Forklifts/Lift trucks are integral pieces of equipment used to move and handle material safely and efficiently in many environments. Their widespread use requires that individuals working with and around lift trucks recognize hazards associated with the equipment and the environment in which they are operated.
This comprehensive Canadian forklift course exceeds all CSA/OHS requirements for classroom operator safety training certification in all Canadian provinces and territories. The course covers requirements for lift truck classes 1-6 (sit down, stand up narrow isle, walkie-rider).
Our Safe Operation of a Forklift/Lift Truck Program makes participants aware of their legal responsibilities and provides the required information to achieve the theory portion of becoming a competent operator.
An employer practical evaluation is required to complete the certification process and can be performed by a supervisor or authorized personnel. Employer practical evaluations are fully approved and recommended by OHS and CSA as they give the operator training and testing that is job and industry specific. This certification is transferable across companies and provinces (Note: each company must perform their own employer practical evaluation).
The course is broken into 5 modules and each module contains multiple chapters. Course modules are described briefly below:
Module 1. Legislation
This covers important federal and provincial forklift related legislation requirements for the machine, employees, supervisors and employers.
Module 2. Staying Safe
This module helps students understand dangers of the machine during use; focusing in depth on the most common incidents and accidents with forklifts.
Module 3. Know Your Machine
Throughout these chapters students gain a strong understanding of the different forklifts classes, the importance of the manual, safety decals, machine components, controls, brake types, safe guards, capacities and in depth stability principles.
Module 4. Starting Off Right
Learn the best steps to starting each day and job off right with the machine. This includes pre-operational inspections, function tests, maintenance, hydraulic system dangers, batteries (maintenance/charging), refueling (gas/diesel/propane), hazards, hazard assessment and mitigation and rescue planning.
Module 5. Safe Use
Here we learn about safe operational use of forklifts, including proper communication, PPE, operating rules/tips, pivot points, loading/unloading, racks, trailers/railcars, work platform use, freight elevators, parking/shutting down, record keeping and more.
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