Safety Training Specialists since 1989



The Safe-Tech Lift Truck Operator Refresher Training Program consists of a 4-hour classroom training session presented in an interactive format which covers all aspects of lift truck safety and operation. An on-site individual practical operating test will follow where unsafe or incorrect operating techniques are identified and corrected and pre-shift inspection procedures are reviewed.  This program is suitable for competent operators who have previously completed a comprehensive Lift Truck Operator certification program within the last 3 years.
The CSA Standard B335-15 recommends that lift truck operators receive retraining on both theory and practical every three years.
Safe-Tech programs meet or exceed the CSA Standard and the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Guideline for the Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered Lift Trucks”.



  • Current applicable legislation and guidelines
  • Causes of accidents including injury and damage
  • Hazard awareness
  • Operator responsibility
  • Pedestrian awareness
  • Right-of-way
  • Defensive operating
  • Basic and confined area manoeuvring
  • Choice of Working at height (lift truck specific) or Propane Cylinder Exchange components
  • Vehicle stability
  • Load integrity and selection
  • Dock area safety
  • Truck/trailer inspection, loading/offloading
  • Travelling on grades
  • Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures
  • Battery charging and changing (when applicable)



Practical operator testing is held on-site at your facility and is scheduled following the classroom training. The operator is tested individually and put through a series of operating tasks and manoeuvres to assess competency and safety awareness on the equipment. Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures are also covered. Average testing time is approximately 30 minutes per operator.



  • 4-hour classroom theory training held on site at your location and;
  • 30 minute practical operating test on-site at your location on the operator’s regularly scheduled shift (additional  time will be required for testing on more than 2 pieces of equipment)


  • Classroom theory training
  • Practical operator testing on up to 2 pieces of equipment (providing 2nd test takes place at the same time & location) 
  • Record of training report
  • Written examinations
  • Signed safety rules for each participant
  • Individual wallet certificates (for participants with 80% passing score on both written and practical tests)
  • Framed wall certificate for company



Safe-Tech is a preferred training provider and recommended by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and many of our programs are MOE Director approved.

  • Safe-Tech programs meet or exceed all pertinent standards and regulations.
  • On-site programs are offered on any shift, 24/7, without shift premiums.
  • Our unique training techniques incorporate exclusive custom models and visual aids which enhance interest and facilitate higher comprehension & retention levels for all participants.
  • Supervisors, managers, J.H.S.C. members who do not use or operate equipment but are responsible for implementing or enforcing safety policies may attend the in-class component of our program at no charge (some exceptions apply).
  • Our internal data management and tracking system automatically notifies clients at least 30 days before personnel are due for applicable recertification.
  • Safe-Tech is the first and only training company in the industry to offer a satisfaction guarantee. “If the content or presentation of any Safe-Tech program is not to your complete satisfaction, there will be no charge".

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