Forklift Operator Training objectives are to ensure the participant understands their legal requirements, the associated hazards with driving a forklift, and the procedures for safe operation. This training also ensures that a forklift operator is competent by meeting the OH&S Act and CSA standards, while also reducing the risk of product damage, property damage and accidents.

Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Training Theory Outline (5-6 hours theory):
  • Legal requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Industrial Regulations
  • Pre-use/ shift inspection
  • Load limits and capacity
  • Lifting, moving and placing loads (counterbalance)
  • Standard safe practices
  • Controls and basic forklift operation
  • Understand hazards associated with a forklift
  • Understand procedures for forklift safe operation
  • Learn about forklift stability
  • Complete a written test
  • Complete a practical evaluation

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

Practical testing takes approximately 15-25 minutes per person. Practical testing may take longer for new drivers. We recommend prior to the training that new drivers have a competent supervisor observe them with documented drive time for a minimum of 8 hours. This increases their chances of passing the driving evaluation.


Note: Mast of the forklift must be inspected yearly by a 3rd party to ensure safe operation prior to training.


Forklift Operator 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 the know the Lift Code(s) for your Forklift(s).


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