Forklift Tyres – What types are there?

As a rule, the forklift tyres you will come across in a warehouse are slick solid black rubber in construction.  Is it any wonder when they are required to lift tremendous amounts of weight?  If it was an air filled tyre, also known as Pneumatic, it could quite possibly blow…

Benefits of completing a certificate level course

Students that complete a certificate level course relating to the industry they are presently working in or wish to join, are always at a distinct advantage over their peers.   If you are already employed and complete a certificate course, the certificate shows an employer that you are dedicated to staying…

Govt Funded inc Forklift or Order Picker – Next enrollment session July 30

A Freight Handler is a person working in industries such as Warehousing and Logistics who works with cargo either manually or with machines such as Forklifts, Pallet Jacks or Order Pickers. The program, funded under the Qld Government Certificate 3 Guarantee program is designed for both school leavers and mature age entrants, as a pathway to…

Enrol now! Govt Funded Training inc. Forklift

Enrolments are now open for our Certificate II in Yard Operations (Freight Handler), funded by the State Government under the Certificate III Guarantee Program. Open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens over 15 years of age who are permanent residents of Queensland, this is a fantastic pathway into the Logistics…

Brendale Site Now Open For Forklift Training

Big News! Our new Training Facility is now open at Brendale, for Forklift and Certificate Level Training. With airconditioned training rooms and undercover, all-weather training areas this is a great all year round solution for your Forklift Training is the Pine Rivers Region. Located a few minutes away from Strathpine…

Forklift of the Future

So what would the Forklift of the Future look like?  Will it do anything differently? Will it be better for the Operator?  Easier to manoeuvre? More comfortable?  Safer?

Forklift Licence Renewal

Since switching to the new National Forklift Licence, there is a requirement to renew the licence every 5 years. This can be done at Australia Post, and Online with the Licencing Authority in each state. In Queensland this is Worksafe and you can find more information here. You will need…

What is an EWPA Yellow Card

A 'Person Conducting a Business Undertaking' has a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of workers while they are at work with the business or undertaking. A PCBU is also responsible for ensuring work carried out does not carry risk to the health and safety of others.…

Forklift Driver Prospects and National Statistics

What are the prospects of a forklift operator over the next three years on a National level. Job positions for Forklift Operators is expected to be above average (btwn 25,001 & 50,000). Interestingly Forklift Operators have a high proportion of full time jobs (90.1%), working full time with average weekly…

Where are all the women?

It is traditionally in industry that is represented primarily by men, but what are the barriers to increasing participation among women? Over the years it has been interesting to see that participation level increase but as an industry, the Distribution, Warehousing and Logistics field still has some way to go.…

Order Picker or Forklift? What’s the difference?

For a start there is a different Licence for each one. The Forklift Licence is the LF classification (why it's not FL is anyone's guess) and the Order Picking Forklift is classed as the LO (again, OP would have been a better idea, but anyway...) The big difference is on…

How much does a Forklift Driver earn?

38% of Forklift Operators in industry have between 1 and 5 years experience Only 7% of Forklift Operators are women - the industry needs to do better than that! 4 out of 5 Forklift Operators are Highly Satisfied with their jobs Forklift Operators go on to roles such as: Storeperson…

When is a Forklift a Forklift?

When is a machine with Forks not a Forklift? What is the difference between a Forklift Truck and an Industrial Lift Truck? A Forklift Truck is a powered industrial lift truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and elevating work carriage, with a pair of fork arms…

Forklift Licence Test – Questions and Answers

The High Risk Work assessment consists of two parts: Written: 25 Critical Questions – 100 % to pass Calculations 8 Critical Questions - 100% to pass Non critical questions – 90% to pass Only those who pass the written assessment can proceed to the practical assessment. If you are not…

Scissor Lift Licence – is there one?

Boom and Scissor Lift Training Brisbane

Under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, any person operating a piece of plant or machinery has to have had sufficient training in doing so. That training has to be delivered by an appropriate and competent person, with the training qualification and equipment experience. In years gone by it was…

How old do you have to be to hold a Forklift Licence?

We are often asked how old you have to be to operate a Forklift. To sit the assessment you have to be 18 years of age minimum. However... you can begin the training at 17 years and 10 months - any machine operation whilst under training has to be under the…

Expired HRW Licence – Forklift, Order Picker, Boom Lift EWP

Over the past six years Worksafe Australia in conjunction with all the state Licencing Authorities began a rollout of expiring the 'old' high risk work licences. It could be argued that this was done somewhat by stealth - because the majority of licence holders only found out through the grapevine…

Training centres in South East Queensland


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Murarrie – Certificate Course

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293 Orchard Road, Richlands QLD, Australia

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