Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Training - Class VII

This course is offered anywhere in Ontario
Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Training - Class VII

As one of the largest forklift training providers in Ontario, Industrial Safety Trainers prides itself on delivering impactful discussion-based training on the safe use of forklifts.  In addition, our Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Certification follows the CSA Standard B335-15 for the Safe Operation of Lifting trucks,  as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development “Guideline for The Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks.”

As part of the above standards our Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Training will see participants participate in an extensive review of the following elements:

The legal stuff

Understanding the legal requirements for operating lift trucks in Ontario, with a focus on those used in the Construction industry.

Understanding the hazards of working with lift trucks in a construction environment

Time is taken to discuss with participants the main contributing factors to accidents, incidents or near misses involving forklift equipment.  As part of that discussion, we go into detail about the top 4 hazards associated with the operation of a lift truck which are:

    • The people factor: how people contribute to accidents or incidents
    • The equipment we operate: do we understand it, do we have the right equipment?
    • The environment we work in and
    • The materials we move: do we know elements like weight and balance?

All of the above will be tied to the work environment the participant works in to make it specific to their work.

Understanding your lift truck
  • A discussion on the need to inspect your rough terrain lift truck and what to look for is done.
  • Lift truck stability triangle and trapezoid, the center of gravity load, the capacity of your lift truck or forklift
  • The effects of speed, acceleration, sharp cornering, etc.
  • Main components of the lift truck with an emphasis on the lifting/handling systems and their basic functions
  • Fueling of a lift truck including Propane, Diesel and Batteries (If your forklifts use propane, your operators are required to undergo training in the safe use and handling of propane cylinders and Propane Cylinder Exchange under TSSA standards)
What are the rules for operating a lift truck?

This is where we discuss the specific rules that should be followed when operating a lift truck within a construction environment. Our focus will be on what rules would apply to your work environment.  This may see the trainer creating a “Safety Rules To Follow” sheet where he/she would pull from the participants the rules that they agree need to be followed by forklift operators. This is a workshop that encourages participants to follow the safety rules as defined by themselves.

Practical Evaluations
  • It is essential that the participants are evaluated on the forklift equipment they would be expected to use in the environment they will be working in.  This is not a driving test where people will pass or fail but more of an evaluation of the operator’s skillset at the time of the evaluation.
  • Some businesses may have different types of forklift equipment and require operator evaluations on each piece of equipment.  As part of our standard forklift safety training, it includes an operator evaluation of one piece of equipment. Additional charges may apply if more than one piece of equipment is evaluated.
  • In the case of participant(s) are attending one of our public training sessions, arrangements will be made that would see the trainer attending your workplace to perform the operator evaluation on a separate date. Again, this is included in the price of the course.
  • If person(s) are attending one of our public training sessions and are not currently employed by a business, we do not have lift trucks on-site to practice on or to conduct an operator evaluation. However, we will provide you with a certificate indicating that if you get a job at a business, that we will send a trainer to that business and conduct an operator evaluation on your skillset and provide your employer with a record of training and documentation supporting the training that you have received. Again, this is no cost to your new employer.

Program Duration

6 Hours Theory + Practical Evaluation Time. Private Session: evaluations following theory on-site at your facility. Public or Distance Learning Session: scheduled on-site at your facility on a separate date

Distance Learning Duration

6 hours

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Mandatory training for workers required to operate rough terrain forklifts (vertical mast, telehandler, and truck mounted.)
Optional for those supervising workers to ensure competence with equipment

Public Classroom


The Safety Bus

Distance Course

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Course Includes: 

  • Manuals
  • Wall Certificate
  • Forklift Wallet Certificate
  • Records of Training
  • Knowledge Acquired Document
  • Attendance Record
  • Tests
  • Completed Practical Evaluations

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About Industrial Safety Trainers

We at Industrial Safety Trainers believe that we can make a difference. We provide training and consulting services that will change the way workers look at safety in the workplace. We offer a very unique way of training; a discussion based method of learning. Our training team is a highly skilled group of certified professionals with a wealth of industry experience and work related background but most importantly, they are passionate about safety training. Our support staff strives to understand our client realities and through collaboration and purposeful listening ensures facilitation of each specific training or consulting request. Each team member works tirelessly to make the registration process for training courses easy and enjoyable.

We operate offices out of Barrie and Ottawa. Industrial Safety Trainers is becoming one of the largest training providers in Canada. Training can take place at a variety of different training venues such as our state of the art mobile training center called the Safety Bus, our conference centers located at either our head office in Barrie or our new training centre in Ottawa, along with other locations that we feel are appropriate for training courses to be delivered.

“We believe the goal of making a workplace safe should not be a burden to the employer, it should be easy and affordable. We strive to ensure that our clients are educated about the applicable provincial and federal safety laws and how they should be applied.”