At Professional Training Solutions, we provide two types of Forklift courses for forklift licences that are useful and required in many different industries and job requirements.
What’s the difference between the LO and LF forklift licence?
The key component that differentiates an Orderpicker forklift (LO) from a standard (LF) Forklift Licence is the type of vehicle the licence is intended for.
An LF licence allows you to operate any forklift truck, excluding a load-shifting order picking truck (or LO classified vehicle).
Whereas an LO licence will only qualify you to operate a load-shifting order picker and a “turret truck”.
Please note a Telehandler is not a forklift and does not come under either the Orderpicker or the Forklift courses. If you wish for more information in regard to Telehandler, please follow the link to the correct course page.
A standard forklift truck is equipped with a pair of fork arms that can be raised from 9m above the ground, making it easier to transfer heavy or multiple packaged items in a warehouse setting. The forklift is operated from the driver’s seat and steering wheel and doesn’t require the driver to be elevated at any point or attached to a harness.
The operation of an LO picking truck, on the other hand, requires the driver to wear a harness attached to the machine and the operator stands on a platform that rises and lowers to enable the driver to pick stock at varying levels off racking up to 10m high in the air.
Our Forklift Courses
LICENCE TO OPERATE A FORKLIFT TRUCK (LF) TLILIC0003
This nationally accredited forklift course is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to learners to operate forklifts safely.
The forklift course (LF) has been designed for drivers with any level of experience for operating forklift trucks, from the beginner who is about to commence their career as a forklift driver to industry experienced operators who have let their licence expire and are required to obtain a new forklift ticket as part of their current employment.
LICENCE TO OPERATE AN ORDER PICKING FORKLIFT (LO) TLILIC0004
This nationally accredited order picker course is designed to teach the skills and knowledge required to operate a powered industrial truck where the operator’s control arrangement is incorporated with the load carriage/lifting media, and elevates with it, for licensing purposes.
The order picker course (LO) has been designed for drivers with any level of experience for operating order picker trucks, from the beginner who is about to commence their career to industry experienced staff who are required to obtain their order picker ticket as part
of their current employment to operate an LO forklift.