Employers are required under the Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety Act to provide training to all persons operating forklift equipment. This course focuses on safe practices and procedures for operating forklifts. It is a comprehensive classroom program suitable for both experienced and novice operators. During the training participants will be instructed on the proper operating and safety procedures for forklifts. This classroom portion allows participants to give feedback and participate in class discussion. During the class, the participants will work in groups on case studies.
Upon completion of the classroom portion, participants are given practical training and a practical operator assessment on a functional forklift. Upon successful completions of all portions participants will be qualified forklift operators.
Regulatory Requirement: All those operating a forklift must be trained. The Forklift Training course expires three (3) years from date of completion.