Certified forklift operators are an essential part of the industrial workplace to make the forklifts are operated by trained operators to help prevent workplace accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Forklift certification also helps an individual to advance in his career. It is also a good way for foreign workers and students who are new in Canada to earn money as entry-level forklift drivers. Cost of forklift certification in Canada can range from $80 to $400. A certified forklift driver can earn an average of $18 and the average annual salaries range from $50K to $60K. Steps to getting certified in forklift operations:
1. Select the right forklift class out of the following: Class 1: Electric Motor Rider Trucks Class 2: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks Class 3: Electric Motor Hand or Hand-Rider Trucks Class 4: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks—Cushion Tires Class 5: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks—Pneumatic Tires Class 6: Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors Class 7: Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks
2. Locate a training provider in your area that meets the regulations set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). 3. Attend practical and in-class training classes about forklift operation and workplace safety.
Once you have completed the course, you will be evaluated by a certified safety trainer to ensure you have fulfilled the training and if satisfied you will be awarded the certification