The Walkie & Walkie Rider Low Lift safety course from Safety First Training 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 Walkie/Walkie Rider.

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Walkie & Walkie Rider Low Lift 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.

Walkie & Walkie Rider Low Lift Course Outline:
• Course Introduction
• Related Government legislation
• Walkie & Walkie Rider Low Lift 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

Walkie and Walkie Rider Low Lift training is important in Ontario for several reasons, including:

  1. Safety: Walkie and Walkie Rider Low Lifts are powerful machines that can cause serious injury or even death if not operated correctly. Training is necessary to ensure that operators are aware of the risks and understand how to operate the equipment safely.
  2. Compliance: In Ontario, it is a legal requirement that all operators of Walkie and Walkie Rider Low Lifts receive proper training before using the equipment. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in fines and legal action.
  3. Efficiency: Properly trained operators are able to use the equipment more efficiently, which can lead to increased productivity and reduced downtime.
  4. Cost Savings: Improper use of Walkie and Walkie Rider Low Lifts can result in damage to the equipment and the products being moved, leading to costly repairs and replacements. Proper training can help to reduce the risk of damage and save money in the long run.

Walkie and Walkie Rider Low Lift training is essential for the safety of operators, compliance with legal requirements, and the efficient and cost-effective operation of equipment in Ontario.

Operating a Walkie Rider Low Lift can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. Here are some safety tips to follow when using a Walkie Rider Low Lift:

  1. Always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including safety shoes, a hard hat, and safety glasses.
  2. Check the Walkie Rider Low Lift before use to ensure it is in good working order. Check for loose or damaged parts, leaks, and other potential safety hazards.
  3. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for operating the Walkie Rider Low Lift. Read the operator’s manual carefully and understand the controls and safety features.
  4. Never exceed the maximum load capacity of the Walkie Rider Low Lift. Check the load capacity before using the equipment and make sure the load is evenly distributed.
  5. Never lift a person with the Walkie Rider Low Lift. The equipment is designed for lifting materials only.
  6. Always keep your hands, feet, and other body parts away from moving parts and pinch points while operating the Walkie Rider Low Lift.
  7. Use caution when operating the Walkie Rider Low Lift on inclines or ramps. Keep the load centered and use the appropriate speed and gear for the terrain.
  8. Always park the Walkie Rider Low Lift on a flat surface with the brakes engaged when not in use.
  9. When charging the battery, use only the charger provided by the manufacturer and follow the instructions carefully.
  10. Never use the Walkie Rider Low Lift if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if you are fatigued or distracted.

Remember, safety is everyone’s responsibility. Following these safety tips will help ensure a safe and productive work environment when using a Walkie Rider Low Lift.

Train the Trainer – Walkie Low Lift

Our professional Train the Trainer certification course for Walkie Low Lift 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 Walkie Low Lift 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

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 Low Lift

  • Also known as a pallet jack
  • Easy to maneuver and quick to respond to commands
  • Great for low level order picking
  • Some types of Walkies have a platform so that the operator can stand on it while moving pallet loads

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

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

Click here for a general video outlining safety and maintenance tips for walkie/walkie rider

  • Duration:

    Up to 4 hours, depending on participants’ experience levels

  • 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 certificate and PDF wallet card for their records

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