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!
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.
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
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.
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.
- All Rough Terrain Lift Trucks
- Aerial Platforms
- Skid Steers
- Genie Booms
- All Personnel and Burden Carriers
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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