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Great Forklift Operator Training & Certificate
New Operator Training/Certification
Refresher Course / Re-certification
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System)
About Great Forklift Training
Great Forklift Training has provided quality industrial safety training for individuals and companies in the Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Vaughan, New Market, Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, and more. Whatever your needs may be, we offer a wide variety of training courses for our students and get them the certification they need. We have provided superior industrial training services to our students time after time, and we look forward to extending our track record of excellence by offering our services to you today! Great ForkLift Training School is an experienced, nationally recognized, professional lifting equipment and forklift safety training provider. We are dedicated to improve performance, productivity, workplace safety, employee morale, and ultimately, the profitability of your business.
Established in 1996, our organization has worked with over 300 corporate clients and has trained over 50,000 independent forklift operators in Ontario. Our fully-equipped Training Centre is located in Toronto, but we also deliver training of equal quality on the customer`s premises anywhere in Ontario.
GREAT programs meet or exceed the CSA Standard and the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Guidelines for the Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Truck Trucks.”
Our training goes well beyond getting our students to pass the assessment or get a job; we prepare them for any kind of workplace setting and unexpected on-the-job situations.
We serve small, medium, and large businesses and individuals all over Ontario.
GREAT is the leading industrial skills training organization in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Refresher Course / Operator Re-Certification
The Refresher Course consists of in-class theory followed by a practical skills assessment in a warehouse setting. According to the Ontario government regulations, trained forklift operators are required to complete re-certification every 2 years to maintain their qualification.
After completing the training course, each operator’s theoretical knowledge and skills will be assessed using a multiple-choice questionnaire test and practical evaluation of their ability to operate a forklift truck in a safe and efficient manner. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, each operator will receive a wallet size photo ID license and Certificate of Achievement.
New Operator Training/Certification
Are you considering a career as a forklift operator?
Ideal for someone who wants to enter the workforce as a forklift operator, Great Forklift Training entry-level course combines in-class theory supported by video presentations and practical training in a warehouse setting on an actual forklift truck. Topics and procedures covered in this course include:
Types Of Forklifts
Counter Balance (Forklift)
Counter Balance Lift Trucks more commonly known as Forklift are the most common type of Lift Truck and have been since their invention. On Counter Balance Lift Trucks, the forks protrude from the front of the machine, with no out rigging legs or arms, meaning the truck can be driven up to the exact location of the load or racking.
Forklift’s are versatile machines and widely popular due to the fact that they can be operated by many fuel options (electric, gas, diesel or propane), can be used indoors or outdoors, and used to load and unload trailers
Narrow Aisle Reach Truck
Narrow Aisle Reach trucks offer maximum lift height with excellent maneuverability. The name refers to the ability of the fork carriage to reach out beyond the stabilizing legs and therefore reach into racking. The combination of this reach capability and the stabilizing legs means reach trucks can lift to great heights while still operating in very tight working environments.
Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks include stand up straddles, swing masts, side loaders and turret trucks. They are battery operated and recommended for indoor use.
Order Picker Lift Truck
An Order Picker Lift Truck is designed to have the operator riding in a cage welded to the fork carriage. Order pickers operators ride up and down with the load and must be secured to the truck using a special safety harness / belt and tether system to prevent falls. A special toothed grab holds a pallet to the forks. The operator hand transfers the load onto the pallet one article at a time.
Order picker trucks which are also known as “order selectors.” Order pickers are battery operated lift trucks and recommended for indoor use.
Walkie / Rider Pallet (Low Lift Pallet)
Walkie / Rider Pallet powered lift trucks are designed for the moving of palletized loads. They don’t have a mast and use pallet forks or a platform to haul loads several inches off the ground.
The Operator can either walk with or ride on the platform There is a control lever to select forward or reverse direction, and button control to raise or lower the forks. These pallet lifts are battery operated. A Walkie/ Rider Pallet Lift Truck is great entry level lift truck.
Elevated Work Platform – Aerial / Scissor Lift
Scissor / Aerial Lift is an elevating work platform that can usually only move vertically and utilized to elevate up to places that are inaccessible. The operator is surrounded by guardrails and must use a safety harness to prevent falls.
This blended course consists of in-class instruction workshop, with testing and evaluation covering the 2015 OHSA & GHS WHMIS requirements including:WHMIS legislation and all definitions and identification of workplace hazards. It covers in detail Occupational Health, Information Delivery (MSDS & SDS) and Control Hazards and the new 2015 GHS requirements.Great conducts WHMIS classes regularly at our training centre. We also conduct on-site classes at your place of business. We can conduct hazardous material audits and arrange a combination WHMIS and TDG driver training program customized for your company’s needs.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
As a natural compliment to our WHMIS training, TDG Many companies are unaware of their responsibilities with respect to the transport ofollows the strict guidelines of the Provincial Ministry of Labour, Transport Canada and Environment Canada.Great conducts TDG classes regularly at our training centre. We also conduct on-site classes at your place of business. We can conduct hazardous material audits and arrange a combination WHMIS and TDG driver training program customized for your company’s needs.The Great Transportation of Dangerous Goods course consists of in-class instruction workshop, with testing and evaluation covering Legislation, Documentation, Classification of Hazards, Safety Marks and Dangerous Occurrences.