Forklift – Operational Safety

Forklifts are used for material handling in warehouse and industrial operations. The proper inspection, maintenance and operation of forklifts ensures that materials are handled in a safe and efficient manner.

Students develop and demonstrate skills and knowledge of forklift operations through hands-on applications in a variety of material handling situations.

Lessons include:

  • Types of forklifts
  • Forklift components
  • Pre-use inspection and testing
  • Rated load capacity and the impact of weight distribution on capacity and operation
  • Fuelling and routine maintenance
  • Safe operating practices

Want to learn more?

The video (above) by EDG provides a basic understanding of forklift safety.

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