Lift Truck Operator Training

Proper training of lift truck operators raises awareness of safe lift truck operation. Reduces unsafe practices and incidents, also ensures that the company can provide a measure of proof to the Ministry of Labour regarding “due diligence” in case of safety incidents.

Legal Requirements as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations:

As defined in the Occupatonal Health and Safety Act, S 25 (2) (A), (D) and (H) and Regulation 851, S 51 (2) (A) and the definition in the Act of “competent person”. These regulations include the requirement for training and certification of powered lift truck operators. All employers of powered lift truck operators are required to ensure that workers have received instruction, training and testing in the SAFE operation of powered lift trucks.

All operators of powered lift trucks must be able to demonstrate that they are familiar with the operation and demonstrate competency in accordance with the Ministry of Labour’s Guideline for The Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks”.

Course Content

Theory Segment

  • The legal requirements as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Fire Code sections dealing with powered industrial trucks, penalties as defined for unsafe operation of powered lift trucks under “Occupational Health and Safety Ticketing”.
  • Classes and codes of industrial trucks
  • Major components of powered lift trucks
  • Description and explanation of information on the powered lift trucks’ data/specification plate.
  • The physics of the lift truck, load centers, center of gravity, fulcrum stability triangle, tip over, stability definitions.
  • Efficient pre-shift inspections, safety tag-out, lock-out procedures
  • Safe lift truck operation, load handling, racking operating, elevating people, safe parking and shutdown
  • Lift truck energy sources, propane, liquid fuels, batteries for electric trucks.

Practical Segment

  • After the theory class is completed, all operators are shown how to perform an efficient pre-shift inspection and examination of the data/specification plate on that they are operating.
  • Followed by a documented evaluation of the operators practical skills.

Course Information Provided

For employers, course includes:

  • Copies of certificates
  • Copies of wallet cards
  • Proof of attendance
  • Proof of theory and practical tests
  • Employer copy of course content and additional safety policy information

The above materials satisfies the Ministry of Labour’s documentation requirements, provides “proof of training”, “attendance”, “competent operator”.

For operators, course includes:

  • Certificate of competency
  • Wallet Card
  • Copy of course theory content information for reference after training is completed

Course Length 6 to 8 hours

The cost of his program is as follows:

One Operator: $325 per person
Two to Four Operators: $250 per person
Five to Seven Operators: $225 per person
Eight to Ten Operators: $200 per person