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Vicfork provides flexible onsite forklift training solutions to you so you can obtain your forklift Licence. We come to you at your workplace to train and develop you in preparation for getting your forklift licence. Vicfork believes that training for a forklift licence is best done at your place of work, on your machine and in your work environment, we work with in excess of 150 businesses and the list of happy customers is growing daily.
At Vicfork we offer a 24 hour a day service 7 days a week and you do not pay additional fees for after hours service, why should your night shift workers miss out on forklift training because it is out of the normal 9-5? We are available to come to you anywhere in Regional Victoria / Country Victoria and do not charge additional fees for travel. We are a family run business not a marketing company where there is no face behind the web page, so be cautious of others advertising in this space. You will find when you call or email for a Forklift licence in Melbourne we will be quick to respond to your needs. Click this link for a quick forklift licence in Melbourne quote so we can attend to your quote for a forklift licence in Melbourne immediately.
Forklift Refresher Training Melbourne
Our Forklift Refresher course is designed to ensure workplace safety is occurring at your site. It is recommended that Managers and Supervisors attend this session to ensure that the knowledge exists within the entire business on what makes safe and productive forklift driving. Forklift drivers that attend our course will be updated on Worksafe legislation, OH&S and forklift licence renewal. Forklift Refresher Training in your business for all licensed operators is a very cost effective and convenient way of complying with all of your OH&S Forklift 'Duty of Care' responsibilities with training.
Once refresher forklift training and assessment is completed we provide back to the business a comprehensive folder that contains all content covered as well as the theory and assessment papers on each individual. All of our refresher courses are conducted on your worksite in your environment and on loads that are typical. A Forklift Refresher Training Course in Melbourne or Regional Victoria adds value to your business as we help you to minimise the risk of an accident occurring. We have never run a Forklift Refresher Course where the trainee has not benefitted. Some of the feedback that we receive includes “why have I been doing it the hard way for so long,” That way is so much more productive and safer,” ” I feel a lot more confident in doing the more challenging tasks like handling high and heavy loads,” “It just makes sense to drive that way now you have trained me the correct way,” “ I guess some bad habits do creep in, not that we are under that much pressure though”” I wish I had this level of training when I first got my forklift licence”” I loved how you got on the forklift and showed us what you expect to see, you made it look easy,””I had forgotten what load centre distance means, you explained it well when you were talking about how carrying longer loads with fork extensions increases it,”” Duty of Care and OH&S responsibilities are so much clearer, I just thought that it was the employers responsibility but it is also mine”
All Terrain Forklift
You may think that you have never seen an all terrain forklift or a four wheel drive forklift, but I bet you have. These are most commonly seen on the back of trucks delivering bricks, roof tiles and are often seen on building sites. Sometimes called atelescopic handler, or telehandler or manitou (mani), They are often similar in appearance and function to a forklift but are more like a crane than forklift, as they have the increased versatility of a single telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards. The most common attachment for a telehandler is a pair of pallet forks or fork tynes and the most common application is to move loads to and from places that are hard to reach for the more common type of forklift. For example,telehandlers have the ability to remove palletized goods from a truck and to place loads on rooftops and other hard to reach and high places. The latter application would otherwise require a crane, which is not always practical or time-efficient.
The main advantage of the telehandler or Manitou is also its biggest limitation: as the boom extends or raises while lifting a load, it acts as a lever and causes the vehicle to become unstable laterally and longitudinally, despite the heavy counterweight in the rear. This means that the lifting capacity quickly decreases as the working radius (distance between the front of the wheels and the centre of the load) increases. Information on the all terrain forklift or 4x4 forklift is found on the load chart ordata plate which helps the operator to determine if the load is within the forklifts capacity considering the weight of the load, boom angle and lifting height. Failing this, most telehandlers utilize a computer which uses sensors to monitor the vehicle, and will warn the operator and isolate further control input if the limits of the vehicle are exceeded. Some machines are also equipped with front outriggers / stabilizers.
A reach truck is a type of plant that is also referred to as a stand-up reach truck, a straddle reach truck. Reach trucks differ from conventional, counterbalanced forklift because they are custom-designed to work in narrow aisles in rackedpalletized warehouse and storage facilities with lift heights of up to 12 meters. For example, standard pallet racking storage systems are structured around a counterbalanced forklift’s maneuverability characteristics and have an average warehouse aisle width of around 3.7 meters. In a narrow aisle racked storage system aisle width can be as narrow as 2.4 meters, storage density increases by a third or more. Racking height is also an important feature of this type of warehouse design. The higher the pallets can be stacked, the greater the storage capability. Effective warehouse utilization is really about optimizing the space you have, why have a big shed with a high roof and not take full advantage of it!. Sometimes a bit harder to learn on as the controls vary from joystick control to levers, these machines are worthy of consideration if you really want to optimize your warehouse space capabilities.
Order Picker / Stock Picker
An order picker truck or stock picker is plant that is configured in such a way that the stand up cab portion of the truck moves up and down along with the load allowing the operator to retrieve and pick items directly from the pallet racking. An order picker truck or stock picker truck includes an extendible mast and a load platform. The operator who is wearing a harness stands on a guarded platform that is raised to a height allowing for product to be picked. Another type of plant closely linked to the order picker or stock picker is a turret truck. A turret truck is designed to work in very narrow aisles and can reach up to 16 metres and, depending on load sizes, generally work in aisles 1.4 metres to 1.8 metres wide. Priced up to five times more than counterbalanced forklifts, these trucks can stack pallets, order pick and help to maximize warehouse space. It is critical that the floor is very flat as turret trucks have a safety distance to the left and right of only 10cm. If you go up 12, 13 metres and the floor is uneven, the truck starts to swing and go into racks.
Walkie Stacker or Pallet Jack
There is no licence as such for a walkie stacker or pedestrian operated lifting device, but to operate a walkie stacker in Melbourne or regional Victoria a person must be trained in its use. Employers are required by law to provide proper training on this type of equipment. A walkie stacker or pedestrian operated lift truck is an extremely important part of many organizations’ material handling responsibilities. However extreme caution must be taken when using this type of equipment. It’s important to know as much as possible about the equipment, its controls, levers, maintenance, and load carrying capabilities to have the knowledge necessary to use this equipment safely. A large number of manual handling related accidentshappen as a result of incorrect use either by the way the operator pushes or pulls the pallet jack to get it moving or by the way they control it. In addition to this accidents also happen with powered pallet jacks as the operator may not be familiar with the controls or how the machine handles with and without a load.
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