Training Topics

OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 Training Requirements:

Lift Truck Related Topics:

  • Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for types of lift trucks
  • Discuss differences between lift trucks and automobiles
  • Truck controls and instrumentation, location, functions and limitations
  • Engine or motor operation
  • Causes of tip-over’s (Number One cause of Death)
  • Steering and maneuvering
  • Visibility, including loads and load types, overhead guard view obstructions
  • Forks, and attachments, adaptations, operation, and usage limitations and hazards
  • Machines weight loaded and /or unloaded, capacities and tip over hazards
  • Machines stability and instabilities
  • Machines Pre shift inspections, inspection forms, record keeping and how to perform refueling and / or charging and recharging of batteries along with completion of Daily check list
  • Charging area, limitations and hazards, ventilation
  • Operating limitations
  • Operator instruction as to read ,review and fully understand operators manuals, warnings,
  • Listed Precautions on type of equipment to be operated
  • Proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be worn while fueling, charging and cleaning
  • Classroom written testing

Workplace related topics:

  • Surface condition where the vehicle will be operating
  • Composition of loads to be carried and load stability
  • Load manipulation , stacking and un-stacking
  • Overhead hazards such as low ceiling, fire sprinklers, electrical lines, fixtures etc
  • Surface condition, grading and other hazards
  • Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operating
  • Narrow aisles and other restricted, or hazardous places where machine would be operated
  • Ramps and sloped surfaces that could affect machines stability
  • Operating in congested or automobile traffic areas and associated hazards and precautions
  • Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation causing carbon monoxide
  • Build up when operating internal combustion engines and fuels
  • Other unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace that could affect safe operation
  • Operator driving and operational safe skills and practices, proper driving, turning, lifting, speed loading, stacking, depositing loads, machine functions, pedestrian precautions and safe operation and driving evaluations

Driving of forklift / Driving skills and competence evaluation

  • Certification (Only if Person passes all requirements with required scoring)