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WFTR 136 - Forklift Safety
Course Details
Course Code:
WFTR 136

Precluded Courses:

Calendar Description:
There are 33,000 lift truck accidents in North America each year - don't be one of the statistics. This one-day training session provides comprehensive training for first time operators and an in-depth discussion on inspection, load handling, rated capacity, stability and how to maintain a forklift's centre of gravity. The last session in this course consists of participation exercises that evaluate the worker's knowledge of forklift safety. Topics covered are stability, safe driving skills, travelling-fork position, pedestrian safety, pre-inspection, load handling, identifying potential hazards, and accident statistics.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 7
Lecture Hours: 5

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Topics covered in this course are:

-Basic Principles of Operating a Lift Truck
-Forklift Safety
-Work Place Health and Safety Training Requirements
-Safe Operating Practices
-Best Operating Practices
-Pre-use Inspection
-Load Charts
-Refueling of Forklifts
-Summary and Written Review
-Demonstration and Practical Training

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to do the following:

-Describe the design and limitations of a forklift
-Describe what their role and responsibilities are
-Describe the differences between a forklift versus a car
-Demonstrate how to do a pre-start inspection
-Pick up, carry and set down a load
-Demonstrate safe operating procedures
-Handle a lift truck
-Use a load chart.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:
70% on Written and 80% on Prac

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Text Books:

Required - NA, Fork Truck Operator Training
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