Currently there is no High risk Work licence or similar required (mandated) for telescopic handler operators.
Employers (PCBUs) have 'duty of care' to ensure their employees (workers, including sub-contractors) are suitably trained and competent. The best option is to have the workers complete the Telescopic Handler Association of Australia (TSHA) training course known as the 'Gold Card'.
The TSHA course is mapped to the RIIHAN309F National Unit of Competency and those successfully complete the training are issued a photo wallet card valid for 5 years. This is by far the preferred 'proof of competency' required by almost all builders, minesites and large organisations.
The course duration is one day.
Trainees can expect to learn knowledge and skills to safely operate telehandlers.
The course content includes:
DAT Training offers this course on a regular basis, often weekly. We have our 'home venue' at Hexham but can deliver on your site subject to a few T&Cs. Please call or email for more information.
Anyone requiring training or further information can call DAT Training or log onto the TSHA website on www.tsha.com.au