Telescopic Forklift


The Alberta Construction Training Institute’s Telescopic ForkLift course is 6 to 8 hours and involves instruction-led information, utilizing various methods of delivery, including, but not limited to, group discussions, individual exercises, interactive lectures, videos, slides, utilizing props (models), case studies, brainstorming, discussion groups, and workshops.

Our Hands-on training involves, the trainee under the direct supervision of a trainer using his/her physical ability to practice the operation of lift trucks.

Our Knowledge verification has an evaluation to confirm the level of comprehension with regard to the theoretical information conveyed. Evaluation methods include, but are not limited to, written and oral testing if required.

The ACTI Practical evaluation involves the trainee’s demonstrating their proficiency in the operation of the telescopic forklift and being measured against practical check sheet.

All trainee’s will be instructed on the safe operational procedures of a telescopic forklift in accordance with the manufacturer’s operator manual, the user’s operating guidelines, and OH&S government regulations.

During the instruction, you will be educated on the following:

  • legislation and regulations applicable to the operation of lift trucks;
  • Worker and employer responsibilities;
  • Hazard identification and mitigation;
  • company policies and procedures;
  • operating manual;
  • Telescopic forklift features and safety equipment;
  • stability;
  • capacity plate and location;
  • preoperational inspection;
  • start-up;
  • travelling, with and without a load;
  • pedestrians;
  • load handling;
  • ramps and grades;
  • personnel lifting, lowering, and supporting;
  • workplace-specific hazards;
  • procedures for shutdown/leaving the operator’s position; and
  • refuelling/recharging.