Your questions answered: What are the requirements for tractor-mounted forklifts?

By Portner Press on March 1st, 2019
  1. Work Health & Safety Act
  2. Workplace health & safety regulations


The following questions relate to tractor-mounted forklifts we use on our vineyards (we do not use them on public roads):

  1. Do operators need a forklift license?
  2. What standard (if any) do they fall under?


Workers who operate forklifts are considered to be undertaking high-risk work that requires a work licence. This includes tractor-mounted forklifts, whether or not they are used on public roads.

You should ensure that you request proof that the worker holds the appropriate licence before engaging them. This licence is issued by the health and safety regulator and replaces former certificates of competency. Please note that a licence is granted for a limited period and must be renewed within that period if the worker wishes to remain licensed.

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