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Document ID (ISN)112243
CIS number 12-0007
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-552-9
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-696
Author(s) Denis D., Beaugrand S., Boudreault H., Larue C.
Title Stability of fork lift trucks - Development of a training module by means of a participatory didactic approach
Original title Stabilité des chariots élévateurs - Elaboration d'un module de formation à l'aide d'une démarche de didactique participative [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2011. viii, 72p. Illus. 41 ref.
Internet access Stabilité_des_chariots_élévateurs_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract Occupational safety and health professionals asked the IRSST to help them explain the fork lift truck stability concepts that they teach to operators. These concepts are complex, abstract and not easy to learn. A participatory approach guided by a professional instruction specialist and involving 13 experienced instructors from various organizations was adopted, the process being also accompanied by ergonomists and by a specialist in vehicle dynamics. Meetings and work sessions allowed the stability concepts to be addressed, as well as a new instructional environment to be developed. The apprentice fork lift truck operator thus becomes the centre of the pedagogical process, with the instructor being the person promoting his link to the learning objective via various operator activities. As a result of this study, four main activities have been defined and various tools available to instructors are hosted on a website.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; industrial trucks; induction training; safe working methods; mechanical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; ergonomics; training material; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) OSH training