Training & Certification for

Sit Down Forklift

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Three Different Types of Trainings

Whether you want training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training certificate you need in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.
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Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It’s a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.
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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. The result is a lifetime certification.
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What's in the Training?

Our Sit-Down Forklift Safety Training/Fork Truck Safety Training course is regulation-compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomical components, principles of stability, safe operations, hazards to avoid, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local safety standards, this program encompasses the following general safety standards for sit down forklift truck training or fork truck training:

Canada Standards

  • CAN/CSA-B335-04 – Safety Standard for Lift Trucks
  • CAN/CSA-B335-94 – Lift Truck Operator Training
  • CAN/CSA-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS

Why Do I Need Training?

In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment (such as a sit down forklift) must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Training requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific training requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, the safety standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.
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Did You Know?

Each year in the U.S., almost 20,000 workers are seriously injured in accidents associated with forklifts. (Source: CDC)

Forklift overturns are the most common cause of deaths related to forklifts. (Source: CDC)

If companies implemented more stringent forklift training policies, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that about 70% of forklift accidents in the US could be prevented. (Source:

Before modern forklifts were invented, hoists were utilized to lift heavy materials in the late 1800s. (Source:

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a forklift weigh?

The weight of forklifts varies depending on the machine you use, any added attachments, and the amount of weight it can lift. Typically, forklifts weigh between 5 to 10 thousand pounds.

Do forklifts tip over easily?

An unstable forklift can tip over easily, though normally this issue is accounted for to prevent a rollover. A forklift is more likely to tip over if the lift truck corners too fast, brakes too fast, drives too fast on uneven ground, or is influenced by other dynamic conditions.

What are the extensions on the front of the forklift called?

Forks, or tynes, are the attachments on the forklift carriage. They are used to make direct contact with a load for transport. They are designed to carry a load from the bottom of the stack.

Where can forklifts be parked?

Forklifts will usually have designated parking areas. Do not park an industrial lift truck near doorways, switches and electricity boards, firefighting equipment, blind corners, on inclines, on soft ground, middle of an aisle, fire exits or pedestrian walk ways.

Is forklift driving difficult?

Driving a forklift is very different from driving a car or other work site vehicles. An operator must have the proper certification and be observed driving the lift truck carefully by a supervisor before being permitted to drive one of these vehicles.
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