Where will the training be conducted? Since the Instrutor training program does not require site-specific evaluation, there are several options for training location. We can conduct the training at your location or at a location provided by your company, or the Instructor(s) to be trained may join others being trained at one of many scheduled classes Industrial Truck Safety conducts each year [Return to Top] Is there a minimum class size? No. The Forklift Safety Instruction and Presentation Program is designed so that Industrial Truck Safety can train your instructor one-on-one, if necessary [Return to Top] How often do we need to have our Instructors repeat the training and will Industrial Truck Safety notify our company when it is time to re-certify? There is currently no required standard for re-certification of forklift safety instructors. We do, however, suggest that individuals who take the Forklift Safety Instruction and Presentation Program consider attending the program every two or three years to update their own training, enhance their own company training programs, and keep current with materials and regulations concerning forklift safety and knowledge. Our programs constantly evolve and are updated to stay current with changes in industry and government policy and statistics. The program for instructors is being constantly improved and revised to keep our clients up to date. [Return to Top] Does Industrial Truck Safety provide ongoing support for our instructor(s)? Yes. Once they receive training, each instructor is given our contact information and is encouraged to call us with any question from that day forward. There is no time limit on this courtesy service, and we regularly answer questions for instructors who were trained years ago. The same courtesy is extended to the client company and operators we train, to assist them with providing the safest work environment possible. [Return to Top] Can our operators use all types of forklift once they receive safety training from our trained instructor(s)? Your operators can only operate the equipment for which they received training and hands-on evaluation; however, Industrial Truck Safety's Forklift Safety Instructorion and Presentation Program can show your instructor how to expand the training for your operators as needs arise with little or no cost to your company. [Return to Top] Is the hands-on evaluation required for instructors? No. A hands-on evaluation of equipment operation is not required for instructors, however, a requirement of OSHA's standards for forklift safety is that any instructor delivering training to operators must have a good working knowledge of the equipment as well as having the ability to teach and certify forklift operators. [Return to Top] How many classifications of forklifts are there? There are seven different classes of forklifts. They include: --- Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks --- Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks --- Class 3 - Electric Motor Hand or Hand-Rider Trucks --- Class 4 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks - Cushion (Solid) Tires --- Class 5 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks - Pneumatic Tires --- Class 6 - Electric & Internal Combustion Engine Tractors --- Class 7 - Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks [Return to Top] Who in our company should be trained with the Forklift Safety Instruction and Presentation Program? Your choice of instructors that will attend this program is vital to the safety and health of those in your organization. You will need to select individuals that have the time, motivation, authority, and ability to teach your operators and monitor their ongoing safety compliance. Participants in this program will be required to pass four separate examinatios over the course of the two-day class, containing a total 325 questions. A minimum score of 85% is required to complete the program. This is a high standard, but because of wise personnel selections on the part of our clients and the thoroughness of our instructors, our participants consistently score in the high 90s. [Return to Top] What other materials or supplies will my company need to purchase after the training? None. Our purpose, unlike other companies, is not to sell you materials every month or subscriptions to safety programs. Of course, we would like to see your company choose Industrial Truck Safety if you choose to add additional instructors in the future. [Return to Top] What else will the participants need after training before they can begin working on in-house safety issues? Nothing. This course is designed to not only give an overview of this important subject but to provide a complete package that allows the participant to build his or her own unique presentation with the flexibility to present the forklift operator safety training in many different ways. Participants will be given The Industrial Truck Safety Forklift Operator Safety Training Program in its entirety as part of the instructor training program so they can better understand and present this training to others.
Upon completion of the instructor training program, clients attending will understand and be able to relate all relevant information contained in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 and all related regulations concerning the safe operation of high and low lift forklifts. They will also be able to produce individual safety manuals, course hand outs, individual completion certificates, wallet cards, written course exams and forms needed by operators on a daily basis, as well as forms to document and track training sessions. [Return to Top] What other costs are involved in having Industrial Truck Safety provide our training? Industrial Truck Safety sets a "per particpant" fee for instructor training. The only other possible additional cost would be travel expenses should they be necessary. When you call our office to schedule training, we will let you know if these expenses apply. [Return to Top] What makes Industrial Truck Safety different from its competitors? Service - Industrial Truck Safety is there when you need us, where you need us. Awareness - The quality of training you provide for your operators can have a drastic effect on your operation as a whole. We strive to provide the best training possible in a concise, cost efficient manner so that your operators will be motivated to return to work with a new understanding of safety and how if affects them, as well as other employees in your company and the company itself. Thoroughness - We do not take shortcuts. Our programs are up to date, designed to cover 100% of the demands made on your company by regulatory agencies, and customized to fit your needs. [Return to Top] How do I know that our company is getting the best training possible? This is the easiest question to answer. Our programs are designed line-by-line to adhere to OSHA standards. Our classes are interesting and motivating. Our materials are well thought out and useful. Our instructors love what they do and take pride in their role in helping operators stay safe. If you can find a company that can provide better training, materials, or support - at any price - please use them. This is not meant to sound arrogant - we are simply confident that our program is the best on the market today. [Return to Top]