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Coutts Library Services (Niagara Falls, ON)

"It was important that both salary and hourly staff learned the importance of safety together. Very organized and understandable."

Transportation Safety Training
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Only qualified persons should operate a lift truck. A qualified person means, in respect of a specified duty, a person who, because of their knowledge, training and experience, is qualified to perform that duty safely and properly.

OH&S 14.23 (1) Every operator of materials handling equipment shall be instructed and trained by the employer in the procedures to be followed for

the inspection of the materials handling equipment;
the fueling of the materials handling equipment, where applicable; and
the safe and proper use of the equipment


There is a great potential for property and material damage, as well as injury, to the operator and those working around lift trucks. Be pro-active and train your operators.

To those who are new lift truck operators, this course will introduce you to the principles of safe lift truck operation and hazard recognition that may be unfamiliar to you

For experienced operators, this course provides a chance to refresh your knowledge and add to it so that you may become a more proficient operator with greater hazard recognition skills.

The objective of this course is to produce a professional lift truck operator who will help to ensure a safer workplace for everyone.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act clearly outlines the legal requirements for a lift truck and itís operator. Here are a few examples of the operators legal responsibilities;

need to be competent person
guide when vision is obstructed
not overloaded
secured against accidental movement
report defects
no passengers
no load over workers
storing cylindrical objects
live power lines


These examples are just a few of the many legal responsibilities that employers and workers are faced with. (To view the list of responsibilities in itís entirety, refer to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.)

Training your employees is merely the beginning of enhancing your due diligence efforts. Employees need to be periodically monitored and evaluated. Documentation must be filed in order for the due diligence defense to stand up in court

Course Content

legal requirements
principles of a counterbalanced lift truck
vehicle & operator condition
injury causes/hazards
safe operating techniques
propane procedures
battery procedures
conclusion
knowledge verification


Objectives

understand the principles involved in the safe operation of a lift truck
know their legal responsibilities in fork lift operation
recognize hazards associated with fork lift operations and suggest
possible solutions
verify the knowledge of course content
cost includes all course materials, participants manual, wallet size
certification card.


Testimonials

The program was very informative and the instructor held my attention
I will definitely be more careful when operating the lift truck, I was
not aware of the legislation involved
I wish Carl could teach us all of our courses
This course raised my awareness of the Occupational Health And Safety
Act and has really opened my eyes to health and safety
There were times when I wouldn't use my parking brake but after
today's course, I'll be using it every single time I get off the machine
the instructor really cares about what he is teaching, a great asset to the course. You can tell he really cares.

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