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Industrial Lift Truck - Class 1, 4, 5


Training Cost: $250.00 / student

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We Can Accommodate ESL Students

Training Duration: 6 Hours

Delivery Method: In Person at the customer's location.

Equipment: Customer owned/rented equipment.
Prerequisite: None
Supplies Required: CSA approved work boots and hard hat, safety glasses, gloves.


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 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 Include

  • Lift plan.
  • Inspection of the equipment and surrounding work area.
  • Operating the equipment with a load and communicating with a spotter.

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



Attendance & Registration

Students must be pre-registered before the training date.

Students must arrive and register 15 minutes before the training course starts; late students will not be accepted to participate in the training course.

Student Attire

Students should dress comfortably for "hands-on" practical training.
Students must wear the site-specific PPE when the training course is being hosted at a worksite/jobsite/construction site.

Inappropriate Attire

The following are not appropriate for the training class: high-heel shoes, open toe shoes, sandals, dresses, skirts, muscle shirts.

Training Certificates

Students must complete the entire training course and pass the written exam with at least 80% grade to receive a training certificate. Training certificates will be emailed to the student and the employer.