Forklift Operation


Forklift Operation TrainingIntended for: Anyone working on or around forklift and lift trucks.
Class Size: Maximum 8 students
Classroom portion of training (Theory): Approximately 4 hours
Course Content: The theory portion in this half-day course will cover the following topics;

  •  Review of OHSA Regulations
  •  Identify the parts of Material Handling Equipment
  •  Review the pre-shift inspection requirements
  •  Review machine capacity & stability factors
  •  Overview safe operations practice
  •  Review safe loading / unloading procedures

Along with these general lessons participants will receive training specific to their work requirements and equipment used on site.


Practical Exam: Maximum 2 students per examination time
Length: 1 hour per group
Course Content: Participants are taught 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
  • 10,000plus # s/d c/b Lift truck
  • Reach Fork
  • Side Stacker
  • Stock Pickers
  • Stock Picker with Guide Wires
  • Swing Reach Turret
  • Walk Type Forklift
  • Power Movers
  • Rider Pallet Movers

A Record of Training certificate will be issued upon completion of the Forklift Operation course.


OHSA regulations require all employees who operate mobile equipment must receive adequate instruction in the safe use of each type of equipment operated at the work site This instruction includes both classroom and hands-on training. Lift truck operator training must meet the requirements of the Canadian Standard Association, B335-94 “Industrial Lift Truck Operator Training”.

In accordance to clause 6.21.3,  the lift truck operator’s practical performance must be assessed at least 18 month intervals by their supervisor/ employer. Re-training is necessary it this point if it is determined there are shortcomings in their performance.

In accordance to clause 6.21.1, Re-training intervals are not to exceed 3 years for all equipment operators.

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