Forklift Operator Recertification

The half day theoretical course recertifies current operators on the safe use of forklift trucks.  Trained operators must recertify every 3 years. A practical skills assessment on a standard counterbalance lift truck (either internal combustion or battery operated) may follow or be conducted by the responsible supervisor at a later date.

Topics covered include:

  • Legal rights and responsibilities in forklift operation
  • Safety and health hazards
  • Review lift truck operating principles including pre-operation inspections, refueling, center of gravity and load stability
  • Typical controls or solutions for common problems

Course includes: Participant reference manual

Cost: TBA according to cost of trainer

The University of Guelph does not offer a Forklift Certification for New Operators at this time, but refers those requiring new training to local professional trainers.

For more information on courses for new forklift operators please contact the Manager, Agricultural & Veterinary Safety, M. Christi Cooper by email at or at 519 824 4120 ext. 52049.