Forklift Operator - Powered Industrial Trucks

Accurate Safety Compliance

Forklift Operator - Powered Industrial Trucks

Length: 2-4 Hours


The purpose of this course is to instruct Students to safety operate a Forklift with clear understanding of safe Forklift practices.  The Forklift Operators will have a clear understanding of the safe operating rules of Powered Industrial Trucks, inspections, and maintenance.  The Forklift Operators must demonstrate the proficiency with a practial examination to obtain the Forklift Certification to operate the vehicle.  Key areas of skill and performance include;

  1. Operating a Forklift
  2. Inspection requirements
  3. Safe work practices for operating a Forklift
  4. Pass a written exam with a score of 80 per cent correct
  5. Demonstrate the ability to safely operate a Forklift

Course Topics:

  1. Safe Operation
  2. Operating instructions
  3. Differences between the truck and the automobile
  4. Truck controls and instrumentation
  5. Engine or motor operation
  6. Steering and maneuvering
  7. Visibility  with a load
  8. Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations
  9. Vehicle capacity and stability
  10. Vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator may be required to perform
  11. Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries
  12. Operating limitations
  13. Any other operating instructions, warnings, or precautions listed in the operators manual for the types of vehicle that the employee is being trained to operate
  14. Workplace related topics
  15. Truck operations and safety rules
  16. Practical Vehicle Inspection
  17. Driver Evaluation


  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178.(l) Powered Industrial Trucks/Operator Training
  • ANSI Z490.1-2009 ANSI/ASSE Criteria for Accepted Practices in Health Safety and Environmental Training

Target Audience: New and Experienced Operators

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:12

Prerequisites: Employer approval

Frequency: Certificate is valid for 3 years

Practical Exam: Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to inspect and operate powered industrial truck in various types of basic situations.

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