COURSE: Forklift Training & Industrial Power Truck Operator

COMPLIANCE REFERENCE: T8 CCR 3668, 29 CFR 1910.178

DURATION OF COURSE: 4 hours to 8 hours depending on equipment

PROGRAM GOALS
The goal of this comprehensive employee training program is to prevent injuries and death due to falls while working on elevated surfaces.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The purpose of this course is to increase the Forklift Operator's awareness about the capabilities, limitations, engineering principles and CAL/OSHA regulations regarding industrial power trucks.

Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to operate.

  • Differences between the truck and the automobile.
  • Truck controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work.
  • Engine or motor operation.
  • Steering and maneuvering.
  • Visibility including restrictions due to loading).
  • For and attachment adaption, operation, and use limitations.
  • Vehicle capacity.
  • Vehicle stability.
  • Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform.
  • Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries.
  • Operating limitations.
  • Any other operating instructions, warnings, or precautions listed in the operator's manual for the types of vehicle that the employee is being trained to operate.
  • Surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated.
  • Compositions of loads to be carried and load stability.
  • Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking.
  • Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated.
  • Narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated.
  • Hazardous (classified) locations where vehicle will be operated.
  • Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle's stability.
  • Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could cause a build-up of carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust.

At the conclusion of the class, each participant will take a written examination and complete a course evaluation.