Forklift Training for Individuals

Forklift Operator Training Courses for Individuals

Our forklift training courses have been developed to assist businesses, and individuals seeking work as an operator, with the knowledge and training needed to prepare them to safely operate a forklift or lift truck in the workplace. With our small class sizes, same day certification and expert instructors, you'll leave our course with a safety certificate, insight and a great learning experience.

Acquiring a forklift safety certificate is the first step towards legally operating a forklift or lift truck in Ontario. With this in hand, you can begin learning how to operate a forklift under the supervision of another qualified and experienced operator. At the same time, even experienced operators must have an up-to-date safety certification in order to legally continue operating a forklift.

The objective of this course is to ensure that operators understand the principles involved in the safe operation of a forklift, know their legal obligations, recognize the potential hazards associated with lift truck operations and are prepared to complete the training required to legally operate a lift truck in Ontario.



Forklift Safety Training Course Overview

Ideal for new forklift operators and experienced operators requiring retraining, this half day course covers the principles and theory required under current legislation, preparing participants for the workplace.

Length: 1/2 Day (4-5 Hours)
Availability: Courses are offered regularly. Please contact us for availability.
Included in the training course is a practical evaluation on Counter-Balanced forklift operation, course materials, and a wallet-sized certification card

Course Content Includes:

All Forklift Training Requirements under Current Legislation - OHSA/CSA Standard B335-15
Forklift Safety and the Law
Identifying Vehicle and Operator Hazards in the Workplace
Lift Truck Operating Principles, Procedures and Features
Safe Material Handling Principles, including: Loading and Unloading, Battery and Propane, Maintenance and Safety
Battery and Propane Hazards and Procedures
Ministry Of Labor Guidelines Overview
Knowledge Verification Test and pre-use inspection requirements
Ramps and dock safety
Review of Manufacturer's Specifications
Hands on instruction including practical evaluation

Under Legislation, employers are required to train operators on the specific equipment they will be using and specific hazards in their workplace.


Legal Requirements for Operators & Businesses

Only qualified persons should operate a lift truck. 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. The Ontario Ministry of Labour has specific guidelines and requirements for the training and certification of lift truck operators: Clause 25(2)(a) of the OHSA places an obligation on an employer to "provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker". Regulation 851 is more specific and states that a lifting device is only to be operated by a competent person. "Competent person" is defined by the OHSA as someone who: is qualified because of knowledge, training, and experience to organize the work and its performance, is familiar with the provisions of this Act and the regulations that apply to the work, and has knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace.

In recent years the Ministry of Labour has implemented more stringent regulations and safety requirements relating to forklift training and operation, many companies are recognizing the significance of safety programs and appropriate training for their forklift operators. Our Forklift Operator Safety Awareness training courses are facilitated by certified trainers with experience. They strive to make each course an interactive experience for both new and experienced operators, drawing from experience to encourage open discussion. Lucas Liftruck's Forklift Training Programs have been developed to assist businesses, and individuals currently employed and those seeking work, with training that prepares them for safe operation in the workplace.