1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7112-11 Forklift Driver

Operates forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • operates controls to align forklifts and raise or lower forks to stack and unstack articles in warehouses, factories, timber yards or shipping terminals
  • operates forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisles
  • inspects and controls equipment to identify wear and damage
  • controls or adjusts the operation of equipment
  • monitors equipment operation visually, through gauges and instruments or through computerised monitoring equipment
  • may compile shift operation reports, recording levels of productivity and breakdowns
  • may operate specialised trucks to carry materials or containers beneath elevated frames

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