Step 3: Attending the Classroom Lectures
Do you want to Learn How to Drive / Operate a Forklift? It is imperative that you understand all the procedures and OHSA safety guidelines before working as a Certified Forklift Operator to prevent accidents in the workplace.
Our qualified instructors will focus on topics such as stability, pre-inspection, safe driving techniques (lifting, loading, stacking) and refueling procedures necessary for a safe workplace in warehouses, factories or other industrial settings. You will be supplied with a workbook and shown a video about proper forklift techniques, emergency prevention and response, and hazardous material transportation. You will find out the Do's ad Don'ts through this video program and with the instructor's lesson. Our classroom training is designed to ensure that the trainees have sufficient knowledge to become competent skilled forklift operator.
Step 4: Passing the Written Forklift License Examination
Step 5: Actual or Hand-On Forklift Operation
When you have completed the classroom lecture and passed the test, you're now ready to receive the hands-on training. This part of the course will be the longest and most taxing, so you will need to pay close attention, ask questions and practice as much as you can! The practical test is where you will demonstrate your own skills by following a set of instructions from the qualified trainer. Our experienced trainer will instruct you on how to accomplish a set of duties including basic machine starting, properly using forklift controls and signals, safe refuelling, loading and lifting materials at different heights, maneuvering in tight spaces, safe parking and many others. Our instructor will make a performance evaluation based on the skill you exhibited driving the forklift to ensure you are a competent forklift operator.
Step 6: Evaluation
When you have completed the classroom lecture, passed the written test, and received a satisfactory rating during the hands-on driving you will be given an evaluation. If you have received a satisfactory rating, then you have successfully demonstrated the abilities to safely operate a forklift, including the ways in which they travel loaded and unloaded. You will also be competent in safely raising, lowering, and handling a forklift, as well as how to perform preventative maintenance and driving/operation skills.
Our certified trainer will issue you an operator certificate wallet card and a printed wall certificate that you can show to your supervisor or prospective employer. This certificate expires every three years At that time you will need to take a refresher training course for your renewal. As a courtesy, here at Wayco, we keep track of your renewal date and will notify you one month prior to the expiration date. If you do not receive your renewal notice, you are still responsible for renewing your certification on time.