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Industrial Lift Truck - Class 1, 4, 5


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 (classes 1, 4 or 5) in the workplace, commonly known as “counterbalance forklift”.


Theory Lessons

  • 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.


Applicable Class & Lift Codes

  • Class 1 Lift Code 1.  Electric motor rider trucks: counterbalanced rider, stand-up.

  • Class 1 Lift Code 4.  Electric motor rider trucks: three wheel electric trucks, sit-down.

  • Class 1 Lift Code 5.  Electric motor rider truck: counterbalanced rider, cushion tires, sit-down.

  • Class 1 Lift Code 6.  Electric motor rider trucks:  counterbalanced rider, pneumatic tire, sit-down.

  • Class 4 Lift Code 3.  Internal combustion engine trucks: fork, counterbalanced (cushion tire).

  • Class 5 Lift Code 4. Internal combustion engine trucks: Pneumatic tires only, forks, counterbalanced, pneumatic tire.



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