Forklift Training 2018
Forklift Training

Forklift Training

Did you know that according to OSHA statistics, each year in the United States there are approximately 34,900 serious forklift related injuries, of which 85 will result in death?  Forklift Training is critical for the safety of your workforce; most forklift related injuries are avoidable with the proper training in place.  Having an untrained workforce exposes your employees to numerous hazards and leaves you as the employer exposed to OSHA fines or possible litigation.

Since 2009, our training professionals have successfully instructed thousands of training classes.  We will deliver an interactive and fast-paced training experience and make completing the training course easy.  Our training professionals will also travel to bring our Forklift Training to your office, jobsite or facility.  We also have our own training center in Cincinnati, OH.

Our interactive training approach will give your employees a firsthand experience with proper operation techniques.  This is to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of nearby coworkers. Almost half of forklift related deaths are attributed to being crushed by a tipping vehicle on the job. Understanding the center of gravity on loaded versus unloaded machinery is just one aspect of proper Forklift Training.  By utilizing our professionals to provide Forklift Training to your workforce, you can have peace of mind that your workers have the knowledge and skillset to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.  Having completed the required Forklift Training will also keep your company in compliance.  OSHA fines are steep and willful violations are even higher.  Why take the risk?  Completing Forklift Training will also expand the marketability of your company by allowing your employees to safely work on and around forklifts. We have what it takes to protect your most valued asset, your people.  Dial 877-209-9648 or email to register.

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Forklift Training Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Forklift Training required by law?

Yes. OSHA requires any forklift operators to be trained and certified to operate the powered industrial truck in the workplace and that operator’s performance be evaluated on the provisions 1910.178 (I)(3) every three years.

How long is my Forklift certification good for?

Most forklift certifications are good for three years from the date of certification.  There are also refresher courses available.  Refresher training is required when there is a change in the workplace or type of truck being operated and for any operators found to be operating forklifts unsafely, those who have been involved or nearly involved in accidents or those who receive poor operation evaluations.  OSHA requires that all forklift operators’ performances be evaluated at least once every three years.

Do I need Forklift Certification to operate a forklift? 

Yes.  OSHA requires that in addition to a license, you need to be certified to use a forklift and you also need authorization from your employer.

Do I need complete Forklift Training to operate a forklift for a quick, one-time job?

Again, yes.  Even if you are just going to operate a forklift one time for a specific job, OSHA requires that in addition to a license, you need to be certified to use a forklift and you also need authorization from your employer.

What is Forklift Training?

Forklift Training instructs operators on precautions, efficient forklift inspection, safe operation, forklift stability and limitations of the forklift. It also instructs on specific workplace related forklift topics, hazards and allows for operators to familiarize themselves with controls and specified equipment.  There is a great deal of information covered in this course and that includes firsthand operation experiences.

How do I know if I need Forklift Training?

If you work in a job that requires you to use a forklift, even occasionally or rarely, you need forklift training.  This might consist of a warehouse job, large-scale supermarkets and manual laborers.  Any contractors, employees and even temporary workers that may use a forklift on the job must be trained, licensed and certified in forklift training.

How can I prevent Forklift accidents?

The best way to prevent forklift-related injury, accidents or death is by getting educated, licensed and certified in Forklift Training.

Forklift Training Train the Trainer

Every few years, companies are expected to train their employees on a variety of safety standards.  From how to operate, service and maintain heavy machinery to identifying and labeling hazardous chemicals and controlling toxic dusts on a jobsite, these are all potential hazards that contribute to thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States.  One easy way to ensure that this process is kept up to date is to appoint a trainer within the company who can train your employees from within as well as train new hires in a quick and manageable manner. Having certified trainers within your business also means you’ll be able to train employees when it works best for your company and your people.

Our Forklift Train the Trainer Course is just one example of many Train the Trainer Courses we can provide for your business.  It covers how to safely and efficiently operate a forklift, how to educate and evaluate other operators on their forklift performance, identifying when and how to service and maintain forklifts and how to keep other workers around the forklift area safe.  This Forklift Train the Trainer course provides your employees with proper instruction techniques, so your trainer will be able to demonstrate and relay important procedures to the rest of your crews during future onsite trainings. Students will learn the best practices for conducting such trainings along with having the authorization record and obtaining certifications for their students.

Our Forklift Train the Trainer Course, as well as our other Train the Trainer courses, are a great option for organizations looking to have one or more employees that can teach and certify various safety topics relevant to your business.  Having a trainer on your crew can greatly diminish the number of incidents at the workplace. By pro-actively training your employees and offering them an onsite trainer, you are making a long-term investment in their safety.  Having an on-site trainer will help keep your company in compliance from OSHA fines as well as help you continue to protect your most valued asset, your people.  Dial 877-209-9648 or email to register.

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