Who provides forklift training courses and operator certificates?
There are registered forklift instructors who do this.
Forklift instructors are listed in the Yellow Pages under Forklift Driver Training. Competenz also provides a list of all registered forklift trainers in New Zealand.
Registered instructors are are audited to ensure minimum standards are met in accordance with the Industry based Code of Practice.
The criteria for registration as a forklift instructor are specified in the Approved Code of Practice for Training Instructors and Operators of Powered Industrial Lift Trucks.
Operators need an "F" endorsement on their driver license in addition to holding a current forklift operators certificate when driving a forklift on a public road. Land Transport New Zealand can provide a list of forklift assessors who provide training for the "F" endorsement.
All Forklift Operator's Certificates are now issued by Competenz, for more information please visit www.competenz.org.nz.
Date Modified: Monday, 8 July 2013
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