Forklift Training Class 1, 4, and 5

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  • Forklift Operator Training - Workplace Training BC
  • Forklift Operator Training - Workplace Training BC
  • Forklift Operator Training - Workplace Training BC

Forklift Course Pre-requisites
Student must be at least 16 years of age, have a thorough understanding of both written and spoken English, wear CSA approved safety boots, and have valid picture ID (Driver’s License or BC ID). If a student does not have CSA approved safety boots, we have a variety of sizes they can use while at the course. Safety is Important to Us!

Target Audience
Novice or Experienced Operators. Site Specific and On Site Training Available.

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend Forklift Training Fundamentals and Regulations
  • Understand Safe Operating Procedures and Eliminating Potential Hazards
  • Identify Forklift Components and their Functions
  • Understand Forklift Stability Characteristics, Limitations, Inspection, and Care
  • Understand Methods to Perform Safe Loading, Unloading and Stacking Procedures


  • WorkSafeBC Rules, Regulations and Requirements
  • Forklift Classifications (1, 4, 5)
  • Required Safety Features
  • Forklift Components and their Functions
  • Pre-Shift Inspections
  • Stability Characteristics
  • Operator Control
  • Steering, Maneuvering and Travel
  • Shutdown Procedures
  • Flammable and Re-Fueling Hazards
  • Battery Maintenance Hazards
  • Overall Safety, Maintenance and Care of the Machine

Required Time

  • 8 Hour Course – Theory and Practical
  • Re-Certification Dependent on Class Size 4 Hours (approx.)

Skills & Knowledge

  • Theory (Require 80% for Pass
  • Student Demonstration (Require 80% for Pass)

Understand the Following

  • Rules, Regulations and Standards Governing Operations of a Forklift
  • Understand the Forklift Components and their Functions
  • Manuevering and Steering Characteristics and Capabilities
  • Forklift Stability and the Forces that Can Affect the Overall Stability of the Unit
  • Complete and Document a Pre-Shift Inspection
  • Operational and Driving Hazards
  • Battery Maintenance and Care Precautions (Electric Unit)
  • Re-Fueling Precautions (I.C. Unit)
  • Overall Care and Maintenance

Delivery Method for this Training is Divided Into

  • Theory – Manuals, Powerpoint, and Videos
  • Practical – Student Demonstration and Assessment

This Course Follows WorkSafeBC Regulations and the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (OHSR). Also, Including Canadian Standard Association (CSA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit

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