High Risk Licences
Do you need the new "High Risk Work Licence"?
If you operate a crane, hoist, forklift or pressure equipment; or if you perform scaffolding, rigging or dogging work: you need a licence. Licences for these types of work are part of a national system and are recognised all around Australia.
- To obtain a Licence for the first time you must be trained and assessed as competent by an Assessor who is registered with SafeWork SA.
- If you have current certificates or "tickets" they remain valid but must be converted to the new Licence overtime (refer to the conversion table).
Forklift Operation has been classed as high risk work since 1st September 2010. To undertake this work you need a Licence to Perform High Risk Work unless you have valid certificates issued before 1 September 2010.To get a new qualification in forklift operation you must undertake appropriate training and be assessed as competent by an Assessor who is registered with SafeWork SA. Access Training Centre has qualified SafeWork SA Assessors.
There are two classes of forklift operation:
- Forklift truck (Class LF) - covers the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of forkarms or other attachment.
- Order picking forklift truck (Class LO) - covers the operation of a powered industrial truck of a type where the operator's control arrangement is incorporated with the load carriage/lifting media, and elevates with it.
The following types of load shifting are not classes of high risk work
- Cableway/Flying Foxes (LC)
- Front End Loader/Backhoes (LB)
- Front End Loader (LL)
- Front End Loader (Skid Steer Types) (LS)
- Excavators (LE)
- Draglines (LD)
- Dozers (LZ)
Converting to a new High Risk Licence
Current certificates or 'tickets' remain valid but must be converted to the nationally recognised Licence to Perform High Risk Work over time.
To convert your 'ticket' to the new national licence, there are three simple steps...
STEP ONE - check the issue date of your oldest 'ticket'
STEP TWO - check its expiry date in the table below
STEP THREE - contact SafeWork SA on 1300 975 909 to start the conversion process
'Tickets' issued before 3 April 1995 will expire on 1 September 2011. Those 'tickets' issued after 3 April 1995 will be phased out over the following four years.
If you have multiple qualifications, apply for the conversion before the oldest expires. For a single fee, all your qualifications can be coverted at the same time and will then appear on your new photo licence.
|Issue Date||Expiry Date|
|Date of issue of your OLDEST 'ticket'||Convert your 'tickets'before this expiry date|
|Before 3 April 1995||1 September 2011|
|4 April 1995 - 31 December 1998||1 September 2012|
|1 January 1999 - 31 December 2001||1 September 2013|
|1 January 2002 - 31 December 2004||1 September 2014|
|1 January 2005 - 31 August 2010||1 September 2015|
For more info
Access Training Centre - 08 8169 9800 - www.accesstrainingcentre.com.au
Safe Work SA - High Risk Coversion Line - 1300 975 909 - www.safework.sa.gov.au