This is a fully comprehensive course designed for an individual with little or no lift truck experience. This course is comprised of intensive classroom instruction, including discussion and a written test, as well as hands-on practical training and evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course, the operator will be presented with a lift truck certificate as proof of training.

Course Duration:

  • 16 hours (2 days, 8 hrs. per day)
  • practical: In a group of four operators ( max) four operators per session to allow for maximum instructor/operator interaction

Course Content:

  • performing of pre-shift inspection
  • relevant provincial and federal legislation
  • requirements of the C.S.A. Standard and the applicable provincial guidelines
  • pedestrian awareness
  • Stability principles: lift truck design and operation
  • parts of a truck/pre-shift inspection
  • operation of truck
  • fuel sources (battery and propane)
  • general safety rules/guidelines
  • summary (written test)


  • review of pre-shift inspection
  • battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • propane cylinder exchange
  • safe operating techniques
  • load handling/selection
  • dock safety
  • extensive hands-on training and application

Additional Notes:

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released a third edition of their safety standard for lift trucks.

As changes and additions have been made over the last edition, there is one notable change pertaining to retraining requirements. More info.