training is mandatory. We come to your facility and train your forklift operators on your equipment. It
is the only way to meet the OSHA standard.
On January 1, 2000, OSHA mandated that all new forklift operators must be trained,
regardless of experience. All forklift operators, regardless of experience, must be evaluated
for competency at least every three years. The new rules require that forklift training be specific to
the equipment you operate and specific to the conditions under which the equipment is operated
(site specific). This course meets 29CFR 1910.178.
Reasons for The OSHA standard
Each year, tens of thousands of injuries
related to powered industrial trucks (PIT), or forklifts, occur in US workplaces. Many employees are injured
when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks, lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer,
they are struck by a lift truck, or when they fall while on elevated pallets and tines.
Most incidents also involve property
damage, including damage to overhead sprinklers, racking, pipes, walls, and machinery. Unfortunately, most
employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to lack of safe operating procedures, lack of
safety-rule enforcement, and insufficient or inadequate training.
We offer a comprehensive
forklift training program for experienced and new forklift operators. Our training program covers 30 topics and
is good for forklift operators in the manufacturing sector or yard environments.
This program teaches
students everything from forklift engineering principles & operator safety rules to forklift maintenance and
the importance of inspections. This program exceeds OSHA
regulations; each student must pass a written test and performance evaluation as required by
Participants receive a
student workbook, a wallet card and certificate valid for 3-years (unless void by having a forklift
accident, near miss or is observed driving recklessly).
We are committed to reducing industrial
and commercial lift equipment accidents. We offer all employers to have their forklift operator’s professionally
trained and certified on the following types of lift equipment:
Sit down counterbalance forklifts
Narrow Aisle stand up reach & order picker
Electric hand & rider pallet jacks
Rough Terrain / Piggy back trailer machines
Scissor lift platform equipment
Trailer mounted lift platforms
Aerial man platform lifting equipment
Reach Boom Aerial lift equipment
Reach Boom fork equipment
OSHA Standard 1910.178
The employer shall ensure that each
powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by
the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in this paragraph (l).
Prior to permitting an employee to operate
a powered industrial truck (except for training purposes), the employer shall ensure that each operator has
successfully completed the training required by this paragraph (l), except as permitted by paragraph
Refresher training is required when:
Unsafe operation is observed
Accident or near-miss occurs
Evaluation indicates need
Different type of equipment introduced
Workplace condition changes