Lift Truck Theory and Practice

Applied Community Studies
Warehouse Training
Course Code
WHTP 0104
Semester Length
14 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of the operation of a sit down counterbalance lift truck. The need for the stringent safety rules that apply in relation to the operation of a lift truck is demonstrated to students. Forklift Operator’s Certificate can be obtained in this course.
Course Content
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of forklift physics and forklift driving.
  • Describe the Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations around the operation of lift trucks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate a lift truck in a safe and efficient manner.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Class discussions
  • Hands on driving experience
Means of Assessment
  • The theory of lift truck driving and safety will be assessed by means of continuous classroom instruction, evaluation and testing.
  • The practice of lift truck driving will be assessed by observing hands-on driving by the student. Observation and final evaluation will be done by a qualified lift truck trainer.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of the safe operation of a sit down counterbalance lift truck.
  • Demonstrate practical competency in the operation of a sit down counterbalance lift truck.
Textbook Materials

Nil. Topic relevant material will be provided throughout the course. 



Instructor permission





Requisite for


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.