This course is available in both an instructor-monitored format and ONLINE format. For the ONLINE format select:
• Variable Reach Lift Truck – Alberta
• Powered Mobile Equipment Operator – Alberta
Note: This course has a practical component. You can call us at 780-469-4887 to book your practical evaluation and skills assessment.
A Variable Reach Lift Truck (VRLT) is a Class VII Rough Terrain Lift Truck and is sometimes referred to as a Telescopic Handler, Telehandler or Zoom Boom.
Variable Reach Lift Truck Powered Mobile Equipment (PME) training courses provided by Western Canada Fire & First Aid follow the guidelines and principles outlined in Part 19 of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code as well as those established by the Canadian Standards Association and recommendations by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The PME programs cover the basic knowledge and skill requirements for the safe operation of the equipment and their attachments.
Skilled Operator Certification
The skilled VRLT operator is one who has at least 100 hours of recent experience on a VRLT. This course is intended for experienced operators requiring certification in order to meet their legislative requirements. The focus of the program is to ensure the operator understands the basic knowledge and skills necessary to operate the VRLT in a safe manner.
New Operator Training
Western Canada Fire & First Aid considers a new operator as one who does not have at least 100 hours of recent experience operating a VRLT. This course is intended to give a new operator the basic knowledge and skills necessary to operate the VRLT in a safe manner. In addition to the theory portion, this course offers additional practical time using the VRLT. It prepares the new operator to successfully complete the requirements necessary to be certified as a VRLT operator.
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