Clause 25(2) (a) of the OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Act) places an obligation on an employer to “provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker”. Regulation 851 is more specific and states that a lifting device is only to be operated by a competent person. “Competent person” is defined by the OHSA as someone who:
a. is qualified because of his knowledge, training, and experience to organize the work and its performance,
b. is familiar with the provisions of this Act and the regulations that apply to the work, and
c. has knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace.
(ii) The CSA Standard B335-04 recommends that lift truck operators receive retraining on both theory and practical every three years with a mid-term practical evaluation every 18 months.
(iii) Our program meets or exceeds the CSA Standard and the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Guideline for the Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks”.
This course will provide the attendee with forklift certification upon successful completion of both theoretical and practical components. Included are wallet cards for each operator and all necessary paperwork for company records.
We offer operator safety training on all types of lift trucks including; counter balance forklift (propane and electric), reach truck, order picker and pallet truck.
Course content includes:
- Relevant provincial legislation
- Pedestrian awareness
- Basic principles: lift truck design and operation
- Parts of a lift truck
- Pre shift inspection
- Safe operation concepts
- Fuel sources (battery/propane)
- General and workplace specific rules/guidelines
- Written test
- Practical evaluation
- Wallet certificate of training
- Reference manual
- WPL certified record of training
- Wall certificate of training
We do forklift and lift truck training in the following areas:
- Richmond Hill
- North York