Course Title

Safe use of fork lift

A brief about this course

Qualification overview

Operating a forklift requires skill, training, and experience. Although it may seem as easy as driving a car, there are many factors that make driving a forklift much more difficult. Learning how to operate a forklift safely can help to prevent accidental injuries and possible death. The goal of forklift safety training is to help you achieve a work environment that is accident free and meets OSHA regulations.

Topics covered at minimum

Course contents

Fork Lift Accident Statistics

Driving on in inline

Fork Lift Citations

Fork lift load chart & capacity

Pre-Operational Inspection & Safety

Fork lift attachment

Fork lift work platforms

Fork lift specification

Fork lift operating manual

Fork lift name plate

Fork lift stability triangle

Fork lift blind spot

How load affect fork lifts

Fork lift and pedestrians

Fork lift blind spot

Loading truck trailers and rail road cars

Loading unloading high storage racks

Moving the load

Propane powered fork lifts and carbon monoxide

Who should attend

Target participants

Plant Managers

Forklift Operators

Distribution Managers

Warehouse Supervisors

Anyone Who Operate a Lift Truck



Who can train, evaluate and certify forklift operators?

In terms of who can conduct operator training and evaluation, OSHA requires in 1910.178(l)(2)(iii) that the trainers have the “knowledge, training and experience” to train operators and evaluate their competence. The OSHA standard does not further define this requirement or set any specific certifications. OSHA has said in a letter of interpretation that the trainer must have some experience operating the specific type of equipment being trained on (including attachments), but does not have to operate forklifts on a regular basis.

Is annual forklift training required?

No. Refresher training only needs to be conducted when operators are found to be operating unsafely, have been in an accident or near miss, receive a poor evaluation, or when there are changes in the workplace or type of truck. OSHA does, however, require an evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator’s performance at least once every three years.

How long is an employer required to keep forklift daily inspection sheets?

Federal OSHA requires that forklift vehicles have to be inspected at least daily, or after each shift when used around the clock. You will find this requirement in the Powered Industrial Truck standard at 1910.178(q)(7). OSHA does not require that forklift inspections be documented.

How much does it cost to attend a course?

Please contact us for information on prices.

How do I order this course from BEC?

This is simple, you can either make your booking or enquiry online, or call us on  02 552 2500, where our training advisors will advice you on the training solutions we offer.

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