forklift trainer certification


Forklift Trainer Certification Program

OSHA requires any employee operating a powered industrial truck (PIT) to be trained and evaluated prior to operation. 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. With forklift safety violations consistently appearing on OSHA’s list of Most Cited Standards, being able to deliver effective training is key to preventing accidents, avoiding fines and saving your company from high workers’ comp costs and lost productivity.


We have the unique experience to train your operators on the hazards and requirements of any powered industrial truck (PIT), including:


  • Warehouse forklift
  • Motorized pallet jack
  • Order picker
  • Man-up
  • Reach truck
  • Stand-up forklift
  • Hyster forklift
  • Order picker
  • Cherry picker
  • Yale forklift
  • Raymond forklift
  • Skytrak forklift
  • Moffett truck-mounted forklift
  • And more


Once trained, your trainers will be prepared to effectively deliver J. J. Keller’s Safe & Smart® program in the classroom, on the range and concluding with final certification.

How Our Forklift Trainer Certification Program Works

During this onsite program, we will teach your trainers using a comprehensive program that consists of:


Classroom Instruction

Gives your trainers a review of forklift regulations, operation and safety, in addition to instruction on how to deliver written tests.


Range Training

Demonstrates how to set up a range, conduct PIT inspections, coach operators and conduct final testing.


Evaluation and Certification

Concludes with recommendations for improvements, advice on best practices and certification to deliver the Safe & Smart® Forklift Trainer Certification Program.


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 training 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.

Training Program Resources

In addition to teaching your trainers using the actual PIT types they'll train with, this program provides all of the content and resources needed, including:

  • Forklift DVD training program
  • Safe & Smart™ Forklift PowerPoint presentation
  • Safe & Smart™ Forklift operator workbooks
  • Safe & Smart™ Forklift trainer guidebook
  • Unlimited access to J. J. Keller subject-matter experts to answer your regulatory & safety questions
forklift trainer resources

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