Forklift Training

Counterbalance Forklift

Reach Truck

I chose Tri-County Fork Lift Training because classes were available in a convenient location, and because the course was recommended by Canada Employment. –Greg Kiuser, Kitchener, Ontario.

Why did I choose Tri-County? They were courteous…I received lots of information on forklift training long before I even enrolled in the school. And, their location can’t be beat! –Brian Govier, Kitchener, Ontario

Reality check: if you operate a forklift or reach truck, or if you’re applying for a job in this area, you must comply with specific OHSA guidelines regarding their safe operation. If not, both you and your employer could face severe penalties.

Why take chances? Tri-County Training offers a comprehensive training program covering all aspects of operating a powered lift device.

Attention to detail makes the difference.

  • Small, personalized classes
  • Combination of in-class theory, participant observation and hands-on training in a realistic warehouse setting
  • Two levels of instruction: entry level or refresher course
  • Advanced topics such as propane tank exchange is covered
  • Customization and onsite training available

Course Outline

1. Entry Level (3 day course)

Ideal for someone who wants to enter the work force as a forklift operator, Tri-County’s entry-level course combines classroom theory with extensive hands-on training in an actual warehouse facility. To successfully complete the program, students will have to pass a series of comprehensive written and practical tests. Training content includes:

  • Fundamentals of powered lift trucks: components, factors affecting stability, load centres, rules and regulations
  • General operating procedures: circle check, start-up, shutdown, forward/reverse on level ground; operating around other people
  • Load handling: selection of loads, load pickup and placements, load security and integrity, loading and off-loading trailers
  • Operational maintenance: refuelling and recharging
  • Workplace safety: identifying potential hazards, environmental conditions affecting lift truck performance
  • Training on handling propane is included in this course
  • Summary of basic rules and regulations
  • Overview of general operating procedures
  • In-depth, hands-on training of load handling, loading and off-loading trailers, workplace safety

This program can be customized for in-house delivery. Call for more information.

2. Refresher Course (1 day course)

Our refresher course is geared to operators who have some experience on a lifting device, but need to “brush up” on their safety or general handling procedures. Course content varies according to participant’s existing knowledge, and will most likely emphasize the hands-on training in our warehouse facility. Some of the topics that may be covered include:

3. Forklift Training – 2-Day Certification Counterbalance Forklift

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Safe operation of lift truck
  • Load and unload racks
  • Load and unload trailers
  • Propane exchange procedures and training
  • Weight distribution

This program can be customized for in-house delivery. Call for more information

4. Forklift Training – 2-Day Certification Reach Truck

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Safe operation of lift truck
  • Load and unload racks
  • Weight distribution

This program can be customized for in-house delivery. Call for more information

Training Equipment

  • 5000 lb Counter balance forklift
  • 3000 lb Reach truck
  • over 4500 sq. ft. warehouse facility

Accreditation

Upon completion from Tri-County Fork Lift Training, you will receive:

  • Wallet card certificate
  • Propane tank exchange training
  • The Tri-County Certificate of Achievement – proof that you have the skills and knowledge to operate a counter balance forklift and a reach truck
  • Income tax receipt

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005