Safe Operation of a Forklift/Lift Truck Training

Safe Operation of a Forklift/Lift Truck Training

Course Duration
1 day


$249 + cost of practical evaluation

Course Summary

Lift Trucks and mobile equipment accidents are preventable and unacceptable. Their widespread use requires that individuals working on, and around, lift trucks recognize hazards associated with the equipment, and the environment in which lift trucks are operated.

Our program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge required to identify hazards, properly inspect, and safely operate the equipment.

In order to receive a certificate of competency, the participant must achieve a passing grade on the written in-class test, and he / she must pass the practical skills evaluation. The practical skills evaluation is to be performed at the worker's place of employment.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain competency requirements
  • Identify hazards
  • Discuss stability principles
  • Perform pre-operational checks
  • Follow safe operating procedures
  • Identify hazards with different fuel sources

Our course is designed in accordance with CSA B335-15 Safety Standard for Lift Trucks.

Course Material

Participant's Manual, test, record of attendance, and wallet card

Target Audience

Lift truck operators, supervisors, JHSC members, and safety representatives

Legislative Reference

Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 51(2)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects 96. (1)

Equipment Evaluation

Upon completion of the theory portion of the program, a hands-on practical evaluation is required to complete the certification. A $75/person charge applies for each evaluation. When evaluations are required for different types of lifting devices, a charge of $25/person/lifting device will apply. Additional charges will apply if lifting device evaluations are required outside the 519, 548 and 226; 416, 437 and 647; and 289, 365 and 905 area codes. OSG recommends that practical evaluations be completed within 90 days of completing the theory portion of the program.

In order for evaluations to be completed, the following conditions must be met:

  • Confirmation of the date and location of the equipment evaluation must be received in advance
  • Participant has a minimum of 1 day practical experience on each piece of equipment on which he/she will be operating
  • Equipment is in good working order & annual certification is up-to-date