Forklift Safety Training

Delivery Options: In-class, Virtual Classroom, Blended

Course Profile:

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What You'll Learn

This course trains participants how to become a safe and efficient forklift operator. It encompasses theory, hands-on operation, knowledge and practical evaluation.

Who Should Attend

All workers who use a forklift / lift-truck.

  • Forklift Operators
  • Warehouse staff
  • Freight Handlers

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize an employer’s responsibilities for ensuring workers are competent in operating a forklift
  • Differentiate types of operating hazards
  • List the steps involved in conducting a pre-operation inspection
  • Identify the overall considerations for operating a forklift
  • Describe the requirements for loading and unloading
  • Define safe use for various forklift components
  • Summarize basic safe operating procedures
  • Describe the employers’ requirements for preventing injury during forklift operation

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Related Government legislation
  • Forklift Training Certification Safety Video
  • Responsibilities of the workers, supervisors and employers
  • Identify various types of lift trucks
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Inspection, maintenance, and records
  • Lift capacity and load limitations
  • Fuel safety for both electric and propane equipment
  • Safe operating procedures

Legislative Reference

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • The CSA Safety Standard for Lift Trucks (CSA-B335-15)

Course Material

  • Participant Manual