Heavy Equipment & Forklift Training

Our Heavy Equipment Operator Course provides comprehensive training on the safe operation and maintenance of heavy machinery, such as cranes and forklifts. Participants will learn about equipment inspection, proper usage, and safety protocols to prevent accidents and ensure efficient operation.

Online Forklift Safety Training and other heavy equipment safety certification can save the lives of workers who work with heavy equipment on a regular basis. Working with heavy equipment such as forklifts, cranes, and aerial work platforms comes with a high risk, but that risk can be reduced with the completion of thorough safety training courses.

Hazards of operating heavy equipment include rolling, crushing, and fire, to name a few.

Examples of Heavy Equipment

Anyone operating or working in the vicinity of the following heavy equipment needs proper safety training to ensure that they are always following the correct safety procedures to help mitigate workplace risk.

  • Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Aerial work platforms
  • Excavators
  • Loaders
  • Graders
  • Compact loaders (Bobcats)

Forklift safety training is some of the most in-demand worksite safety training because so many different industries use forklifts, and they pose a significant hazard. Every year, there are thousands of forklift-related injuries or fatalities. Because of this high risk, it is essential for any worker who will be operating a forklift to complete the appropriate safety training courses.

Peak Safety Training is proud to offer online heavy equipment operator course, including Forklift Certification BC, aerial work platform (AWP) certification, and overhead crane operator safety training.

Heavy Equipment Courses

Peak Safety Training offers the following Forklift Certifications and Heavy Equipment Safety training courses:

Men working on a suspended platform scaffolding
Forklift Training (Counterbalanced)
Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Certification
Overhead crane control panel
Overhead Crane - Operator Safety (CAN)
Man holding a clipboard next to a red forklift
Sit Down Forklift Train the Trainer
Worker standing next to a forklift driver in a warehouse
Stand Up Forklift Train the Trainer (CAN)
Yellow forklift next to crates in a warehouse
Truck Mounted Forklift - Train the Trainer (CAN)
Aerial boom lifts and scissor lifts
Aerial Lift Train the Trainer (MEWP) Certification (CAN)
Pallet jack equipment on warehouse floor
Pallet Jack (Manual, Electric) Train the Trainer (CAN)

Course Topics

  • The need to reduce risk to people, products, and property
  • Lift truck fundamentals, including components and their functions
  • The principles of balance, stability, and capacity
  • The importance of a pre-operational inspection
  • The procedures for completing both a visual and operational inspection
  • How to safely enter, exit, and operate lift trucks
  • How to operate lift trucks around pedestrians
  • Guidelines for parking a lift truck Safe methods for picking up, moving, and deploying loads
  • Procedures for surviving incidents Safe procedures for fueling gasoline and diesel powered lift trucks
  • Safe procedures for replacing liquid petroleum tanks
  • The proper methods for changing, charging, and adding water to industrial batteries
  • And more
  • Federal and provincial EWP-related legislation requirements for the machine, employees, supervisors, and employers
  • Machine hazardsCommon EWP incidents and accidents
  • Different types of EWPs
  • The importance of the operator’s manual
  • Safety decals
  • Machine components, controls, and safe guards
  • Axles
  • Capacities and stability principles
  • Envelope management systems
  • Best machine choice
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • Function tests
  • Maintenance
  • Hydraulic system dangers
  • Battery charging/maintenance
  • Refueling
  • Weather safety
  • Hazard assessment/mitigation
  • Rescue planning
  • Proper communication
  • PPE
  • Operating rules
  • Parking and shutting down
  • Record keeping
  • Types of overhead cranes
  • Hazards associated with cranes
  • Crane inspections
  • Inspection checklists
  • Load tests
  • Crane structure and components
  • Emergency shut-off
  • Suspended controls
  • Electrical systems
  • Warning labels
  • Safe crane operations
  • Rigging hardware
  • Rigging practices
  • Anatomy
    • Interior
    • Exterior
    • Pre-shift Inspections
  • Stability
  • Personal Safety
  • Know Your Machine
  • Know Your Worksite
  • Anatomy and Components
    • Interior
    • Exterior
    • Pre-shift Inspections
  • Stability Principles
  • Safe Operations
  • Common Hazards
  • Anatomy
    • Exterior Inspections
    • Interior Inspections
  • Stability
  • Personal Safety
  • Know Your Machine
  • Know Your Worksite
  • How to Train
    • Introduction
    • Mitigation/ROI
    • Standards
    • Preparation
    • Training Day
  • Aerial Lift Standards
    • Introduction
    • Anatomy
    • Stability
    • Operations
    • Hazards
    • Conclusion
    • Final Exam
  • CAN/CSA-B335-04 – Safety Standards for Lift Trucks
  • CAN/CSA-B335-94 – Lift Truck Operator Training
  • Can/CSA-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 – Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56/1 – Safety Standard for Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks
  • ISO 5057:1993 – Inspection, repair of fork arms in service on fork-lift trucks