Forklift operators are in demand in construction and mining sites, manufacturing companies and warehouses, ports and shipping industries, which are all popular industries in BC. If you are interested in becoming a forklift operator, there are certifications and forklift training courses that you need to complete.

classes of forklift

What counts as a forklift

Forklifts can be categorized into seven classes in total. A forklift, also known as a lift truck, are powered industrial trucks used to lift and move materials across short distances such as construction sites or warehouses.

Forklift operator training courses

In order to safely operate a forklift, all operators must take forklift operator training classes in order to meet health and safety regulations on federal, provincial, and company levels.

What is a forklift license BC?

Forklift operators need training and certification in order to operate a forklift in BC. To drive and operate a forklift in BC, even experienced operators will need to have up-to-date certification. Forklift operator training courses help ensure all operators have what is needed to obtain forklift operator certification.

Do you need a class 5 license in BC to operate a forklift?

You do not need a class 5 license to operate a forklift in BC on job sites. You need one if you drive the forklift on public roadways. A class 5 driver’s license and full road insurance coverage are needed when a forklift operator drives heavy machinery on the roadways.

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Why is forklift operator training so important?

Safety matters. In order to prevent and limit serious injuries, all employees who are operating lift trucks and forklifts need to complete some form of forklift training course. Separate to federal and provincial regulations, companies will have their own safety measures that need to be followed by their employees.

How to get forklift training

Employers are responsible for providing their workers with training and ensuring they have all of the tools needed to operate forklifts safely.

What forklift operator training includes

The current lift truck or forklift operator certification standards have both a theory portion, as well as a practical portion. With Clockwork Training, all of our forklift operator training courses include theory and practical training and evaluations.

Comprehensive training with Clockwork Training

Clockwork Training offers a forklift operator training course for several categories of. Classes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 are available, covering counterbalance, narrow aisle, and rough terrain courses available.

Upon successful completion of a course, all participants receive complete and full certification. The courses all have a theory training and theory evaluation section and a practical training and practical evaluation section.

Both portions of the training program help ensure the safe operation of forklifts in BC. All of Clockwork Training’s classes meet CSA standards (Canadian standards association).

Do Forklift Licenses Expire?

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Clockwork training is a mobile business, meaning we come to your workspace and train your employees on the machines they will be using during their daily workday. With the largest selection of training and services in Western Canada, with Clockwork Training, you get more than a quick online course. You get comprehensive training tailored to your workplace. Contact us today to get started.