VANCOUVER, B.C. - On Saturday May 5th, 2012 at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey, BC, forklift operators are invited to complete in the 15th Annual B.C. Championship Forklift Rally.
The B.C. Championship Forklift Rally began in 1997 as a venue to promote forklift skills and safety in a fun and competitive environment and is presented by the Canadian Material Handling & Distribution Society (www.CMHDS.org
), a registered non-profit industry association representing the Warehousing & Distribution community in British Columbia, Canada.
The Forklift Rally is comprised of four divisions - Narrow Aisle Reach Truck, Power Pallet Jack and Sit-Down Counterbalanced Electric) and Sit-Down Counterbalanced (Propane) with separate obstacle courses for each division being run simultaneously during the event. Competitors are required to manoeuvre through a precision driving course and are judged on time, course accuracy and tasks such as Forklift Basketball & Bowling. In addition, operators are required to complete a multiple choice test based on WorkSafeBC regulations.
Winners are determined by combining the course time, the number of course demerits and the number incorrect answers on the written test. The operators with the lowest overall scores are declared the winners.