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Forklift Endorsement (F + Forklift Operators Certificate (OSH))

FORKLIFT ENDORSEMENT (F + Forklift Operators Certificate)

If you drive a forklift on the road, you must have an F Endorsement on your driver licence. Note that the licence endorsement and the licence class systems work together. Your licence has to cover both the type of vehicle and its weight.

What is the definition of a ‘road’?

The definition of a road, for the application of transport laws, is very broad. It includes not only streets and highways but also any place the public has access to – including bridges, culverts, beaches, riverbeds etc.

What if I only drive a Forklift at the Workplace?

If you drive a forklift in the workplace and not on a road you only need your Forklift Operators Certificate (OSH).

What is the definition for the work place?

The definition of ‘in the work place’ means you can only use a forklift behind closed gates. It cannot go on streets and highways or any place the public has access to – including bridges, culverts, beaches, riverbeds, reserve lands, wharfs and road shoulders, whether of right or not.

About the Course

F Endorsement & Forklift Operators Certificate can be done separate or together. The Attachment, unit 10852, is optional for each individual client.

This course is a day of training and it includes theory and practical parts. Once you have completed all requirements and been found competent you are given a certificate to take to the AA or VTNZ to endorse on your licence. There will be a charge of $44.00 for this.

You do not have to endorse your Forklift Operators Certificate. For that you will receive a large certificate for your C.V. and a small one to carry in your wallet.

NOTE: The Forklift Operators Certificate should be renewed every three years.

Unit Standards

18496 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving a forklift on a road for endorsement F (forklifts). 3 2 2
10851 Operate a powered industrial lift truck fitted with forks (forklifts). 3 7 2
10852 Operate a powered industrial lift tuck (PILT) fitted with attachments on work site. 3 3 2


What Will I Need?

  • Must hold your Full Car Licence (Other than a motorcycle licence) for your F Endorsement. Forklift Operators Certificate does not require a licence but you must be 15 years old.
  • Bring Steel Cap boots and a Day Glow jacket if you have them.

Interested in other options?

If you have any problems with reading or writing or with numbers, then please inform us. We need to know so we can support you. There are a variety of options we can offer you. 

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more information about the Forklift Endorsement / Osh Certificate, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the options available to you.

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