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550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime


Forklift, Bobcat (aka Steer Skid) + Scissorlift Training

These training/certificate opportunities are all 1-day (separate) courses that will teach you to properly and safely operate a forklift (gas + propane), scissorlift and bobcat (buck​et and/or fork​s). The programs will use both theory (classroom) and practical (on the vehicle) learning. 

Course Information:

  • Black's Equipment Training (#125 - 1525 Broadway St., Port Coq)website
  • 8.30am - 4.00pm (with ​appropriate breaks)
  • $175 per course- receipts will be issued by the company
  • students covered by WCB while in training session​
  • limited to 5 students per intake

Students must:

  • be at least 15 years old
  • have some experience operating a vehicle using "steering, gas acceleration and braking" (but do not an actual driver's license), examples:
    • car or truck
    • motorcycle​
    • ATV
  • wear required personal protection equipment (PPE):
    • mask as per CoVid19 safety protocol
    • CSA approved safety boots (not the 'gumboot' style)
    • high visibility vest
  • dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor conditions
  • bring their own lunch, snacks and water 
    ​(there is a couple fast-food type restaurants across the street)
Next proposed training dates:

​​Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Thursday, March 25
Friday, March 26

What to register for one of the training sessions?
Please complete the following survey:
Step #1 Survey

Please see the links on the right for application and map.

Occupational First Aid (OFA) - Level 1

Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 is a one-day course designed to cover all medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the Occupational First Aid Level 1 Attendant as required by the Workers' Compensation Board of BC (WCB). 

Given CoVid19 and safety protocols:

  • class size will be limited to 8 students
  • gloves and masks are mandatory
    • trainer will supply both these PPE items (students may bring their own mask if preferred)

Course information:

  • time: 8.30am and runs until 4.30pm
    • with appropriate coffee and ​lunch breaks... bring your own food or there is a fast-food restaurant nearby
  • age: must be at least 16 years old at the time of the course
  • cost: $80 + GST ($84 total)
  • location: Universal Health & Safety at #201 - 4199 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
    • 10-minute walk from Gilmore Skytrain station
  • Main topics covered include:
    • Basic Life Support (CPR - A) -- CPR with Automated Defibrillator Training
    • Small Wound Management
    • Critical Airway, breathing and circulation interventions with C-spine management​
  • In order to be successful, participants must demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve 70% on a multiple choice exam. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 3-year certification.
  • certification: government-issued photo ID is required to receive a certificate (ex: driver's license, passport, NEXUS, BCID,...)​
Next training dates (will update with more​ in early April):

Friday, Mar. 12​, 2021
Saturday, Mar. 27
Friday, Apr. 9
Saturday, Apr. 24

What to register for one of the training sessions?

To receive this reduced workshop fee, yo​u will need to complete the following survey which will be forwarded to ICBA, who will in turn email you registration and payment information​:
OFA L1 - Step #1 Survey







School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828