Almost all businesses depend on some type of lift truck to address the wide variety of material handling requirements. Narrow aisle lift trucks are just one of the many different kinds of lift trucks available, and they offer specialized solutions in a variety of applications.
Operating a narrow aisle lift truck safely demands skill and experience, therefore only trained and authorized personnel may use them. Lift truck operations involve more than the individual operator, truck, and operating environment. For optimum performance and safety, it requires all of these to work together.
Narrow aisle lift trucks have the capability to turn in tight aisles and restricted spaces and can lift loads to heights exceeding 28 feet. A fully loaded truck can weigh more than 12,000lbs or the equivalent of 4 cars.
As with any other motorized vehicle, narrow aisle lift trucks must be operated by authorized personnel who have received proper training. While every attempt has been made to improve current and accurate information on the proper use of the equipment specified. It is up to the individual operator to adhere to all training and safety protocols they have received during training.
Along with proper instruction, you should study the operating manual that accompanies the narrow aisle lift truck. You must also make sure that you have access to and understand any and all instructions that are specific to your individual machines, workplace and application.
Who Can Use A Reach Truck?
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard B335-04 for Industrial Lift Truck Operator Training defines a lift truck operator as a person who is trained in accordance with the standard and authorized by the person’s employer to be in control of the lift truck.
This standard specifies the requirements that must be met for operator training.
A competent lift truck operator must understand their duties, rights and responsibilities as outlined under the appropriate federal and provincial legislation and Ontario Ministry of Labour guidelines.
Safety is not something that anyone sets out to ignore, but tight schedules, heavy equipment, pedestrian traffic and congested workspace can sometimes compromise safety. Every year in Canada, there are thousands of lift truck accidents, many of which result in death. In order to prevent accidents, legislation requires that employers give proper equipment – specific training to all of there lift truck operators. In addition, the CSA Standard sets guidelines for proper operator training.
Some of the topics covered are:
• Stability Principals of a narrow aisle lift truck
• Stability Trapezoid
• Capacity limits and name plates
• Battery safety and handling
• Pre – operational safety inspections
• Safe Operating Procedures
• Pedestrian Safety
A passing mark of 80% must be achieved to receive a certificate of completion and wallet certificate.
Upon completion of the online portion, an evaluation of the ability to operate a walkie/rider must be completed by an experienced supervisor or manager in order to be completely certified.
Online course takes approximately 1-2 hours but there is no time limit on how long it takes.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate of completion and wallet certificate will be available to download and print.