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Corporate / Group Training
On-site
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United States of America
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Course description

Forklift Safety

A powered industrial truck (PIT) is an important piece of equipment that is used to transfer material, products, machinery, etc., through the facility. When used properly, forklifts are a great asset to have. However, when operated incorrectly, they can cause tremendous damage to equipment, the property, and even your employees.

This class is designed to train designated individuals to be instructors of in-house training and certifications for powered industrial trucks. We will review how to deliver in-house training and gauge operator proficiency utilizing multiple resources (classroom presentations, hands-on exercises, written proficiency tests, etc.).

Whether you are an experienced driver with years of practice or a non-operator of forklifts, we will show you how to operate the equipment safely, work around the equipment safely, be responsible for the equipment itself, and understand what habits operators need to develop and maintain in order for safe operation to occur.

Training content

Our Forklift Safety Training Covers:

  • OSHA’s Forklift & Lift Truck Requirements
  • Fundamentals of Safe Operating
  • Characteristics of Lift Trucks
  • Operator Responsibility
  • Operating Environments
  • Data Plates
  • Load Centers
  • Brake Systems
  • Battery & Propane Safety
  • Pre-Shift Inspection
  • Written & Driving Tests

Certification / Credits

After completion of this course, participants will be trained to train and certify other forklift operators. This includes refresher training, site specific training, operating hazards, stability triangle, combined actions, pre-operation inspection, nameplates, operating a lift truck, tipping, loading/unloading, traveling, ramps and railroad tracks, docks, parking, unattended fork trucks, and propane refueling.

About Lancaster Safety

Lancaster Safety Consulting, Inc.

Lancaster Safety is an OSHA VPP Star Site and nationwide OSHA-compliance consulting firm that helps clients train employees, comply with OSHA rules, and inspire their organization to take safety beyond the standard. Our passionate, experienced, and professional team can help...


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Lancaster Safety Consulting, Inc.

100 Bradford Road
Suite 100
15090 Wexford

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