Lift Truck Theory and Practice

Applied Community Studies
Warehouse Training
Course Code
LWTP 0104
Semester Length
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Field Experience
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course will teach the theory and practice of the operation of a sit down counterbalance lift truck and will lead, on successful completion, to an Operators Certificate. Students will spend time in the classroom learning the theory of lift truck operation and the stringent safety rules that apply, and will then have hands on practice on a lift truck before assessment by a qualified instructor.
Course Content
  1. The theory of forklift truck driving.
  2. Practice hours as required and final evaluation of the student’s ability to operate the lift truck in a safe and efficient manner.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Classroom instruction
  • Overhead material
  • Written handouts and manuals
  • Videos
  • Pre and post testing
  • On site hands on practice
Means of Assessment
  • The theory of lift truck driving will be assessed by means of continuous classroom evaluation and testing.
  • The practice of lift truck driving will be assessed by observing the hands-on driving of the student. Obersvation and final evaluation will be done by a qualified life truck trainer.


Learning Outcomes

The student will learn the theory and practice of the safe operation of the sit down counterbalance fork lift truck and will on successful completion be awarded an Operators Certificate.

Textbook Materials

Nil. Topic relevant material will be provided in handout form throughout the course.

Counterbalance Lift Truck Operator’s Workbook.(2000) Ives Publications Ltd to be provided as part of the course materials.



Instructor permission


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.