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Forklift New Operator Training Certificate Program

This course is geared towards new forklift operators with little to no experience.  It provides a full day of practical training.

This course will allow participants to learn how to operate a forklift with plenty of hands-on training including; forklift controls, forward and reverse driving, and engaging & carrying loads. Our instructors will take each student through a series of practical driving situations to give the hands-on experience they need in the workplace.


Course Location: SSM
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Fee: $399 per person
Class Size: Up to 8
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing


Course Description

During this 2-day course, SSM’s experienced safety trainers and consultants will teach new forklift operators the theory and practical training they need to meet Manitoba regulations and CSA standards.  This course includes a written and practical skill assessment to validate training competencies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Pre-operational checks (theory and practical)
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Start-up and shut-down
  • Load handling
  • Loading and unloading
  • Maintenance
  • Forklift hazards
  • Standards, regulations, and responsibilities
  • Forklift design and classifications
  • Stability
  • Fuel sources
  • Theory test and review of test

Benefit from the low student to teacher ratios in each practical training class – you’re guaranteed to get lots of hands-on practice!

Training covers these classes of forklift: I, IV, 5 (counter-balance forklifts).