Forklift Operator Qualifications

29 CFR 1910.178

This course covers mandatory instruction required per 29 CFR 1910.178. This course uses instruction along a review of operator performance scenarios to illustrate proper forklift safety and handling techniques.

Course Outline:

  • Steering and maneuvering a forklift
  • Visibility and restricted view awareness
  • Vehicle capacity and stability
  • Refueling
  • Stability and attachments
  • Man-basket use
  • Changing and recharging of batteries
  • Operating limitations
  • Traffic and hand signal interpretation
  • Instruction on regulatory guidelines
  • Operating procedures
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Forklift Manual review
  • Pre-operation inspection
  • Daily inspections
  • Annual Inspections

SELA Safety Council, LLC. training conforms to OSHA CBT Training standards and ANSI Z490.1. Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training. SELA Safety Council, LLC. follows all ANSI training criteria.

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Estimated Time: 1 Hour

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Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) refers to training that is delivered in a virtual or simulated environment, or when instructor and learner are in separate locations. Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience.