Walk Behind Forklift

Walk behind forklift training is crucial for ensuring safe work practises are being followed in your workplace.

Walk behind forklift training for all operators is the most thorough and cost
effective way of complying with your “duty of care” responsibilities in regards to training.

Courses are designed to retrain out of practice drivers and help eliminate bad habits that may have formed over time with every day drivers.

Students will be updated on new WorkCover legislations put in place since they sat for their license test and shown areas where they could incur WorkCover fines. The courses will bring all operators up to or above the current industry standard.

All operators completing the course will receive a certificate of completion, which can be kept as proof of training. The company will also receive a complete training schedule that can be placed on record.

picture1Walk behind forklift courses can be conducted for the following equipment:

  • Walk Behind Forklifts / Motorised Pallet Trucks

“I use Australian Forklift Training for assessing my workers in their skills in driving forklifts. They do this twice a year so we ensure our drivers are always up to date with the latest changes”
Stromquist – Ikea

Course Costs
Standard pricing (+GST):
1 – 3 students = $495* (+GST) per class
4 – 6 students = $695* (+GST) per class

* Prices based on weekday course during AFT business hours in Sydney metro area. After hours and Saturday courses attract a surcharge of $250 (+GST) per course.

Course Duration
Courses run for:
3hrs for groups of 1 – 3 students
4hrs for groups of 4 – 6 students

*It is not recommended to have any more than 6 students per class. Extra charge does apply for larger groups.

Operator Safety Checks/ Reporting Machine Faults
Students are taken through either your company’s safety check list or one provided by us. The procedures for reporting accidents and machine damage is explained and tested.

General Operating Procedures
General driving procedures regarding the safe use of equipment and their attachments are discussed and tested. Any changes to recent laws and regulations that affect operators are included.

Theory Test / WorkCover Standards for Operator Competence
Students are taken through the current theory test. All questions are explained, and all answers are discussed and tested.

WorkCover Infringements
Students are given the list of things that they can incur personal fines for as operators.

Bad Operating Habits/ Previous Accidents Discussed
All of the most common bad operating habits are discussed at length as well as the consequences of

Practical Driving Test/ WorkCover Standard for Operator Competence Explained & Tested For Both Counter Balanced & Reach Forklifts
Students are shown the level of competence required to meet industry standards at which they arerequired to operate. This level of competence is demonstrated, and each student is individually tested on their equipment

Battery Handling, Maintenance & Charging/ Demonstration & Practical Test
Students are shown the procedures for safe battery handling and charging and will have the dangers explained to them. A demonstration will be given, and each student will be tested on their ability to handle and charge a battery.