Forklift Fundamentals

Forklift Fundamentals By Southern Safety
8am - 12pm

The purpose of this 4 hour course is to educate people who perform forklift operations on the rules, legislation and proper application of safe work practices and operating procedures involved in day-to-day activities. It is designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of, or who are presently operating forklifts.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will:

• Be able to explain the difference in handling characteristics between machines
having empty and loaded forks.
• Be able to explain the stability triangle and center of gravity.
• Be able to understand and apply load charts with relation to loads to be lifted.
• Be able to explain reasons for maintaining up-to-date maintenance records, and
why proper maintenance is important for safe, efficient and productive operation.
• Identify the operational controls and their purpose.
• Identify and explain forklift safety features and their importance.
• Cover OH&S Legislation (Act Section 2 & 35 Responsibilities, Regulation Part 1 General
(15) Safety Training, Code Part 2 Hazard Assessment, Elimination & Control,
Part 6 Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices and Part 19 Powered Mobile Equipment.

Participants are evaluated by written exam at the end of the course. To meet Alberta OH&S Legislative requirements no worker must operate powered mobile equipment unless they demonstrate competency in operating the equipment to a competent worker designated by the employer, is familiar with the equipment’s operating instructions, and is authorized by the employer to operate the equipment.

A training course certificate, valid three (3) years, will be issued upon successful completion of this course. A letter of instruction and documentation system for your employer will be provided to conduct the practical evaluation process to ensure operator competency on as many different makes and models of forklifts as the operator is expected to use.

This training program does not certify operators as highly skilled nor licensed operators.

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