OSHA Forklift Training / Certification Requirements
Forklift Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning, video tape, written material), practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator’s performance in the workplace.
(the previous excerpt was take from OSHA CFR 1910.178 )
First Quality Forklift Training LLC, offers OSHA-Compliant forklift training / certification on all classes of forklifts (I, II, III, IV, & V). We offer the highest quality on-site forklift training services for companies of all types and sizes.
Contact us if you have sit-down, stand-up, and/or pallet jack forklifts and are in need of operator training. Or if you want to set up your own training program we also offer forklift train-the-trainer classes. All training is done at your place of business and on your equipment. We work with you and around your scheduling needs!
If you have even one employee that uses a forklift 1 time in a calendar year that employee must trained.
OSHA States: Only trained and competent operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck (PIT). [taq]All Powered industrial truck operators must be trained and certified by their organizations [29 CFR 1910.178(l)][/taq]
If your operator is involved in an incident or an accident the cost for not training can greatly exceed your training cost.
New penalties enacted August 2, 2016 – OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1910.178(l) specifies requirements for forklift operator certification. Going forward failure to comply can result in fines ranging from $12,471 to $124,709 . Don’t put your employees at risk, forklift training could eliminate/reduce; accidents and/or injuries. In addition having properly trained operators could lead to a reduction in damaged product and increased production.
We Offer the Following OSHA Compliant Forklift Training/Certification Classes
4 Components Included In All Our Training
1. FORKLIFT TRAINING CLASS DEVELOPMENT:
We start with getting to know your business first. We listen as you describe which forklift safety processes are working and the ones that may not. We analyze your needs and work with you to create a training/certification class that meets and addresses your safety concerns and needs.
Our on-site forklift training is provided at your location, using your equipment on site.
3. OSHA-COMPLIANT FORKLIFT TRAINING:
Upon successfully completing: new operator, re-certification, refresher, or Train-the-Trainer forklift training, First Quality Forklift Training LLC will provide you all OSHA required documentation.
4. FORKLIFT TRAINING FREE REMINDERS:
You will be notified 2-3 months prior for any operator certification expiring. This should provide you with ample time to schedule a re-certification class, thus helping you maintain compliance with existing OSHA regulations.
Below is a List of Some of the Trucks We Have Trained Operators On:
Questions? – If you have forklift certification questions be sure to check out Ultimate Cheat Sheet For OSHA Forklift Certification or Call Us Toll Free or Email Us:Phone: (800) 647-3738
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Do Forklift Operators Need a Valid State Driver’s License?
No. OSHA requires that operators be trained and certified to drive the specific type of forklift used in their workplace.
How Often do Forklift Operators Need Re-certification?
OSHA requires an evaluation of every forklift operator at least once every three years.