Accidents can happen unexpectedly in the workplace at any time, for this reason, it’s very important for all forklift operators to have the proper education and training necessary to perform their job safely. Forklift operator training not only helps protect the individual operating the forklift but also the people around them while avoiding any damage to company property.

Our forklift training program is done on site to help your company and its forklift operators in New York to comply with OSHA’s regulations.

How to Become a Certified Forklift Operator in NY

Under regulation 1910.178, OSHA requires all forklift operators in NY to be trained and evaluated every three years. OSHA mandates that forklift operator training is to consist 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). Organizations who fail to comply with these regulations will result in heavy fines.

Total Equipment Training offers forklift certification training programs which meet all OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor’s requirements for forklift certification. Learn more about the curriculum of our classroom and hands-on forklift training certifications program.

Our On-Site Forklift Operator Training Locations in New York

At Total Equipment Training, we offer on-site crane training and testing at your facility across NY in locations including New York City, Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, Utica, and Yonkers, as well as across the United States. Our qualified and knowledgeable instructors will travel to your locations for forklift training programs, certification and training refresher programs, which can be customized to meet your time, needs, and business objectives.

Contact Information for New York OSHA

If you have questions about occupational safety and health standards and forklift certifications in New York, you can contact the NY Department of Labor or OSHA directly at:

New York Department of Labor
NYS Department of Labor
Building 12
W.A. Harriman Campus
Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-9000

OSHA New York
201 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 337-2378

Testimonials from clients who used Total Equipment Training in New York


I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to circle back with you in regards to the recent forklift training program you conducted at our Buffalo, NY location. Overall, I have received nothing but positive feedback from the employees and leaders who participated in the training session. They were extremely impressed with the thoroughness of both in the classroom and hands-on training sessions. Your team of trainers took the time to make sure that all participants understood the material and forklift operator best practices.

As an organization, safety has always been one of our utmost priorities. With the help of Total Equipment Training, we are confident that our employees are well-prepared to safely and properly operate forklifts in accordance with OSHA guidelines.

Once again, we were highly satisfied with your services and looking forward to working with your organization again in the near future.

Steve McCann
Buffalo, NY

Contact us today or give us a call at (610) 321-2679 and our knowledgeable staff will provide you with the information you need and tailor an on-site forklift operator training program to fit your needs and meet OSHA requirements in New York.