Forklift Operator

Forklift accidents rank in the top 10 of all OSHA citations. OSHA estimates that over 1 million forklifts are used in workplaces across America which shows how crucial forklift operator training is to worker safety.  It may be necessary to provide the practical application.

What does this course cover?

  • Fundamentals –

    • Describe what a forklift is and how it is used.

    • Explain how to operate a forklift.

    • Describe the hazards most commonly associated with forklifts.

    • List the training requirements to operate a forklift.

  • Inspection and Maintenance –

    • Describe how to complete pre-operation and operational forklift inspections.

    • List and describe the types of forklift maintenance.

    • Explain how to refuel a diesel or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) forklift.

    • Explain how to recharge a battery-operated forklift.

  • Load Handling –

    • List the main challenges involved with load handling.

    • Evaluate a load to determine the types of challenges it might present.

    • Explain how to handle a load under ordinary circumstances.

    • Describe how to deal with common environmental challenges when handling a load.

  • Safe Driving –

    • Describe some basic rules and guidelines for driving a forklift safely.

    • Explain how to drive a forklift safely around pedestrians.

    • Describe how to drive a forklift on challenging surfaces and in enclosed spaces.

  • Stability and Capacity –

    • Explain forklift stability.

    • Explain how to calculate whether a forklift has the capacity to lift a given load.

    • List key guidelines for maintaining a forklift’s stability.

What are the course takeaways?

  • Knowledge of basic forklift operations.

  • Certificate of Completion (immediately available for download and/or print).

  • Examination record available for employer.

Regulations – 

  • 29 CFR 1910.178 Lift truck related topics

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Language: English
Price: $69

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