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Forklift trucks should be operated only by experienced workers who are trained, certified or licensed to perform this task. Some jurisdictions specify that only a "competent" or "authorized" person may operate powered lift trucks and others may specify a minimum operator age (e.g., 18 years or older). Consult your local occupational health and safety authorities for more information.
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard is B335-04 (R2012) "Safety standard for forklift trucks" includes the development and implementation of a lift truck safety program, operator training requirements, qualifications of the lift truck trainer (including medical and fitness requirements), maintenance and repair practices, etc.
The operator should not:
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