Course Description: This program is designed to provide the forklift operator with an understanding and awareness of forklift operations and hazards.This training program meets OSHA's new training requirements for forklift operations (OSHA 1910.178).The course consists of classroom study (course manual provided), a written exam, video presentation, on-site hazard assessment, equipment inspection and a "hands on" performance evaluation of each operator.**
Participants will receive a Photo I.D. Wallet Card (a Certificate of Completion card valid for three (3) years upon successful completion of this course - this card is not a Hoisting License). The customer will receive class rosters and course evaluations.
Minimum Class Size:4 students
Cost:Call for Pricing
**Must have a Rough Terrain Forklift on site for the hands-on training portion of this course.
In some states you may be required to obtain a Hoisting License. Also, Hoisting Licenses are not reciprocal. If you operate in more than one State, i.e., MA & RI, if you are required to have a hoisting license, you will need to obtain one in each State.
It is up to you as the Employer/Contractor/Employee to obtain all necessary licenses required by the states that you operate in. Including, if required, a Hoisting License.
IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A HOISTING LICENSE TO OPERATE EQUIPMENT, SAID HOISTING LICENSE IS OBTAINED THROUGH THE STATE WHICH YOU ARE OPERATING EQUIPMENT.
Massachusetts Hoisting Laws:
The Hoisting Examination is based on thorough knowledge of all working parts of the hoisting machinery that the applicant is applying for, as well as safe operating practices, safety inspection of the equipment, hand signals and the Massachusetts General Laws and Regulations as they apply to Hoisting. All applicants should know all operating instructions provided by the manufacturer's operating manuals. Crane and Excavator operators shall know the national standard hand signals found in 520 CMR 6.00 in order to pass the crane and excavator examination.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand technical and stability aspects of forklift operations.
Understand how to identify work place Hazards. - Causes and results of forklift accidents. - Demonstrate how to conduct a site and equipment safety inspection. - Demonstrate through a written exam and "hands on" training, an understanding of safe forklift operations. - Preparation for rough terrain forklift hoisting license test. - An evaluation shall be completed at the time of the initial training and every 3 years thereafter.
Re-fresher Training: Re-training is required when there is an accident or near miss, when a different machine is introduced, when the work location changes, or when an evaluation indicates the need. (OSHA 1910.178)
Course Materials Provided
Forklift Safety Handbook. - Pre-operational rough terrain lift truck inspection checklist. - Hand Signal Chart. - Certificate of Training Card.