Telehandler, Online Training, and General Safety Training

Telehandler / Variable Reach Lift Truck Certification


SKU: SAF939200


This comprehensive Canadian VRLT course exceeds all CSA/OHS requirements for classroom operator safety training certification in all Canadian provinces and territories. Summa courses are the highest quality online courses available today, combining high definition video with cutting edge machine animation and video demonstrations. The format increases learning retention and is very entertaining and informative for students. A few questions after every chapter prepare the student for the final exam. Upon successful completion students are provided with access to: VRLT specific OHS requirements for every province and territory in Canada; a practical evaluation checklist; and easy-to-use instructions for evaluating operator competence on the machine.

An employer practical evaluation is required to complete the certification process and can be performed by a supervisor or authorized personnel. Employer practical evaluations are fully approved and recommended by OHS and CSA as they give the operator training and testing that is job and industry specific. This certification is transferable across companies and provinces (Note: each company must perform their own employer practical evaluation). Certifications expire after 3 years, as per CSA requirements.

For Telehandler / Variable Reach Lift Truck Practical Evaluation Documents Click On The Links Below:

How to perform a practical evaluation (PDF)

Class 7 Variable Reach Lift Truck practical evaluation checklist

Course Outline

The course is broken into 5 modules and each module contains multiple chapters. Course modules are described briefly below:

Module 1. Legislation

This covers important federal and provincial VRLT related legislation requirements for the machine, employees, supervisors and employers.

Module 2. Staying Safe

This module helps students understand dangers of the machine during use; focusing in depth on the most common incidents and accidents with lift trucks.

Module 3. Know Your Machine

Throughout these chapters students gain a strong understanding of the different lift truck classes, the importance of the manual, safety decals, machine components, controls, brake types, safe guards, capacities, in depth stability principles and proper use of load charts.

Module 4. Starting Off Right

Learn the best steps to starting each day and job off right with the machine. This includes pre-operational inspections, function tests, maintenance, hydraulic system dangers, refueling, hazards, hazard assessment and mitigation and rescue planning.

Module 5. Safe Use

Here we learn about safe operational use of a VRLT, including proper communication, PPE, operating rules/tips, steering modes, loading/unloading, racks, work platform use, parking/shutting down, record keeping and more.

Course Details
3 hours
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