Forklift Operator Training


CFR1910.178
"Prior to permitting an employee to operate a powered industrial truck, the employer shall ensure that each operator has successfully completed the training required by this regulation. Furthermore, the employer shall certify that each operator has been trained and evaluated as required by this regulation. The certification shall include the name of the operator, the date of the training, the date of the evaluation, and the identity of the person(s) performing the training or evaluation."

The information in this course is applicable to a very large range of forklift makes and models. It is primarily intended for industrial and warehouse lift trucks with a capacity up to 20 tons.

Some specific area's that are covered in this course include:
. OHSA and OH&S regulations
. lifting / loading / traveling
. stacking / unstacking
. stability and center of gravity
. tail swing
. walk around inspections
. crushing and cutting prevention
. burn / fire / explosion prevention
. ramps
. forklift components
. drums and round objects
. capacities

The purpose of this course is to educate the student in many areas of forklift safety, operation and maintenance. Once certified, the student can qualify as a forklift operator enabling them to operate and maintain the equipment in a productive and safe manner.

The course is designed to be self driven by the student and may be taken all at once, or over a length of time. The lesson length varies by course and student but range between 15 and 20 hours of instruction.

Upon completion of the lesson, the student takes the final exam which has a one hour time limit and has a certify mark of 75%.

Sample screenshot from the Forklift course: