The difference between LO and LF forklift tickets

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At Elevated Training, our experienced team provides a wide range of vocational training for forklift tickets, EWP licenses and more.

One of the most common questions we get asked with new workers entering the industry, as well as some seasoned workers, is “What’s the difference between the LO and LF forklift licences?”

The key component that differentiates an LO from an LF Licence is the type of vehicle the licence is intended for.

An LF licence allows you to operate any forklift truck, excluding a load-shifting order picking truck (or LO classified vehicle).

Whereas an LO licence will only qualify you to operate a load-shifting order picker and a “turret truck” – which is also known as a VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) truck.

A standard forklift truck is equipped with a pair of fork arms that can be raised from 9m above the ground, making it easier to transfer heavy or multiple packaged items in a warehouse setting.

The forklift is operated from the driver’s seat and steering wheel and doesn’t require the driver to be elevated at any point or attached to a harness.

The operation of an LO picking truck, on the other hand, requires the driver to wear a harness because the operator’s platform rises and lowers to enable the driver to pick stock at varying levels up to 10m.

If you’re looking to get work in a warehouse, transport or logistics role, either licence would be an ideal starting point to kick-start your career in the industry.

Elevated Training provides 3-day courses for either the LF or LO tickets for just $475.

Both courses will show you through how to plan work and conduct routine checks, shift loads, shut down and secure the forklift trucks, and they both equip you with a High Risk Work license.

In addition, the LO course simply specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate an order picking forklift where the operator controls elevate with the lifting media.

Call us today to enrol, or book online for 10% off your course fee.

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