Month: October 2016

Why you would need a skid steer ticket

skid steer ticket

Skid steer loaders are commonly used for construction, materials management and spreading, debris removal, transportation of heavy materials, light grading and levelling, site prep or landscape installation.

The specific uses for a skid steer depend on the size of the machine and the attachments you equip it with, but within a construction site, the skid steer will typically be the machine responsible for the heavy lifting and transportation tasks.

In order to be compliant with Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, anyone who operates plant and equipment such as a skid steer must be qualified to do so with a Bobcat/Skid Steer licence.

Through acquiring a skid steer ticket, you would be qualified for roles in industries such as earthmoving, building, labouring and civil construction, arborist, turf and mineral resources.

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

Elevated Training specialises in plant operation tickets, 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.

Sign up for our two-day Bobcat/Skid Steer course for just $600 and you’ll gain all of the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations.

You will learn to plan and prepare for, and operate skid steer loader; load, carry and place materials; select, move and fit attachments; relocate the skid steer loader; and to carry out machine maintenance and housekeeping.

If you’re starting out in the industry, it is important that your new employer also provides you with reasonable training and appropriate instruction and supervision, even after you get your skid steer licence.

This ensures that you are fully prepared for any situation which may arise in your specific workplace.

Book a course online with Elevated Training and receive 10% off your course fee.

Renewing expired forklift licences

expired forklift licence

If you previously worked a forklift ticket but it’s expired, you don’t have to go through the courses from scratch to regain your licence.

In fact, with Elevated Training are able to use your previous experience operating the machinery to fast track your training so you can get fully accredited and back onsite in no time.

New workers obtaining LF or LO tickets would ordinarily need to participate in a 3-day training course.

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 a forklift licence that is now expired, it is simply a matter of attending the brief four-hour session to refresh your training, verify your competency and renew your licence.

With strict Work Health Safety (WHS) regulations in place Australia-wise, it is impossible to be operating forklifts in any industry when your licence is no longer valid.

Operating machinery in the workplace without a ticket means you are failing to comply with regulations and, as a result, could see you facing a hefty fine of up to $20,000.

But thanks to Elevated Training, the process of regaining your required qualifications is the easy part.

The four-hour course helps to remind you of those fundamental skills and experience you already have and fast-tracks your training so you are up to date and ready to get back into the workplace.

Elevated Training has experienced trainers and assessors that specialise in a wide range of vocational training for forklift tickets, EWP licences and more.

To ensure you’re fully qualified with a current licence, contact us for all your training, log book and licensing needs.

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.

More tickets, more employable

Forklift Training Brisbane

Regardless of your previous work experience, there’s no doubt that having extra qualifications can make you far more employable to your future manager or employer.

Elevated Training can provide forklift training, high risk licensing and more so you’ve got all the appropriate accreditation to get new work.

We offer forklift classroom training where you can start from scratch to get the skills for the licence you need and be competent to work in a safe manner on the worksite.

Elevated Training can get you enrolled, trained and legally prepared to work operating a:

• Forklift (LF),
• Order picking forklift (LO),
• Skid steer or bobcat,
• Excavator,
• Grader,
• Backhoe,
• Loader, or
• Scissor lift

We also have courses for entering and working in confined spaces, working safely at heights and operating elevating work platforms over 11 metres.

If you’ve already got a job operating a forklift or similar, but you want to broaden the scope of jobs you can work on, gaining extra qualifications is a perfect way to be more employable in the industry.

The skills to operate the above trucks and machinery are often transferable to different machines, however the ticket isn’t. But getting the extra piece of paper is quick and easy.

Completing a brief course with Elevated Training allows you to be formally qualified to fulfil new roles that come hand in hand with the line of work you already do, or want to expand into.

Or if you’re completely new to the industry, the connections of our trainers and assessors may even help you get a foot in the door somewhere to kick-start your career once you’ve gained your new qualifications.

Our courses are affordable and best of all; we can provide after-hour or weekend training so you don’t miss out on work during the process.

Contact us today and learn more about how we can help you become more employable.