A person who holds a high-risk work (HRW) license is certified to perform high-risk jobs, inclusive of but not limited to forklift, pressure equipment and crane operation.
You need to fit the basic qualifications, complete a training course and pass an assessment to be deemed eligible to hold this license. This license expires every five years, so be sure to apply for a renewal before the expiration date to ensure a smooth workflow!
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You will need either a Class LF or LO HRW license to operate a forklift, depending on the forklift type with which you are looking to work.
A Class LF license would allow you to use any forklifts except for Load-shifting Order Pickers, and an LO license would let you operate that specific forklift and turret trucks.
You can get an HRW license for three different scaffolding work classes: basic, intermediate and advanced.
Working with pre-fabricated scaffolds will only require you to have a basic scaffolding license, for example, while working with suspended scaffolds will need an advanced scaffolding HRW license.
Rigging work involves using mechanical load-shifting equipment, structural steel erection, mast climbing work platforms, excavators or cableways, to list a few. Similar to scaffolding HRW licenses, there are also three different classes: basic, intermediate and advanced rigging.
Operating with flying foxes and cableways will require an advanced rigging HRW license.
There are a total of nine crane operation HRW licenses to cater to the different types of cranes. For example, you can have a crane-operating license for tower cranes, Derrick cranes and slewing mobile cranes with differing lifting capacity, to list a few.
With so many types of licenses available, it would be wise to research the type of crane that you want to work with first before you apply for an HRW license.
Pressure Equipment Operation
If you hold an HRW license for pressure equipment, you can operate boilers and other pressure equipment.
Depending on the tasks needed, you will need either a basic, intermediate or advanced boiler operation license. You will also need this license if you are going to operate steam turbines or any reciprocating steam engines with a diameter of 250 millimetres or more.
Once you have completed a dogging course, you will be a Dogman holding a National High Risk Work License class DG.
The course will equip you with the knowledge and how-tos of directing crane or hoist operators moving loads when it’s out of their sights. You will also be responsible for selecting and inspecting the lifting gears involved.
Concrete Placing Booms
An HRW license also enables you to transfer concrete from a steel column up to 2 metres high in construction sites with a concrete placing boom.
With these booms, construction sites will no longer need to lay out pipelines to transfer concrete, saving time and manpower along with site safety. When you work with them, you can help to pour walls and columns easily, reducing the crane operating time needed as well.
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