Counterbalance Forklift Course

Counterbalance Forklift

Counterbalance Forklift Training Course Outline

Ontario Counterbalance Forklift Safety & Operation Training

General information on course

This health and safety training workshop is designed for participants who have little or no working knowledge of operating a counterbalance forklift. It is also designed to be a forklift refresher course for experienced counterbalance forklift operators. This course must be completed for forklift operators to be in compliance of the Ontario CPO regulations. Forklift certifications (lift truck license) last for three years before requiring renewal. Participants must successfully complete and pass both the theoretical and practical components of this forklift course to receive their record of training (ROT).

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The forklift training can be a full day depending on the size of the group and participant interaction.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who supervises operators of Counterbalance Forklifts or operates a Counterbalance Forklift on a construction site or in an industrial establishment will benefit from this forklift training.

Forklift Training Course Components

Theoretical Component:

After successfully completing this portion of the course, participants will understand:

  • The legislative requirements (Government Regulations, CSA Standards and Manufacturers’ Guidelines and Principles;
  • The duties and responsibilities of workplace stakeholders;
  • Pre-shift inspections;
  • Safe operating and load handling procedures;
  • Pedestrian safety and the proper use of hand signals;
  • Propane and battery handling techniques.

Practical Component:

To successfully pass this course and receive a forklift permit, participants must demonstrate the following:

  • The capability to conduct a pre-shift inspection;
  • Forklift safe starting procedures;
  • Lifting a load with a forklift;
  • Travelling with and placing a load with a forklift;
  • Parking and immobilizing a counterbalance forklift device.

By means of group discussion, case studies and one-on-one instruction, participants will gain the ability to apply what they learn in this course and receive their lift truck license.

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