Meet OSHA Forklift Training Requirements.

Even the most experienced forklift operator can benefit from ongoing training. Our Forklift Qualification Training course will help you meet OSHA requirements and keep your forklift operators at the top of their game. Topics include:

  • Review of equipment anatomy and components
  • Requirements for stability and capacity
  • Rules for safe operation and load handling
  • Understanding and avoiding the six most common hazards
  • Difference between inspections: visual and functional
  • Requirements for frequency of inspections and load tests

We know, nobody likes sitting through lengthy training classes. But at Crane U, we do our best to make it interesting, engaging, and, most of all, practically relevant. We want everyone who takes our courses to walk away with some valuable insight they can use to work better, smarter, and safer every day.

Forklift Training Course Outline

Equipment anatomy and inspections
Stability of forklifts
Safe Operations
Six Most Common Hazards
Types of Forklifts
Training Requirements
Pre-shift Inspections
Monthly and Yearly Inspections
Load Tests

Components and Anatomy
Operator’s Manual & Warning Labels
Engine Check
Battery Hazards & Care
Forklift Chassis
Mast & Forks
Operator’s Compartment

Stability and Capacity
Center of Gravity
Stability Triangle
Stability Pyramid
Dynamic Conditions

Forklift Hazards
Struck by Forklift
Hit by Falling Load
Elevating Personnel
Ran Off Dock
Maintenance Related

Safe Operation
Know your Forklift
Know your Worksite
Parking the Forklift
Operating the Forklift
Working around Pedestrians
Safe Load Handling
Traveling with a Load
Elevating Personnel
Loading & Unloading Trailers


Does OSHA require forklift operators to be certified?

No. OSHA requires employees who use forklifts to be trained and qualified to use the equipment and has a detailed list of what that training should include. Our Forklift training course will provide the training you need to safely use the equipment, and also prepare you for qualification testing at the end of our course. Upon successful completion, we issue a wallet card that is valid for two years.

Where does the training take place?

We can train at your worksite, or at one of our locations throughout the U.S. To make it even easier, some of the training can be done online, too.

Do you offer a Train the Trainer option for forklift training as well?

Yes, we do. We can train one of your regular employees so they can provide forklift training — with our support — to other employees in the future.

Why should I choose Crane U?

Hate to brag, but we’ve got it. Crane U instructors are some of the most respected field experts in the industry. Many of our instructors are guest speakers at numerous national, state, and local environmental, health and safety conferences. The industry wants to hear what we have to say.

Proven track record.
Approximately 90% of the employees who complete our training pass their exams.

Convenience and affordability.
We can train at your worksite, or at one of our locations throughout the U.S. To make it even easier, some of the training can be done online, too. Our rates are some of the best in the industry, and we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.

What is the registration process?

Crane U provides unmatched Forklift Training! We can come to your location or come to ours. Have a question or want to schedule training? Use the contact form to your right or just give us a call at 855-9CRANEU (855-927-2638).

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