Forklift Counterbalance Certification – New Learner

This course is designed for new learners on counterbalanced forklifts only.  ORCA has IVES Certified forklift instructors who will guide new drivers through the theory and practical application of driving a counterbalanced forklift.  Participants will only be trained on their employers forklift.

Duration: 8 Hours
Method of Instruction: Classroom/Practical Exercises
Max Class Size: 4 Students

Call 250-751-4295 for further detail or questions.

NOTE: All courses can be tailored to include company specific information

Course Outline / Syllabus

Phase 1 – Theory Training 

  • Applicable regulations
  • Variations of equipment types
  • Main parts of the forklift
  • Understanding equipment safety
  • Fuels and batteries 

Phase 2 – Theory Evaluation 

  • Written Exam based on the in-class theory training and Operator Reference Manual.
  • 10 multiple choice/ essay-type questions.
  • A minimum score of 70% is required to pass.

Phase 3 – Practical Training 

  • Trainees are shown the pre-use inspection, safe operating procedures, and parking/shut-down procedures and then given the opportunity to practice while being coached by the instructor.

Phase 4 – Practical Evaluation 

  • Once trainees have reached a minimum skill level, they are individually evaluated using the equipment in a reasonably challenging course.
  • Following the evaluation, trainees are debriefed and given the opportunity to address any concerns or questions they may have regarding their training.
  • Each successful trainee’s employer will receive official records and documents shortly after the end of the program.