The goal of this comprehensive employee training program is to prevent injuries and death due to falls while working on elevated surfaces.
Forklift & Industrial Power Truck Operator Safety
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.