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Forklift Train the Trainer

**Instructional Techniques Course must be completed as a pre-requisite to this course** 

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 8 hours
Course Fee: $1,249 per person; $500/additional student (same session & company)
Class Size: Up to 10
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing

Course Description

This course will go into great depth in regards to training forklift trainers to become competent instructors, teaching participants the skills required to train adult learners. It will begin by teaching participants the same program a forklift participant would learn to ensure potential trainers have a solid working knowledge of the forklift.

Participants are then expected to spend up to 30 minutes teaching the SSM forklift course to the other participants to ensure they become comfortable instructing this course at their workplace.

This course includes a written and practical skill assessment to validate training competencies. SSM’s forklift training provides students with the most current legislative information including the new CSA-B335-15 standard changes. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Forklift Hazards
  • Standards, Regulations, and Responsibilities
  • Forklift Design and Classifications
  • Stability
  • Pre-operational Checks (theory and practical)
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Fuel Sources
  • Theory test and review of test
  • Participant instructs a portion of the forklift course (determined by SSM Instructor)
  • Participant instructs and evaluates practical use of the forklift

Practical Evaluation

Participants will each drive the forklift through the Safety Services Manitoba pre-structured driving course to test driving abilities.

Manitoba Regulation

22.29(1) No employer shall require or permit a worker to operate a powered lift truck unless the employer has issued a certificate to the worker under this section.

22.29(2) No employer shall issue a certificate to a worker to operate a powered lift truck unless the employer has first ensured that the worker.

(a) has received instruction, training and testing in the operation of the powered lift truck in accordance with a code of practice approved and issued under the Act.

CSA B335-15

7.1 General

The knowledge and skills listed below are considered the minimum qualifications for lift truck operator trainers. Trainers should be familiar with the various types and classes of lift trucks for which they provide training, including applications, limitations, and restrictions. Trainers should keep abreast of new teaching methods and technology.

7.2 Qualifications

A lift truck trainer shall have as a minimum the following qualifications:

  1. a) the successful completion of a lift truck operator-training course (including all practical elements) that meets the requirements of this Standard (proof of completion to be made available)

b) trainers of operators of high-lift, man-up Class 2 lift trucks shall have successfully completed a fall protection course


* Safety Services Manitoba along with industry best practices recommend individuals who receive the Train the Trainer program, teach the program at a minimum of at least one time per year.  Trainers must also educate themselves to any legislative changes that could affect the course material content to be trained.  Our Train the Trainer certificates expire after 3 years.