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Forklift Truck Safe Handling Training
Forklifts are highly hazardous machines which can quickly become killers. Each year dozens of workers are injured or killed during routine operations. Several recent deaths (September 2008 – February 2009) have prompted the provincial government to be more pro-active in the enforcement of the regulations which requires training for all operators.
Quebec legislation requires employers to train and certify forklift operators. Training must include theory and a practical evaluation. The B-335-04 standard requires retraining every three years and practical evaluation every 18 months. However this is not a legal requirement
Target audience: Forklift operators.
- Regulatory requirements;
- Physical requirements;
- Safe driving practices;
- Stacking and unstacking;
- Methods of propulsion and more.
Duration: 3 hours theory + 30 to 45 minutes (practical evaluation per person)
Note: If your employees handle dangerous goods while driving their forklifts, they must also be trained (TDG-101) as well as their WHMIS training (WHM-101).
The same obligation we find in the Quebec legislation for forklift training applied to pallet trucks (sect. 256.1 LSST). Other than this requirement, the health and safety of your employees and business continuity are at risk by these instruments which frequently are involved in accidents and major injuries. Sanctions can be applied against the employer who has the responsibility of adequately training his staff.
Target audience: Pallet truck operators.
- Operator responsibilites;
- Operating principles;
- Accidents and how to avoid them;
- Operating methods;
- Energy sources.
Duration: 2 hours theory + 15 minutes (practical evaluation per person)
Note: If your employees handle dangerous goods while driving their forklifts, they must also be trained (TDG-102 or TDG-101) as well as their WHMIS training (WHM-101).