FORKLIFT DRIVERS MELBOURNE
Find the best forklift drivers
Fast Labour Hire has one of Melbourne’s most extensive databases of experienced forklift drivers who are capable of assisting your construction, civil and warehouse-based projects across the whole of Melbourne, from the CBD to the outer suburbs.
Fast Labour Hire supplies only the best labour hire.
WHAT FAST LABOUR HIRE FORKLIFT DRIVERS DO
Forklift operators drive industrial vehicles, loading and unloading materials of varying sizes and weights. They transfer them to and from storage spaces, other machines and loading docks into trains, trucks or warehouses.
Fast Labour Hire forklift operators are fully screened, with current licences, before we send them to each site.
We are fully aware of the risks involved, so we ensure that all our forklift drivers complete VOC (Verification of Competency) checks before entering any machine.
As well, Fast Labour Hire forklift drivers daily inspect the forklift machinery, identify any damage and access the need for repairs. They report shortages and quality deficiencies, keeping up-to-date inventory records.
They produce activity logs, comply with company policies and guidelines and therefore assist in maintaining a safe environment.
WHAT FAST LABOUR HIRE LOOKS FOR IN A FORKLIFT DRIVER?
Fast Labour Hire chooses the best forklift operators for its database. We understand that skills are just part of the necessary qualities you’re employing labour hire on your team.
Here are some attributes that we look for in a forklift driver:
Forklifts have rear-wheel steering and be unbalanced due to the weight distribution of the load that’s being carried, which can lead to hazardous situations if driven incorrectly.
Forklift drivers need patience because they need to go the extra mile to make sure that everything is safely secured and in optimal condition before moving the vehicle.
Forklift drivers can place themselves and others in danger if they’re impatient to finish early and don’t double-check that everything is loaded correctly and safely.
Forklift drivers convey goods or materials from site to site so they rarely work alone. They are surrounded by teams of people who are constantly moving around the area and may not be paying attention to their surroundings.
Forklift drivers who communicate effectively will be able to operate in areas with heavy foot traffic without having to worry about whether their working conditions are unsafe.
They will check with other team members to ensure everyone is where they’re supposed to be before operating the forklift and signal their presence at crossings with the horn.
Fast Labour Hire forklift drivers are adaptable with flexible schedules. We and they know they’re needed at a moment’s notice, and the ability to be positive and professional in those situations that can change from day to day is an asset, especially true in construction where schedules and locations can vary.
Fast Labour Hire forklift drivers are available for work mornings, afternoons and nights.
Working well under pressure
Construction, manufacturing and warehouse environments can be fast-paced, and being employed in those areas sometimes requires working under pressure.
A forklift driver may be expected to take directions from several different people at once. Fast Labour Hire forklift drivers have the ability to prioritise duties when situations like this arise.
Organisational skills are valuable in any labour hire employee, but it is especially important in a forklift driver. They need to know exactly where they need to be as delays can hold up entire teams of people for hours. And if you want your labour hire forklift drivers to pick orders and inspect labelling and shipments, organisational skills are a must.
Other characteristics that Fast Labour Hire guarantees with its labour hire forklift drivers are:
- at least two year of experience as a forklift driver
- good knowledge of industrial equipment
- excellent physical condition and coordination
- good time-management skills.
If you’re on the lookout for top-quality forklift drivers, contact us at Fast Labour Hire today!