The Safe-Tech Lift Truck Instructor Program is designed to fulfill the knowledge requirements of a Lift Truck trainer and to instruct participants on how to provide effective in-class training and conduct practical training and evaluations of your Lift Truck operators. Training is specific to the equipment types used in your operation.

LIFT TRUCK OPERATOR TRAINING (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport 17 Reading Court, M9W 7K7 (Hwy 27/ Hwy 401 – TTC Accessible)
Sep 24 Nov 21


The Centre for Health & Safety Innovation 5110 Creekbank Road, L4W 0A1 (Dixie Rd & Eglinton Ave E)
Aug 27 Oct 9 Dec 3


Safe-Tech Training31 Parr Blvd., Unit B, L7E 4E3 (Highway 50 & North of Mayfield Rd. )
Aug 7 Sep 5 Oct 22 Nov 12 Nov 18


Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre 875 Morningside Avenue, M1C 0C7 (South of Hwy 401)
Aug 15 Sep 19 Nov 6
PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Safe-Tech Lift Truck Instructor Program is designed to fulfill the knowledge requirements of a Lift Truck trainer and to instruct participants on how to provide effective in-class training and conduct practical training and evaluations of your Lift Truck operators. Training is specific to the equipment types used in your operation.   PRE-REQUISITES Instructor candidates must be competent on all lift truck classes and attachments that they will be required to instruct on and be effective communicators with strong verbal and directional skills. To meet the CSA Standard B335-15, additional instructor pre-requisites may be required including WHMIS Certification and TDG Certification when applicable.   COMPLIANCE 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.
Safe-Tech programs meet or exceed the CSA Standard B335-15 and the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Guideline for the Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks”.   PROGRAM CONTENT
  • Current applicable legislation and guidelines
  • Causes of accidents including injury and damage
  • Hazard awareness
  • Operator responsibility
  • Pedestrian awareness
  • Right-of-way
  • 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)
  • Lift truck specific working at height (when applicable)
  • Practical training and testing technique
DURATION & LOCATION Three part program is available 24/7 and conducted on site at client’s location.
  • Part one consists of a 1 day in-class session covering the required theory components of a Lift Truck Instructor program.
  • Part two is conducted on the floor and covers the practical instructional and evaluation techniques required to be deemed a competent instructor (typically runs ½ – 1 day dependent on the number of participants and equipment types used at your location).
  • Part three consists of instructional in-class coaching and assists the participants in developing presentation skills and confidence with course content. (This component may be considered optional for participants with prior instructional experience and a sound knowledge of course content.)
  • Written examination
  • Practical operating instruction and testing
  • Record of training report
  • Individual wallet certificates (for course participants)
  • Instructor manuals complete with: Printed PowerPoint Presentation with notes and Teaching Techniques for Trainers.
  • Upon completion of the course the following information will be electronically transferred to the booking contact: PowerPoint Presentation, Practical Operator Instructor Guide, Written Exam, Answer Key, Safety Rules, MOL Guidelines and Information Bulletin on Mobile Equipment & Visibility Standards, CSA Information for B335-15, Ontario Fire Code for Lift Trucks, Progress Evaluation (Practical Training Form), Practical Operator Test, Pre-Shift Inspection Forms, Wallet Certificate Template.
  • A 1/14th scale model fork lift with racking system and varied load types will be provided.
  • 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.

Lift Truck Operation
  • 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 is the Working at Height and Equipment Training Partner of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and many of our programs are MOE Director approved.
  • 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”.
  Ontario Workplace Legislative Requirements:  OHSA Section 25(2)(a)(c)(d)(h)


Up to 5 hours, depending on participants’ experience levels.


A passing grade of 80% 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.

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