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DIY Forklift Operator Training

DIY forklift operator training kit imageDIY Forklift Operator Training – Available on Amazon for US and Canadian forklift operators. Employers can assign an existing trained operator as their in-house trainer. Our curriculum includes a copy of the exam, operational test, and certificate & wallet card templates. We’ve saved companies a small fortune while providing training material to over 6000 forklift operators!

DIY Forklift Operator Training USA Edition Paperback

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DIY Forklift Operator Training Exam Preparation (USA/Canada) Includes Sample Exam & Answers


OSHA requires employers to develop and implement a forklift operator training program based on the general principles of safe truck operation, the types of vehicle(s) being used in the workplace, the hazards of the workplace created by the use of the vehicle(s), and the general safety requirements of the standard. Trained operators must know how to do the job properly and do it safely as demonstrated by workplace evaluation. Formal and practical (demonstration and practical exercises) training must be provided. Employers must also certify that each operator has received the training and evaluate each operator at least once every three years. Prior to operating the truck in the workplace, the employer must evaluate the operator’s performance and determine the operator to be competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely. Refresher training is needed whenever an operator demonstrates a deficiency in the safe operation of the truck.

It is unlawful to operate a forklift without training! Our Forklift Operator Training Course covers the following items: Due Diligence Basics, Occupational Health & Safety Management, Course Objectives, General Safety Rules, Operator’s Daily Check, Terminology, Mast Types, Forklift Tire Types, The Professional Operator, Maintaining Control, Maintaining Stability, The Stability Triangle, Load Handling, Loading & Unloading Vehicles, Batteries, Safe Handling of Propane (LPG) Fuel, Maintenance, Fork Safety, Ergonomics, Common Factors in Forklift Hazards, Forklift Classes, Lift Codes and Images, Minimum Safe Approach Distance – MSAD, Designations, Glossary of Terms and much more.

OSHA can impose a $7,000 fine for each untrained operator (up to $70,000 fine for willful violations). Without proper OSHA forklift certification, employees and employers can be liable for significant fines. For workers without forklift training, one fine can literally wipe out a year’s worth of salary – and much more! Don’t put your workplace and your employees in jeopardy.

Our DIY Forklift Operator Training Satisfies . . .

✓ Liability Insurance
✓ Worker’s Comp
✓ OSHA Field Inspectors


Next year, 100,000 injuries involving forklifts will be reported. 100 workers will lose their lives.
OSHA’s regulatory reference:
Cal OSHA Title 8 Section 3668
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178

We cover the following types of forklifts:
✓ Warehouse Forklifts, Classes 1, 4, 5
Electric Motor Rider Trucks, Internal Combustion Engine Trucks-Cushion Tires, Internal Combustion Engine Trucks-Pneumatic Tires
✓ Pallet Jacks and Order Pickers, Classes, 2, 3
Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks, Electric Motor Hand or Hand/Rider Trucks
✓ Rough Terrain Forklifts, Class 7
Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors

Are You in Compliance?

On December 1, 1998, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a standard that revised the existing requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178 and issued new requirements to improve the training of powered industrial truck operators.

The standard becomes effective on March 1, 1999 with mandatory compliance by December 1, 1999. This new standard is intended to reduce the number of injuries and deaths that occur as a result of inadequate operator training. The powered industrial truck operator training requirements will apply to all industries except agricultural operations.

FAQ – Does your training course cover Class 2 stand on forklifts?

We don’t offer class 2 training specifically but view the matter like this. All of the aspects of 1,4, 5 training generally covers the class 2 machines. We suggest that operators train to 1,4, 5 then focus on the unit-specific training contained in the class 2 machines operator manual. Note that in many cases operators will also require fall restraints as in the case of an elevated platform, not covered in B335-15, but covered by other regulations Also note that our 1,4,5 training covers all aspects of B335-15 which applies to Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 powered lift trucks.

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