Overview & Objectives
Exceed Safety’s Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Supervisors for Manufacturing training is designed to teach supervisorial participants the overall importance of safety and preparedness in relation to forklift operations. Each year forklifts account for nearly 100 deaths and 100,000 injuries.
This intermediate online training is designed to provide an interactive course in which Manufacturing Supervisors will gain a heightened awareness the safety protocols required for the operations of powered industrial trucks. Furthermore, participants can expect to learn how to implement proper safety protocols for the workplace.
Exceed Safety’s Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Supervisors for Manufacturing course is an intermediate level online training providing tools and strategies for Supervisors regarding best practices in workplaces where forklifts are utilized and operated. With 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