Course Description: Only trained and competent operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck. All powered industrial truck operators must be trained and certified per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178(l).
Topics include but not limited to:
- Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the type of truck(s) the operator will be authorized to operate.
- Differences between the truck and the automobile.
- Truck controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work.
- Engine or motor operation.
- Steering and maneuvering.
- Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations.
- Vehicle capacity.
- Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries.
- Operating limitations.
- Surface conditions.
- Load manipulation and stability.
- Pedestrian traffic.
- Ramps and other sloped surfaces.
Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course.
- Understand the training requirements for performing work on and operating Fork Lifts.
- Understand the general structural requirements.
- Apply safe work practices for working with Fork Lifts.
- Apply safe truck operation.
- Identify types of vehicle(s) being used in the workplace.
- Identify hazards of the workplace created by the use of operation of the truck.
Course Materials: This course consists of several different components which include power point presentations, lecture, real life case studies, class discussion and hands on demonstration. Students must bring a picture ID to the class.
Course Duration: 4 hours of training (not including class breaks).