Once you get your forklift license there will be numerous opportunities for you to find work, particularly in factories and warehouses. To give you further insight into what to expect from a career as a forklift driver, we’ve provided some valuable background information on some of the generally duties forklift drivers do.
General duties of a forklift driver
If you’re a forklift driver in a factory or warehouse, you will normally be responsible for receiving all inbound stock, as well as packing it away. Other tasks that normally fall under this role are picking and packing of orders for customers. In order to keep the warehouse or factory’s inventory correct, you will also have to enter the delivery slips and the invoices into the computer. For safety and general housekeeping, forklift drivers are often expected to do some basic cleaning duties around the warehouse or factory too.
Inventory management using a radio frequency scanner
Part of inventory management as a forklift driver involves using a radio frequency scanner to scan items on pallets. Generally, when goods are received you will scan each barcode to enter the goods into the computer system and check to see if the goods received match the order that has been dispatched to you from the supplier. Often, locations in the warehouse are also allocated a barcode so you can match where the items you are scanning in are meant to be stored, streamlining the process to make it quicker and easier.
These are some of the main duties you will normally expect from a career as a forklift driver. If this interests you, contact Elevated Training today to complete forklift driver training and receive your forklift license.
As it’s getting harder and harder for those interested in breaking into construction to find work in this industry, securing an elevated work platform (EWP) licence can often be the point of difference for job seekers wanting to secure a role over the competition.
Why an EWP license is so valuable in construction
Elevated work platforms are very common on construction sites to support equipment, materials and workers when working at heights. Depending on the construction project, these can range from self-propelled scissor lifts and boom lifts through to truck or trailer mounted EWPs.
It’s critical for the safety of everyone onsite for elevated work platforms to be operated by someone who is fully licensed, so they have the knowledge and experience to safely navigate different terrains and conditions, such as limited access areas.
Avoid accidents onsite with EWP training and licensing
Deaths in construction have been recorded from improper operation of EWP platforms, commonly believed to have resulted from a lack of training. By undergoing EWP training and licensing through a nationally recognised training provider like Elevated Training, it can help stop further tragedies occurring on construction sites.
What’s involved with EWP training and licensing
EWP training and licensing teaches individuals how to safely operate electrical, hydraulic and mechanical elevated work platforms in a range of environments and conditions. The training includes supporting personnel, equipment and materials while operating EWPs, so individuals become competent in a broad scope of situations. From relocation and set-up through to onsite operations and shutting down of equipment, EWP training and licensing is very comprehensive.
Contact Elevated Training about EWP training and licensing
For further information about EWP training and licensing for working in construction and many other industries contact Elevated Training today on (07) 55 245 925.
At Elevated Training we understand how fast paced lifestyles are these days, with most people juggling busy careers and personal commitments, which is why we offer training your way. Specialising in nationally recognised courses for forklift training/license and high-risk training/license, we can provide training on site or at one of our training facilities in Brisbane, Northern Rivers, the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.
Individual or Group Training
Whether you’re wanting individual training to embark on a new career path or you have a group of employees requiring EWP training, forklift training, working at heights or confined space training, we offer a broad scope of courses and will arrange training to fit your schedule.
Experienced Trainers and Assessors
Our trainers and assessors are some of the best the industry has to offer, with many years personal experience working in the roles and industries in which they’ve been carefully selected as educators. We also don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach and will tailor training courses for the needs of both workplaces and individual learning demands.
Practical Training Solutions
Our courses are designed to provide training that’s practical and industry relevant, so students can competently handle the demands of the roles in which they’ll be working. We focus on real-life situations and hands-on training, which we’ve proven delivers consistent results every-time. From transport and warehousing to construction and heavy machinery operation, we customise our courses to most efficiently fulfil the requirements of your industry.
To discover more about our forklift training/license, high risk training/license or any other courses we have available contact us today on (07) 5524 5925. If you are wanting more specialised individual or group training we can provide the ideal solution for an affordable price. You can also forward any queries by email via our contact page.