The Forklift Operator course utilizes OSHA guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures, and other use issues.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Student must provide listed PPE:
- Hard hat
- Steel-toed footwear
- Visibility safety vest
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsTriangle of stability+Fork adjustments+Fueling procedures+Pre-shift inspections+Rough terrain forklifts+Pick and carry machines+Pallet dollies+Safe operating procedures+Classes of forklifts+OSHA forklift standards+American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) forklift standards
- Heavy equipment operators
- Utilities personnel
- Telecommunications professionals
- Cable TV installers
- Construction professionals
- Warehouse personnel
- Moving and storage personnel