Forklift Operator Training

Let our specialized trainers provide a holistic, hands-on approach to forklift operator training. Because forklifts and other powered industrial trucks are responsible for thousands of injuries and citations each year, OSHA’s Powered Industrial Trucks Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 requires operators to undergo stringent initial training, evaluation and certification, with a reevaluation every three years.

The Safe & Smart® Forklift Operator Training Program will give your employees the knowledge and skills to prevent accidents, avoid fines and save your company from high workers’ comp costs and lost productivity.

Our veteran instructors can train your operators on the hazards and requirements of any powered industrial truck, including:

  • Warehouse forklift
  • Motorized pallet jack
  • Order picker
  • Man-up
  • Reach truck
  • Stand-up forklift
  • Hyster forklift
  • Cherry picker
  • Yale forklift
  • Raymond forklift
  • Skytrak forklift
  • Moffett truck-mounted forklift
  • And more
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How Our Forklift Operator Training Program Works

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Classroom Instruction

Provides in-depth classroom training focused on safe PIT operation and prepares your operators for the range experience. Topics covered include:

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Safety
  • Forklift/PIT Operation
  • Written Test
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Range Experience

Allows your operators to apply their newfound knowledge, skills and behaviors in a safe, closed-course environment. Range activities include:

  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Maneuvering
  • Operational Challenges
  • Obstacle Course Evaluation
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Why Our Program is So Effective

Our team of veteran instructors are skilled at training in all types of powered industrial trucks (PIT). You'll be assigned a trainer who we've certified as highly qualified in operating on the specific type of PIT your staff will train on. These instructors combine our proprietary training methods with adult learning techniques to ensure maximum retention. And all of this is tailored for the specific needs of your facility.

Assessing Your Needs
We’ll work with you to develop the most effective forklift operator training program by evaluating your:

  • Operator performance data
  • Most common/serious crashes
  • Average cost per crash
  • Powered industrial truck types
  • Warehouse operations

High-Impact Training for Forklift Operators and Trainers

With J. J. Keller’s Safe & Smart Forklift Operator Training and Forklift Trainer Certification Program, you get our hands-on, holistic approach to preventing the all-too-common forklift violations and accidents.

Learn how the Safe & Smart® Forklift Trainer Certification Program gives your trainers the knowledge, skills and experience to train your company’s forklift operators and certify them to operate safely at your company.



Forklift Training — Develop an In-House Program

So, you want to train your forklift operators in-house, instead of sending them out to the expensive third-party training facility. How would you go about setting up an in-house program?

OSHA Training Requirements Tip Sheet

From Forklift Safety to Walking-Working Surfaces and more, learn what training is required by OSHA, along with the required training recordkeeping. Download your FREE tip sheet today!

Forklift Safety and Training

Forklift safety has seen a renewed focus recently with the observance of National Forklift Safety Day, a revised ANSI lift truck industry standard, and a regulatory agenda item to revise the OSHA standard. The increased focus is with good reason: powered industrial trucks (PIT) continue to be in heavy use throughout industry, and continue to be a source of severe injuries to workers.

Forklift Trainer Certification

The Safe & Smart® Forklift Trainer Certification Program gives your trainers the knowledge, skills and experience to train your company’s forklift operators and certify them to operate safely at your company.

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