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Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness For Manufacturing Course

Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness For Manufacturing

Level: Introductory

Duration: 60 Minutes

Location: Online or In-Person

Overview & Objectives

Exceed Safety’s Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Manufacturing training is designed to teach participants the overall importance of safety and preparedness in relation to forklift operations. Forklifts account for nearly 100 deaths, 35,000 serious injuries and 62,000 accidents each year.

This introductory online training is designed to provide an interactive course in which participants will gain an awareness of the safety protocols required for the operations of powered industrial trucks.

Exceed Safety’s Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Manufacturing course is an introductory level online training providing tools and strategies for best practices in workplaces where forklifts and other powered industrial vehicles are utilized and operated. Including tips from OSHA , this is a robust, in-depth training. Specific course topics include the following:

  • An overview of the types and various fundamentals of each of the seven classes of trucks (from Class I to Class VII)
  • Details about the two main power sources that are used to operate industrial trucks — internal combustion and electric – and the various kinds of fuel that may be used with the pros and cons of each fuel explained
  • Extensive forklift guidance including their parts, their attachments, their controls, and other important features such as their nameplates and their caution labels
  • Detailed, in-depth information on forklift instruments, types and parts of forklift batteries, and the important overhead guard on the forklift
  • Dos and don’ts in the safe operation and maneuvering of the forklift – from pre-operation and inspection steps through maneuvering and safe load-handling
  • How-to information on load handling, including lifting loads, lowering loads, and high tiering
  • Potential hazards of forklifts entering and leaving truck trailers and railroad cars – dangerous scenarios including slipping, falling off the loading dock, or braking failures
  • Unsafe physical conditions ranging from the surface the forklift operates on to nearby pedestrian traffic, from traveling on ramps, grades, and loading docks to navigating narrow aisles and elevators
  • Explanation of the 11 OSHA powered industrial truck designations with helpful links to the OSHA website provided as an added resource
  • Practical tips and links to additional Department of Labor and CDC resources
  • Intermittent “Knowledge Check” slides throughout to confirm full understanding
  • Overview of training requirements for safety-conscious supervisors to implement to ensure knowledgeable and competent operators

Who is this Course for?

The Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Manufacturing course from Exceed Safety is designed for all levels of employment within the Manufacturing industry who may come into contact with forklift operations. Individuals from the following fields may specifically benefit from this training:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Designated Competent Persons

Features & Benefits

Exceed Safety’s Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Manufacturing is an interactive training that may be completed at the participant’s own pace in approximately 90 minutes. With links and additional information from OSHA, the DOL, and the CDC, participants can expect a comprehensive overview of forklift pre-operation, inspection, operation, and training. Upon successful completion of this course, participants can expect to:

  • Identify the types and fundamentals of powered industrial trucks
  • Know how to perform inspections and maintenance on powered industrial trucks
  • Consider how to best maneuver a forklift – on various surfaces and different grades including ramps and docks and among narrow aisles
  • Fully comprehend how to handle forklift loads safely
  • Identify various types of potential hazards
  • Outline training requirements for your employees

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.