Category Archives: Forklift Training & Certification

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What Skills are Taught in a Forklift Certification Class?

What Skills are Taught in a Forklift Certification Class?

Forklifts are one of the most useful, practical, and yet dangerous tools in the workplace. They allow one person to do work that would otherwise be impossible. A forklift can lift, move, and store thousands of pounds, and at high speed. They are invaluable in modern logistics and warehousing, and the demand for skilled operators […]

Common Forklift Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Common Forklift Accidents and How to Prevent Them

  Becoming a forklift operator can be a laborious process, but there’s a reason for that. Without proper training and understanding of these common pieces of heavy machinery, you can get hurt, someone else can get hurt, or property can get damaged. Obviously, these are all things that need to be avoided in functioning, organized […]

Why Onsite Forklift Training Is the Best Choice

Why Onsite Forklift Training Is the Best Choice

  If you oversee a facility in which employees operate forklifts, you have to make sure they all go through the proper training. It’s a legal requirement for employees to have the proper certification before they can drive a forklift, which they must obtain by completing an OSHA-approved training course. The training course includes a […]

The Most Common and Useful Forklift Attachments

The Most Common and Useful Forklift Attachments

  Forklifts are among the most versatile machines man has ever created. They are capable of moving loads that many men could not. Their capacity for work is astounding, and when outfitted with the most common and useful forklift attachments, they can do so much more. However, operators must be trained on any equipment that […]

The Evolution of the Forklift Truck

The Evolution of the Forklift Truck

  Since their earliest form in 1917, forklift trucks have grown to become among the most common warehouse equipment around the world, with more than a million in operation. As their use has increased and more have gone into production over the years, the evolution of the forklift truck has gone through noticeable updates in […]

Understanding the Forklift Stability Triangle

Understanding the Forklift Stability Triangle

  Any instruction on the basics of forklifts would be incomplete without covering the center of gravity and the stability triangle. The stability triangle is an integral part of the safe operation of a forklift and is one of the first topics covered during any training. One of the hardest things for new lift truck operators to […]

Common Uses for Forklifts in Business

Common Uses for Forklifts in Business

  Look inside any warehouse or manufacturing facility across the country, and odds are, you’ll see a forklift. The forklift is the workhorse of the logistics and warehousing industry; without them, not much work will get done. They move heavy loads that ten people couldn’t move by hand—that makes them valuable. There are different kinds […]

How to Properly Operate a Forklift in Winter Conditions

How to Properly Operate a Forklift in Winter Conditions

  Driving a forklift in ideal conditions indoors can be intimidating on its own. Throw some snow, ice, and cold into the mix and it can be flat out frightening and dangerous. Moving a forklift across a frozen lot is difficult, even on a fork truck that is designed for the conditions. Modern designs and […]

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