Safe Operation of a Forklift/Lift Truck Training Course

Average length of time to complete course: 75 minutes

Certification: Valid for three years.

Course Description

Forklifts/Lift trucks are integral pieces of equipment used to move and handle material safely and efficiently in many environments. Their widespread use requires that individuals working with and around lift trucks recognize hazards associated with the equipment and the environment in which they are operated.

Our Safe Operation of a Lift Truck / Forklift Online Training Course makes drivers or operators aware of the legal responsibilities and provides the required information to achieve the theory portion of becoming a competent operator. Upon successful completion, a 3 year Lift Truck / Forklift certificate will be issued automatically and must be signed in the space provided by a competent individual verifying that a hands-on practical evaluation has been completed within your facility.

This course requires a hands-on practical evaluation in addition to the online training. To complete this part of the training you will need to arrange to be evaluated by a certified trainer in your organization, or an independent one.

Course modules

  1. Hazard Identification
  2. Competency and General Responsibilities
  3. Lift Truck & Forklift Design and Classifications
  4. Schedule 1,2, & 3 (including Exemptions & Special Cases
  5. Stability Principles for Forklifts & Lift Trucks
  6. Pre-Operational Checks
  7. Safe Operating Procedures
  8. Fuel Sources
  9. Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks

Click here to view topics that are covered in each of the modules.

Who needs Forklift Training?

Because lift truck operation procedures and guidelines vary from province to province, it's important to ensure that all truck operators, managers, supervisors, and health and safety professionals use this comprehensive, engaging, and informative training to learn how to safely operate this machinery.

Regulations pertaining to this topic vary from one province to the next and then again in federally regulated workplaces.

For Federal and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, please see sidebar.

To order your online Operation of Forklift/Lift Truck Training Course today, click here.

For information on how the Learning Management System works, please read the LMS Instruction Sheet.

This course is also available in French: Cours de formation en ligne sur la sécurité des chariots élévateurs et appareils de levage.