Counterbalanced/Vertical Mast Forklift

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
Post Session: Wallet Card
Course Timeline: re-certification is 3 years

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Course Overview:
This training program is designed to provide vertical mast forklift operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper
procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written
component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a
PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks
and supplementary handouts.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Lift truck fundamentals
  • Principles of stability, balance & capacity
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures (pre-operational inspections)
  • General rules of the road
  • Job safety analysis
  • Safe load handling techniques
  • Proper start up & shut down protocol
  • Steering & control
  • Refueling gasoline, diesel & LP lift trucks
  • Charging/changing industrial batteries on electric powered trucks
  • Designations for powered industrial trucks
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