Workplace Training BC

Side Loader Forklift

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  • Side Loader Forklift Training
  • Side Loader Forklift Training
  • Side Loader Forklift Training
  • Side Loader Forklift Training

Target Audience
Novice or Experience Operators. Site Specific and On Site Training Available.
Learning Objectives

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


  • WorkSafeBC Rules, Regulations, and Requirement
  • Required Safety Features
  • Forklift Components and their Functions
  • Pre-Shift Inspections
  • Stability Characteristics
  • Operator Controls
  • Steering Maneuvering and Travel
  • Shutdown Procedures
  • Refueling Hazards and Precautions
  • Battery Use and Maintenance Hazards
  • Overall Safety, Maintenance and Care of a Sideloader Forklift

Required Time

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

Skills and Knowledge

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

Understand The Following

  • Rules, Regulations and Standards Governing the Safe Operations of a Side Loader Forklift
  • Side Loader Forklift Components and their Functions
  • Maneuvering, Steering and Capabilities
  • Forklift Stability and the Forces that Can Affect the Overall Stability of the Unit
  • Complete and Document a Pre-Shift Inspection
  • Operational Driving Hazards
  • Battery Maintenance and Care Precautions
  • Re-Fueling Precautions
  • Equipment Care and Maintenance

Delivery Method

  • 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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