If you’re in Namibia and you want to operate your own forklift, you’ll need to purchase a license to operate the equipment. Forklifts are also called lift trucks or pallet trucks, which can be very heavy machines used to move pallets or other industrial loads from one location to another without having to manually pick up each item and carry it over there yourself. This guide will explain how much a forklift licence costs in Namibia and will outline the steps that are needed for obtaining this license.
Are you going to purchase or rent your equipment?
When you purchase equipment, the cost is often more than the one-time expense of renting it. If your business will only need the equipment for a short time period, you might rent it instead. To find out if this is right for your business, there are several factors to consider. 1. What type of equipment do you need?
2. How long will it be used for?
3. What is your budget?
4. Will it be used frequently or sporadically?
5. Where will it be stored when not in use?
6. How much space do you have available to store the equipment while not in use?
7. Is delivery and pick up included with either option?
8. Is maintenance included with either option (if needed)?
What kind of license do you need to operate a forklift in Namibia?
In order to operate a forklift in Namibia, you will need to have either an Operator’s Certificate (O.C) or Operating Supervisor Certificate (OSC). The OSC is required for someone who is operating the machine for the first time and does not have any previous experience with it. The OSC lasts for five years, while the O.C lasts for 10 years.