In the rural industry, tractors and other items of plant are often modified to operate in a similar way to a forklift, therefore licencing may be required to operate them.
This is the case when forks are attached to the tractor.
Even on a small farm, Work Health and Safety Regulations (WHS) dictate that anyone carrying out procedures similar to operating a forklift, is required to hold the relevant licencing.
This may not only include a forklift license (LF), but also a high risk work licence (HRW).
As the manager or owner of the farm, you’re responsible for implementing safe work practices and ensuring that all workers and contractors are suitably qualified and hold the necessary licences to carry out their intended work.
These guidelines are not something to be taken lightly as farmers and farm workers are continually at risk of fatal or serious injury when operating or working with tractors and their related attachments.
So whether it’s small farm or medium sized agricultural business, a health and safety management system needs to be in place to be compliant of all laws, and above all, keep your workers safe.
To gain training from a reputable registered training organisation (RTO), contact Elevated Training.
Elevated Training delivers a range of nationally recognised licenses to ensure your farming operation is compliant and to reduce the risks of workers getting injured at the workplace.
Our qualified trainers and assessors have years of experience in multiple industry sectors including agricultural and rural workplaces.
If you’re putting off getting training for your or your workers because you’re worried about the downtime at the farm, that’s not a problem because we can come to your workplace and provide the adequate training you all need to get fully qualified and licenced.
Best of all, if you book online you receive 10% off your training.