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High Risk Work Licence Classes, Codes & Their Meaning

High Risk Work Licence Classes codes

High Risk Work licences (HRWL) allow you to perform high-risk work in Australia, using high-risk equipment such as cranes, forklifts, elevated work platforms and more. If you are looking for the various High Risk Work Licence Classes, then you have come to the right page.

Below is a list of some of the High Risk Work Licence Classes.

Dogging & Rigging High Risk Work Licence Classes

Dogging and rigging are essential around any mine site or construction site and those workplaces that work with hoists and cranes. A dogging licence will be able to select and inspect lifting gear, sling loads and help direct a crane or hoist operator to safely move loads.

Here are the various licences and codes for both dogging and rigging.

  • DG – Perform Dogging
  • RB – Basic Rigging
  • RI – Intermediate Rigging
  • RA – Advanced Rigging

Forklifts High Risk Work Licence Classes

Everyone is familiar with what a forklift is and what it can do. It goes without saying that a forklift is by far one of the most popular high risk work licences you can get, as it opens up your employment options considerably.

No matter if you want to work in the mining industry, transport or warehousing, becoming a qualified forklift operator will give you work opportunities all around Australia.

Here are the two main forklift licences and their respective codes.

  • LF – Forklift truck
  • LO – Order-picking forklift truck

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Cranes and Hoists High Risk Work Licence Classes

Did you know that cranes were invented in 515 BCE by the ancient Greeks? Cranes are often referred to as an indicator of economic strength. The more cranes you see in a city, the more construction that is going on. There is even something called the crane index. The Crane index is a measure of the number of cranes in a country and then broken down to individual cities.

And right now, cranes are plentiful as interest rates continue to hit record lows, providing construction companies with the money to keep building.

Both now and into the foreseeable future, having a crane high risk work licence would be a positive career choice.

Here are the main Crane and Hoist high risk work licences and their respective codes.

  • WP – Boom type elevating work platform
  • CB – Bridge and gantry crane licence
  • PB – Concrete placing boom
  • HM – Materials hoist with cantilever platform
  • HP – Personnel and materials hoist
  • RS – Reach Stacker
  • CN – Non-slewing mobile crane
  • CV – Vehicle loading crane
  • CD – Derrick cranes
  • CP – Portal boom crane
  • CT – Tower crane
  • CS – Self erecting tower crane

Slewing Cranes High Risk Work Licence Classes

  • C2 – Up to 20 tonne capacity slewing crane
  • C6 – Up to 60 tonne capacity slewing crane
  • C1 – Up to 100 tonne capacity slewing crane
  • CO –-Over 100 tonne capacity slewing crane

Crane encompassments

  • CO licence encompasses the CV, CN, RS, C2, C6 and C1 licences.
  • C1 licence encompasses the CV, CN, RS, C2 and C6 licences.
  • C6 licence encompasses the CV, CN, RS and C2 licences.
  • C2 licence encompasses the CV, CN and RS licences

Click here to learn more about crane licences.

Scaffolding Licence Classes

Scaffolding is one of the oldest forms of construction platforms around. No matter if you are building a high-rise building, a house or even just painting the outside of a large building, scaffolding is essential.

The Scaffolding licence is by far one of the most popular licences due to the wide range of services you’ll be able to perform and assist in.

Here are the three main scaffolding high risk work licences and their respective codes.

  • SB – Basic Scaffolding
  • SI – Intermediate Scaffolding
  • SA – Advanced Scaffolding

Click here to learn more about scaffolding from WorkSafe QLD.