Forklift Operator Safety Course
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% total victims
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It gets worse! The Bureau of Labor Statistics CFOI identified 94 fatal injuries associated with forklifts in 1995 [BLS 1997].
(Source: National Institute of Safety and Health – NIOSH)
Having your workers participate in our "Industrial Forklift Operator Training Course" can help you meet the requirements of the legislation – as well as give you peace of mind that they have been given adequate information on the safe operations of industrial forklifts.
This course is classroom intensive – approx 6 – 8 hours of classroom instruction, followed by a practical test where the operator’s ability to safely maneuver the fork truck as well as move loads is evaluated. The emphasis is on teaching safe forklift operating procedures as well as evaluating the driver’s basic forklift handling skills.
Topics covered in the course include:
Each participant will receive a 65 page handbook to keep. Successful participants will receive a certificate and laminated wallet card from Pro Safety Services..
Course Length: 6 – 8 Hours (max. course size 8 drivers; min. 4)
Course Cost: $170 + GST / Driver - Call for Group Discounts
* Please call for equipment & space requirements. Forklift for instruction must be in good and serviceable condition: good lifting capacity, good brakes, working horn, working backup alarm, seatbelt, etc. Each course participant must come with adequate PPE: sturdy above the ankle boots, etc. (per your company policy)
Alberta Safety Legislation
256(1) “A workers must not operate powered mobile equipment unless the worker
(a) is trained to operate the equipment
(Source: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code – Part 19)
14.23 (1) . . . every employer shall insure that every operator of motorized materials handling equipment has been instructed and trained in the procedures to be followed for:
(a) its inspection
(b) its fuelling
(c) its safe and proper use
(Source: Government of Canada – Health and Safety Regulation – Part XIV)
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