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Forklift Training Package
OSHA Required Forklift Training Package
Complete OSHA required forklift and lift truck training package for companies of all sizes!

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OSHA required forklift & lift tuck training package with training records, tests, checklists, certificates and operator licenses. Can be used with an instructor or as a training-on-demand system on a PC.
Other Trainers Charge: $299.00
OSHA Compliant Training Package $119.00

Training Standards Match: Usually Ships in 24 Hours

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Askthesafetyman's Forklift Training Pacakage is 100% OSHA Training Compliant!Askthesafetyman's forklift training package allows employers to take advantage of deep pricing discounts for OSHA required employee forklift / lift truck training.  Why pay full price, up to $180 or more per person, to train / re-train your employees?  It doesn’t make sense to our customers and certainly doesn’t make sense to us! 

Askthesafetyman's forklift / lift truck training package includes instruction in the following components of safe forklift / lift truck operation and more.  The design of the training menu allows instructors the flexibility to either start at the begining and progress through all of the material or to select a specific topic to discuss and review without the hassle of searching through video and DVD footage for the desired topics:

Pre-Operation and Operation Inspections;

Mounting and Dismounting;

Starting / Stopping;

Operating at Speed;

Steering, Turning and Changing Direction;

Traveling on Inclines;


Safe Travel Practices;


Tip over;

Working with Batteries;

Safe Handling Preparation;

Physical Characteristics of Forklifts;


Mast Position;

Fork Position;

Lifting the Load;

Lowering the Load;

High Tiering;

Truck Trailers and Railroad Cars;

Physical Conditions;

Pedestrian Traffic;

Ramps and Grades;

Loading Docks;

Narrow Aisles;


Enclosed and Hazardous Areas;



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What Does OSHA Require?

What does OSHA require for forklift and lift truck training?OSHA states that training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction, such as classroom based lectures, discussions, interactive computer learning, videos and / or written material.  OSHA also requires practical training, such as an operator observing operation performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee. Finally, OSHA requires evaluation of the operator's performance in the workplace, such as the employer observing the new operators performance for a period of time to verify that the equipment is being operated properly and safely.

What is Formal Instruction? 


Formal instruction is classroom / lecture and/or online training.  Participants are instructed in the technical aspects of safe / proper forklift / lift truck operation prior to participating in hands-on training.  Operator training classes generally run 3 to 4 hours in length dependent on the number of participants, their ability to comprehend the information presented and the number of questions asked.  However, when delivered at a participant level training-on-demand system, (i.e. employers utilize the flash based training on demand capability to allow trainees to complete the training as a PC based training program, completed at their own pace), participants will generally complete the training in approximately four (4) hours.



What Should Classroom Instruction Include?


Classroom sessions should include operator's safety manuals, a powerpoint presentation and educational video(s). Session training topics should include: Lift truck basics, pre-operation inspection, load handling, stability, fueling procedures and battery changing and charging. 


What is Hands-on Training?


We highly recommend that hands-on training be conducted at the employer’s location.  Why?  The employee must be trained on the proper / safe operation of the equipment that he or she will be operating, not something close.  Slight variations in control surfaces, locations, operation and or handling characteristics are the driving reasons behind this requirement.


What is Practical Evaluation?


Practical forklift / lift truck evaluation must be done at the employee's worksite to measure the new operators skills and knowledge of safe / proper operation. Practical evaluations may be performed by a contracted trainer or by a knowledgeable / experienced operator employed by the employer. 

What is Certification? 


By successfully completing a properly designed and delivered OSHA required forklift / lift truck training and certification program, employers can rest easier knowing that their employees' have received the required skills training and practical operation training for equipment operated in their facility.  Employers are obligated to conduct ongoing evaluations of the newly certified employees performance to ensure they are operating the equipment properly and most importantly, safely.  Employers are also required to immediately address and follow-up on all observed and reported instances of unsafe equipment operation.  Thorough, well documented incidents and follow-up training and / or disciplinary action taken must be immediately completed and inserted in the employees personnel file.



How Frequently do Forklift Operators Have to be Recertified?


OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.178 forklift code specifies conditions under which operators must be re-certified, if they meet any of the re-training guidelines listed below.  This means they must repeat the formal classroom / lecture / online training and the hands-on training and evaluation again.  The code does not specify that operators must be retrained every three years.  This is a common and completely understandable misinterpretation of the code. 
OSHA requires that each operator's knowledge and performance skills be re-evaluated every three years.  That is where the confusion comes from.  What constitutes a re-evaluation of the employees knowledge and skills?  Most employers have chosen to put there operator's through the classroom / lecture / formal instruction portion of the training and then observe the operator's performance after that since hands-on training should not be necessary, unless the operator does not frequently operate the equipment and therefor may require some refresher training.  Of course, empoyers could simply have the operator take the written test again and observe performance to verify knowledge and skills and still meet the requirements of the OSHA code:
·         The operator has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner;
·         The operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident;

·         The operator has received an evaluation that reveals that the operator is not operating the truck safely or correctly;

·         The operator is assigned to drive a different type of truck than they were originally certified to operate;

·         A condition in the workplace changes in a manner that could affect safe operation of the truck

Any employee found to meet one or more of the guidelines above must receive immediate refresher training.

Askthesafetyman.com provides all training and documentation necessary to ensure OSHA compliance.



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