Understanding Lift Truck Regulations
As a Western Canada leader in lift truck training and certification, ARPAC believes in educating customers about industry regulations. We’ve included some highlights on this page and provided sources for additional information.
- Every province is responsible for its own occupational health and safety legislation.
- The common theme of legislation relating to our industry states that only trained and authorized operators are permitted to operate mobile equipment.
- All operators must receive both classroom and practical training.
- Operators must be evaluated in theoretical knowledge and be assessed in their hands-on operating abilities.
- Instruction must be conducted by a qualified person.
- ARPAC’s operator certification courses emphasize operator safety and cover all required topics, as defined by the relevant CSA Standards. ARPAC is proud to be a COR certified company.
For further information regarding lift truck and elevating work platform regulations, please refer to the following:
- CSA B335 Safety Standard for Lift Trucks
- CSA B354 series of Standards – Self-Propelled / Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
- CSA Z259 series of Standards – Fall Arrest / Fall Protection Systems
- Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations SOR/86-304
- WorkSafeBC OHS G16.7(j)-1 & 2
- WorkSafeBC OHS G13.2(1)-3
- Alberta OHS Act 2009
- Government of Alberta, Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour – Forklift health & safety : best practices guideline