Forklift Training

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Forklift Training

Forklift training is a requirement by law for anyone who will be operating any type of forklift or lift truck. In this post we will discuss why you need forklift training, who needs it, what is involved in the training, and where and how you can take the training. At Wayco, we understand the need to be safe in the workplace. If you or any of your employees require forklift training, contact us today.

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What is the Purpose of Forklift Training?

The purpose of a forklift training program, also known as a lift truck training, is to inform all forklift operators of potential hazards, safe work practices and accident prevention strategies necessary for the operators to be “Professional Drivers”. A forklift is a very powerful and useful tool, but in untrained hands, it can do more harm than good. Know your Lift Truck!

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Why Do I Need Forklift Training? It’s the LAW!

Did you know… Canadian Standards Association (CSA) forklift certificate must be renewed every 3 years by a competent person. Upon successful completion of a training course, a  forklift certificate will be issued automatically and must be signed in the space provided by a competent individual verifying that a hands-on practical evaluation has been completed.The decision to retrain and refresh rests with the employer as stated in the Ministry of Labour (Operation of the lifting device by a competent person) which dictates ‘adequate information, instruction and training’ is provided for all employees.


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Why Train With Us?

Our intense training will give you the Best Price and Overall best coverage. We offer national coverage, local service, 98% pass rate & we train individuals or groups. We train in house or your location. Contact us today to find out how we can help you or your business!

When training with Wayco, you will train on a Forklift of your choice from counterbalance, propane and electric, narrow aisle, reach trucks, order picker, walkie rider pallet trucks, and aerial working platforms. Our training courses meet or exceed Canadian Standards Association and Ministry of Labour Guidelines

Give your career a LIFT! Our qualified trainer will help you reach your goals by receiving important skills needed to enter the industrial workforce. Once you’ve been trained, we make it easy for you now, visit our Jobs page and apply.

Come and show off your skills in our warehouse!

Where Can I Take Forklift Training?

Wayco offers a wide variety of forklift training classes weekly at our location or at your facility in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas. Our certified and experienced trainers have over 20 years of experience.

Our instructors will come to your location, on your schedule, and teach exactly what you need. We save you the hassle of having to make transportation arrangements or paying for employee travel. With groups, it often makes more sense to send one instructor to your company rather than arranging for a large group of employees to travel to an off-site location for training. We travel so you don’t have to, saving you time out of the office.

Our in house training is perfect for individuals. It’s  located at 30 Adam Ferrie Place, Kitchener Ontario

Schedule now, and we will work with you to make that happen! 

How Can Forklift Training Help Your Company?

Wayco offers many forklift training courses that can help your company to ensure that the people who will drive your forklifts will remain safe at work and are skilled to achieve more successful productive results.

Forklift training prevents accidents, saving your company from incurring more medical costs and loss of valuable manpower. Forklift training teaches operators ways to avoid injuring themselves and other workers while driving these big machines. The workers morale will be lifted when they become more skillful and efficient with the use of forklifts. This in turn, could help them to become even more productive when using these machines.

Trained forklift operators will be more knowledgeable about how to effectively maintain forklifts. Ensuring the forklift can continue to run at top condition your company will save on costly repair and replacements. Operators who have never taken forklift training are more likely to inadvertently damage forklifts by mishandling them.

Safe operation is the most essential part of doing business when you are employing forklift operators!

What Will I Learn In My Training Course?

Wayco’s lift truck training program is designed to ensure that you will have sufficient skill required to perform your job safely and efficiently.

During our course you’ll learn:

  • Ministry Labour Guidelines
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • CSA Standard for Lift Truck Operator Training
  • Workplace safety – identifying potential hazards
  • Classifications of Lift Trucks
  • Basic Principals of operation and features of trucks
  • Lift truck stability
  • Lift truck load center and Center of Gravity
  • Safe working loads
  • Loading and unloading
  • Lift truck operator pre-shift inspection
  • Lift Truck General Safety Rules
  • Accident Prevention

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 What Is Included With The Forklift Training?

At Wayco, we offer lift truck training at our location or if you prefer our qualified and helpful instructors can come to you to do the training at your facility. The following is included as part of your training:

  • Theoretical and Practical Training and Evaluations
  • Dipolma Certificate and Wallet Card Certificate
  • Certificate Valid for 3 Years
  • Pre-Notification of Renewal Date
  • Record of Training
  • Income Tax Receipt
  • Free Job / Employment Positions Available

When Can I Take Forklift Training?

Wayco offers a wide range of training and safety courses throughout the calendar year. For a complete list of our courses, including forklift training, and when they are available, please click here to view our calendar of events.   

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What Other Operator Training Courses Do You Provide?

If you need to take a forklift training course or if you would like to have your employees take a course, you can click on the following links for available courses and what they include. Wayco also provides a wide range of other operator training courses including courses for other equipment and safety training.   

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Safety Training

  • Pedestrian Awareness
  • Fall Arrest
  • Lockout Tag
  • Battery Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Wayco Multi-Lift Inc. believes in the health & safety of the operators and those working around them is a key success for any company. Forklift training helps boost teamwork and morale, prevents workplace injuries and increases productivity. 

Our highly professional trainer offers a wide range of courses, flexibly dates and  provide advice on the which course is relevant for your needs. After completing our forklift training course, Wayco provides new forklift operators an opportunity to find employment through our Jobs page from potential employers looking to hire forklift operators.

You can trust us to do it right! For the absolute best forklift training in the region, make a wise choice and choose Wayco Multi-Lift Inc.

Be a safe professional driver. 
Use the tools this training has given you and follow the rules.
Your safety and that of your co-works is most important.

 Many warehouse and related accidents and damages can be avoided or minimized. Wayco Provides quality workplace safety products.
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5K Komatsu Pneumatic Forklift Special

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5K Komatsu Pneumatic Forklift Special


5K Komatsu Pneumatic Forklift Special

Don’t miss out on this great forklift special opportunity to get a great deal on a Komatsu FG25T-16 deliver to your door freight free! 

  • 5,000 Lb. Capacity
  • Pneumatic Tires
  • Dual Floating Structure
  • EZLift Hydraulic System
  • Powerful Performance
  • 85/188″ Mast
  • Backup alarm and strobe light
  • integral side shift

Add this forklift to your fleet for a great deal price of $ 32,500.00

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Top 5 Forklift Videos You’ll Actually Enjoy Watching

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In this post we have compiled the top 5 forklift videos you’ll actually enjoy watching. They cover a number of very important topics for forklift operators such as how to operate a forklift, how solid tires are made, safety practices, pre-shift inspections, and battery tips. If you or your business uses forklifts, then these videos will be of interest to you. At Wayco, we specialize in everything related to forklifts. Let us Show You How to Work Safely. Contact Wayco’s Experienced Trainers Today!

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Top 5 Forklift Videos You’ll Actually Enjoy Watching

1. How To Operate / Drive a Forklift

Learning to drive a forklift takes time and patience. If you have never driven a forklift before, this video will certainly help! See things from an operator’s point of view and learn how to operate a counterbalance forklift. Operating any type of forklift requires skill and training in order to limit damage and injury incidents. Properly operating a forklift requires not only a understanding of the forklift itself but the environment as well.

Did you know that the front wheels on a Counterbalance are the pivot points for turning and the rear wheels are turning wheels? The rear end swings out when turning, so you need to always look to make sure you won’t hit anything. Remember to do your pre-inspection check before starting your forklift.  Look around the vehicle for any damage or malfunction that might prevent the forklift from operating as it is intended. Also familiarize yourself with all controls and meter readings. This can be done by reading the operator’s manual.

The video teaches forklift operators how to operate safely and efficiently with an emphasis on restricted view, rear-wheel steering, stability, negotiating tight turns, and moving around obstacles. Because there is so much to think about, to remember and put into practice, it’s easy to forget something: something simple, but something ultimately very important.

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 2. How It’s Made: Solid Tires

Ever wonder how a forklift tire is made? The tire manufacturing process might seem complicated – but this video has made it easy to understand.

A tire is a strong, flexible rubber casing attached to the rim of a wheel. Solid tires are designed for off road conditions like those found on construction site, land fill sites and mining operations. Tires provide a gripping surface for traction and serve as a cushion for the wheels of a moving vehicle. Many industries are full of hazards that would flatten ordinary air tires. Solid tires do not buckle and just keep on turning even if there are a dozen nails in them.

Solid tires can be manufactured several ways. Liquid rubber is poured into a mold and dries hard around the metal wheel. During another process recycled material is placed on a rolling metal wheel collecting layers of rubber as it moves. Recycled material which is stiffer than regular rubber helps the tire hold its shape in the absence of a metal frame work.  The tires are then installed on the forklift with a press machine. Strong and dependable, these tires are ideal for heavy work and because there is no inner tube, you never have to worry about a flat.

Discovery / Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” Solid Tires episode TRR56

3. Forklift Hitting Pedestrians Video Safety Alert

Safety is always paramount when forklifts and people are operating in the same space. If you work with forklifts, keep your people safe. More than 50% of forklift fatalities and serious injuries involve pedestrians. It is also interesting to note that half the pedestrians killed are crushed by a forklift that is barely moving. It’s not just the worker using the forklift who can be injured, the pedestrian can be struck by a forklift or its load.

Simple, safe practices include:

  • separating workers and forklifts with barriers
  • separating through scheduling
  • using speed limit devices
  • marking pedestrian areas 
  • using reverse devices

To stop accidents from happening at your workplace be aware of the many safety products and procedures to protect pedestrians from accidents. What should you do? Don’t wait until there is an injury or death at your workplace before developing a safe system of work to control risks.

Work safe! Home safe!

 4. Forklift Training: OSHA Pre-Shift Inspection

How important is a daily forklift inspection? An operator should inspect the forklift truck every day before using it or before each shift. This takes only a few minutes before each shift and will more than pay for itself over time with reduced maintenance costs, accidents and product/facility damage. Remember! A vehicle in need of repair, defective or in any way unsafe, should not be driven and should be taken out of service immediately. Any problems should be recorded on the appropriate documents and reported to a supervisor.

If you do not have a pre-operational checklist for your forklifts established, do not worry—we provide pre-inspection checklist booklets. Daily, pre-shift inspection of powered industrial trucks is required by OSHA standards. This video discusses pre-operation and operational inspections that operators should perform to ensure that forklifts will operate safely.  It also includes some checks to identify damage, prevent accidents and to ensure the forklift is safe to use.

Once you have completed the initial check (Before Starting The Forklift) you’re not done just yet. It’s extremely important to go through a few safety tests when initially starting your forklift, as you would rather find out the faults and problems prior to putting the forklift in use.When forklift drivers fail to check that the forklift is operating properly before their shift, accidents are more likely to happen.

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 5. Forklift Battery Tips: Proper Watering Techniques

The most common question asked is how to check your water in your electric forklift battery. The number one cause of low battery life is improper watering. The more you charge your battery the more frequently you need to check your battery.

Forklift battery maintenance is important to your business. What you don’t know about maintenance could cost you in the future in terms of safety, cost, and the life of your forklift.  It is extremely important to ensure the person watering the forklift batteries is wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), which typically includes protective gloves, a protective apron, and eye protection.

You can add water to batteries two basic ways :

(1) Adding water directly into individual cells by water guns or nozzle.

(2) Using a battery watering system. The watering system is designed to speed up the watering process. Batteries should be taken to the appropriate stable and level surface area with adequate ventilation, and absence of spark or flame-producing items for maintenance.

Following these few basic steps mentioned in this video will increase the life of your battery and ensure a powerful charge every time. No matter which process you use, it is always good  to conduct a good visual inspection of the battery every time you water it. Watering isn’t the only maintenance that is required for industrial batteries, and planned maintenance and washes are important ways to maintain your batteries as well.

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 Why Choose Wayco Multi-Lift

Wayco Multi-Lift has been selling and servicing lift truck parts and equipment for over 30 years. Our loyal customers throughout southwestern Ontario and the greater Toronto area have come to trust and value our advice and expertise. We are known for our exceptional service, affordable pricing and innovative thinking. We also provide the best warranties in the business. Contact us today and discover why we are number one in the forklift industry.

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Low factory fleet forklift funding

New Low Factory Funded Fleet Pricing

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Wayco wanted to let you know we have some new low factory funded fleet pricing on some of our forklifts! 

Learn More About Factory Funded Fleet Pricing
What is factory funded fleet pricing? In order to make new forklifts more affordable and to help companies replace their old forklifts in their fleet with new ones, forklift manufacturers offer special aggressive discounts to make that possible.
How much of a discount can you expect? Discounts can range from 5% to 10% - that means thousands of dollars off your forklift price!
How long is the special available for? Contact Wayco today to find out!

At Wayco, we pass these discounts onto our customers! We don't keep these discounts to ourselves. Are you looking for a specific brand? Contact us now to find out what brands currently have factory funded pricing.

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What Are The Different Types Of Forklifts?

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Many people ask the question, “What are the different types of forklift trucks; and what do they do?” It becomes difficult to know which one is appropriate for your needs, so we’ve put together a simple guide to help you find out more about each different type of forklift you may encounter including cushion tire forklifts, pneumatic tire forklifts, electric forklifts, reach trucks, pallet stackers, and tow trackers. If you are looking for the right type of forklift for your business, contact Wayco. We can help you select the right equipment for your needs.

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What are the different types of forklifts?

 There are a wide variety of forklift types. They come in many shapes and many sizes each with distinct applications, features and benefits. When you lift or move loads from one place to another, a forklift truck is the most effective equipment you can rely upon. Lift trucks are used in warehouses, construction sites, storage facilities manufacturing, transportation and logistics industries.

The following is a summary of the different types of forklifts showing their main pros and cons as well as their uses. Read on for a more detailed explanation of each type.

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Cushion Tire Forklift

Cushion Forklift

The cushion tire forklift is the most common type used in the industry. If most of your lifting will take place indoors on smooth dry floors or with light outdoor usage on asphalt, then the cushion tire will do the job.

Cushion tires are made of smooth or solid rubber and have a smaller turning radius making it ideal for manufacturing facilities that have less space than a warehouse. They are great for transporting palletized loads to & from the loading dock and storage area with ease.

Cushion tired counterbalanced forklifts are lower to the ground than pneumatic tired forklifts, making them more useful in clearance application. They are available in propane, gasoline, diesel or electric and range from 3,000 lbs to 100,000 lbs. with a variety of lifting heights.

Pneumatic ForkliftDiesel Pneumatic Forklift

Typically pneumatic forklifts have a larger frame and are the best choice for rough uneven ground, gravel or asphalt. While the power source is no different from other forklifts, the lifting potential when compared to cushion and electric forklifts is generally doubled.

Heavy-duty tires found on highway trucks are similar to pneumatic forklift tires. There are two types of pneumatic tires – solid and air. Filled with air, they have deep treads and tend to give a bouncier ride than the solid tires. They work well outdoors on asphalt, in gravel and in yards. Pneumatic tires are solid: you can’t pop, puncture or gouge them, making them ideal for lumber yards, scrap yards or anywhere there is debris.

Pneumatic lift trucks can also be obtained with almost any load capacity from less than 2,000 lbs to more than 200,000 lbs.

Electric Forklift

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Electric lift trucks can be equipped with either cushion or pneumatic tires for indoor use on smooth floors and pneumatic for dry outdoor applications with less risk of failure on major components. They are available in 3 wheel or 4 wheel. The 3 wheel are known to have smaller turning radius

Electric forklift trucks are powered by an electric motor and are most environmentally friendly fume free forklifts giving no harmful emissions. Indoor air quality is greatly improved, resulting in improved employee health. They are quiet in use, and can yield significant cost savings of more than 8% in total costs. There is no replacing gas bottles or filling a tank with diesel fuel, just recharging the battery overnight on low rate tariff.

In a nutshell, the saying” pay me now or pay me later” really applies with electric forklifts, What’s more, electric trucks are highly reliable, tough and very economical.

Reach Trucks

Forklift types - Narrow Asile Order Picker Lift TrucksIf you have little room to maneuver or space concerns then a reach truck is what you need. The Electric Narrow Aisle / Order Picker forklift is the answer to your reach needs as it is perfect for optimizing storage space use, bringing reach with ease. It’s the best choice for warehousing and storage facility, grocery, light to medium manufacturing as it is designed to work in very narrow aisles and allows you to incorporate more racking into your warehouse.

They are a powered battery stand on unit with options of a single reach or double reach where space is limited with higher lift heights than a counterbalanced forklift. Electric Narrow Aisle makes the process of stacking and unstacking pallets easier and will give you the two pallet deep storage option.  

Electric Order Pickers is a piece of equipment used to pick and deliver material from storage allowing personnel to reach pallets three stories high, retrieve product from storage and requires only one operator with all controls at their fingertips. Order pickers are designed to make the order picking process easy!

Pallet Stackers

Walkie rider pallet stacker

A Pallet / Walkie stacker is smaller than a reach truck and is commonly seen in warehouse. It is ideal for production lines or any industrial material handling applications. It  is  electric powered making them friendlier to the environment and ideal for warehouse applications.

Power pallet jacks are also known as electric walk behind pallet trucks. The single or double pallet jacks are used to help lift, move and stack loads that are too heavy to lift manually and transfer from one location to another location.

Stackers can be either powered or manual with different load sizes, various walk behind or ride on types, floor conditions and space constraints to suit different applications. They are designed to suit light to medium duty load handling and warehousing applications.

You’ll want to choose the pallet stacker lift that fits in best with your routine and warehouse set-up. The most import questions you have to ask yourself is how much weight will you be lifting and how high? Typically the maximum lift height is 12’ or lower and can handle up to 3500 lbs., more than this you should consider a forklift. No more Pumping, Pushing or Pulling!

Tow Tractor

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A Tow tractor is a utility vehicle such as personnel carriers, burden carriers, stock pickers and tugs designed for carrying small loads and personnel in your warehouse, factory or facility. It gets you from Point A to Point B quietly in your facility by yourself, with cargo, with a passenger or with a passenger while pulling a load.

It doesn’t matter what the industry, these vehicles were designed with factories and warehouse in mind. Commonly used for moving cargo, they can tow just about anything.

Utility vehicles give your facility the power to pull loads that were previously unmoveable. These workhorses feature designs from multi-passenger, multiple cargo and seating options. Get all your hard word done, safely and efficiently. Every minute spent walking around the facility is a minute wasted. Personnel transport vehicles can get people and gear to the next task quickly. They are designed with factories and warehouses in mind.

Wayco – For Expert Forklift Training

Whichever type of forklift you decide on to assist with your work, it is essential that you receive thorough and proper training to ensure that you can operate and maintain it safely and effectively. Wayco offers experienced training to suit your chosen vehicle and work requirements. Contact us today to schedule your forklift training with our experienced and helpful trainers.


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Blue Warning Forklift Safety Light

Workplace safety is a high priority for Wayco! 

Do you have the right equipment for the job and the safety measures in place to protect employees? Keeping employees safe at work, no matter their shift or location, isn’t easy. Danger lurks in many forms, often resulting in workplace injuries.

Blue Warning Forklift Safety Light!

Wayco believes that no price can be put on workplace safety, but with a cost of $89.95 each, there is no reason why this essential safety solution should not be standard equipment on all forklifts and personnel carriers. In addition to robust operation and industry-leading durability, the blue forklift safety light also comes with outstanding warranty offering lifetime protection. 

The pedestrian blue warning forklift safety light projects an intense blue or red light on the floor in front or behind the approaching forklift’s path, warning pedestrians of its approach and direction. The blue forklift safety light is manufactured from die-cast aluminum, and delivers multi-voltage functionality, ranging from 12 to 96 volts. It is manufactured with CREE LED lights for the utmost in light projection and durability. 

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Best forklift warranty

BEST factory / forklift parts warranty in the Business

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Thought you might be interested to hear that… we have the BEST factory / forklift parts warranty in the business.

We just realized most people are not aware of this fact or how to use it to their advantage.


Let me know if you want to discuss our warranty or how you can take advantage of our warranty system to benefit your business.