Working With A Lift Work Platform

Forklifts are a very versatile tool to have in your workplace.  With a large range of attachments available, one of the most common slip-on attachments is the lift work platform. Unfortunately, a lot of Australian businesses don’t really know what is required under Australia Law when it comes to using a work platform with a forklift.

It is imperative to make sure you have the right capacity forklift and make sure that the attachment is rated correctly on your forklift. Let's take a look at what's required under Australian Law. Does your forklift comply with a lift work platform?

Forklifts which are used with lift work platforms need to comply with the following requirements under Australian standard AS2359.1

(a) The rated capacities of the trucks shall be equal to or greater than the following:

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