New Operator Forklift Training

Beginner / Entry Level Forklift Training Programs

Forklift Program designed for new operators entering the forklift workforce, those who have minimal experience operating a forklift and /or seeking to upgrade their skills to other types of lift equipment, it is imperative that you are provided with proper training so that you have the skills necessary to be a competent and safe operator.


At WORK SAFE Training, all the components and requirements you need to get started on your career as a Forklift Operator are included. Our programs are comprehensive and designed specifically with students safety and success in mind.


In-Class Training with Instructor-Led Discussion, Video Presentations,

and a Knowledge Skills Evaluation are included.


Practical Drivers Training by qualified trainers with an average of 8 hours of practical time and a Drivers Assessment are included.


Upon successful completion of the Training components, a Wallet Size Photo ID and Diploma Certificate are provided. 

We Develop Skilled, Competent & Confident Forklift Operators

You will work with a qualified trainer and gain the necessary techniques and skills. as well as be refreshed upon industry standards and what responsibilities you will have. All the requirements are provided to get you properly trained and certified according to Ministry Standards.


We offer cost-effective rates, flexible scheduling, and a free Job Program to get you working. Training can be completed at one of our 2 fully equipped training centres that are simulated in design to a real workplace warehouse setting or at company sites.

Theoretical Components

  • Legislation, Causes, and Prevention of Accidents

  • Lift Truck Components & Nameplate

  • Stability Principles

  • Pre-Operational Safety Inspections

  • Start-up & Shutdown Procedures

  • Travelling with & without loads

  • Load Handling, Selection, Security, and Placement

  • Travelling on Ramps & Grades

  • Pedestrian Safety

  • Workplace Specific Hazards

  • Refueling – Propane, Gas, Diesel

  • Recharging of Batteries

Practical Training Components

  • Pre-Shift Inspection (circle check)

  • Propane Exchange + Battery Charging & Maintenance

  • Forward / Reverse Travelling

  • Pivoting (Turning)  

  • Transporting & Handling of Loads

  • Stacking and Racking

  • Dock / Ramp Safety

  • Parking

  • Work Place Hazards Review

Choose from 5 Classes of Forklifts

Many companies may have one or more class utilized in their facility dependent upon their operations.  

Counter Balance
Narrow Aisle Reach
Order Picker
Walkie Rider Pallet
Aerial Scissor Lift

WORK SAFE Training’s e-Learning Programs are designed to provide you with all you need to know to become a safe and competent forklift operator. Providing you with the ability and convenience to complete the theory component of your training in the comfort of your home or workplace.  

WORK SAFE Training is accepted Globally. This means that you can use any WORK SAFE e-Learning Program in combination with any practical training/ assessment from a qualified company to gain your certification. Throughout Canada and all over the world, WORK SAFE has you covered.

Job Assistance Program

Finding the right job for you may seem like a challenge, especially as a new operator with no previous experience.

We offer a free Job Assistance Program to help you get working quickly and help ease that stress.

You can be working within a few days after completion of your program. It is quick and effective. 

We also assist employers who are need of a Forklift Operator for their operations.

Learn more about our Job Program