Forklift Operator Training Infographic

OSHA regulation 1910.178 states, “The employer shall ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation.” Not only is operator safety training required by OSHA, but it can help prevent injuries to operators, employees, and even visitors to your facility. To help our customers improve their safety and protect their employees. ToyotaLift Northeast offers an Operator Safety Training Program that complies with all OSHA forklift certification regulations.

OSHA forklift certification requirements:

  • Operators must be at least 18 years old.
  • New employees need to complete forklift training and become officially certified.
  • Operators must update these certifications every three years with additional training programs.
  • Operators must carry proof of their certification.
  • Employees can only operate the specific class of vehicles they’re certified for.
  • Trainees can only operate forklifts under the direct supervision of certified employees.

Certification benefits for operators:

  • Increased  skill flexibility
  • More career opportunities
  • Better job security

For managers:

  • Keeps the workplace safe.
  • Avoids OSHA fines.

We offer flexible scheduling options

Class sizes can range from 1 to 15 students

Our trainers are Toyota Factory Trained and Certified

We can offer training at your facility 

We train for all class equipment, manufacturers, aerial lifts & more

We award forklift certifications and operator cards after successfully completing the course 

We provide videos, manuals, exams, and other training and safety materials

Operator Safety Training Course

Our OSHA compliant course effectively trains and evaluates your operators. Our courses include:

Operator Training Manuals

Classroom and hands-on teaching

Site and Equipment Specific Training

Complete evaluation per student with written and performance exams

Refresher Courses

We offer refresher courses for operators and trainers/supervisors to keep operators up to date on regulations. OSHA regulations mandate that drivers take a refresher course every three years after initial training.

Train the Trainer

We developed this course to provide in-house instructors with the necessary tools for training their forklift operators to safely handle industrial equipment.

Training Prices

Operator Safety Training Program

  • Classroom video & visual aids
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Forklift principles
  • Load handling & stacking
  • Forklift traveling 
  • Equipment inspections
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Course review
  • Written & performance certificate & ID

Train the Trainer Program

  • Trainer course setup
  • Effective training procedures
  • Applications
  • Video presentation
  • OSHA requirements
  • Presentation of program
  • Trainer’s operation course
  • Administration of literature
  • Video packages available for purchase if needed

3 Year Re-evaluation

Training available on many types of equipment (AWB, Scissor, Boom, etc.) Inquire for pricing and availability

If your company needs operator safety training, contact us at operatortraining@toyotaliftne.com 

After your technicians get certified, focus on maintaining safety in the workplace by following these tips:

  • Create a safety poster to remind operators of standard procedures and hand signals. Make sure you put them in high-traffic areas, like the break room, and rotate them out.
  • Have short safety meetings throughout the year. Cover topics like blind spots and include demonstrations if applicable.
  • Remind workers to care for themselves and encourage breaks to prevent operator fatigue.
  • Have a factory team in place. Make sure they interview employees about common daily challenges. As well as answering questions and updating employees on changes in the work environment.

Along with safety, procedures automated vehicles can help improve operator safety. 

Once you’ve been trained, make this OSHA safety checklist part of your daily operations.