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Industrial Lift Truck - Class 3


Training Duration:  6 hours

Delivery Method:  In Person at the customer's location and with customer supplied equipment.

PPE Required: CSA approved work boots and hard hat, safety glasses, gloves.

Course Summary

This training is for workers who operate an industrial lift truck (class 3) in the workplace, commonly known as a powered pallet jack.

Theory Lessons Include

  • Applicable Federal and Provincial OH&S regulations and applicable CSA standards.

  • Manufacturer specifications for equipment being trained on.

  • Hazard and risk assessment for workplace safety.

  • Safe operating procedures.

  • Safe approach limits to energized equipment and power lines.

  • Working load limit & stability.

  • Roles of a spotter/signal person.


Practical Lessons

  • Lift plan.

  • Inspection of the equipment and surrounding work area.

  • Operating the equipment with a load and communicating with a spotter.

Class Lift Codes

  • Lift Code 1.  Electric motor hand trucks: low lift platform.

  • Lift Code 2.  Electric motor hand trucks: low lift walkie pallet.

  • Lift Code 3: Electric motor hand trucks: tractors.

  • Lift Code 4: Electric motor hand trucks: low lift walkie/center control.

  • Lift Code 5: Electric motor hand trucks: reach type outrigger.

  • Lift Code 6: Electric motor hand trucks: high lift straddle, single face pallet, high lift platform.

  • Lift Code 7: Electric motor hand trucks: high lift counterbalanced.

  • Lift Code 8: Electric motor hand trucks: low lift walkie/rider pallet and end control.

Applicable OH&S Regulations and Standards

Canada Labour Code Part II

  • Part 13 Tools and Machinery

Alberta OH&S

  • Part 3 Specification and Certifications
  • Part 19 Powered Mobile Equipment

British Columbia OH&S

  • Part 16 Mobile Equipment

Canadian Standards Association

  • B335-15 Safety Standard for Lift Trucks