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WFTR 136 - Forklift Safety

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.

 

Hours: 7 (Lecture Hours: 5; Field Experience Hours: 2)

 

Total Weeks: 1

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

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: Pass/Fail

 

Passing Grade: 70% on Written and 80% on Practical Final Exams

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

 

Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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