Forklift Operator Training

Length of Course : 4-6 hours

Class 4-5 can be done at our facility if any other Forklift classifications are required we can complete it onsite, and the Forklift must be provided.

*Update – 2020 we will be offering a recertification course for this training- check back by January 31, 2020 for details or contact the office.

This course includes:

  • Familiarization with the requirements of WH & S Regulation.
  • Completing both formal instruction and hands on training under the direction of a competent, experienced trainer.
  • Operator will exhibit an awareness of the purpose, function and basic concepts of forklift operation.
  • Types and purposes of different decals associated with forklift
  • Operator will demonstrate knowledge and use of control functions
  • Operator will demonstrate a thorough understanding of forklift steering and manoeuvrability.
  • Possess an ability to adequately judge the available visibility to ensure safe operation.
  • Be able to quickly and accurately determine machine capacity and stability for various types of loads.
  • Perform machine pre-use inspection.
  • Identify the condition of the surfaces for safe operation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manipulate, stack and unstack the type of loads to be handled
  • Identify hazardous locations on the work site.
  • Be capable of safely operating on ramps and other sloped surfaces.
  • Be evaluated by the employer for safe operation under working conditions.

Train the Trainer is available for this program. 

Register online for our training programs.

COVID-19

We are following the recommendation of the Alberta Health Services in order to protect the public and our staff and are temporarily suspending our "open courses". We hope this will be for only a very short period of time, you can still contact us through email/ phone for any inquiries (After April 7,2020 phone messages will be returned within 24 hours). We will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 situation, and provide an update if this changes.

If you are in of need training please send an email requesting training. A minimum of 3 students are required to put on a course. We will build courses as requested so check out our calendar to see if there are any upcoming dates. This calendar is live and updated when courses have been added.

Important Notice* Expiry Date Extension

OSSA certificates (Fall Protection, EWP, ConfinedSpace) that have expiry dates from Jan 1, 2020 to Sept 1, 2020 will be extended until Sept 1, 2020. These certificates must bear the holographic OSSA security label and may be validated with the provider that issued the certificate.

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