Why Choose Harness?

Harness is a leader in safety training and a major player in labour hire across a diverse range of mid-high risk environments and industries. With over a decade of operation, zero non-conformance issues since our inception as a Registered Training Organisation, we now train over 8,000 personnel each year – consistently supplying our clients with compliant, well-trained and safe employees. Through our rigorous training and passionate instructors, it is our vision to prevent fatalities and injuries, minimise down-time and reduce associated costs to individuals, to families, and to businesses.


Harness offers a three day Operate a Forklift training course in PNG and is designed for those currently employed in forklift operation and/or the logistics, warehouse or transport industries, as well as anyone looking for employment where operating a forklift is a requirement of the role. 

Please note: This is a WHS course, not a licensing course. Click here to read more about our licensed Operate a Forklift course. 


Learning Outcomes:

  • RIIHAN201D

Learning Methods:

The mode of delivery for this course is face to face in a classroom environment as well as significant practical elements outside of the classroom. 

In the delivery of this course, our trainers focus on providing an individualised adult learning environment that considers the learner’s experience and employment history. 

Theory is presented in a supportive learner centered environment designed to provide functional theoretical knowledge that is directly applicable to real world tasks.

Learning materials provided include the Harness student handbook and participants will be advised in advance of attending the course if there are any materials to be provided by them.

The assessment for this course has been designed to assess the individual to the Australian Qualification Framework, relevant Training Package, Australian and Industry expectations, as well as Commonwealth and State Legislation. 

Course Content

Throughout the Harness course our trainers will cover off the below operations ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical elements. 

Planning and preparing for forklift operations: 
  • Access, interpret and apply forklift and load handling documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant 
  • Obtain, interpret, and clarify/confirm work requirements and briefings before proceeding 
  • Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures 
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities 
  • Identify approved forklift attachments and comply with operating capacities of the allocated equipment 
  • Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencing, during and on completion of the work activity 
Operating a forklift: 
  • Carry out pre-start, start-up, park-up and shutdown procedures 
  • Monitor and anticipate traffic flow and work area conditions, facilitate safe operations and ensure the most efficient route of travel is selected and used 
  • Correctly fit, use and remove approved forklift attachments 
  • Manoeuvre and position forklift smoothly 
  • Secure, lift, transfer and place load correctly 
  • Act/report on monitoring systems and alarms 
  • Recognise and respond to site hazards and emergency situations 
  • Complete work correctly 
Carrying out operator maintenance
  • Carry out forklift inspections and fault-finding techniques
  • Carry out routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks
  • Carry out minor maintenance 
  • Process written records 

Contact us on  1800 HARNESS ( 61 7 3292 0700) or email admin@harnessenergy.com.au today to find out more!

You can view our terms and conditions and student handbook here before making a decision to train with us.