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Forklift truck

Apply for a high risk work licence (forklift).

Renew a high risk work licence (forklift).

There are two classes of licence needed for forklift related work.

Forklift truck - LF

The LF high risk work licence class allows you to use forklift trucks, but does not include order-picking forklift trucks (see below).

A forklift truck is a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage which has a pair of fork arms attached (that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground) or other load holding attachment.

Order-picking forklift truck - LO

To operate an order-picking forklift truck you need an LO high risk work licence.

An order-picking forklift truck has the operator's control as part of the load carriage/lifting media and lifts with it. Order-picking forklift trucks are generally referred to as "stock pickers". They can be fitted with a platform extension for use in furniture warehouses, or can be a turret truck in narrow aisle warehouses.

Last updated
13 July 2016

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