Forklift Hazard Awareness For All Industries

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Forklift Hazard Awareness For All Industries Course

Forklift Hazard Awareness For All Industries

Level: Introductory

Duration: 0 Hours 30 Minutes

Location: Online or In-Person

Overview & Objectives

Forklifts play an important role in many industries, but like all machinery, this equipment can pose risks for workers unless safety protocols are followed. Everyone who works with or near forklifts should be aware of common hazards, safety best practices, and the regulations that govern the use of forklifts and powered industrial trucks. Forklift Hazard Awareness for All Industries provides essential forklift safety training to ensure every team member understands how to keep themselves and others safe when working around forklifts.

NOTICE: This course is not intended to be used as training to achieve forklift operator certification.

This introductory online course explains how to stay safe when working on job sites where forklifts are used. Course topics include:

  • Seven forklift classifications
  • Common forklift hazards and statistics
  • Strategies for minimizing and eliminating hazards
  • Regulations and resources on forklift safety
  • Best practices for communicating hazards and how they should be corrected to operators and other workers
  • Powered industrial trucks, including rider, narrow aisle, hand, and hand/rider trucks
  • Electric and internal combustion tractors
  • OSHA and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommendations and standards
  • Best practices for pedestrian traffic
  • Lifting personnel
  • Identifying reckless forklift operation
  • Safe unloading strategies for trucks and trailers
  • Spotter requirements
  • Unattended/parked forklifts
  • Forklift fueling and battery charging

Course materials are based on OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 Subpart N, Materials Handling and Storage.

Who is this Course for?

Forklift Hazard Awareness for All Industries may be taken by employees in any industry who work near forklifts, including:

  • Workers
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Designated Competent Persons

Features & Benefits

Upon completion of Forklift Hazard Awareness for All Industries, students will be familiar with OSHA forklift protocols and other important safety guidelines. You will know how to recognize, avoid, and resolve common forklift safety hazards and communicate concerns to operators and other colleagues.

In Person Training

Our in-person training is taught by our most skilled and experienced instructors. Participants can expect to be engaged with the material being taught. We strive to make our in-person classes dynamic by incorporating meaningful activities that allow peer-to-peer discussion and collaboration, hands-on learning, and real-life examples. Because our instructors are so experienced, they can answer most questions quickly and in-depth. Some of our classes are available via Zoom (just call us for more information) and can be combined with virtual-blended learning.  We have also partnered with ClickSafety to provide a wide variety of interactive online courses to meet the needs of all our clients.