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Lift Truck Operator

Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

In our interactive two-day course, participants will learn the essential principles involved in the safe operation of a lift truck. These principles include

  • Understanding the limitations that affect truck stability and safe loading criteria
  • Recognizing the hazards ahead of time that present a risk to your and those around the truck
  • Understanding the fundamentals of handling high-risk loads
  • Knowing the legal responsibilities associated with lift trucks

Each participant is expected to bring their own CSA approved head, foot and eye protection and traffic vest. The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


Program Content

  • Classes and types of lift trucks
  • Legislation
  • Lift truck features and safety equipment
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Start-up (mounting and dismounting)
  • Stability principles of lift trucks
  • Travelling without a load
  • Travelling with a load
  • Capacity and load charts
  • Load handling (picking up a load)
  • Load lifting and handling—elevated level–stacking
  • Operating hazards and precautions
  • Refueling and recharging
  • Shutdown procedures (parking)

Who Should Attend?

Supervisors, lead hands, lift truck operators, and health and safety committee members or representatives.

A detailed two-page record of training including a wallet card will be issued to those who satisfactorily complete the course with a grade of 90 per cent or higher. The record of training expires after three years.


For courses at your facility, you will be required to provide a suitable lift truck.

Upon request, IHSA will offer a one-day Lift Truck Operator—Recertification course.

*Participants with less than 100 operating hours are considered “new or novice operators” and are required to complete a third day of practical training and receive a practical evaluation. For this additional day, there is a limit of four participants and an extra charge of $250 (at IHSA) or $1,210 (at your facility).

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
2 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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