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The   Safety Through Motion – Lift Truck Operator Training   Program is designed to introduce both experienced and inexperienced lift truck operators to the principles and practices critical to the safe and efficient operation of a lift truck and ensures operators are able to apply safe and correct operating procedures in the work environment.

Our experience has shown that operator safety training is most effective when the information presented is consistent with the policies and procedures followed in the workplace. Every organization manages their materials handling operation in a unique way. The time required to deliver the SAFETY THROUGH MOTION Operator Safety Training Program varies according to the number of lift truck models to be covered and the characteristics of the operating environment.  The program will be conducted from a minimum  of 4 hours to a maximum  of 8 hours as outlined in CSA Standard B335-15.

A  maximum   of  12 operators  per  session  ensures  each  participant  is  given  the  time  to understand and retain the information presented.   We also recommend one or two front-line supervisors attend  the  session  and  provide  coaching  and  reinforcement  of the  programs  principles  and practices to operators on the job.

To enhance learning and the transfer of good safety habits to the workplace, the six program modules are structured to be user-friendly, informative and highly interactive.  To facilitate the learning process during training and provide additional support to the operator once they return to the workplace.

The SAFETY THROUGH MOTION Lift Truck Operator programs are conducted in your facility To facilitate discussion and the display and viewing of presentation  materials and ensure the comfort of participants,  Modules One through Six are conducted  training room setting.  Should you choose to conduct the training at your facility, but are unable to provide the required audio-visual equipment, we will provide the necessary equipment at no additional charge.

Following  the  successful  completion  of  Program  #1  and  the  hands-on  Testing/Evaluation  in Program  #3,  each  operator  receives  a  Training  Certificate   and  laminated  wallet  card  in recognition of their achievement.

A brief description of our Lift Truck SAFETY THROUGH MOTION program modules follows

Module #1                                                     Safety First

This module provides the foundation for the SAFETY THROUGH MOTION training program and helps to motivate students to learn and follow safety procedures.    To initiate discussion of general operator safety practices, current occupational health and safety legislation, regulations, guidelines, standards and other issues relating to accidents and injuries in the workplace  are presented.

Module #2                                              The Operator Checklist

The beginning of each day in a safe operator’s career begins with a truck safety inspection.   In this module, safety apparel, visual truck inspection and operational  checks are discussed and illustrated with a video segment and the SAFETY THROUGH MOTION- Operator Checklist.

Module #3                                                     Lift Truck Travel

This module is designed  to focus the operator’s  attention  on safe travel  procedures  in their workplace.    The  designated  operating  position  and  the  proper  operation  of  a  truck  when travelling,   stopping   or   changing   direction   are   presented   through   discussion   and   video illustration.

Module #4                                                     Load Handling

Several  materials  handling  concepts  critical  to  safe  operation  are  covered  in  this  module including;  centre of gravity, centrifugal  force, momentum,  load centre, load capacity  and the vehicle specification  plate.    Operators learn how these concepts apply to materials handling, the  problems  that  may  be  encountered  in  load  handling  and  how  these  problems  can  be avoided.

Module #5                                            Ramps and Loading Docks

This module identifies the safe handling of a lift truck on a ramp or loading dock and explores the consequences of unsafe handling practices.

Module #6                                                            Batteries

Batteries  require  special  handling  to avoid injury and accidents.   This module is designed  to demonstrate the impact batteries have on the overall safe operation of the vehicle.

Theory Evaluation

This portion of the SAFETY THROUGH MOTION program concludes with a review of the information presented through individual completion of multiple choice questionnaires.  Participants able to answer 21 of the 25 questions correctly are considered to have understood and retained the information presented  in the program.  Should participants  answer  fewer than 21 questions correctly, their incorrect responses are reviewed with them immediately   following   the completion and scoring of the test.

 Safety Through Motion – Lift Truck Practical Learning/Evaluation

Operator hands-on learning and evaluation is conducted at your facility, in the operator’s normal work environment using the equipment the operator is required to operate.

  1. A. Hands-On Operating Instruction

This program  is designed to teach the inexperienced  or novice operator  the skills needed to drive  a  lift  truck  safely  on  the  job.    Hands-on operator instruction is also  applicable  for experienced operators operating equipment in new or unfamiliar applications or operating new models or truck types.

Module specific videos are used to introduce the operator to the truck they will be driving.  On- site demonstration and practice on the truck combined with ongoing feedback from the trainer help the student to master the necessary safe operating skills and techniques.  The length of the instructional  time  will  vary  from  person  to person  depending  on  past  experience,  ability  to adapt, type and variety of equipment.   Prior completion of modules 1 through 6 of the SAFETY THROUGH MOTION program is a prerequisite to the hands-on instruction program.

  1. Operator Testing and Evaluation

Hands-on operator testing consists of a ½ hour one-on-one evaluation of the operators in their work environment.   Using the truck type and model they are required to operate on the job, each operator is tested on their application of the safety principles and practices outlined in the SAFETY THROUGH MOTION program. In addition to the individual feedback offered to operator’s following the evaluation a written appraisal of each operator is also prepared.

Operator testing and evaluation is usually conducted in the days following the completion  of modules one through six of the SAFETY THROUGH MOTION Program. Allowing operators this opportunity  to apply and practice the safety principles and practices learned in Modules One through  Six  in  the  workplace   prior  to  testing,  not  only  ensures  compliance   with  safety regulations and standards it also improves their test results and encourages the transfer of good safety habits to the workplace. Following  the successful  completion  of Program  #1 and the hands-on Testing/Evaluation, each operator receives a Training Certificate and laminated wallet card in recognition of their achievement.

This Forklift Training course is designed using parameters set out by:

  • CSA Standard B335-15 – The CSA Safety Standard for Lift Trucks (B335-15) identifies the knowledge, practical skills and evaluation requirements needed by lift truck operators. The practical evaluation of the forklift operator training course requires operators to demonstrate competency skill level equal or greater to the industry accepted measurements.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, REGULATION 851. INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS as it pertains to lift truck safety.

We are dedicated to establishing a true partnership in safety prevention with our customers, while offering exemplary customer service and training that will exceed our customer’s expectations. We are committed to ensuring your due diligence is achieved beyond any reasonable doubt, resulting in a SAFE work environment and the protection of the health and safety of all employees.

The importance of safety in the workplace is highly important and valued.. With new Standards and amended Regulations we understand the challenges to achieve safety compliance. We also aware that you want to provide the best training experience to yourself and your employees. Training that will educate, motivate and empower your staff.

We help by providing an engaging, friendly, instructor-led safety training. Our versatility allows us to assist different trades and businesses with customized solutions. It is training that you will feel good about, and training that will generate positive benefits and results. Such as; increase in productivity, and efficiency, reduction in avoidable damages and lost time.


Up to 8 hours depending on participants acquired skill and experience


A passing grade of 80% is required in order to achieve certification and a certificate.


Upon successful completion of this Safety Through Motion Lift Truck Program will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF Wallet Card for their records.

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