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|This Standard applies to lift truck Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and
7; in addition, certain clauses apply to Class 6 vehicles,
non-powered high lift trucks, and personnel and burden carriers.
See Annex B for a listing and description of classes.
The purpose of this Standard is to promote lift truck safety and
minimize the risk of injury to workers by specifying the essential
elements of a lift truck safety program and prescribing
requirements with respect to lift truck design and construction,
maintenance and inspection, safe operation, and operator training.
This Standard also outlines recommended qualifications for trainers
and maintenance technicians.
This Standard can also be used as a guide for Canadian federal,
provincial, and other regulatory bodies in the development and
promulgation of appropriate health and safety legislation and
directives concerning lift trucks.
Clause 4 of this Standard specifies the key elements of a lift
truck safety program, including general medical and physical
fitness requirements for lift truck operators.
Clause 5 of this Standard sets forth safety standards for the
design and construction of lift trucks at the time of
Clause 6 of this Standard provides minimum requirements for
initial and ongoing familiarization and upgrade training in the
operation of lift trucks, including any of their attachments.
(1) Due to the different design of vehicles classified as
Class 6, non-powered high lift trucks, and personnel and burden
carriers, only certain parts of Clause 6 will be relevant; however,
appropriate training for these classes is to be provided to
operators of said equipment.
(2) Job and/or familiarization training of lift truck
operators for particular lift trucks requiring special needs or
specialized equipment and/or used in a specific workplace
environment are in addition to the basic training requirements of
Clause 7 of this Standard outlines the minimum qualifications
for a trainer delivering a lift truck operator training program as
outlined in Clause 6.
Clause 8 of this Standard covers inspection, maintenance, and
repair of lift trucks and their attachments.
Clause 9 of this Standard outlines the minimum qualifications
for a maintenance technician inspecting and maintaining a lift
truck as outlined in Clause 8.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement,
i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to
comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a
recommendation or that which is advised but not required; "may" is
used to express an option or that which is permissible within the
limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or
capability. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements
or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a
clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative
material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the
table or figure and may be written as requirements. Legends to
equations and figures are considered requirements. Annexes are
designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to
define their application.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The
values given in parentheses are for information only.
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