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Achievable New Forklift License In 2023

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Forklift License

Forklift license training is a requirement by the Occupational Health and Safety Act  (OHSA) and requires an operator to be properly trained using specific equipment.

The CSA Safety standards For Lift Trucks(B335-15)  identifies practical skills and evaluations needed by lift truck operators.

AI Forklift Training Ltd. has a comprehensive forklift training course that meets or exceeds the CSA and B335-15 standards and the Ontario Ministry of labor guidelines for the safe operation of powered lift trucks.

With our interactive training course, your employees will emerge with far more information and knowledge and be more productive.

What Is A Forklift License?

Forklift certification is a certificate that is issued by an authorized training provider to a forklift operator who successfully completes a forklift safety course and examination. The forklift certification says that he/she is qualified to operate a forklift safely in the workplace.

Certification must meet the safety requirements of the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA).

Having a forklift certificate insures that the certificate holder is able to handle a forklift properly and safely in the workplace. Employers must arrange for classroom theory education and practical training for all operators.

All certificates must have the name of the operator, training dates, the date of an evaluation, and the trainer who performed the training and evaluation.

There are many companies that provide training and refresher courses. Employers must insure that all forklift operators have the proper training and certificate before they operate forklifts in any workplace.

Who Needs the Training To Operate A Forklift?

Any person that wants to operate a forklift needs specific training on the machine that they will be using, just because you are certified to operate one type of forklift does not allow you to operate any type of forklift. 

What Will You Learn Taking A forklift Operator Training Course?

  • Fundamentals of powered lift trucks
  • General operating procedures
  • Load handling
  • Re-fueling and battery recharging
  • Workplace safety
  • Forklift Stability
  • Dock area safety
  • Pedestrian awareness
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Your Forklift Training Certificate Will Give You The Ability To

  • Safely operate a forklift
  • Safely change or inspect batteries
  • Safely inspect forklift
  • Be able to understand the capacity plate
  • Understand the stability of the forklift
  • How to do pre-inspections
  • understand the fundamentals of forklift safety
  • Load handling
  • Pedestrian Safety

The Counterbalance Forklift Training Course is 4 -8 hours depending on the number of participants. In-class theory with a practical driving assessment in their own warehouse setting.

Theory sessions are conducted in class and are supported by video PowerPoint presentations and graphics.

A forklift License is offered after completing the training course, each operator’s theory knowledge will be assessed using a multiple-choice test and practical evaluation of their ability to operate a forklift truck in a safe and efficient manner. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, each operator will receive a wallet-size ID forklift license and Certificate of Achievement.

Does A Forklift License Expire?

Forklift certifications are valid for 3 years. After three years, you will need theory and practical reassessment in order to get recertified and be able to continue to operate a forklift in compliance with Ontario’s safety regulations.

Forklift Safety should be taken very seriously as a forklift is a very heavy and powerful machine capable of lifting extremely heavy loads. Having the proper training ensures the operator is a compliant and knowledgeable forklift operator and abides by all safety regulations set by the MOL (Ministry of Labor) and the Canadian Safety association.

Training should only be conducted by an authorized trainer who has been trained in accordance with government regulations. Having a competent trainer will ensure that the training provided will meet or exceed training expectations. AI Forklift Training Ltd is your number 1 choice for all your training needs.

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