Frequently Asked Questions about Forklift Licences

Do my operators need a licence to drive a forklift?

Your operators need to have the correct accreditation and skill to operate forklifts safely. Besides keeping your equipment and personnel protected, this will also ensure that you are compliant with the Department of Labour.

What would happen if I don’t comply with legislation?

Should an accident occur while an unlicenced operator is using a vehicle, you risk prosecution with the Department of Labour

What type of accreditation should my operators hold?

Qualifications held by your operators needs to be recognised by the African Quality Authority and National Qualifications Framework.

How long does a training course last?

These courses can typically be completed within a period of 5 days.

How long is certification valid for?

Certification is valid for 2 years, after which point it needs to be renewed.

Where can I find out more information?

Get advice and information on our material handling products by contacting Micron Engineering today.