Rough Terrain Forklift Training
Studies have shown that there are roughly 900,000 Rough Terrain Forklifts used every day in U.S. businesses. According to OSHA, somewhere around 11% of these will be involved in an accident each year. While the idea of ‘11’ might not seem like much, that translates to almost 100,000 yearly injuries related to forklifts. Rough Terrain Forklift Training is critical for the health and safety of your workers. 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 travel to bring our Rough Terrain Forklift Training to your jobsite or facility. We also have our own training center in Cincinnati, OH and can rent equipment to conduct training if needed.
By utilizing our professionals to provide Rough Terrain Forklift Training to your workforce, you can breathe a little easier knowing that your workers have not just a boost in their confidence, but the improved skillset to properly operate Rough Terrain Forklifts. Having completed the required Rough Terrain Forklift Training will also keep your company in compliance. OSHA fines are steep and willful violations are even higher. Why take the risk? We have what it takes to protect your most valued asset, your people. Dial 877-209-9648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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Rough Terrain Forklift Training Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Rough Terrain 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. Each type of powered industrial truck has its own unique characteristics and some inherent hazards. To be safe during use, training must address the unique characteristics of the type of vehicle the employee is being trained to operate.
How long is my Rough Terrain 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 Rough Terrain Forklift Certification to operate a Rough Terrain 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 Rough Terrain Forklift Training to operate a Rough Terrain 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 Rough Terrain Forklift Training?
Rough Terrain 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.
If I have already received another Forklift Training certification, do I still need Rough Terrain Forklift Training?
Yes. Each type of powered industrial truck has its own unique characteristics and some inherent hazards. To be safe during use, training must address the unique characteristics of the type of vehicle the employee is being trained to operate.
How do I know if I need Rough Terrain Forklift Training?
If you work in a job that requires you to use a forklift primarily outdoors on natural or uneven terrain, even occasionally or rarely, you need rough terrain forklift training. Each type of powered industrial truck has its own unique characteristics and some inherent hazards. To be safe during use, training must address the unique characteristics of the type of vehicle the employee is being trained to operate. Types of jobs where you might encounter rough terrain forklifts are lumber yards, builders, brick yards, land movers, construction workers, etc. Any contractors, employees and even temporary workers that may use a rough terrain forklift on the job must be trained, licensed and certified in rough terrain forklift training.
How can I prevent Rough Terrain Forklift accidents?
The best way to prevent rough terrain forklift-related injury, accidents or death is by getting educated, licensed and certified in Rough Terrain Forklift Training.
Rough Terrain Forklift Train the Trainer Course
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.
Even with standard forklift certification, it is very important to have Rough Terrain Forklift certification training as well. Our Rough Terrain Forklift Train the Trainer Course is just one example of many Train the Trainer Courses we can provide for your business. Rough terrain poses additional threats and risks to the operators of forklifts. Operators may not always be aware of the potential dangers imposed on them while maneuvering the topography. This course covers how to safely and efficiently operate a rough terrain forklift, how to educate and evaluate other operators on their rough terrain forklift performance, identifying when and how to service and maintain forklifts and how to keep other workers around the forklift area safe. This Rough Terrain 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 Rough Terrain 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 email@example.com to register.
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