Safe Use of a Forklift

Length : 8 hours


Learn how to inspect, safely operate and drive a standard forklift and how to identify the risks associated with operating and driving it.

Know that the use of this equipment is governed by laws and regulations.


To acquire the following theoretical and practical competencies that will be validated by a test:

  1.     Inspect the equipment;
  2.     Know the equipment’s capacity and limitations;
  3.     Operate the equipment safely;
  4.     Plan the operations and movements to be carried out.



Certificate of participation


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When a date opens up, the Professional Training Team will contact you to inform you of the registration procedures.

The number of spaces is limited.

A refresher training course is available online. To access it, you must have a recent competency card.
To take this course, please send an e-mail to

Course contents

1. Operator qualification
- Standards, laws, regulations

2. Forklifts
- The right choice for the right application
- Safety features and fault detection
- The stability triangle concept
- Capacity and the factors that influence it
- Formula for calculating an oversize load

3. The work environment
- Hazards, inspection of the work environment

4. Inspection
- Understanding the inspection sheet (types)
- Operator’s responsibility for inspection

5. Operation
a. Complete a daily inspection sheet
b. Keep safety measures in mind
c. Operate a forklift safely

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Communicate risks, types of equipment, principles of stability and capacity
  • Complete and check a (daily) pre-operation inspection sheet
  • Use and operate a forklift safely
  • Knowledge check: theoretical (written) and practical under the supervision of a qualified person


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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


400 Av. Marien, Montréal-Est, QC H1B 4V6

free of charge, members only

Once a month


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Please contact our Professional Training Team 514 844-2113
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