Variable Reach (Telehandler) Theory

The term rough terrain Fork lift/lift truck/lift truck is usually applied to fork lift/lift truck/lift trucks  used at construction sites, lumberyards, or other outside areas where the ground has not been improved for use by conventional vehicles. Such trucks are not likely to be used indoors except under unusual circumstances.

There are several different types of rough terrain fork lift/lift truck/lift trucks in use. The two most common types are:

  • Variable reach rough terrain fork lift/lift truck/lift truck is designed for use outdoors on unimproved ground; features a telescoping boom, similar to the boom of a hydraulic crane.
  • Vertical mast rough terrain fork lift/lift truck/lift truck is designed for use outdoor on unimproved ground; features a mast attached to the front similar to the mast on an industrial fork lift/lift truck/lift truck.

These trucks fall into class 7.

Vertical mast and variable reach rough terrain fork lift/lift truck/lift trucks share many of the same components, as do other types of fork lift/lift truck/lift trucks. These common parts include lights, counterweight, controls, gauges, and hydraulic systems.

Rough terrain fork lift/lift trucks are powered with internal combustion engines. They usually are powered with diesel engines, but some are powered with gasoline or liquid propane gas engines.

Tire Manipulator (Theory & Practical)

Course Description:
To provide heavy lift truck and tire manipulator operators with an awareness of the safe operating procedures that must be adhered to in order to operate the equipment safely at IOC.

4 hours

Who Should Attend:
This course is mandatory for those who are or will be required to operate a lift truck/tire manipulator on the IOC worksite.

Learning Objectives:

  • Safety Warnings
  • General Hazard Information
  • Pressure Air and Fluid Penetration
  • Crushing and Cutting Prevention
  • Burn Prevention
  • Fire or Explosion Prevention
  • Tire Information
  • Mounting and Dismounting
  • Before Starting the Engine
  • Walk-around Inspection
  • Engine Starting
  • Before Operating the Lift Truck
  • Lift Truck Operation
  • Lift Truck Parking

Snowmobile Safety

Course Description:
This course has been designed as an introduction to snowmobile safety. The purpose is to make participants aware of the basic operation of the snowmobile and associated safety precautions.

4 hours theory; 2 hours practical

Each participant must have their own snowmobile as well as appropriate helmet and cold weather clothing.

Who Should Attend:
Any person operating a snowmobile.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of “Snowmobile Safety” each participant will have an awareness of:

  • How to dress appropriately for the cold
  • The parts of the snowmobile and how to use the safety features
  • How to start the snowmobile and perform a pre-start check
  • How and when to drive the snowmobile sitting, standing, kneeling, posting and downhill, uphill and sidehill
  • Using appropriate hand signals while snowmobiling
  • The implications of ice, alcohol, and environmental illness and how it relates to snowmobiling

Skid Steer (Theory/Practical)

Course Description:
To provide the knowledge and skills necessary for operator safety and the safety of other workers in the workplace. Educate operators on the rules, regulations, and proper application of safe work practice.

4 hours/8 hours

Who Should Attend:
Anyone using or supervising the use of Skid Steers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of applicable OHS Legislation
  • Knowledge of machine limitations
  • Knowledge of operator limitations
  • Knowledge of potential problems in machine operation
  • Pre-operation inspection
  • Assess worksite and job for potential hazards
  • Choose safe operating procedures
  • Operate in accordance to Dexter Safe Operating Procedures
  • Operate machine in accordance to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Overhead Crane (Theory)

Course Description:
This course is designed to train participants in the safe operation of overhead cranes. It is designed, however, only to cover the basics of safe overhead crane operation and rigging.

4 hours

Who Should Attend:
Persons who wish to or are required to operate an overhead crane.
Section 5(b) of the NL Occupational Health and Safety Act states: “Without limitingthe generality of section 4 an employer: – shall where it is reasonably practible, provide the information, instruction, training, and supervision and facilities that are necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of his or her workers;

PrerequisiteRigging training

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of “Overhead Crane” each participant will have an awareness of:

  • How the overhead crane works
  • The parts of the overhead crane
  • How to inspect an overhead crane
  • Operator responsibility for the operation of the overhead crane
  • Operation safety precautions
  • How to attach, move, lift, stop and lower a load
  • Different types of slings and required inspections
  • Determining load weight
  • Rigging safety precautions
  • Hand signals

Aerial Work Platform – AWP (Theory)

Course Description:
Operating an aerial work platform (AWP) is a highly skilled job that is dangerous if not done properly. This course is designed to teach participants about safe AWP operation.  Because every AWP and situation is different, this course also teaches participants how to handle surface conditions, stability, proper manipulation, positioning, and vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

4 hours

A NL WHSCC Fall Protection Course (16 hrs)
The NL WHSCC Power Line Hazards Training (4 hrs)

Who Should Attend:
Persons who wish to or are required to operate an Aerial Work Platform.
Section 252(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations states:
“A person shall not operate mobile equipment unless he or she has received adequate instruction and has demonstrated to a supervisor or instructor that he or she is a competent operator; he or she has been authorized to operate mobile equipment, and; he or she is familiar with the operating instructions for a particular equipment before he or she attempts to operate it.”

This course includes both Boom Lift and Scissor Lift.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, each participant will be able to:

  • List the parts and controls of the AWP
  • Explain how to perform a pre-use inspection
  • Describe ways to ensure AWP stability
  • Describe how to handle varying surface conditions
  • Demonstrate how to lift and put down the platform
  • Demonstrate how to position the platform when elevated
  • Describe different hazards with regard to location, varying activities and environment
  • Explain the fundamentals of safe AWP operation

Lift Truck Safety (Theory)

Course Description:
You will be instructed on the safe operational procedures of a lift truck in accordance with the manufacturer’s operation and maintenance manual, the user’s operating guidelines, and government regulations.

Operators of lift trucks shall receive retraining at intervals not exceeding three years.

4 hours/8 hours

Who Should Attend:
Operators and their Supervisors

Learning Objectives:
Company policies and procedures
Operating manual
Lift truck features and safety equipment
Capacity plate and location
Preoperational inspection
Start-up and shut down
Travelling with and without a load
Load handling
Ramps and grades
Personnel lifting, lowering, and supporting
Refueling/recharging (Battery, Gas, Propane and Diesel)

Recertification: 3 years