Forklift Operator

Operating a forklift carries significant responsibility. At Commercial Safety College, our Forklift Operator program teaches all of the skills necessary to be a safe, responsible, and efficient operator. Whether you currently work in a warehousing environment or wish to pursue this type of career, Commercial Safety College is the first step to achieving your goal.

Course Length:  Three (3) days – approx. 25 hours

Course Overview:

  • Safe Operating Procedures (theory and practical)
  • Pre-Operating Inspection (theory and practical)
  • Use of All Controls (practical)
  • Maneuvering Skills (practical)
  • Warehousing Procedures (theory and practical)
  • Propane Tank Changes (theory and practical)
  • Basic Hydraulics (theory)
  • Preventative Maintenance (theory)

Note: This is a “hands-on” based course with the majority of time being spent in a warehouse type environment.

Course Requirements:

  • CSA approved hard hat
  • Steel toed boots/shoes

Certification: Successful students will receive a wallet card proving competency as an operator.

Note: It is recommended that operators be re-certified every three (3) years.

Program Cost: $475.00 + HST

Upcoming Program Dates:

  • Please call for upcoming program start dates! 

Looking to be re-certified as an operator?

We offer a one (1) day re-certification program at our site in Masstown, NS for the general public.

This program starts with a review of safe operating and pre-operating inspection procedures.

Following a written test, each candidate is then evaluated on our forklift for operator competency.

If successful, the candidate will receive competency certification.

The cost of this program is $185.00 + HST. Please call for availability.

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