Forklift Initial Training
CSA Approved | RedTail Certified
A forklift (also called a lift truck, a fork truck, or a forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials short distances. The forklift was developed in the early 20th century. Following World War II the use and development of the forklift truck has greatly expanded worldwide. Forklifts have become an indispensable piece of equipment in manufacturing and warehousing operations.
OSHA statistics indicate that there are roughly 85 forklift fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries each year. One of the leading factors to most forklift accidents is contributed to lack of training. With a proper training program, employers and employees can ensure a safe work environment when using this equipment.
This 8 hour Forklift Training Calgary course is designed to foster and develop a professional, willing and co-operative attitude towards safe lift truck operation.
Forklift Training Course Objectives:
- Labour Canada Regulations and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
- skills required for a person to become professional operator
- Inspection and safety checks; proper and safe refueling
- Pallet safety
- Forklift maneuvering techniques
- The "stability triangle"
- Lifting, transporting and depositing a load
- Overview of safe operating principals
- Ramp and dock operations
- Loading dock and trailer safety
- Forklift operator safety manual
The course meets all of the current CSA Standard Requirements. Split into equal parts, this course includes hands-on practical training as well as classroom instruction.
Please note - This course is intended for students with no previous forklift experience.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be certified in the operation of a powered industrial truck. Certification is valid for 3 years.
Please select a date below to register for this course. Alternately, we would be happy to book your course over the phone.