Month: November 2016

Being appropriately qualified for LO picking trucks

LO Forklift Licence

There’s a lot of question over the difference between LO and LF forklift licences, and why there are two difference courses instead of one.

As a driver operating an LO forklift, you are required to wear a harness because your platform rises and lowers to enable you to pick stock at varying levels up to 10m.

While it’s important to know what to do and how to do it, safety in this line of work is paramount.

To avoid commons hazards or risks with your picker and to comply with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulations, you need training that is relevant to the machinery you intend to operate.

An LO licence qualifies you to operate a load-shifting order pickers, which is very different to what you learn when you gain an LF forklift ticket.

While most may think they can make a seamless transition from operating an LF forklift to operating an order picking LO truck you are not technically qualified to do so until you’ve completed the necessary training.

Fortunately for you, we tailor training to your needs and in many cases we seek out ways to fast track your learning according to your existing knowledge and skillset.

Having existing experience operating an LF ticket will bode well for the transition, but it is absolutely important for legal reasons and for your safety that you are fully educated on and qualified to use the LO order picking forklifts.

Our LO forklift course is a combination of both theoretical and practical components which fully prepare you for roles in the warehouse, transport or logistics sectors.

At Elevated Training, our order picking courses are not only tailored and easy to complete, but also very affordable.

Book your training online for 10% off the course fee, or give us a call today on 07 5524 5925.

LF tickets for warehouse work

LF ticket

Our experienced team at Elevated Training provides a wide range of vocational training for forklift tickets, EWP licences and more.

If you’re seeking out a career change or a new role working in the warehouse, transport or logistics industries, the best place to start is gaining the right training and qualifications to suit.

Working in a large warehouse setting will often see you assigned to one key role for your day-to-day work; and if that’s picking and transporting heavy boxes and items back and forth – an LF ticket is essential.

In smaller warehouses, workers may not be given one specific role, but a combination – such as stocking shelves, filling orders, packing them up and printing mailing labels.

Even for these varied roles, having the know-how and licencing to fulfil the truck operation and picking duties will secure the best opportunities for you in your workplace and within the industry in general.

Elevated Training provides 3-day courses for the LF ticket for just $475 so you can learn the skills to operate a basic forklift truck from the driver’s seat and steering wheel.

The training will teach you how to effectively and safely raise the pair of fork arms on a forklift truck from 9m above the ground and transfer heavy or multiple packaged items in a warehouse setting.

The course will show you through how to plan work and conduct routine checks, shift loads, shut down and secure the forklift trucks, and it also equips you with a High Risk Work license.

If you’re new to the sector, it’s important to note that there are two different types of forklift licences – LF and LO.

Read the differences here and determine the best ticket for you.

Call us today to enrol in training, or book online for 10% off your course fee.