Course Overview:

The Lift Truck Operator Training Program consists of a 4-hour classroom training session presented in an interactive format which covers all aspects of lift truck safety and operation. An on-site individual practical operating test will follow where unsafe or incorrect operating techniques are identified and corrected and pre-shift inspection procedures are reviewed. This program will provide the participant with the necessary knowledge to safely and correctly operate your specific class of lift truck(s) and attachment(s).

Program Content:

  • Current applicable legislation and guidelines
  • Causes of accidents including injury and damage
  • Hazard awareness
  • Operator responsibility
  • Pedestrian awareness
  • Right-of-way
  • Defensive operating
  • Basic and confined area manoeuvring
  • Choice of Working at Height (lift truck specific) or Propane Cylinder Exchange components
  • Vehicle stability
  • Load integrity and selection
  • Dock area safety
  • Truck/trailer inspection, loading/offloading
  • Traveling on grades
  • Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures
  • Battery charging and changing (when applicable)


Practical operator testing is held on-site at your facility and is scheduled following the classroom training. The operator is tested individually and put through a series of operating tasks and manoeuvrings to assess competency and safety awareness on the equipment. Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures are also covered. Average testing time is approximately 30 minutes per operator.

Who Should Attend:

Any individual operating a forklift.

Any supervisor of a forklift operator.

Course Duration: 8 hours
Cost: $220.00/ person + HST