In any workplace environment, most employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to a lack of training. A forklift safety training program is one of the most effective ways to combat workplace injuries.

There are specific rules set forth by The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) concerning forklift safety in Ontario.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178(I) requires that employers provide forklift operators training for vehicle inspection and maintenance. Operators must be over 18 years of age and be recertified at least once every three years. The similar CSA standard is B335-04 (R2012) and includes forklift rules and regulations.

Studies and research show that around 40% of the forklift-related casualties are due to forklifts tipping and almost 25% of the fatalities result from the collision of a forklift with other surfaces. As such, forklift training is crucial if you are looking for a job as a forklift driver in Canada.

Proper training of all forklift operators is not only a good safety practice but is also required by law. OHSA mandates that all powered industrial truck operators be properly trained and certified by their organizations. Here at RIGO Lift we offer a variety of training courses that can not only keep your team safe but also save you time and money.  

Proof of Forklift Operator Training is REQUIRED BY LAW in Ontario.

Ri-Go Lift Truck Ltd offers full compliant on-site material handling training courses, tailored to meet your companies’ site specific needs. Feel at ease knowing that not only do we train to compliance; we also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our services, with costing to suit your budget and adhere to the strictest standards in our In House and On Site Forklift Training Programs. Classes are restricted in numbers to allow for sufficient student contact and attention. A fully equipped classroom and mock warehouse allow us to train operators on the most up-to-date legislation as well as provide hands-on evaluation and practical training to improve driver safety.

Did you know…As of 2004, CSA Standards call for full retraining every 36 months – Call to schedule our trainers to visit your facility today.

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Failure to comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act could result in a maximum fine (person) of $100,000 or imprisonment for not longer than 12 months or both and a maximum fine (corporation) of $1,500,000. Failure to comply with the Canada Labour Code could result in a fine (every person) of $1,000,000 or imprisonment for not longer than 24 months or both.

There is no such thing as a “Lift Truck Operator’s License” but the operator must be qualified as outlined above. Our instructors are trained and are certified to instruct lift truck operators such that they and their companies comply with the above legislation. We also offer refresher forklift training courses in Ontario to update operators who are already certified.

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