The Lift Truck Operator Refresher Training Program consists of a 4-hour classroom training session presented in an interactive format which covers all aspects of lift truck safety and operation. An on-site individual practical operating test will follow where unsafe or incorrect operating techniques are identified and corrected and pre-shift inspection procedures are reviewed. This program is suitable for competent operators who have previously completed a comprehensive Lift Truck Operator certification program within the last 3 years.
The CSA Standard B335-15 recommends that lift truck operators receive retraining on both theory and practical every three years.
The program meets the CSA Standard and the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Guideline for the Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks”.
CLASSROOM TRAINING CONTENT
- Current applicable legislation and guidelines
- Causes of accidents including injury and damage
- Hazard awareness
- Operator responsibility
- Pedestrian awareness
- Defensive operating
- Basic and confined area manoeuvring
- Choice of Working at height (lift truck specific) or Propane Cylinder Exchange components
- Vehicle stability
- Load integrity and selection
- Dock area safety
- Truck/trailer inspection, loading/offloading
- Travelling on grades
- Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures
- Battery charging and changing (when applicable)
PRACTICAL TESTING (FOR EXISTING OPERATORS)
Practical operator testing is held on-site at your facility and is scheduled following the classroom training. The operator is tested individually and put through a series of operating tasks and manoeuvres to assess competency and safety awareness on the equipment. Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures are also covered. Average testing time is approximately 30 minutes per operator.
DURATION AND LOCATION
- 4-hour classroom theory training held on site at your location and;
- 30 minute practical operating test on-site at your location on the operator’s regularly scheduled shift (additional time will be required for testing on more than 2 pieces of equipment)
- Classroom theory training
- Practical operator testing on up to 2 pieces of equipment (providing 2nd test takes place at the same time & location)
- Record of training report
- Written examinations
- Signed safety rules for each participant
- Individual wallet certificates (for participants with 80% passing score on both written and practical tests)