This is a discussion based refresher training program where we review the key elements of our Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Training course.
As laid out in Occupational Health and Safety Act, S 25(2)(A),(D) and (H) Regulation 851 has been amended to include the requirement for training and certification of powered lift truck operators. Employers are now required to ensure that workers have received instruction, training and testing in the operation of powered lift trucks and forklifts. Workers must be familiar with the operating procedures of the truck or forklift that they will be operating and able to demonstrate competency in accordance with the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development’s “Guideline for The Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks.” This Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Training Refresher is not recommended for new forklift operators or those who have not taken a CSA compliant Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Training course in the past 5 years.
This program reviews the following elements:
- Why is training required?
- The legal Stuff, who is the MLTSD and about the CSA Standards
- Causes of Accidents and Looking for hazards in the workplace
- Pre-Start inspections
- Stability of a Lift Truck and understanding the loads to be carried.
- Why Lift Trucks Tip over.
- Load Handling
- Important Safety Rules
- Transporting Lift Trucks
- Attachments you may use
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AS REQUIRED BY THE “OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT AND REGULATIONS”
Occupational Health and Safety Act Section 25(2)(a),(c),(d) and (h)
Ontario Regulation 213 Section – 93-107
Ontario Regulation 851 Section – 51, 54-61