Forklift operators in British Columbia are required to have comprehensive training that meets CSA standard B335-04 and CSA B335-15 Safety Standards for Lift Trucks and WorkSafe BC Workers Compensation Act, Part 3: OHS and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 16: Mobile Equipment.
This course provides comprehensive classroom theory and practical hands-on training for employees working around or operating forklift/lift trucks in the workplace. Forklifts/Lift trucks are commonly used to handle and move material safely and efficiently. This course will verify employees understanding and demonstration of the concepts and methods listed below.
COURSE LENGTH (Theory Portion):
Anyone working around or operating forklift and lift trucks
CLASS SIZE (Theory Portion):
Maximum 8 students per class
Each participant will be instructed in accordance with CSA standards, WorkSafe BC and Federal Regulations.
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED IN THIS COURSE:
Federal and Provincial legislation
CSA related codes and standards
Material Handling Equipment part identification
Pre-shift inspection requirements
Machine capacity and stability factors
Safe operations practice
Safe loading/unloading procedures
Along with these general lessons participants will receive training specific to their work requirements and equipment used on site.
COURSE LENGTH (Practical Portion):
Maximum 2 students per examination time
PRACTICAL EXAM LENGTH:
1 hour per group
Participants are taught in the safe use of equipment specific to their job site. Each student will receive one
hour of training on the lift equipment specific to their current job requirements. Operational training and safe
use can be applied to the following types of machinery:
3 – 5000 # s/d c/d Lift truck
6 – 9000 # s/d c/b Lift truck
10,000 plus # s/d c/b Lift truck
Rider Pallet Movers
Stock Picker with Guide Wires
Swing Reach Turret
Walk Type Forklift