the course has been completed successfully.

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