Month: September 2016

Why refresher training is required for forklift tickets and the likes

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In the construction, resources and logistics industries the various licencing obtained to operate trucks and machinery are quite different to your regular car licence.

Rather than doing the testing and gaining a licence for several decades to come, the operators will frequently require refresher training in order to be compliant with Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations.

Having a licence or forklift ticket is no longer the adequate measure of workers’ abilities to perform their tasks and operate machinery unless it is coupled with ongoing refresher training.

And under Australian legislation, it is up to the employer to provide refresher training as part of their duty of care for workers who operate a forklift, order picker forklift and elevated work platforms such as the boom lift, scissor lift and vertical lift.

So as the employer or manager of a worksite, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are up-to-date.

Annual training is the best way to consistently ensure your staff are still operating equipment safely and productively and that your business is complying with its legal obligations.

To ensure your duty of care requirements are met, Elevated Training can provide refresher training, which is also known as ‘Verification of Competency’, to validate your staffs’ abilities to undertake the responsibilities of their roles.

Elevated Training can come to your worksite and provide forklift and machinery refresher courses to your entire team to avoid shutting down production at your site.

We effectively deliver nationally recognised courses that comply with WHS regulations, while also tailoring them to meet the needs of specific work environments.

Elevated Training also provides a holistic approach to getting your staff qualified with everything from the formal training to log book and driving, to onsite training until competency is achieved.

Contact us online today and find out how you can keep compliant and get 10% off group training fees.


Workplaces where an EWP licence is necessary or advantageous

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An elevated working platform is quite simply any device used to support a platform on which workers, equipment and/or materials are elevated to perform work.

There are many different models and types of elevating work platforms including cranes, rigging and scaffolding equipment, as well as boom-type platforms.

In order to be compliant with Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, anyone who operates plant and equipment such as an elevating work platform must be qualified to do so with an EWP licence.
EWP licences are not just for working in the resources and infrastructure Industries.

They are often called up for a number of roles including a labourer, electrician, roofer, sheetmetal worker, arborist, boilermaker, boom drive, and of course, building and civil construction workers.

An EWP license is even useful when you’re seeking work as a painter, sign or solar installer, or a window cleaner.

It goes without question that an EWP ticket is an extremely valuable certification to have when you’re seeking employment, and the training is easy and affordable.

Elevated Training specialises in elevated working platforms, which means you’ll get the best training to gain the competencies and the best preparation for safe operation during your new line of work.

To operate a scissor lift you can complete a quick one-day course for $300, or to operate any elevated work platform over 11 metres, join us for a three-day course for just $495.

From these courses you will obtain the skills and knowledge required to prepare to operate the platform, conduct work from the platform as well as carry out operator maintenance and the likes.

It is important that your new employer also provides you with reasonable training and appropriate instruction and supervision when starting out, even after you get your EWP licence, to ensure you are fully prepared for all of the situations which may arise in your specific workplace.

Book a course online for 10% off the fee.

Flexible training options to suit your needs

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Elevated Training delivers a range of nationally recognised forklift and high-risk licenses as well as tickets for various other machinery.

We can help get you fully certified with everything from the formal training, to log book and onsite training for you to gain the skills and qualifications to operate on your own.

One of the key differences our students experience when training through Elevated Training, is they don’t just benefit from this rounded approach, but also our personalised approach to each individual’s training.

We provide tailored solutions for all workplaces and individuals and we pride ourselves in being flexible in order to most effectively cater to our students’ needs.

For example, if you’re quicker at working through the theory components, we will seek out opportunities to fast track your learning experience according to your existing knowledge and ability.

Where possible, direct one-on-one training with one of our experienced assessors is the best way to get you trained and qualified in a way that works best for your situation.

If you need a forklift ticket or licensing for a new job, but you don’t have any previous experience –Elevated Training has the solution.

We understand that getting licenses in this line of work is more than just working through several course units and getting a ticket at the end.

That’s why we open up our live training site to show you how to operate machinery in a practical setting, so you gain hands-on experience and log training hours using our equipment.

Our qualified trainers and assessors have years of experience in multiple industry sectors, and deliver courses with a light-hearted, but direct approach.

To be fully prepared and qualified for your desired job, call us today to enrol in your own personalised training.

All of our courses and fees are listed on our Courses page, and if you book online – you will receive 10% off your course fee.

The benefits of enrolling your team into group training courses

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As an employer or manager of a work site, it is important to ensure all staff have the appropriate licensing and that their training is up to date.

It is your legal responsibility to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are current in order to effectively comply with Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations.

However, the practicality of adhering to these requirements for your own worksite is not always as simple as it is in theory.

It can be quite a burden for your routine operations and production schedules when you are continually pulling different workers out for days at a time in order to complete licencing or refresher training courses.

Fortunately, Elevated Training is focused on providing tailored training solutions that don’t disrupt your site’s normal workflow.

We deliver forklift licencing and forklift refresher courses onsite – because we understand that you don’t have the time or resources to shut down production.

Elevated Training can come to your workplace and provide onsite training for up to 30 employees, or your team is welcome to visit our live site to get their training completed all at the same time.

We can also design a rolling session between various locations if your workplace operates from more than one site.

Training together also aligns the timing of when your workers require refresher training in the years to come, and is also a great way of ensuring all staff have the same level of understanding when it comes to high risk work and safety procedures for the worksite.

Having a common understanding of workplace safety can not only prevent workplace injuries for your staff and keep them out of harm’s way, but you’ll also be compliant with WHS and avoid unwanted fines.

Contact us today and find out how you can get discounted training fees for group courses.

Using your existing skills to fast track your training

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If you are an existing forklift licensee, Elevated Training are able to use your overseas license or expired card to fast track your licencing and get you fully accredited in no time.

Elevated Training can provide forklift training, high risk licensing and refresher courses so you’ve got the appropriate accreditation to stay on the job or to find new work in Australia.

For new workers obtaining LF or LO tickets, we typically provide 3-day training courses for a base fee of $475.

However, with your recognised prior learning (RPL) at play, we can run you through all of the necessary licensing requirements for either ticket for just $350.

If you have previously held an Australian forklift licence, it is just a matter of attending a brief four-hour session to refresh your training, verify your competency and renew your licence.

Or, if you hold existing overseas licences, it is simply a 1-day course you need to attend so we can educate you on best practice and make sure you are up to speed with Australia’s Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) rules and regulations.

It is incredibly difficult to break into the industry or gain new work in Australia when you’re unlicensed or your licence is no longer valid… But thanks to Elevated Training, the process of getting qualified is the easy part.

So whether you’ve got an expired licence or a relevant licences in New Zealand, you can use your fundamental skills and experience to fast track your training and be accredited in no time.

Elevated Training provides a wide range of vocational training for forklift tickets, EWP licenses and more.

To ensure you’re fully qualified with a current license, that’s eligible in Australia, contact us for all your training, log book and licensing needs.