Light Equipment Operation


IUOE 115 training telehandler

Telehandler

The following courses will introduce students to common types of mobile equipment used in industry. Training can be arranged for IUOE Local 115 members or signatory employers at our Maple Ridge training site or at the employer’s worksite if appropriate.

  • Telehandler
  • Forklift
  • Aerial Lift
  • Skid Steer

Descriptions for each of these courses are provided below.

To ask about these courses, contact the IUOE Training Association at 604-291-8831. Scheduling is subject to the availability of instructors and equipment. In some cases, a commitment by four or more trainees may be required before training can be scheduled.

 

Telehandler (Zoom Boom)

New certification course  (Approximately 6 hours of theory and 4 hours of practical training)

Learn provincial safety regulations, machine systems and how to handle a rough terrain telehandler. Participants will learn how to consult an owner’s manual and interpret the manufacturer’s load chart to determine lifting capacities.

Course outline:

  • Provincial (BC) Regulations
  • Safety
  • Service and Preventative Maintenance
  • Equipment Operations
  • Job Planning
  • Operating Techniques
  • Environmental Concerns

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to the practical assessment.

A Certificate is awarded to successful participants. It is valid for two years.

 

Re-certification course (3 hours of theory and 2.5 hours of practical assessment)

This course is designed for experienced telehandler operators. Participants will review the fundamentals of operating a rough terrain telehandler and will learn to interpret information and load chart capacities from the owner’s manual.

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to the practical assessment. A Certificate is awarded to successful participants. It is valid for two years.

Applicants for re-certification must provide prior certification or proof of experience from a current employer.

 

Forklift

New Certification Course (4 hours of on-site theory and 1 hour of practical assessment)

This blended learning course was developed by the IVES training group. Participants receive approximately 4 hours of on-site training in the fundamentals of operating a counterbalanced vertical mast forklift, as detailed in CSA B335-04. Participants will also locate and interpret information and machine capacities from the owner’s manual.

Course outline:

  • Current provincial regulations that govern forklift operations
  • Common types of forklifts and their components
  • Pre-use inspection: what to look for and how to complete a pre-use inspection form
  • Technique for safely operating a forklift
  • Driving and maneuvering practice
  • Different fuel types and how to handle them

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to the practical assessment. A Certificate is awarded to successful participants. It is valid for two years.

 

Re-Certification Course (4 hours of on-site theory and 30 minutes of practical assessment)

This course is designed for experienced forklift operators. Participants will review the fundamentals of operating a forklift and review safety procedures and current regulations.

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to practical assessment. A Certificate is awarded to successful participants. It is valid for two years.

Applicants for re-certification must provide prior certification or proof of experience from a current employer.

 

Aerial Lift (Manlift) (Aerial Work Platform)

New Certification Course (Approximately 4 hours theory, 4 hours practical assessment)

This course was developed by the IVES training group. Participants will gain an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift operation and safe use. A certificate in Fall Protection Awareness is a prerequisite.

  • Current provincial regulations that govern aerial lift operations
  • Principles of safe operation
  • Common types of aerial lifts and their components
  • Pre-use inspections: what to look for, pre-use inspection forms
  • Lift capacity and load limitations
  • Technique for safe operation with hands-on practice
  • Fuel safety for both electric-powered and propane-fuelled equipment

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to the practical assessment. A Certificate is awarded to successful participants. It is valid for two years.

 

Re-Certification Course (approximately 4 hours theory, 1.5 hours practical assessment)

This course is designed for experienced aerial lift operators. Participants will review the fundamentals of operating a forklift and review safety procedures and current regulations.

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to the practical assessment. A Certificate is awarded to successful participants. It is valid for two years.

Applicants for re-certification must provide prior certification or proof of experience from a current employer.

 

Skid Steer (Compact Track Loader)

New Certification Course (5 hours theory, 3.5 hours practical assessment)

Learn machine systems, provincial safety regulations and how to handle a skid steer. Participants will be introduced to basic earthwork concepts and terms. Candidates will learn to find information in the owner’s manual to follow the manufacturer’s operating recommendations.

Course outline:

  • Safety
  • Daily checks
  • Maintenance
  • Job Planning
  • Equipment Operations
  • Attachment installation
  • Operating Techniques (bucket)
  • Environmental Concerns

Note that training in the use of attachments for sweeping or milling may require additional time.

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to the practical assessment. A Certificate is awarded to successful participants.

 

Re-Certification Course (Approximately 3 hours theory, 2.5 hours practical assessment)

This course is designed for experienced skid steer operators. Participants will review the fundamentals of operating a skid steer or compact track loader and will be required to find and explain information from the owner’s manual.

Evaluation is based on a written exam and a test of practical skills. Participants must pass the written exam with a 70 per cent score to move on to practical assessment. A Certificate is awarded to successful participants.

Applicants for this training must provide prior certification or proof of experience from a current employer.