Safe Operation of a Forklift/Lift Truck Training – On-site

Safe Operation of a Forklift/Lift Truck Training – On-site

Course Duration

1 day



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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.

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:

  • Identify hazards
  • Discuss competency and general responsibilities
  • Discuss stability principles
  • List and perform Pre-Operational Checks
  • Follow safe operating procedures
  • Identify hazards with the different fuel sources

Our course is designed in accordance with CSA B335-04 Safety Standard for Lift Trucks.

Course Material

Participant 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 certification. Our theory course is set to run approximately 1 day. Times may vary as a result of the different styles of equipment, and numbers of participants. If the theory portion of the course is completed early, the instructor will complete as many evaluations as possible within the allotted time frame.

A $75/person charge applies for each evaluation. If additional evaluations are required for different types of lifting devices, then 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:

  • Lifting device scheduling confirmation 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 and annual certification is up-to-date

Continuing Education Credits

HRPA has approved this course for CPD. Please contact us at 800.815.9980 to find out more.