Since there are so many types of forklifts and applications,
that forklift operators are trained at their facility on the forklift they will be using. The only exception to this rule is if you are purchasing a new forklift from us, we can train you at our facility.
What does forklift training consist of?
It is important to note that after each online section (#1-#6) you have to take a short quiz so it is important to pay attention through the each section.
- The first part of forklift operator lessons is online. There is a helpful narrator to walk you through this part where you learn about the basics.
- This online portion is focused on Stability and Capacity - more math and science applications in this one.
- Here we focus on Load Handling - how to approach, level, unload, etc.
- In Part 4, you'll learn about forklift safety and lifting versus carrying loads.
- This section covers more safety topics like emergency braking, ignition, load positioning, etc. You'll notice we talk a lot about safety!
- Before you get to the hands-on part, here you will learn how to do a proper inspection.
- You're finally ready to get buckled up in a forklift for the last test. Train with a professional, starting with the inspection of course, and you can become a certified forklift operator!
We recommend that you leave all forklift maintenance to the professionals. Our reasoning behind this is if the maintenance is done incorrectly, the forklift may become damaged and unsafe to drive. Safety is the most important aspect of material handling and maintenance must be done correctly. There is a checklist that must be completed before each shift and a copy of the checklist must be kept on file for 6 months in the event of an audit from OSHA. Operator Certification is valid for 3 years but if a driver gets into an accident while operating the forklift, they must be retrained. Our small, wallet-sized forklift certifications are ideal for every operator.