Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Powered Mobile Equipment

Powered mobile equipment (PME) is a self-propelled machine that assists in the movement or transport of an employer’s materials and equipment or provides a work platform for workers. PME refers to a variety of machines including forklifts, pallet jacks, agricultural tractors and aerial lift platforms.

All workers must be trained to safely operate PME before using it on the job.  OHS legislation states PME training must:

Training

Employers are responsible for training their staff on PME within their workplace.  Employers can train internally or hire a trainer.

Training should cover:

  • each type of equipment the worker will operate;
  • the operator’s manual, when available; and
  • other safety information.

Workers must be evaluated on what they learned to ensure they are competent in operating PME.  These evaluations should be documented and readily available.  Workers must be re-evaluated in situations where they have not been operating a specific type of PME regularly for a period of three years.

The Competency for Operation of PME Checklist is an example of a checklist employers can use to evaluate a workers’ competency.  This checklist is only an example and should be modified to include specifics on the PME being used.

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