Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Operator Training is to help participants understand the legal requirements, the hazards, and the procedures for the safe operation of a forklift. This training also educates you on meeting the OH&S Act and CSA standards and helps you reduce the risk of product damage, property damage, and accidents.

Forklift Training Outline – Theory (8 hours for new drivers, 4 hours for experienced drivers):

  • Legal compliance of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Industrial Regulations
  • Inspection guidelines
  • Capacity and load limits, counterbalancing
  • Understanding lifting, moving, and placing loads
  • Safety practices
  • Controls and basic forklift operation
  • Understanding the dangers and hazards
  • Forklift stability
  • Written test
  • Practical evaluation

Forklift Training Syllabus – Practical (15-25 minutes per experience person):

Practical testing takes approximately 15 – 25 minutes per experienced driver. New drivers will need to complete an 8-hour theory course, followed by 8 hours of documented drive time by a competent supervisor prior to the practical training. If participants aren’t able to get the required documented operation time prior to training, additional coaching time can be scheduled prior to the practical evaluations.

Note: Forklift mast must be inspected yearly by a 3rd party to ensure safe operation prior to training.

Types of Forklift Operator Training Offered by CBHM:

  • Class I: Electric Motor Counterbalance Rider Trucks
  • Class II: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
  • Class III: Electric Motor Walk-Behind and Rider Hand Trucks
  • Class IV: Internal Combustion Engine Counterbalance Lift Trucks
  • Class V: Internal Combustion Engine Counterbalance Lift Trucks
  • Class VI: Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors
  • Class VII: Rough Terrain Forklifts – Zoom Boom

Note: We will need to know the Lift Code(s) for your Forklift(s).