Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in a wide variety of workplaces. From internal combustion engine trucks, to electric motor hand trucks to rough terrain forklift trucks, there are forklift trucks for just about every need. While forklifts are primarily used to load and unload materials, they are also used for other reasons such as raising and lowering large objects, items on pallets, and items in boxes, crates and other containers. There are many possible hazards which can occur when operating a forklift. Forklift operators and other employees working around them both face risk of hazards such as collisions, falls, tip-overs, struck-by conditions and potential forklift accidents. Forklift drivers must prepare, anticipate and pay careful attention to maintain control of the vehicle at all times. This training program will highlight different areas of forklift safety rules and operation in construction settings. It is imperative that employees fully understand all aspects of forklift operations, the different circumstances and situations regarding their work environment, and the exact type of forklift trucks they will be using. This forklift safety program covers all topics needed to comply with classroom portion of the training regulations for OSHA forklift certification in construction.
Forklift Operator Training Class Topic Overview:
- Forklift Types
- Training Requirements
- General Requirements
- Power Sources
- High Tiering
- Truck Trailers and Railroad Cars
- Workplace Conditions
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training class, including:
- 25-minute Forklift Operator Training Video (Construction version) developed by industry experts
- Forklift Operator Training PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 classroom requirements compliant content
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
- Forklift safety supplemental printouts
After completing this training workers will be certified in the classroom portion of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 and show a solid understanding of basic forklift operation and safety principles in a construction setting.
Who should take this course?
New construction employees who work with or near forklifts, and new forklift operators in a construction setting. This training is also suitable for use to train the trainer or for refresher training.