The Pre-shift Inspection
All powered industrial equipment, and some types of manual equipment are required to be inspected each day in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and C.S.A. regulations. Each participant is trained on the proper procedures on how to conduct an inspection using a written checklist, proper reporting procedures if faults are found, and correct lockout/tagout procedures.
Proper techniques for handling, maintaining, and charging industrial batteries are covered in depth so as to reduce the risk of injury and to increase both the shift life and overall life of the battery. Also included in this section are descriptions of the required personal protective equipment and relative battery charging station information.
Extracts from the Occupational Health & Safety Act
All relevant information regarding the use of industrial low lift trucks is covered in depth. Topics include the shift in liability for trained operators, section 1.2, who may use material handling equipment, regulation 49; lifting, regulation 55; examinations of industrial equipment and trained operators, regulation 60; obstructed view, regulation 61 and 62; proper immobilization of equipment, and regulation 63; capacity ratings and usage. In addition, worker responsibilities are covered in depth.