These are some of the items covered in the training program for the counterbalance forklift.
The legal requirements
Causes of forklift-related accidents
Hazards associated with the operation of a forklift, equipment, environment, and materials you handle
How to ensure the safety of other workers in the area
How to Inspect your lift truck
Lift truck stability triangle and trapezoid, centre of gravity load, capacity of your lift truck or forklift
The effects of speed, acceleration, sharp cornering, etc.
Main components of the lift truck with emphasis on the lifting/handling systems and their basic functions
The hazards associated with the workplace in which he/she will be working. Creation of Safety Rules to follow
Fueling of a lift truck including Propane and Batteries
At the end of the theory training, each participant will be required to take part in a Driving Evaluation. This evaluation consists of having the operators use the equipment they would be authorized to operate.
Upon completion of the theory and practical testing, the student will receive a wallet forklift license as well as a certificate of completion.
Evaluations will have to be completed onsite by an experienced supervisor or manager.