A high risk work (HRW) license is essential for anyone working with heavy or dangerous construction equipment.
In the Australian construction industry, your high risk work ticket is proof that you are trained and capable of operating equipment such as cranes, hoists and forklifts, or that you know how to rig scaffolding, precast concrete members and safety nets.
There are many different types of high risk work licenses that you can get – but once you’ve worked hard to get one, you don’t want to let it expire!
If you let your high risk work licence expire, you are no longer legally allowed to complete that type of work on site.
The national Workplace Health and Safety regulations can inflict heavy penalties on businesses if work is done without a valid national licence. This can have big repercussions for your company, your career and your pay packet, so to ensure you’re always authorised to work with high risk equipment, keep an eye on your license expiry date.