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Work Health and Safety Act 2011 - High Risk Work

Important matters relating to Forklift Drivers/Operators/Trainers under Qld Legislation

[S81] Licence requirements to carry out High Risk Work (Forklift)
A person must not carry out a class of high risk work unless the person holds a high risk work licence for that class of high risk work, except…
(a) in the course of training towards a certification in order to be licensed to carry out the high risk work; and
(b) under the supervision of a person who is licensed to carry out the high risk work.
Comment: In the course of training, firstly you must complete formal training and be issued with a Training Plan by the RTO and documents in a logbook.

[S84] Duty of person conducting business or undertaking to ensure direct supervision
A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that a person supervising the work of a person carrying out high risk work as required by section 82(1) provides direct supervision of the person…

Direct supervision of a person means the oversight by the supervising person of the work of that person for the purposes of:
(a) directing, demonstrating, monitoring and checking the person’s work in a way that is appropriate to the person’s level of competency; and
(b) ensuring a capacity to respond in an emergency situation.

[S85] Evidence of licence - duty of person conducting business or undertaking
A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must not direct or allow a worker to carry out high risk work for which a high risk work licence is required unless the person sees written evidence provided by the worker that the worker has the relevant high risk work licence for that work.
Maximum penalty: 36 penalty units.

A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must not direct or allow a worker to supervise high risk work as mentioned in sections 82(1) and 84 unless the person sees written evidence that the worker holds the relevant high risk work licence for that high risk work.
Maximum penalty: 36 penalty units.

A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must keep a record of the written evidence provided to the person… for at least 1 year after the high risk work is carried out;
Maximum penalty: (a) for an individual: 12½ penalty units; or (b) for a body corporate: 60 penalty units.

[S96] Notice of change of address
The licence holder of a high risk work licence must notify the regulator of a change of residential address, within 14 days of the change occurring.
Maximum penalty: 12½ penalty units

Note: Penalty Point = $100

Text excerpted from Part 4.5 High Risk Work, Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
See: Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (3.4MB PDF. Current as at 1 July 2015)

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