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Industrial Lift Truck - Class 1, 4, 5


Training Duration:  6-8 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Calgary & Foothills Region: In person training at the customer's workplace.

Vancouver Region: In person training at the customer's workplace.

Equipment Requirements: Customer supplied forklift.

Course Literature: Accessible with our mobile application.

Training Card: Digital training card with hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

PPE Required: PPE requirements as per the workplace.

Student Prerequisite: None.

Large Employers: Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).


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 OH&S Regulations (Federal and Provincial).

  • 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.

  • Safe load securement.

  • Safe load securement.

  • Attaching and removing customer supplied lifting equipment.


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


    Applicable Class and 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.