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Forklift New Operator

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Course Overview

This in-depth full certificate program was developed to meet the specific needs of people with little or no previous lift truck experience. The 3-day program provides certification on one type of machine while the 5-day program will provide certification on up to four types of equipment.

Topics covered include:

Theory: 8-hour session (Eight Person Maximum)

  • Introduction (Review of recent accidents, Importance of Training)
  • Explanation of Legislation, Standards and Guidelines
  • Engineering Principles of Design (Stability)
  • Pre-Operational Inspection (In-Class and On-Floor)
  • Safe Operating Guidelines
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Fuel Source (Propane and Battery)
  • Summary
  • Written Test

Practical: (Maximum of four people per session)

Practical evaluations require from 2 to 4 days to complete allowing the trainee extensive time per truck to gain confidence and experience on each piece of equipment.

  • Pre-Operational Check
  • Starting, Stopping, Steering
  • Accurate Maneuvering
  • Proper Load Placement
  • Loading Dock Safety
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Fuel Source (Battery/Propane)
  • Competency Test
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