Counterbalance Forklift

Counterbalance Forklift

Forklifts were originally designed only for unloading and stacking. Today they are used for a multitude of different tasks, with little to no design modifications. This has produced a very challenging environment for the operators of these machines. This course will provide the participants with an opportunity to become familiar with the basic safe operation of a forklift and their skill levels will be assessed.


  • Legislation and Standards as they relate to Forklifts
  • Employer and Worker Responsibilities
  • Load Limitations and Calculations
  • Stability Pre-Use Check and Visual Inspection
  • Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
  • System Components
  • Machine Specific Features
  • Safe Operation
  • Training and Competency requirements
  • Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Hazards


Written knowledge test (minimum 80% passing grade) and field operator assessment. Upon successful completion, the student receives a certificate valid for 3 years.

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