Registrations are open for the 2014 Forklift Championship organised by Australian Warehousing Association to be held in Brisbane in November.
This year’s Forklift Championship is being presented in a changed format. The forklift championship will test the contestant’s eye and hand skill coordination by having them safely operate a forklift in a small area. Every contestant starts with a score of zero with points added when an error is made. For instance, forgetting to wear a seat belt will add three points to the contestant’s score.
The AusWA Forklift Championship draws an increasing number of female forklift contestants each year with the judges very impressed with their quality of driving and overall performance.
Forklift operators can test their forklift operational skills against the best drivers based on the national standard conditions, by registering with AusWA. Contestants should be over 18 years of age, hold a valid photo ID forklift licence and be correctly attired. The winners receive a trophy and prize money and each finalist receives a medallion.