Forklift & Lift Truck | Safe Operational Principals

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 Operational 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.

For this course, we conduct the training at your facility to ensure the best custom training for your staff. By completing the training on-site it will also help to save you travel costs, and the additional time needed to travel to a training facility.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone with an occupational requirement to understand the safe operation and safety work practices of a forklift
  • Supervisors, Lead Hands & lift truck operators
  • Retail Warehouse Stock Persons and Shop Floor Staff
  • Agri-business workers
  • Adult Beverage plant workers
  • JHSC members, and Health & Safety Representatives.

What Our Participants Are Saying

  • “Workplace Safety Group has continuously supplied our building’s personnel and training needs with qualified and intuitive instructors. All the while, providing a myriad of training materials and course designations to choose from.”
    Stewart E. | Mississauga

Course Overview

Our lift-truck operational awareness training is a two part program consisting of in class theory followed by a practical operator evaluation. 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 under the supervision of a "competent person".


WSG programs meet or exceed all relevant CSA standards, applicable Federal/Provincial regulations and MLTSD Guidelines.

WSG will be following guidelines established by the Province of Ontario regarding class size and social distancing for the foreseeable future..

Legislative Reference

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

Course Details

Length: 1 Day - 6.5 hrs (75% Theory & 25% Practical)

On-site 6 to 12 attendees:  $1,395.00  Contact our Health & Safety Advisors to arrange for training dates at your facility

Note: Participants must wear appropriate footware

Course Content

  • Know your legal responsibilities in forklift operation;
  • Lift Truck Fundamentals
  • Preventative Maintenance & Procedures
  • Operating hazards associated with forklift truck operation and precautions
  • Safe Load Handling Techniques | Principles of Stability, Balance & Capacity
  • Proper Start-up & Shut Down Protocols
  • Steering & Control
  • Identify different fuel sources and hazards associated with them
  • A Pump/Walkie Truck module can be added on at client request
  • 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.
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Product Selection

Course Dates - Forklift




CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received less than 3 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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