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Industrial Lift Truck - Class 7


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

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

Equipment Requirements: Customer supplied Telehandler.

Course Literature: Accessible with mobile application.

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

PPE Required: CSA approved work boots.

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 (class 7) in the workplace, commonly known as a “Rough Terrain Forklift”, “Telehandler”, “Variable Reach Forklift” or “Zoom Boom”.


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.

  • Attaching and removing customer supplied lifting equipment.

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


    Class Lift Codes

  • Class 1 Lift Code 1.  Rough terrain lift trucks, vertical mast rough terrain fork lift truck, variable reach rough terrain forklift truck.