Counterbalance Forklift Course

Counterbalance Forklift

Counterbalance Forklift Training Course Outline

Ontario Counterbalance Forklift Safety & Operation Training

General information on course

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

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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.

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, 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.

To find out more the forklift training program at Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd., please contact us today.


A forklift certification is a certificate that's issued by an authorized training provider after successful completion of the training program and examination. Forklift certification designates individuals to be legally qualified to safely operate a forklift in the workplace.
In Canada, there is no such thing as a forklift license. Only forklift certificates are awarded to students who show they are able to safely operate a forklift. The certificate may sometimes be referred to as a license, but it is not truly a license. Licenses are issued by the government and in Canada the government does not issue forklift licenses. If you or your employees require forklift certifications, contact Advanced Consulting & Training today!
If you've received a forklift certification after completing an accredited training program, your forklift certificate will be valid for 3 years. You will also be required to complete a refresher training course every 3 years to stay certified in compliance with Ontario's safety regulations.
In order to be a forklift operator, you do not need a driver's license or any other kind of license. The only certification that is required is forklift certification. If your job as a forklift operator entails the transportation of dangerous goods, you will also require a transportation of dangerous goods certificate.
A forklift certification and training program can usually be completed in either one or two days depending on where you complete the training. Most forklift training programs have roughly 6-8 hours of classroom learning coupled with hands-on equipment training following the classroom session.

A forklift training course involves practical and theoretical training that teaches participants the following:

  • Pre-shift inspections
  • Safe operating and loading procedures
  • Proper use of hand signals
  • Safe starting procedures
  • Parking and immobilizing a forklift
  • Legislative requirements
  • And more!

Contact the team at Advanced Consulting & Training LTD. to learn more about our forklift training course.


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