A lift truck (forklift) is a heavy piece of equipment and deserves to be treated with respect by the operator and others that come in close proximity to it. If operated in an unsafe manner, this equipment can cause extensive damage to surrounding fixtures, buildings, cargo, or worst of all, major injury or death to operators or others.
Governments are implementing more stringent occupational health and safety regulations relating to forklift operation. In response, many companies are recognizing the importance of safety in the workplace and are reviewing the safety records of their warehouse and material handling operations. The Alberta Safety Council offers student and instructor courses in Lift Truck operations.
Lift Truck (Forklift) Safety Program (1 day)
The Lift Truck (Forklift) Safety Program is a one-day course designed to help the operator be more aware of safe operating practices while operating any type of a lift truck. It is an awareness program and an attitude check on what makes a safe lift truck operator.
This course consists of both classroom instruction with discussion portion and a hands-on portion. Each operator will be required to demonstrate his or her knowledge and skills while operating a motorized lift truck.
The following are a few of the topics addressed in the program:
- Elements of a professional operator
- Inspection and safety checks
- Proper and safe refueling
- Forklift maneuvering techniques
- Transporting and depositing a load Ramp
- Dock operation
Lift Truck (Forklift) Instructor Training Course (5 days)
The Lift Truck (Forklift) Instructor Course is designed to provide in-house instructors with the tools required to teach forklift (Lift truck) safety.
The Instructor course will focus on creating a safety conscious attitude. Candidates will learn to effectively facilitate safe operator principles and course objectives in a participant oriented atmosphere. Knowing how to properly facilitate operator safety and utilize the training techniques that you will learn in this course will increase your company′s productivity. Your company′s bottom line and employee productivity will improve as a result of reducing the costs associated with property damage and employee injury.
Course content includes:
- Lesson planning
- Training exercises and techniques
- Lift truck (forklift) variations
- Record keeping
- Operator evaluation
- Problem Solving
- Industry training aides
The Forklift Operator Safety Program is a well-recognized safety course developed by the Alberta Safety Council. Warehouse managers, safety officers and administrators are encouraged to ensure that staff members who operate forklift equipment complete a Forklift Safety Course at least every three years, as part of their due diligence in the promotion of corporate safety. This course is designed for people with forklift experience; it is not a beginner course.
Lift Truck (Forklift) Instructor Recertification Course (half-day)
The Lift Truck (Forklift) Instructor Recertification Course is taken every three years. This course is mandatory to maintain certification status with the Alberta Safety Council.
Course content includes:
- New legislation
- Changes in reporting procedures
- Evaluation of new training resources
The Lift Truck Operator Safety Program is a well-recognized safety course developed by the Alberta Safety Council. Warehouse managers, safety officers and administrators are encouraged to ensure that staff members who operate forklift equipment complete a Forklift Safety Course at least every three years, as part of their due diligence in the promotion of corporate safety. This course is designed for people with forklift experience; it is not a beginner course.