forklift-safety

Course Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a powered industrial truck as a mobile, power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials. There are many different types of powered industrial trucks, and each type presents different operating hazards. The most familiar powered industrial trucks are commonly known as pallet trucks, rider trucks, and forklifts or lift trucks. Forklifts/lift trucks are extremely useful in the workplace, as long as they are safely used by trained operators.

The purpose of this training is to help you become a qualified powered industrial truck (lift truck) operator - an operator who has the knowledge and skills to operate a lift truck in a safe and professional manner.

Reference Standard


The training is designed as per applicable ASME/ANSI/OSHA regulations.

At the end of the course, the participants will:
  • Understand the Importance of Forklift Operator Competency & Certification Training
  • Familiarise with Basic concept of Forklift
  • Explain the Different Training Standards for Forklift Operations
  • Distinguish types of Forklifts
  • Understand Why Forklift Stability Triangle is important
  • Describe Safe Forklift Operations Procedure for various tasks
  • Explain Pre-operational inspections of forklift and maintenance of Forklift
  • Examples of different hazards during forklift operations and explanations

Eligible Candidates


The Course Designed for Forklift operator or anybody involved with forklift operations

Course Duration


1 day, 6 hours

Course Content


Introduction to forklift
  • Forklift Safety Training Importance
  • Introduction to Forklift Safety Training
  • Training and Standards
  • Operator Training
  • Forklift Components
  • Types of Forklifts
  • Forklift Stability Triangle

Safe forklift operations
  • Authorized Operators
  • Assessment of work Environment
  • Fuelling
  • Battery Charging
  • Vehicle Entry & Exit
  • Loading & Unloading
  • Parking & Horns
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Driving on an Incline
  • Forklift Tip over: Reasons & Actions
  • Seatbelt

Forklift inspection & maintenance
  • Forklift’s Inspections
  • Pre-operational Inspections
  • Forklift Maintenance

Day-to-day considerations
  • Pedestrians
  • Daily Checks
  • Lifting & Transporting Loads
  • Charging
  • Do’s & Don’ts

Course Assessment

The assessment will be practical and written for the certification as per OSHA regulations

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