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Forklift/Lift Truck Operator

The powered industrial truck, commonly referred to as the forklift, is an important and productive piece of equipment however they can also be dangerous if not properly used. This program designed specifically for forklift truck operators, examines their prior knowledge and skill, their demonstrated ability to operate a powered industrial truck safely and the hazards present in the workplace.

The training is a combination of formal instruction and practical training (demonstration and practical exercises), and includes an evaluation of operator performance in the workplace.

Course Content

  • Types, features and physics
  • Types and functions of powered industrial trucks.
  • The critical truck measurements that affect safety.
  • The forces that cause tipovers
  • Truck design considerations
  • Inspecting the vehicle
  • Preoperational checkouts
  • Driving the truck
  • The elements of safe movement
  • Scanning techniques
  • The differences between an automobile and a powered industrial truck.
  • Safety hazards
  • Load handling
  • Load lifting safety
  • Safe operating procedures for raising and lowering loads
  • LPG for lift trucks
  • LPG and its properties.
  • The elements and procedures of safely refueling internal combustion vehicles
  • Battery and charging
  • Safely changing and charging batteries.
  • Filling procedures and maintenance
  • Safety concerns
  • Review/reinforce potential of serious injury
  • Review/reinforce safety procedures.


The course is completed in 1 day

Target Group

  • Forklift Operators
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Warehouse personnel


On successful completion of this course participants will receive a Certificate and Card from the National Safety Council. It is recommended that this certificate be renewed every 3 years.

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About Our Training

We provide certified, high quality, comprehensive environmental, safety and health training to the public and private sector. Our facilitators are qualified and experienced to provide an exceptional training experience. Training is flexible and can be customized to accommodate clients.

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  • Industrial fire

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