Available in English.
This comprehensive Canadian forklift course exceeds all CSA/OHS requirements for classroom operator safety training certification in all Canadian provinces and territories. The course covers requirements for lift truck classes 1-6 (sit down, stand up narrow isle, walkie-rider). Summa courses are the highest quality online courses available today, combining high definition video with cutting edge machine animation and video demonstrations. The format increases learning retention and is very entertaining and informative for students. A few questions after every chapter prepare the student for the final exam. Upon successful completion students are provided with access to: forklift specific OHS requirements for every province and territory in Canada; a practical evaluation checklist; and easy-to-use instructions for evaluating operator competence on the machine.
An employer practical evaluation is required to complete the certification process and can be performed by a supervisor or authorized personnel. Employer practical evaluations are fully approved and recommended by OHS and CSA as they give the operator training and testing that is job and industry specific. This certification is transferable across companies and provinces (Note: each company must perform their own employer practical evaluation).
For Forklift / Lift Truck Practical Evaluation Documents Click On The Links Below:
How to perform a practical evaluation (PDF)
Class 1,4,5,6 Sit Down forklift practical evaluation checklist
Class 2 Narrow Aisle forklift practical evaluation checklist
Class 3 Walkie Rider forklift practical evaluation checklist
Course AvailabilityThis course is available in the following locations
- Northwest Territories
What you should know
The course is broken into 5 modules and each module contains multiple chapters. Course modules are described briefly below:
Module 1. Legislation
This covers important federal and provincial forklift related legislation requirements for the machine, employees, supervisors and employers.
Module 2. Staying Safe
This module helps students understand dangers of the machine during use; focusing in depth on the most common incidents and accidents with forklifts.
Module 3. Know Your Machine
Throughout these chapters students gain a strong understanding of the different forklifts classes, the importance of the manual, safety decals, machine components, controls, brake types, safe guards, capacities and in depth stability principles.
Module 4. Starting Off Right
Learn the best steps to starting each day and job off right with the machine. This includes pre-operational inspections, function tests, maintenance, hydraulic system dangers, batteries (maintenance/charging), refueling (gas/diesel/propane), hazards, hazard assessment and mitigation and rescue planning.
Module 5. Safe Use
Here we learn about safe operational use of forklifts, including proper communication, PPE, operating rules/tips, pivot points, loading/unloading, racks, trailers/railcars, work platform use, freight elevators, parking/shutting down, record keeping and more.