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Course Type

Equipment operating.

Course Purpose

This course is for a worker whom operates a Forklift (Industrial Lift Truck - Class 1, 4, 5), ideal for experienced and new operators.

Training Method

In-person, practical lessons with a forklift.

Class Size

2 - 8 students.

Training Duration

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

Training Locations

In-person training at the customer's location, with the customer's equipment.

Customer Requirements

Customer supplied equipment and load for practical lessons.

Student Requirements

Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student):

  1. PPE as per the training location requirements.
  2. Safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest/jacket/overall.

Training Certification

Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students): Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).

Course Outline


  1. Internet based with rich multimedia information, accessible on computer or mobile device (Apple, Android).
  2. Start by setting up a free account Click Here to Get the Mobile App

Theory Lessons

  1. Applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. Applicable CSA Standards.
  3. Operator responsibilities.
  4. Manufacturer specifications for the equipment being trained on.
  5. Hazard and Risk Assessment for operating the equipment safely in the workplace.
  6. Safe operating procedures.
  7. Safe approach limits to energized equipment and power lines.
  8. Hand signals and working with a spotter.
  9. Equipment purpose and limitations.
  10. Equipment stability.
  11. Equipment preventive maintenance practices.
  12. Equipment inspection criteria.
  13. Equipment transport.

Documentation Lessons

  1. Completing a Hazard and Risk Assessment.
  2. Completing a pre-use inspection checklist.

Practical Lessons

  1. Inspecting the Forklift and surrounding work area.
  2. Safe load securement.
  3. Operating the Forklift and communicating with a spotter.
  4. Attaching and removing lifting accessories.
  5. Replacing a propane cylinder (if equipped).
  6. Charging the battery pack (if equipped).
  7. Fuelling the equipment (if equipped - diesel, gasoline).

Applicable Lift Classes and 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.


  • Private Group Rate at the Customer's Location: $1,200.00 (first 4 students) + $250.00 per additional student.
  • Platinum Members15% discount.
  • Additional Fees: Out of town travel expenses and accommodations when applicable.