Forklift Operator Safety Training

Forklift Operator Safety Training is a class for those engaged in the design, maintenance, and use of forklifts, tractors, and platform lift trucks. This training satisfies the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178 (l).

Course Overview

Safety Training Services, Inc. will conduct a safety training program, required by the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Standard (29 CFR 1910.178[l]), to persons engaged in the operation and maintenance of forklifts, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. Operators will be trained in the safe operation of powered industrial trucks and in the performance of tasks such as the following:

  • Handling.
  • Maneuvering.
  • Traveling.
  • Stopping.
  • Starting.
  • Any other activities under the conditions that will be encountered in the use of the truck.

Each participant who successfully completes the course will receive a license to operate an industrial truck, good for up to three years.

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OSHA Note: It is a violation of Federal law for anyone UNDER 18 years of age to operate a forklift or for anyone OVER 18 years of age who is not properly trained and certified to do so.

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