FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING & TRAIN THE TRAINER
The Forklift Operator Training courses from Safety First Training are OHSA based programs that teach pre-operation forklift inspection, safe operation requirements, proper forklift load handling, operating and moving the machine and hazard avoidance. Training offered to companies across Ontario with a focus on Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA. We also offer Train the Trainer courses for various Forklifts.
Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals
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This Forklift Operator Training course is designed using parameters set out by:
• CSA Standard B335-15 – The CSA Safety Standard for Lift Trucks (B335-15) identifies the knowledge, practical skills and evaluation requirements needed by lift truck operators. The practical evaluation of the forklift operator training course requires operators to demonstrate competency skill level equal or greater to the industry accepted measurements.
• The Occupational Health and Safety Act, REGULATION 851. INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS as it pertains to lift truck safety.
Forklift Operator Training Course Outline:
• Course Introduction
• Related Government legislation
• Forklift Training Certification Safety Video
• Responsibilities of the workers, supervisors and employers
• Identify various types of lift trucks
• Pre-operational checks
• Inspection, maintenance, and records
• Lift capacity and load limitations
• Fuel safety for both electric and propane equipment
• Safe operating procedures
Up to 8 hours depending on participants’ experience levels
A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records
Forklift Operator Training: Load Lifting Tips
Operating a forklift may seem like an easy, simple thing to do, but if not done properly, significant injuries and damage can occur. If you are not properly trained to operate a forklift, you are exposing yourself and others to significant and unnecessary risk.
Below are some helpful tips that you should always be aware of before you operate a forklift:
Confirm that the load you are picking up is within the capacity rating of the machine you are operating.
If unsure of the weight of the load you are picking up, you must consult a supervisor to confirm.
Confirm the weight on the pallet is evenly distributed. If it isn’t, the pallet load must be re-positioned before lifting with the forklift.
If you must lift a load that is unbalanced, always make sure that the heaviest end is against the heel of the forks.
Always check the condition of the pallet before lifting it. A pallet in poor condition can cause the load to collapse. If you see a damaged pallet, remove the load and reload it on a different pallet, then remove the damaged pallet from service.
If you are moving bagged goods by pallet, the bags must be cross stacked and stepped, if not, the load will more than likely fall off the pallet during lifting or transport.
If you have a large load that prevents you from seeing your direction of travel, you must travel in reverse and/or have another person guiding you for the entire time of travel.
Always think about the end destination of your load before you pick it up. Sometimes a convenient load position for pickup may not be a convenient position at the end destination.
Do not attempt to lift or carry more than one loaded pallet at a time.
Always use a load backrest extension when you are required to lift or carry loads that are higher than normal.
Confirm that the front forks are opened wide enough to ensure load stability and that here is enough room under the load to allow forks to be pushed underneath.
Counterbalance Forklift (Electric or Propane)
- Two types of Counterbalances, Electric and Propane
- Counterbalances are also commonly referred to as “forklift” or “lift truck”
- There are attachments that can be used to make your work easier, but you do need to be trained on how to use them
Narrow Aisle Reach
- Has a “deadman” pedal for easy breaking
- Depending on the make, a narrow aisle reach can carry up to 4500 lbs
- Depending on the make, a narrow aisle reach can go as high as 30.5 feet up
- Requires different training from the Narrow Aisle Reach in order to operate it
- Designed to maximize storage density
- Depending on the make you can get tripe your storage capacity using a swing reach
- Commonly referred to as a Reach Truck but the two have different operating systems
- Made in two versions, a sit down and a stand up
- Some models have an increased load capacity of 3000 to 5000 lbs.
- Also known as a pallet jack
- Easy to maneuver and quick to respond to commands
- Great for low level order picking
- Order pickers are used to make the picking process as easy as possible for the operator
- There are 3 different levels of order pickers: low, medium and high
- Order pickers are sometimes referred to as a cherry picker
High Capacity Forklift
- Depending on the model, lifting capacities range from 19000 to 105821 lbs
- Different front end carriages available
- A high capacity forklift makes light work of a heavy load
- Designed for outdoor use in rough terrain
- Depending on the make, the lift capacity is anywhere from 3000 lbs to 46000 lbs
- Can also be used with attachments
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