FORKLIFT

CERTIFICATION & QUALIFICATION

Our class is based on the OSHA 1910.178 standards. This is the training and qualifications mandated by OSHA to
operate a forklift. This course consists of both classroom training and hands on training (pre use inspection) followed
up by qualifying each operator on your forklift.

This class consists of a final exam as well as an operator evaluation. If you receive a 70% or higher on your written exam as well as pass your operator evaluation you will get both a wallet card and training certificate.
 

Class Duration: 3-4 hours

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Truck-related Topics [29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3)(i)]

  • Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to operate.

  • Differences between the truck and the automobile.

  • Truck controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work.

  • Engine or motor operation.

  • Steering and maneuvering.

  • Visibility (including restrictions due to loading).

  • Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations.

  • Vehicle capacity and stability.

  • Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform.

  • Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries.

  • Operating limitations.

  • Hands on pre-use inspection

Workplace-related Topics [29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3)(ii)]

  • Surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated.

  • Composition of loads to be carried and load stability.

  • Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking.

  • Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated.

  • Narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated.

  • Hazardous (classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated.

  • Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle's stability.

  • Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could cause a buildup of carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust.

  • Other unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace that could affect safe operation.

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