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Forklift Safety Awareness – Canada


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
The purpose of this training is to help you during the initial stage of becoming a qualified forklift operator; one who has the skills and knowledge to operate a lift truck in a safe and proper manner. There should also be an element of practical, hands-on training to complement this course, prior to operating a forklift. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to recognize general engineering and capacity principles associated with forklift safety; identify factors that lead to forklifts tipping over; distinguish between safe and unsafe forklift operations; describe the differences between driving an automobile and a forklift; identify general loading and unloading principles associated with forklift safety; specify safe refuelling and recharging procedures; and list the steps to perform in walk-around and sit-down inspections. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Target Audience
Employees operating and servicing forklifts

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Forklift Safety Awareness – Canada

  • identify load centre engineering principles associated with forklift safety
  • identify capacity engineering principles associated with forklift safety
  • identify forklift safety practices
  • recognize key concepts related to driving forklifts
  • identify general loading and unloading principles associated with forklift safety
  • recognize safe refuelling and recharging procedures
  • identify the steps to perform in walk-around and sit-down inspections
  • Course Number:
    ehs_hsf_a24_sh_enus