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 Texas to comply with OSHA’s regulations.

How to Become a Certified Forklift Operator in Texas

Under regulation 1910.178, OSHA requires all forklift operators in Texas 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 Texas

Empower your Texas workforce with the expertise they need to operate safely and efficiently. Total Equipment Training delivers comprehensive onsite rigger training throughout the state, including major cities like Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and Houston. Our experienced instructors come directly to your facility, ensuring your team receives training on the specific equipment they’ll use daily. This minimizes disruption to your operations and fosters familiarity, leading to increased confidence and proficiency.

Contact Information for Texas OSHA

If you have questions about occupational safety and health standards and forklift certifications in Texas, you can contact OSHA directly at:

OSHA Texas
El Paso Area Office
4849 N. Mesa St.
El Paso, TX. 79912
(915) 534-6251
Or find the Texas area OSHA office location closest to you here.

Testimonials from clients who used Total Equipment Training in Texas


Back in 2015, we had onboarding ten new forklift operators as well as a few supervisors for our company located in El Paso, TX. In order to remain compliant with OSHA regulations, our new employees needed to obtain the proper forklift operator certification. In the past, we had worked with another forklift operator training program which required our employees to travel to their school’s located elsewhere. However, after speaking with a colleague, I was introduced to Total Equipment Training. I immediately was relieved to know that your extremely knowledge and accommodating staff would travel to our El Paso, TX location to conduct the necessary training. All in all, the training program was a huge success.

With that being said, when it came time to conduct a refresher course for our forklift operators, I knew exactly who to call, Total Equipment Training. Once again, thank you for another successful forklift training program! Your organization makes keeping up with the necessary equipment operator training and certification simple.

Thank you for your services and we will be looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Rick Ortiz
El Paso, TX

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 Texas.