Forklift Operator Safety Training Program Synopsis:
This extremely efficient class covers 100% of OSHA's requirements for the safety training of your operators in less than 3 hours. The class is divided into two distinct phases - classroom instruction which ends with a written exam, and hands-on equipment evaluation. Failure to score at least 85% on the written exam will result in re-testing of that particular operator before advancing to the hands-on evaluation.
The class is taught by knowledgeable instructors and is comprehensive, accurate, and best of all, entertaining. The open-discussion format will cause your operators to be more involved in the class and, thereby, more interested in the details of the subject matter. Throughout the class, real-life accident occurrences are discussed to add relevance to the material at hand.
Our trainers provide all printed classroom manuals for the participants and all computer projection equipment to display the visual aides that accompany the training.
Subjects Covered in the Program Include:
Following Completion of the Program, Your Company Will Receive an Information and Reference Manual That Includes:
- OSHA overview and Standards - Why
the standards are in place, how it effects the operator, and what
role the operator can play in operating in a safer manner.
- Visual Inspection - A few seconds
can save someone from injury by making sure the forklift is in
proper operating condition.
- Start-Up and Shut-down Procedures -
There is a right and wrong way to do both.
- Daily Inspection - Required by
OSHA, and so easy to accomplish.
- Fluid Levels - What needs to be
- General Maintenance - What
operators should and shouldn't do.
- Battery Maintenance - Proper
recharging techniques and safeguards.
- Liquid Propane Tanks - The right
way to handle this potentially dangerous gas.
- Lift Truck Stability - Is this
machine dangerous? NO, not if it is handled correctly.
- Capacity Plate - This is where a
professional operator starts to learn.
- Maximum Load Weight - Knowing what
forklift to choose for the job.
- Stability Factors - longitudinal and lateral stability - Understanding how it works.
- Stability Triangle - How the
operator can take control and keep control.
- Seat Belt Requirements - How
important it is to use this simple but vital piece of safety
- Tip Over Prevention - How to avoid
the most dangerous thing that can happen to an operator on a
- Ride-out Procedure - If it happens,
what to do about it.
- Overhead Guard - Why it is there,
and what it can and cannot do.
- Working With Loads - Proper
lifting, carrying, loading, unloading, trailers, box cars,
containers, and load stability.
- Stacking Procedures - Picking it up
and putting it down right, the first time.
- Traveling - Pedestrians, following,
passing, aisles, doorways, light factors, high sound areas, ramps,
surfaces, tracks, and distractions.
- Attachment Requirements - How
attachments can benefit or reduce the operational capabilities of
- Full Class Completion Certificate(s) suitable for framing (10 operators per certificate)
- Our Introduction Statement detailing who conducted the training, the items for which the company is responsible, and how to contact our office if needed at any time in the future.
- Program follow-up report detailing our findings after inspecting equipment, any discrepancies noted during the training or evaluation process, any issues discussed with our instructors during the training process, and our findings upon inspection of attachments or related equipment used with forklifts.
- The entire Forklift Operator Safety Course Manual used in the class
- Inspection reports and accident/incident forms for your company to use in its ongoing safety program
- All original documentation of the training session(s), including:
- Attendance Forms
- Individual training records for your operators
- Operator hands-on evaluation reports documenting that portion of the training program
- Course critique forms returned by the participants of the course
For the answers to common questions about this training, please read our Frequently Asked Questions section.
If you still need additional information about this course or specifics of its implementation, please contact us by PHONE or EMAIL. We will gladly answer any questions as quickly as possible.