Counterbalanced/Vertical Mast Forklift

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

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum: 4

Max: Experienced 10 / Novice 5

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course


$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