Professional forklift dealers know those who invest in the least amount of forklift operator training end up paying the most in the long-run. This is both in terms of operating costs and accidents. The availability of operator training is a big plus and should factor heavily into your decision on choosing a forklift.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has very specific rules about forklift operator training and forklift operator licensing. Those who operate powered forklifts must pass classroom training and a driving test before being licensed. They must also be over 18 years old and are required to be evaluated and recertified at least once every three years.
There are two types of training: Train-the-Trainer and individual Forklift Training. The Train-the-Trainer is intended primarily for foremen, supervisors, managers and those responsible for workplace safety. OSHA certification requires that forklift training consists of a combination of formal instruction, practical training and evaluation of the operator's workplace performance.
We provide training at our location if you only have a couple of operators. But for larger groups, we may be willing to train staff on-site at your facility.