If you drive a forklift on the road, you must have an F endorsement on your driver licence.
Please note that the licence endorsement and licence class systems work together. Your licence has to cover both the type of vehicle and its weight.
A Class 1 driver licence (with an F endorsement) covers forklifts with a gross laden weight of up to 18,000kg.
A Class 2 driver licence (with an F endorsement) covers forklifts with a gross laden weight exceeding 18,000kg.
What do I need to have and do?
If you wish to obtain an F endorsement, you must hold a full licence (other than a motorcycle licence).
Note: the approved course will cover driver licensing requirements only. Your employer may require you to attend
occupational safety and health (OSH) courses as well as having the F endorsement on your driver licence.
More information can be found on LTNZ: Forklift
Unit Covered on course is
- 18496-Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving a forklift on a road for endorsement F (forklifts)