Forklift & Heavy Equipment Operator Training
Explore our heavy equipment operator training for forklifts, cranes, aerial lifts, boom trucks, and more. Get the online courses you need to meet your OSHA requirements.
Review OSHA standards for safely driving sit-down forklifts with our operator course.
Learn how you can safely operate a stand-up forklift at your job site.
Learn relevant hazards, safe operating principles, and OSHA/ANSI standards.
Prevent safety issues by learning how to safely operate boom trucks/cranes.
Meet OSHA’s classroom requirement for electrical and arc flash safety training.
Keep compliant with OSHA standards by taking this backhoe loader course.
Understand how to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens with this training.
Get the training you need to safely operate a boom truck at your job site.
Keep your construction worksite safe when you are operating a bulldozer.
Learn about chainsaw hazards and how to keep yourself safe when using one.
Get trained on how to safely work in confined spaces at your construction site.
Although most jobs have their own associated hazards, if you operate heavy equipment such as a forklift, you have more than your fair share of dangers to contend with. For that reason, the federal government and many employers require heavy equipment operators and those who work near heavy equipment, complete safety training courses.
Construction sites, warehouses, and shipment facilities are already hazardous, but when you add heavy equipment to the equation, those workplace dangers double or even triple. One of the best ways to prevent injuries, fatalities, and accidents caused by heavy equipment is through safety training.
Heavy equipment safety training covers common hazards you’ll find at your job site and how to prevent them, which includes learning about:
Of course, if you’re a heavy equipment operator, the majority of your training will surround safe operations of the heavy equipment and how to safely work in the vicinity of other people and machinery.
On the other hand, if you simply work near heavy equipment, your training will be primarily focused on related hazards to look out for and appropriate personal protective equipment to wear around heavy equipment.
To become forklift certified, you have to take a forklift operator certification course. OSHA requires all sit-down forklift operators and stand-up forklift operators to complete approved training to reduce the number of workplace injuries in warehouses. Once you pass the exam by scoring 75% or above, you’ll need to exhibit your forklift skills through hands-on training. An instructor will evaluate your performance. If it’s satisfactory, you can become certified.
Forklift operator certification courses will teach you how to safely operate powered industrial trucks (forklifts) and satisfy compliance regulations. Our training covers forklift operations, mechanics, attachments, and safety hazards. Upon completion of the course, you’ll know how to circumvent common safety risks to keep both yourself and those around you safe while operating a stand-up forklift.
OSHA outlines its forklift safety guidelines in OSHA Forklift Standards, Part 1910, Subpart N. It refers to forklifts as powered industrial trucks primarily used to move materials. You can read the guidelines on OSHA’s website.
In general, all new and used forklifts must adhere to required design and construction regulations. You can find these guidelines in the “American National Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks, Part II, ANSI B56.1-1969.”
You need to show competence in driving a forklift truck by taking refresher training every three years after completing your initial forklift operator certification. OSHA requires this refresher training for all forklift license renewals. You also will have to be re-evaluated if you are:
Your life is busy enough without having to worry about completing the safety training required by the federal government or your employer. Lucky for you, our training programs are 100% online and self-paced so you can fit in your training as it fits your schedule, not the other way around.
With over 20 years of experience in forklift training, you can rest assured that our training programs are OSHA-compliant and will fulfill your federal training requirements. Sign up for your training today!
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