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Powered Industrial Truck / Forklift Training


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What You Will Learn

  1. Introduction to Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) / Forklifts
  2. Forklift Safety Regulations and Standards
  3. Forklift Operation and Controls
  4. Load Handling and Stability
  5. Forklift Inspections and Maintenance
  6. Hazard Awareness and Pedestrian Safety
  7. Safe Load Handling and Stability
  8. Refueling and Battery Charging
  9. Emergency Procedures and Evacuation
  10. Operator Responsibilities and Professionalism

Powered Industrial Truck / Forklift Training

  1. Introduction to Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) / Forklifts:
    • Understand the purpose and types of powered industrial trucks, including forklifts, pallet jacks, and order pickers.
    • Identify the components and operational characteristics of a typical forklift.
    • Comprehend the importance of proper forklift operation and maintenance for safety and productivity.
  2. Forklift Safety Regulations and Standards:
    • Familiarize yourself with relevant safety regulations and standards, such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements for powered industrial trucks (29 CFR 1910.178).
    • Understand the responsibilities of forklift operators and employers in ensuring compliance with safety guidelines.
    • Learn about load capacity limits, inspection requirements, and reporting procedures to ensure safe forklift operations.
  3. Forklift Operation and Controls:
    • Gain a comprehensive understanding of forklift controls, including steering, acceleration, braking, and lifting mechanisms.
    • Learn the functions of various control levers, switches, and pedals for safe and efficient forklift operation.
    • Practice operating the forklift in different scenarios, such as maneuvering, lifting, stacking, and placing loads.
  4. Load Handling and Stability:
    • Learn proper techniques for assessing load weight, size, and stability before lifting.
    • Understand the principles of load center, load balance, and safe load handling procedures.
    • Develop skills for stacking, unstacking, and transferring loads with minimal risk of tipping or falling.
  5. Forklift Inspections and Maintenance:
    • Recognize the importance of regular inspections to identify potential issues and prevent accidents.
    • Learn how to conduct pre-shift inspections, including checking brakes, steering, tires, hydraulic systems, and safety devices.
    • Understand the basics of forklift maintenance, including battery charging, lubrication, and troubleshooting common problems.
  6. Hazard Awareness and Pedestrian Safety:
    • Identify potential hazards in the workplace, such as uneven surfaces, ramps, pedestrian traffic, and narrow aisles.
    • Understand the importance of maintaining clear visibility and using horns and other warning devices.
    • Learn safe practices for operating near pedestrians, including maintaining a safe distance and using designated pedestrian walkways.
  7. Safe Load Handling and Stability:
    • Comprehend load capacity charts and the effects of load size, weight distribution, and height on forklift stability.
    • Understand the principles of load positioning, securement, and stack height limitations.
    • Learn techniques for preventing load shift, including slowing down when turning and operating on inclines.
  8. Refueling and Battery Charging:
    • Follow proper procedures for refueling or recharging forklifts, including handling fuels or batteries safely.
    • Understand the risks associated with flammable or explosive materials and the precautions to prevent accidents.
  9. Emergency Procedures and Evacuation:
    • Learn emergency response procedures for situations such as tip-overs, collisions, and accidents involving personnel or equipment.
    • Understand evacuation protocols and communication methods in case of emergencies.
    • Recognize the importance of reporting incidents and following established reporting procedures.
  10. Operator Responsibilities and Professionalism:
    • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a forklift operator, including the importance of being alert, focused, and maintaining situational awareness.
    • Comply with safety regulations, standard operating procedures, and company policies.
    • Promote a culture of professionalism, accountability, and continuous learning to enhance forklift operation safety and productivity.

Cost Per Person

$150 per person

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