Time running out to convert to the national high risk work licence

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015

Workers are being urged by SafeWork SA to convert any Certificates of Competency or old-style tickets issued between January 2005 and September 2010 to the national high risk work licence before time runs out.

The national licence applies to all people who work with forklifts, cranes and hoists, scaffolding and pressure equipment, and those who perform rigging and dogging work.

The deadline is 1 September 2015.

“There are only six weeks remaining of the five-year transition period for workers to convert to the Licence to Perform High Risk Work,” said SafeWork SA Acting Executive Director Marie Boland.

“Failure to convert to the high risk work licence would prevent people from being able to legally operate high risk plant.”

She also added that those who do not meet the cut-off date will need to be retrained and reassessed for the licence, which may also incur additional costs.

Workers who wish to convert their current qualifications can call the High Risk Work Conversion Line on 1300 365 255.

For more information, visit safework.sa.gov.au.

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