You will require this licence if you intend to perform high risk work. There are many types of work that are classed as high risk. Most involve using equipment or plant which has a risk of causing serious injury. Classes of high risk work include:
- scaffolding, dogging or rigging work
- operation of cranes
- operation of a fork-lift truck
- operation of boilers and other pressure equipment
- use of hoists
- operation of concrete placing booms or boom-type elevating work platforms.
A high risk work licence will be required by many workers in industries such as construction, mining, primary production and forestry.
An unlicensed trainee may undertake high risk work under the direct supervision of a holder of the relevant high risk work licence. A person performing high risk work solely for the purpose of testing, installing, maintaining or repairing plant does not require a licence. Other exemptions may apply.
Mutual recognition of your licence may be available, enabling you to work in other States and Territories.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.