Total Equipment Training – Forklift Operator Training

Forklift operators are regulated under OSHA 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks. Total Equipment Training will provide your operators the information, testing and hands-on training to ensure your operators are able to operate forklifts safely and effectively.

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) estimates forklifts cause roughly 85 fatal accidents per year. All told, over 11% of all forklifts in the United States will be involved in some kind of accident each year.

Proper training is the key to preventing accidents. OSHA requires all operators to receive training that consists of a combination of formal training (e.g. classroom, interactive computer training, written material), and practical training, including evaluation (hands on evaluation by a qualified instructor). Refresher training is required at least once every three years.

Total Equipment Training’s Forklift Program meets all OSHA requirements and the U.S. Department of Labor. Our program includes:

Classroom Training

  • OSHA 1910 and all applicable parts
  • Applications
  • Inspection of the unit
  • Personnel safety – drive and pedestrians
  • Federal and manufacturer’s rules
  • ASME B30.10, PCSA Rules and Regulations
  • Operator manual
  • Equipment Components
  • Operator Aids
  • General Equipment Safety
  • Standard hand signals
  • General characteristics of the unit
  • Principles in operation
  • Equipment considerations
  • Load safety
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Understanding the equipment
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Operating modes
  • Controls and/or remotes
  • Major cause of accidents
  • Review and written tests

Hands-on Training

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Control familiarization
  • Traveling with the load
  • Fueling the unit
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Operation of equipment in common functions
  • Load handling
  • Placing the load
  • Secure the equipment
  • Operate controls
  • Skills Test and Evaluation