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Forklift and Counterbalanced Lift Truck Data Plates

A critically important piece of information about the operational safety of your lift truck is its data plate.   Operators must understand data plate details which include: Model and type of lift truck Serial number Attachments Load and truck weights Load centres Lift heights Battery weights (maximum and minimum) for electric trucks Types of batteries… Read more

Employment Requirements to become a Mobile Aerial work Platform Operator

There are many job opportunities for competent operators of mobile Aerial Work platforms in Canada and particularly the Oil Sands. Positions such as Warehousing, Storage personnel, factories and oil and gas are popular employment opportunities for workers with the correct skills and safety attitudes. Other employment openings are for material handling, automated storage and retrieval system… Read more

Confined Space Online Training

I recall a seemingly responsible customer that attended my educational safety classes several times over a 6 year period. I had not seen him lately, but had the opportunity to train one of his employees. Unfortunately, upon asking how his employer was, I was told that he had fallen off the top of his truck… Read more

Aerial Lifts and Scissor Lifts Online

The safe handling of aerial lift equipment is a major concern of employers, who are responsible for the potential accidents at the workplace when their employees are asked to operate this equipment.   The hazards of operating this equipment face drivers each day when they are using them to perform essential work at height. The… Read more