Forklifts are indispensable machines in warehouses, construction sites, and various industrial settings. These powerful vehicles help move heavy loads easily, but they also pose potential dangers if not operated properly. In British Columbia, forklift operator training courses are critical in ensuring the safety of workers and promoting workplace efficiency.

Why forklift training important

Like any piece of heavy machinery, forklift operation is a skill that needs to be learned. A good forklift operator training program will include both theory training and hands-on practical training.

B.C. regulations require that forklift operators have training

In B.C., the operation of forklifts is governed by specific regulations to protect workers and minimize accidents. Any person operating a forklift without the necessary certification or training can put themselves and others at risk while facing legal retribution. Proper forklift operator training ensures compliance with legal requirements and helps create a safety-conscious workforce.

Forklift operator training can prevent accidents and injuries

Forklift accidents can lead to severe injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. Forklift operator training courses can help prevent these risks. Forklift operator training includes proper equipment handling, safe maneuvering techniques, and essential safety guidelines safe lift truck operations. Forklift operator training covers topics such as load balancing, turning, and navigating through narrow aisles. Instilling best practices through forklift training courses can significantly reduce the risk of accidents.

Forklift operator training in B.C.

What to look for in a forklift operator training course

When choosing a forklift operator training course in B.C. it’s essential to consider several key factors to ensure that the course meets the necessary standards and provides comprehensive training.

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Clockwork Training’s forklift operator training courses

Experienced instructors

Our forklift operator training courses are taught by experienced instructors with the practical experience and the expertise to teach both the theory portion and the practical training program.

We offer classes 1, 2, 4, 5, &7 forklift training courses

No matter what type of forklift you will be operating on your job site, Clockwork Training offers courses that meet the standards and safety regulations.

Counter balance forklift operator training

No matter where you’re operating, forklift training is a vital, necessary part to any safe workplace. Our Counter Balance Forklift operator training course covers classes 1, 4, & 5. The total class duration is 4.6 hours.

Narrow aisle forklift operator training

Also known as a reach truck, order picker, and side loader, all narrow aisle forklifts require adequate training per B.C. regulation.

rough terrain forklift operator training

Whether you’re operating a telehandler, rough terrain vertical mast, or vehicle mounted Moffett truck, Clockwork Training’s in-depth training program will ensure you are prepared to operate a forklift safely and properly.

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Learn at your workplace

Clockwork Training offers complete forklift training courses done at your workplace. Workers learn forklift training on the machines they use on a daily basis.

Course structure

Our forklift training courses are divided into 4 phases. Upon successful completion, every trainee receives wallet card certification. The workbook and supplementary handouts are provided to all trainees at the start of the class.

phase 1 theory portion

Trainees are guided through a comprehensive and interactive review of the forklift operators’ workbook covering rules and regulations, safety, and more.

Phase 2 theory evaluation

Upon completion of theory training, trainees will take a knowledge review test consisting of multiple choice, true/false and essay-type questions. These tests are graded, returned to the trainees, and then reviewed to ensure proper information retention. A minimum score of 0% is required to pass the theory portion.

Phase 3 Practical training

Trainees are shown the pre-use inspection, machine controls, and safe operating procedures and are then given the opportunity to practice under the supervision of the program trainer.

phase 5 Practical evaluation

Trainees are assessed as having reached a minimum skill level and then individually evaluated using the equipment in a series of skill-reinforcing scenarios. Trainees review their performance with the instructor and are given an opportunity to address any issues they may have.

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Contact Clockwork Training to get forklift training started

To register for forklift training for your team, contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions. We are a mobile training program, meaning we go to your business across B.C.