Forklift driver

Course Objective

By the end of this course, the trainee would have acquired a basic understanding on the safe use of the fork-lifter.

Description

Modules

  • Introduction, outline, and provisions for practice operation   
  • Lift truck injury and fatality statistics 
  • Introduction to OSHA standard 
  • Benefits of training 
  • Knowing your forklift & the importance of reading the operator’s manual 
  • Forklift vs. auto (differences) 
  • Basic design principles of electric and/or internal combustion, counterbalanced riders 
  • Basic parts of a forklift and samples of typical controls 
  • General safety warnings commonly found on many units 
  • The stability triangle 
  • The center of gravity 
  • Forklift stability 
  • Load centers 
  • Reading and interpreting the forklift data plate 
  • Adverse surface and floor conditions 
  • Pedestrian safety 
  • Load composition and stability 
  • Load handling 
  • Causes of forklift accidents, including sample accidents 
  • Basic operational issues (various OSHA required topics) 
  • Traveling rules 
  • Damage to forklifts and facilities 
  • Parking 
  • Ramp, slope, incline operation 
  • What to do in a tip over 
  • Seat belt issues 
  • Braking methods 
  • Trailer loading, unloading, inspection, etc. 
  • Proper fueling procedures 
  • Personal protective equipment 
  • Pre-shift inspections 
  • Safety equipment (alarms, strobes, etc.) 
  • Fueling procedures and precautions

Intended To

This is ideal for organisation where the use fork lift is part of their operations and needs to ensure that their drivers are adequately trained and certified up to the required legal standard on a speed and timely basis.

Duration

4 hrs

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