Truck Mounted Forklift Operator Safety Program

One of THE most versatile truck mounted forklift operator safety course from Knuckle Boom Training OHS based program that shows both new and experienced operators the safer use of the TMF (truck mounted forklift).

The 2/3 day course covers the steps of pre-operation inspections, overview of the equipment features, safe operational procedures and hazard avoidance. 

Contact us HERE for pricing and other details or call us at (403) 606-0603

Our training is offered throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and B.C.  *NOTE this is ON-SITE only. 

Note – we do not provide open-class sessions for individuals

This course is designed using parameters set out by:

  • CSA Standard B335-15 – The CSA Safety Standard for Lift Trucks (B335-15) identifies the knowledge, practical skills and evaluation requirements needed by lift truck operators. The practical evaluation requires lift truck operators to demonstrate competency skill level equal or greater to the industry accepted measurements.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, REGULATION 851. INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS as it pertains to lift truck safety.

Truck Mounted Forklift/Moffett Forklift Training Course Outline:

  • Related Government legislation
  • Truck Mounted Forklift Certification Safety Video
  • Responsibilities of the workers, supervisors, and employers
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Stability Principles (this is the biggest one)
  • Lift capacity and load limitations
  • Fuel safety
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Pedestrian Awareness
  • Practical Evaluation after theory session

Pro tips for your truck mounted forklift:

  • Before Operation Check for Hazards
  • You should check the oil levels and check the tires to confirm they are suitable for road trips.
  • Forklift operators can also perform a complete inspection to ensure that the forklift is safe for use before the operation.
  • Be sure you have the right mounting chain set for your truck…

Prior to getting behind the wheel, here are some steps employers and employees should follow.

  • Check for oil leaks (engine and hydraulic)
  • Check coolant fluid levels and signs for radiator leaks
  • Examine the tires, look for any penetration into the tire
  • Ensure the forks do not have cracks or bent
  • Test the horn, lights, test brakes and the steering wheel
  • Be sure to turn the steer wheel into the correct travel position
  • Look for uneven surfaces, obstructions, other potential hazards, and overhead obstacles

On-site delivery tips:

  • ALWAYS use all beacons on the piggy-back and on the truck to ensure as much visibility as you can
  • Always ensure the back up alarm or travel alarm is working properly
  • Where possible, use pylons where necessary to strive to direct pedestrian or vehicle traffic away from the load-unload areas.

The best practice when it comes to maintaining safety is to check the truck mounted forklift before using and follow precautionary measures when using the vehicle.

Safety First…Always work in compliance with your provinces Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

  • Read and follow your employer’s procedures for Health and Safety
  • Read and follow any equipment Operator’s and Manufacturer’s Manual
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Adhere to equipment lifting capacity information and warning signs
  • Conduct pre-shift inspections, pre-start up inspections, visual inspections
  • Report the absence or defect in any equipment or protective device
  • Test all equipment functions to ensure proper working condition
  • Avoid hazardous situations, steep slopes, grades and drop offs
  • Use the equipment for what it was intended and designed for
  • Ensure you are professionally trained and authorized to use the equipment