Forklift / Powered Industrial Lift Truck Awareness Safety

Lift trucks accidents are preventable and unacceptable. Their widespread use requires that individuals working on, and around, lift trucks recognize the hazards associated with the equipment and the environment in which fork lift trucks are operated. This Awareness program will provide participants with the knowledge on all aspects of Forklift Safety, including pre-operation inspection, hazard recognition and stability. This inclusive course will describe what you need to know, emphasize important points and test your knowledge.

Course meets Occupational Health and Safety guidelines to improve workers’ knowledge of forklift safety in the workplace.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone with an occupational requirement to understand the safe operation and safety work practices of a forklift
  • Yard Workers & Labours
  • Retail Warehouse Stock Persons and Shop Floor Staff
  • JHSC members, and Health & Safety Representatives.
  • Supervisors

What Our Participants Are Saying

  • “Workplace Safety Group has continuously supplied our building’s personnel and training needs with qualified and intuitive instructors.”
    - Stewart E. | Mississauga

Course Overview

Our lift-truck awareness training consists of classroom theory, practical review evaluation and a written test. Course content is delivered through multimedia presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through a workbook and supplementary handouts. In order to receive a certificate the participant must achieve a passing grade on the written test and practical demonstration. He/she must pass a practical evaluation performed at the worker's place of employment within 90 days under the supervision of a "competent person".

Legislative Reference

O. Reg. 851 - Industrial Establishments S.51(2)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 - Construction Projects 96.(1)

Course Details

Length: 1 Day (75% Theory & 25% Practical)

On-site Groups of 6 to 12:  $1,695.00 + cost of a practical evaluation   Contact our Health & Safety Advisors to arrange for training dates

Course Content

  • OH&S Safety Regulations & Standards
  • Lift Truck Fundamentals
  • Principles of Stability, Balance & Capacity
  • Preventative Maintenance & Procedures
  • Identify Hazards
  • Safe Load Handling Techniques
  • Proper Start-up & Shut Down Protocols
  • Steering & Control
  • Identify different fuel sources and hazards associated with them
  • It is imperative that employers provide additional practical training to their employees to ensure the employee is qualified as well as knowledgeable on safely operating a forklift.
Workplace Safety - Working at Heights Certificate - Front 

For information on in-house training options please contact us.


Need more Information?

Contact one of our Health Safety Advisors via email or call us Toll Free 1.866.347.7707

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to a course start date will not be refunded. Workplace Safety Group reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training session. A $25.00 Administration Fee will apply to all customer requested cancellations.

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