Worksafe BC

DGS CANADA (DGS Diversified Group Services Ltd.), follows WCB guidelines meeting all requirements of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard B335-94. (Students may request to review the current CSA Standards manual maintained at our main office in Surrey, BC.)

DGS CANADA has received many WCB referrals for training, and takes pride in continuing to offer the highest standards training in Canada.

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

The following are the sections of the WCB Occupational Health and Safety Regulation that apply specifically to lift truck operators:

16.4 (1) A person must not operate mobile equipment unless the person (a) has received adequate instruction in the safe use of the equipment, Note: 16.4 (1)(a) does not apply if a trainee operates the equipment under the supervision of a qualified instructor, or a supervisor. (b) has demonstrated to a qualified supervisor or instructor competency in operating the equipment, (d) is familiar with the operating instructions for the equipment. Note: Lift truck operator training must meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard B335-94. Employers must become familiar with this CSA standard for training forklift operators.

16.5 The operator of mobile equipment must operate the equipment safely, maintain full control of the equipment, and comply with the laws governing the operation of the equipment.

16.6 A supervisor must not knowingly operate or permit a worker to operate mobile equipment which is, or could create, an undue hazard to the health or safety of any person, or is in violation of this Regulation.

Safe Operation of Lift Trucks

16.34 (1) The operator must inspect the equipment before the start of operation on the shift and thereafter as required to ensure the safe operating condition of the equipment. (2) The operator must report defects and conditions affecting the safe operation of the equipment to the supervisor or employer. (3) Any repair or adjustment necessary for the safe operation of the equipment must be made before the equipment is used.

16.46 (1) A unitized load being transported on a lift truck must not project a distance greater than half its height above the fork carriage, back rest or back rest extension of the lift truck. (2) No part of a load comprised of loose objects may project above the fork carriage, back rest or back extension of a lift truck. (3) A load which could shift during transportation must be restrained if such shifting would result in the load or the lift truck becoming unstable. (4) Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply if the load is assembled and handled in such a way that there is no possibility of any part of the load falling off.