The objectives of this course are to ensure that operators understand the principles involved in the safe operation of a forklift, know their legal obligations, and can recognize the potential hazards associated with lift truck operations.
Ideal for both new and experience forklift operators whether you've yet to drive a forklift or if you merely require a refresher course, Lucas's corporate forklift operator training programs are customized to suit the equipment on-site and the safety requirements of your workplace.
Length: 1/2 Day (5-6 Hours)
Available upon request at your location and desired time (requires a minimum of 5 participants)
Included in the training course is a participant workbook, course materials, and a wallet-sized certification card, and an optional practical evaluation component (if required/requested)
Course Content Includes:
All Forklift Training Requirements under Current Legislation - OHSA/CSA Standard B335-04
Principles of Counter-Balanced Lift Truck Operation
Identifying Vehicle and Operator Hazards in the Workplace
Lift Truck Stability and the Stability Triangle
Safe Operation and Tip-Over Procedures
Battery and Propane Hazards and Procedures
Ministry Of Labor Guidelines Overview
Knowledge Verification Quiz
Legal Requirements for Operators & Businesses
Only qualified persons should operate a lift truck. A qualified person is defined in respect to a specific duty, as a person who has the knowledge, training and experience to perform the duty safely and properly.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has specific guidelines and requirements for the training and certification of lift truck operators:
Clause 25(2)(a) of the OHSA places an obligation on an employer to "provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker". Regulation 851 is more specific and states that a lifting device is only to be operated by a competent person. "Competent person" is defined by the OHSA as someone who:
is qualified because of his knowledge, training, and experience to organize the work and its performance,
is familiar with the provisions of this Act and the regulations that apply to the work, and
has knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace.
In recent years the Ministry of Labour has implemented more stringent regulations and safety requirements relating to forklift training and operation, many companies are recognizing the significance of safety programs and appropriate training for their forklift operators. Our Forklift Operator Safety Awareness training courses are facilitated by certified trainers with over 20 years of experience. They strive to make each course an interactive experience for both new and experienced operators, drawing from experience to encourage open discussion. Lucas Forklift Training Programs have been developed to assist businesses, and individuals seeking work, with training that prepares them for safe operation in the workplace.