Reminder: Changing Over to High Risk Licences
All employers should ensure all relevant employees have the correct high risk work licence.
Licensing for high risk work is a national system, which began in South Australia on 1 September 2010. Old ‘tickets’ are continuously being phased out and everyone must transition before the expiry date, or risk not being licensed.
If a ticket was issued between 4 April 1995 and 31 December 1998, it must be converted to a new Licence to Perform High Risk Work by 1 September 2012.
When the old tickets expire, the current qualifications will also expire. This means that anyone not converting their tickets in time will not be licensed to perform high risk work and if they continue to work, it is breaching the legal obligations of the new system.
Any tickets issued before 3 April 1995 expired on 1 September 2011.
The new licensing system covers people operating items of plant including forklifts, cranes, hoists, elevating work platforms or pressure equipment. It also covers people performing scaffolding, dogging or rigging work.
For more information, visit SafeWork SA at: www.safework.sa.gov.au.