Class 4/5 Forklift - Experienced Operator


1 day

CSA-approved safety boots and hard hat


Forklifts, also known as counterbalanced lift trucks, are heavy-duty vehicles fitted with forks that enable an operator to carry, lift and stack many different types of materials. Given that they are operated in dynamic environments with constantly-changing conditions, it is important for
an operator to be able to proactively recognize hazards that present a risk to themselves or others around them.

Our interactive course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the essential principles involved in the safe operation of a forklift truck, along with the legal responsibilities. We will discuss the limitations that affect forklift stability and the fundamentals of handling high-risk loads.

Course Content

  • Legislation and standards
  • Classes and types of lift trucks
  • Lift truck features and safety equipment
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • 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
  • Refuelling (Propane cylinder exchange)


If you meet the above requirements and are interested – LiUNA Local 506 Members can apply directly from the Member Portal