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EWPA Gold Card
January 02, 2011 
A Worksafe "CN" Licence is required to operate a Telehandler with a capacity over 3 tonne in Victoria, an EWPA Gold Card is used on Telehandlers of any capacity, in conjunction with the "CN" licence for over 3 tonne.

Worksafe CN Licence
January 02, 2011 
A Worksafe licence is required to operate a Telehandler with a capacity of over 3 tonne in Victoria. Contact the office for for information.


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I looked on the Worksafe website and it says I don't need a licence to operate a Telehandler with a capacity of 3 tonne or under?
Although you don't need a Worksafe "Licence to perform high risk work", you do still need documented training to prove that you are competent to operate the Telehandler. This is where the EWPA "Gold Card" is required, if there is an accident in the Telehandler the first question Worksafe will ask is "what training did the driver have?"
 
Can I operate a Telehandler with a Worksafe Forklift licence?
Not in Victoria.
 
I have a Worksafe "CN" licence, does that cover me for all Telehandlers?
No, you do need to have a "CN" licence for Telehandlers with a capacity of 3 tonnes, but you also need evidence of training on a Telehandler. Worksafe licences are very wide ranging and can cover a lot of equipment, for example if you got your "CN" licence on a Franna crane and then had an accident in a Telehandler, again Worksafe would ask the employer for evidence of training on a Telehandler.
 
What are the penalties for employers and employees that don't have the correct training or licensing?
 
Employers:
Can be charged under section 21 of the OH&S Act 2004 with failing to provide a safe workplace. The penalties for a breach of this law is a maximum fine of $943 000.00 and the individual responsible for safety in that workplace could receive a jail term of up to 5 years.
 
Employees:
Can be charged under section 25 of the OH&S Act 2004 with failing to take reasonable care of their own safety and the safety of others. The penalty for a breach of this is a fine of up to $144 000.00 and a jail term of up to 5 years.
 
Are there any discounts for larger groups?
Yes, if you book in three or more people.
 
Telehandlers look fairly safe, what are the chances of tipping one over?
Telehandlers may look safe, in fact they are extremely easy to tip over. I personally have been working on two sites where Telehandlers have tipped over, it is extremely important that operators have training in the use of this equipment to prevent these types of accidents.
 
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