Forklift Operator Safety Training - Online Training Course

Interactive Training
60 minutes
Last Updated

Course Description

Forklift Operator Safety Training - Online Training Course



  • Helps satisfy operator training requirements under OSHA's Powered Industrial Trucks Standard (1910.178(l))
  • Employs proven forklift training systems to help learners choose, inspect, and operate a forklift in a safe way, protecting themselves and their coworkers
  • Topics covered by Forklift Operator Safety Training include:
    • Forklift Basics
      • Kinds of Forklifts
      • Forklifts vs. Automobiles
      • Keeping a Forklift Balanced
      • Forklift Controls
    • Safe Operating Procedures
      • Pre-Use Inspection
      • Picking up a Load
      • Traveling with a Load
      • Negotiating Hazards
      • Placing a Load
    • Parking, Refueling, & Maintenance
      • Parking
      • Charging/Changing Batteries & Cylinders
      • Refueling
      • Modifications
      • Maintenance
      • Hands-On Training
  • Intended Audience: Employees in general industry workplaces who operate forklifts
  • Length: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2014 (Rev. 1/17), with EyeCue 2014 (Rev. 12/16)

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the various kinds of forklifts and their controls, and how they differ from automobiles
  • Discuss the center of gravity and stability triangle concepts
  • Explain what to look for when performing a pre-use inspection
  • Describe how to safely operate a forklift (including picking up, traveling with, and placing a load)
  • Discuss how to park, charge, refuel, and perform maintenance or modifications on a forklift
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