For operators who are required to operate a forklift on a road (or any place deemed to be a road) you must hold an F Endorsement on your drivers licence.
What is F Endorsement:
F Endorsement is issued after completing an approved couse that teaches specialist skills relating to driving a forklift safely on a road. This endorsement is added to a current full driver licence and is therefore only available to holders of a full licence other than a motorcycle licence.
F Endorsement relates to driver licensing only. Forklift operators will also require a Worksafe approved operators certificate (refer to training programme for these courses)
What is a Road:
Land Transport Act 1998 definition of a “road” is:
“Road” includes -
a) A street: and
b) A motorway: and
c) A beach: and
d) A place to which the public have access, whether as of right or not: and
e) All bridges, culverts, ferries, and fords forming part of a road or street or motorway, or a place referred to in paragraph d; and
f) All sites at which vehicles may be weighed for the purpose of the act or any other enactment”.
F Endorsement can be carried out at the same time as a Worksafe course or independently.
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