FORKLIFT | LIFT TRUCK TRAINING
FORKLIFT | LIFT TRUCK TRAININGThe Safe-Tech Lift Truck Operator Training Program consists of a full-day classroom theory session presented in an interactive format which covers all aspects of lift truck safety and operation. An on-site individual practical operating test will follow where incorrect operating techniques are identified and corrected and the pre-shift inspection procedures are reviewed. New operators with limited or no operating experience will require practical training prior to the practical operating test. This program will provide the participant with the necessary knowledge to safely and correctly operate your specific class of lift truck(s) and attachments.
LIFT TRUCK OPERATOR TRAINING (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
TORONTOResidence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport 17 Reading Court, M9W 7K7 (Hwy 27/ Hwy 401 – TTC Accessible)
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MISSISSAUGAThe Centre for Health & Safety Innovation 5110 Creekbank Road, L4W 0A1 (Dixie Rd & Eglinton Ave E)
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BOLTONSafe-Tech Training31 Parr Blvd., Unit B, L7E 4E3 (Highway 50 & North of Mayfield Rd. )
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SCARBOROUGHToronto Pan Am Sports Centre 875 Morningside Avenue, M1C 0C7 (South of Hwy 401)
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- Clause 25(2) (a) of the OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Act) 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.
- The CSA Standard B335-15 requires that lift truck operators receive retraining on both theory and practical every three years.
- Safe-Tech programs meet or exceed the CSA Standard and the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s, “Guideline for the Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift rucks”.
- Current applicable legislation and guidelines
- Causes of accidents including injury and damage
- Hazard awareness
- Operator responsibility
- Pedestrian awareness
- Defensive operating
- Basic and confined area manoeuvring
- Working at height (lift truck specific)
- Vehicle stability
- Load integrity and selection
- Dock area safety
- Truck/trailer inspection, loading/offloading
- Travelling on grades
- Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures
- Battery charging and changing (when applicable)
- Propane cylinder exchange (when applicable)
- 6 – 8 hour in-class theory held on-site at your location (duration is dependent on equipment type and class size).
- 30-minute practical operating test on-site at your location on the operator’s regularly scheduled shift (additional time will be required for testing on more than 2 pieces of equipment or attachments).
- Classroom theory training
- Practical operator testing on up to 2 pieces of equipment or attachments (providing both tests take place at the same time & location during the initial scheduled testing date)
- Record of training report
- Written examinations
- Signed safety rules from each participant
- Individual wallet certificates (for participants with 80% passing score on both written and practical tests)
- Wall certificate for company
- Observe and obey the load capacity of the lift truck. Report missing or illegible capacity rating plates to your supervisor. Understand that installing attachments will reduce overall capacity.
- Do not re-fuel a lift truck or charge, change or fill batteries unless you have been trained and authorized to do so.
- Never smoke or use open flame around charging batteries, when refuelling an IC truck or exchanging or filling propane cylinders. Ensure that your IC lift trucks and battery charging areas are equipped with the correct fire extinguishers.
- Propane cylinder replacement must be done at a safe location that is at least 7.5 metres from ignition sources, open pits and underground entrances.
- Ensure that battery retainers, fuel tanks and gas caps are secure before using the lift truck.
- Operators and supervisors must be trained on the use of emergency lower control systems in man-up type vehicles.
- Never operate unfamiliar equipment until you have been trained, authorized and have reviewed the operator’s manual.
- Always wear approved safety shoes, and any other PPE specified by your employer.
- Never operate any equipment while impaired. Anything that adversely affects your concentration, balance, mobility, vision, depth perception or attention can be considered an impairment. Never text or read texts while operating powered equipment.
- Report to your supervisor any medical conditions or use of medications which may affect your ability to operate safely.
- Report injury, damage, near miss accidents and unsafe situations promptly to your supervisor.
- Be aware that before operating in a new environment, your supervisor must make you aware of any potential hazards and the correct use of relevant PPE.
- Do not handle the steering wheel if your hands or gloves are greasy or slippery & never wear gloves that do not provide adequate grip on the steering wheel.
- Safe-Tech programs meet or exceed all pertinent standards and regulations.
- On-Site programs are offered on any shift, 24/7, without shift premiums.
- Our unique training techniques incorporate exclusive custom models and visual aids which enhance interest and facilitate higher comprehension & retention levels for all
- Supervisors, managers, J.H.S.C. members who do not use or operate equipment but are responsible for implementing or enforcing safety policies may attend our programs at no charge (some exceptions apply).
- Our internal data management and tracking system automatically notifies clients at least 30 days before personnel are due for applicable recertification.
- Safe-Tech is the first and only training company in the industry to offer a satisfaction guarantee. “If the content or presentation of any Safe-Tech program is not to your complete satisfaction, there will be no charge”.
Up to 4 hours, depending on participants’ experience levels.
A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records.