Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials.
Fork lifts can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers. Powered industrial trucks can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. There are many varieties of powered industrial trucks and each type presents different operating hazards. QualSafe understands the risks involved with fork lift operation and can train your team on how to safely operate and maintain powered industrial trucks.
Determining the best way to protect workers from injury largely depends on the type of truck being operated and the worksite conditions where it is being utilized. Employers must ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(1).
It is a violation of Federal law for anyone UNDER 18 years of age to operate a fork lift or for anyone OVER 18 years of age who is not properly trained and certified to do so. QualSafe will only train those that meet OSHA’s standards for all fork lift operating courses.
QualSafe offers many different courses to meet the diverse needs of your team. There are a few key rules to operating fork lifts that every company should know. Our fork lift training course will prepare trainees on how to drive and operate a fork lift safely, best practices, and OSHA requirements for forklift operation in the workplace. Fork lift training can be customized to best fit your particular needs and work environments. Our fork lift training course covers practical training, walk-around inspections, preventative maintenance, and operator skill assessment. This training helps ensure that your equipment and staff are well-prepared to achieve compliance with applicable OSHA regulations related to powered industrial trucks.
With our team of highly-qualified instructors, we are well versed in the use and care of powered industrial trucks (fork lifts). Fork lift training should be specific to the Model and Type of equipment being operated. Therefore, we will customize our fork lift training to specifically address the operation of the particular type of equipment your employees will operate. Call QualSafe today to learn about what courses are available and how we can help your company stay safe and compliant on the job!