Sit Down Counter Balance Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Operator Safety Training

Courses available on Counterbalance, Narrow Aisle (stand-up), Walk Behind, Low Lift (Electric Pallet Jack) and Rough Terrain Lift Equipment.

Each course meets all relevant government and industry standards and all trainers have been certified.  Training courses include both classroom and practical (hands-on) segments, review/recap of materials discussed, question & answer periods and a written evaluation.  Upon successful completion, each participant receives a certificate and record of training.

Training can be conducted at our multimedia facilities or at individual customer worksites.  Customized courses to meet individual company needs are available upon request.

Counterbalance - (Sit Down/Stand Up) Forklift Training  (Classes I, IV, V)
Length of Course: approximately 8 hours



To train operators (new or experienced) on all aspects of safe lift truck operation for Counterbalance Forklifts.

In Class Topics Include:
  • The definition of Material Handling & Importance of Training

  • ITA Classifications of Equipment 

  • Importance of Training

  • The Operator: Attitude, Rules and Guidelines, Authorization

  • Safe / Unsafe Practices

  • Maneuvering: Skills & Stability Factors

  • How to Approach Ramps

  • Load Capacities

  • Adverse Operating Conditions: Obstructed Vision, Uneven Terrain, Overhead Conditions, Blind Corners, etc.

  • The Load: Landing Point Load Limits, Transporting the Load, Placing the Load, etc.

  • Inspection and Maintenance, Engine, Electrical System, Hydraulics, Warning Devices, etc.

  • Safe Refueling, Gas / Propane Handling

  • Review of CSA, Occupational Health and Safety and Ministry of Labour Regulations 


Practical Training Topics Include:
  • Workplace Inspection
  • Pre-operational Inspection
  • Function Tests
  • Operator Evaluation (Driving Test): Loading / Unloading, Narrow Aisles, Blind Corners, Proper Shutdown Procedures


Upon request, an on-site survey can also be conducted to improve overall workplace safety and efficiency.