New arrangements for a national licensing system for high risk work took effect in South Australia on 1 September 2010, when South Australia adopted the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work 2006 (the Standard).
The new licensing system builds upon existing requirements for people who operate items of plant such as a forklift, crane, hoist, elevating work platform or pressure equipment as well as those people who perform scaffolding, dogging or rigging work. It provides for a nationally recognised Licence valid across Australia (no matter where in Australia it is issued), and the transition of all existing qualifications in certain classes of this type of work over a five-year period.
These changes make the training, assessment and licensing of high risk work nationally consistent, and are aimed at making safer those workplaces where high risk work is performed.
Find out more in the information sheets below.