The Truck Mounted Forklift/Moffett Forklift Training course from Safety First Training is an OHSA based program that teaches the setup and safe operation of the Forklift. The course covers the steps of pre-operation inspections, overall equipment features, safe operation procedures 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 various Forklifts like Moffett Forklift Training and more.

Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals

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Truck Mounted Forklift/Moffett Forklift Training Course

This 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 requires lift truck 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.

Truck Mounted Forklift/Moffett Forklift Training Course Outline:

  • Related Government legislation
  • Truck Mounted Forklift Certification Safety Video
  • Responsibilities of the workers, supervisors and employers
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Stability Principles
  • Lift capacity and load limitations
  • Fuel safety
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Pedestrian Awareness
  • Practical Evaluation

Truck mounted forklifts and Moffett forklifts are powerful and versatile machines that are commonly used in various industries in Ontario, including construction, transportation, and warehousing. While these forklifts are highly efficient in material handling, they can also pose significant risks to operators, workers, and property if not operated safely and correctly.

Therefore, it is crucial for anyone who operates or works around truck mounted forklifts and Moffett forklifts to receive proper training and certification to ensure safe operation and prevent accidents. The importance of truck mounted forklift and Moffett forklift training in Ontario can be summarized as follows:

  1. Compliance with regulations: Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to provide workers with adequate training and instruction to operate forklifts safely. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines and legal liability.
  2. Reduced risk of accidents: Proper training helps operators understand the risks associated with operating truck mounted forklifts and Moffett forklifts and learn how to avoid accidents. This includes understanding how to load and unload the forklift safely, how to maneuver the forklift in tight spaces, and how to operate the forklift on uneven surfaces.
  3. Increased productivity: Well-trained forklift operators are more efficient in their work, which can result in increased productivity and reduced downtime due to accidents or equipment damage.
  4. Improved equipment maintenance: Forklift training also includes proper maintenance and inspection of the equipment, which can help prevent breakdowns and equipment failure, reducing the risk of accidents and improving the lifespan of the forklift.
  5. Enhanced safety culture: Proper training can help create a culture of safety in the workplace, with operators and workers being more aware of the risks associated with operating forklifts and taking appropriate precautions to avoid accidents.

Overall, investing in truck mounted forklift and Moffett forklift training in Ontario is essential for ensuring the safety of workers and property, complying with regulations, improving productivity, and reducing costs associated with accidents and equipment damage.


Click here for Ontario Ministry of Labour Forklift inspection information.

Train the Trainer – Truck Mounted Forklift/Moffett Forklift Training Course

Our professional Train the Trainer certification course for Truck Mounted Forklift/Moffett Forklift allows 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 Counterbalance Forklift safety trainer for your company.

Our Train the Trainer Course Package includes:

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

    The course duration is up to 8 hours, depending on experience level.

  • Assessment:

    A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate.

  • Completion:

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

Truck Mounted Forklift, Moffett Forklift Safety Tips:

Before Operation Check for Hazards

You should check the oil levels and check the tires to confirm they are suitable for road trips. The forklift operators can also perform a complete inspection in order to ensure that the forklift is safe for use before the operation.

Right before getting behind the wheel, here are some steps employers and employees should follow.

  • Check the oil, water levels and signs for radiator leaks
  • Examine the tires
  • Ensure the forks do not have cracks
  • Test the horn, lights, test brakes and the steering wheel
  • Look for uneven surfaces, obstructions, other potential hazards, and overhead obstacles

Follow Floor Markings to Keep the Workers Safe

Floor markings can create aisles, warn of hazards, and improve workflow where the use of forklifts is imperative. Here are some ways floor markings make shuttling easier:

  • Create Clear Pathways and Aisles: Pathways and aisles work in smart ways to alert pedestrians to the presence of forklifts. They safely direct traffic and create separate pathways throughout the facility. The printable tapes also indicate the directions of the traffic. These instructions help the drivers to operate safely as well as more effective in congested areas.
  • The Signs Create Traffic Controls: The easy-to-read floor signs also warn drivers of all the speed limits in order to inform pedestrians of the forklifts nearby and notify workers when the forklifts and pedestrians should not cross the aisle.
  • Reroute Pedestrians: The floor markings help to keep all the employees away from the operating, moving forklifts.

The best practice when it comes to maintaining safety is to check the truck mounted forklift before using and follow precautionary measures when using the vehicle.

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

Click here for a link to the Ontario Ministry of Labour outline for Forklift and Lifting Devices.

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