Forklift Safety

forklift safety

Forklift Safety Online Training Course

Forklift Safety online training course is a comprehensive 2-hour review of how to safely operate, maintain, and charge forklifts and other industrial trucks. The course also covers how to identify and prevent most common hazards when operating, maintaining, and charging forklifts.

A powered industrial truck or forklift is a mobile, powered truck that you can use to lift, carry, stack, push or pull materials. Some may be designed to carry personnel and equipment. Using powered industrial trucks, such as forklifts, safely enables operators to lift, carry, stack, push or pull materials that are too large or cumbersome to move by hand. Whether you are an operator or someone who manages operators, this series of courses will help you understand some basic safety principles that will lay the foundation for hands-on training about the specific equipment and hazards at your workplace. You are required to complete all courses and pass all assessments within this training in order to receive the Certificate of Completion.

In addition to this Forklift Safety training, your employer must provide truck operators with hands-on training and practice, complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart N, 1910.178. During such training, operators will perform representative tasks with the specific equipment in the work environment.

Employers must provide additional training to operators:

  • Before they perform new tasks or work in new areas
  • Before they use trucks or attachments that are new to them
  • If their performance or lack of knowledge requires corrective action

Forklift Safety Course Curriculum

The following topics are included in the Forklift Safety (Powered Industrial Trucks) online training course:

  • Classes and Types
  • Pre-Operation Inspection
  • Operational Inspection and Maintenance
  • Fueling and Charging
  • Preventing Incidents
  • Picking Up and Placing Loads
  • Loading Dock Operations

Forklift Safety Training Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Recall what a powered industrial truck is
  • Classify types of powered industrial trucks
  • Recall how power sources affect which powered industrial truck to choose for different jobs
  • Use data plates and markings to find information about a truck, including its weight and lifting capacity
  • Ensure that an operator is ready to operate a powered industrial truck
  • Evaluate five key pre-operation inspection points
  • Recall what is included in an operational inspection
  • Know what happens during truck maintenance and inspection follow-up
  • Recall general safety procedures to take when refueling or changing and charging batteries
  • Understand factors that influence the stability and safety of powered industrial trucks
  • Understand what operators should do if their powered industrial truck tips over
  • Recall how to pick up, handle and place loads
  • Recall safe practices for operating powered industrial trucks at loading dock areas

Training Requirements

  • 100% attendance of the online class is mandatory
  • Complying with the PDH STAR Terms & Conditions for online courses
  • Achieve a minimum of 70% in the assessment at the end of the course
  • Completion of Evaluation Form at the end of the course
  • Eligible to receive the wallet size card following the successful completion of the course (order through link below)




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