Forklift Training and Certification | What to Expect From Your Program

Forklift Training

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One of the biggest concerns for every construction company, job site, project manager, etc, is safety.

Whether it’s for general labour, scaffolding assembly, or machinery-focused activities such as forklift training, the concept of safety is always emphasized. For this reason, AIP’s forklift training services in Calgary offer the tools, best practices, and certifications that both enhance and demonstrate one’s propensity for safety on the job. But you may be curious as to what forklift training and its ensuing certification entail.

Keep reading to learn what you can expect from forklift training in Calgary. But first, you may be wondering…

Why Choose AIP Safety?

At AIP Safety, we uphold an unrelenting commitment to the best practices of safe workplace conduct.

Our forklift training in Calgary is brimming with systems, procedures, and strategies to improve job site safety. Moreover, we have teamed with some of the most top-rated experts – locally all the way to internationally – in Health, Safety, and Environmental workplace performance. Our continued dedication to the well-being of the individual remains intact.

And this fact is evident in every course, resource, and training program we offer, including but not limited to, forklift training.

Forklift Training Details: What You Can Expect

Our forklift training program meets every existing CSA Standard Requirement.

Divided equally among each section, this program offers a concrete, action-oriented training experience that is coupled with an in-house classroom component. Geared toward students with no forklift training, successfully completing the course begets a certification in powered industrial vehicles. Moreover, the certification is valid for up to 3 years from the date of completion.

You can expect a comprehensive training program, knowledgeable instructors, and a welcoming environment in which you can learn and further your education.

Course Description

A forklift is a powered industrial truck used in construction sites, warehouses, and other facilities, large and small alike.

Its purpose is the safe and efficient transportation and delivery of materials over short distances. Created and expanded upon in the early 20th century, forklifts quickly spread internationally by the time of World War ll. Since then, they have become invaluable assets in countless workplaces, job sites, and manufacturing facilities.

Statistics from OSHA suggest there are an estimated 34,900 critical injuries every year from forklift incidents, with 85 of those incidents resulting in fatalities.

And one of the primary variables in these accidents is the absence of proper training.

When an in-depth training program is introduced to educate both employers and employees, a safer work environment is created by default. This 8-hour Forklift Training course was created to promote a professional and cooperative attitude toward safe forklift conduct.

Course Objectives

  • Overview of both Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and Labour Canada Regulations
  • Skills needed in order to become a proficient forklift operator
  • How to properly conduct inspection and safety assessments
  • Best practices for pallet safety
  • Techniques for safe forklift maneuvering
  • Lifting, delivering and unloading freight, cargo, and other materials
  • Review of the fundamentals of safe operating procedures
  • Code of conduct for ramp and dock operations
  • Loading dock and trailer safety
  • The "Stability Triangle"
  • Safety manual for forklift operators


Safety on the job begins with worker education.

A well-trained workforce is an investment that pays dividends for companies willing to make the investment in their people. And we here at AIP Safety want to help you invest in the knowledge of your team. We offer a myriad of high-quality training courses, programs, and other resources all geared toward the educational development of your workforce.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today for additional information.