Our Forklift Operator Safety Awareness, Working at Heights and Mobile Elevated Work Platform training courses are facilitated by certified trainers with over 20 years of experience. You wouldn't want your kids learning the rules of the road or how to drive a car from a YouTube video. Don't sell yourself short with low quality, cookie cutter online forklift and equipment training courses! Our instructors strive to make each course an interactive experience for both new and experienced operators, drawing from experience to encourage open discussion and engagement while meeting the requirements set out in both the CSA Standard B335-15, AMSE/ANSI Standard B56.1, Ontario Regulation 213/91 and other industrial standards.
In addition to our well-established operator training courses, Lucas Liftruck Services is proud to introduce an expanded training offering with new courses emphasizing elevated work environments in cooperation with 1 Contact Safety. The Working at Heights (full) and Working at Heights (renewal) courses will be offered at our Thorold South location, as well on-demand at your location. These courses are intended for those required by Ontario regulations to receive specialized training to deal with the hazards and issues associated with working at elevated heights in the construction industry. For further information, please check out the course details below or contact us today.
Want to improve your employability, earn a bigger paycheck and achieve better job security? Need to get certified or recertified for your job as a forklift operator? Check out our monthly training course for individuals
Want to protect your employees and property from unnecessary damage and insulate your business from crippling fines or lawsuits? Have a group of operators that need training? Check out our on or off-site group training courses
Do you work at heights in the construction industry? Wear a safety harness? Have a need for fall arrest training? Talk to us about our new working at heights training and recertification courses.
The objective of our forklift operator, working at heights and mobile elevated platform training courses are to ensure that trainees understand the principles involved in the safe operation of a forklift, harness or mobile elevated platform, know their legal obligations, can recognize the potential hazards and are prepared to complete any addition training required by law in Ontario. A qualified person is defined in respect to a specific duty, as a person who has the knowledge, training and experience to perform the duty safely and properly.
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (also known as OHSA), only a 'competent' individual with a valid forklift operator's license may legally operate a forklift in Canada. But what, exactly, does that mean? How do you become a licensed, competent operator? Like other industrial equipment, forklifts and lift trucks require professional operator training to use in a safe manner. Given their size, power, and weight, it is essential that lift trucks are treated with respect by the operator, and all others coming in close proximity. If driven by an untrained operator or in an unsafe manner, a lift truck has the potential to cause extensive damage to other equipment, products, shelving, racking, and buildings while also placing other employees at risk of serious injury or death.
In light of the risks and hazards associated with operating a forklift or lift truck, the Ministry of Labour recently implemented more stringent regulations and safety requirements regarding forklift operator training and operations - causing many companies to institute proper safety programs and provide appropriate training for their forklift operators. At Lucas, our operator training courses cover the theoretical portion of the certification process.
According to OHSA/CSA standard B335-15, all operators must pass a knowledge verification quiz after reviewing the following safety material:
All Forklift Training Requirements under Current Legislation - OHSA/CSA Standard B335-04
Principles of Counter-Balanced Lift Truck Operation
Identifying Vehicle and Operator Hazards in the Workplace
Lift Truck Stability and the Stability Triangle
Safe Operation and Tip-Over Procedures
Battery and Propane Hazards and Procedures
Ministry Of Labor Guidelines Overview
Knowledge Verification Quiz
Everyone that achieves a passing grade in the knowledge verification quiz receives a certification card (often referred to as a 'forklift license'). With this in hand, operators may proceed to the practical component of the operator training process where they will acquire the practical skills and experience necessary to qualify as a competent operator. Here, it is the employer's responsibility to ensure that each operator is trained to operate the lift truck(s) they will encounter on a day-to-day basis by an industry expert.