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 Virginia to comply with OSHA’s regulations.

How to Become a Certified Forklift Operator in VA

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

At Total Equipment Training, we offer on-site crane training and testing at your facility across Delaware in locations including Roanoke, Richmond, Norfolk, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg 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 Virginia OSHA

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

OSHA Area Office
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-2327

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Testimonials from clients who used Total Equipment Training in VA

Good Afternoon,

As the Safety Lead for our Richmond, VA based organization, I wanted to take the time to follow up with you in regards to the on-site forklift training program that was conducted for our team a few weeks back. As you know, this is the fourth time we have partnered with Total Equipment Training for our heavy equipment training needs. Your entire organization, as well as the training program material, has always exceeded our expectations. For our most recent forklift training session, we team of 10 trainees all walked away certified with a deep understanding of forklift safety, best practices and OSHA guidelines.

With over 10 years of working in the industrial and construction safety, I have worked with numerous on-site and off-site training programs. It is with great confidence that I say Total Equipment Training truly stands apart from their competitors. I have and will continue to recommend your organization to my colleagues.

Thank you again!
We will be in touch soon!
Paul Brady
Richmond, VA.

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 Virginia.