The Order Picker Safety Training course is an OHSA based program that teaches pre-operation machine inspection, safe operation requirements, proper load handling, operating and moving the machine and hazard avoidance. Training is offered around Southern Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge. We also offer Train the Trainer courses for Order Picker Operator Certification.

Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals

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Order Picker Safety Training:
• Course Introduction
• Related Government legislation
• Order Picker Safety Training Video
• Responsibilities of the workers, supervisors and employers
• Identify various types of lift trucks
• Pre-operational checks
• Inspection, maintenance, and record keeping
• Lift capacity and load limitations
• Fuel safety for both electric and propane equipment
• Safe operating procedures

Order picker training is of critical importance in Ontario, as it is in any other region where warehouse operations are prevalent. An order picker, also known as a stock picker or cherry picker, is a type of forklift that is designed to lift workers to high elevations so that they can access and pick products from high shelves.

In Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the associated regulations require that employers ensure that their employees receive proper training and instruction on the safe operation of an order picker. This is necessary to protect the safety of workers and to prevent accidents and injuries that can result from improper use of this equipment.

Some of the key reasons why order picker training is important in Ontario include:

  1. Legal requirements: Employers have a legal obligation to provide their employees with training and instruction on the safe operation of an order picker. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines and other legal consequences.
  2. Worker safety: Order picker training helps workers to understand the risks associated with operating this equipment and to take steps to minimize those risks. This can help to prevent accidents and injuries and to ensure that workers can safely perform their jobs.
  3. Equipment maintenance: Order picker training can also include instruction on equipment maintenance, which can help to extend the life of the equipment and prevent breakdowns or malfunctions that can cause accidents or delays in operations.
  4. Efficiency: Properly trained order picker operators can work more efficiently and effectively, which can help to improve productivity and reduce costs for employers.

Overall, order picker training is essential for the safety of workers and the success of warehouse operations in Ontario. Employers should ensure that all employees who operate order pickers receive proper training and instruction, and that this training is regularly updated to reflect changes in regulations or equipment.

Train the Trainer – Order Picker

Our professional Train the Trainer certification course for Order Picker allow our clients to learn how to teach OHSA based courses directly to their employees. When individuals or groups of employees need safety training, these train the trainer programs can be more cost effective than hiring outside training companies. We will train you to be an effective Order Picker safety trainer for your company.

Our Train the Trainer Course Package include:

  • Professional Teaching Guide
  • Participant Course Handout
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Wall Certificate template
  • Instructor Course Presentation
  • Course Test and Answer Key
  • Course Video Supplement
  • Wallet Card template

See our blog for tips on how to improve your company’s order picking procedures

Forklift Facts:

Counterbalance (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

Swing Reach

  • 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

Dock Stocker 

  • 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.

Walkie/Walkie Rider

  • Also known as a pallet jack
  • Easy to maneuver and quick to respond to commands
  • Great for low level order picking

Order Picker 

  • 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
  • Order picker operators are required to be trained in fall protection safety and safety harnesses must be worn at all times

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

Zoom Boom

  • 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

Safety – Always!


  • Work in compliance with your provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Read and follow your employer’s procedures for Health and Safety
  • Read and follow any equipment Operator’s and Manufacturer’s Manual
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Adhere to equipment lifting capacity information and warning signs
  • Conduct pre-shift inspections, pre-start up inspections, visual inspections
  • Report the absence or defect in any equipment or protective device
  • Test all equipment functions to ensure proper working condition
  • Avoid hazardous situations, steep slopes, grades and drop offs
  • Use the equipment for what is was intended and designed for
  • Ensure you are properly trained and authorized to use the equipment
  • Duration:

    Up to 8 hours, depending on participants’ experience levels

  • Assessment:

    A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive an Order Picker Safety Training certificate

  • Completion:

    Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records

Contact us today to learn more about the course and the topics covered.

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