Forklift Operator - Powered Industrial Trucks

Length:2-6 Hours


The purpose of this course is to instruct" tudents to assist the employer in regulatory compliance and employee" afety. The operators will have a clear understanding of the" afe operating rules of powered industrial trucks, inspections maintenance. The operator will demonstrate the proficiency to obtain the employers certification to operate the vehicle. Key areas of" kill and performance include;

  • Operating a fork lift
  • Inspection requirements
  • Safe work practices for operating a forklift
  • Pass a written exam with a" core of 80 per cent correct
  • Demonstrate the ability to" afely 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" tability
    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" afety 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" ituations.

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