For more information on OSHA regulations regarding forklift operator training, click here.


  • Classroom Video & Visual Aids
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Lift Truck Principles
  • Load Handling & Stacking
  • Lift Truck Traveling
  • Equipment Inspections
  • Operator Responsibilities
  • Testing and Issue of Training Certificates
    and Operator ID Card


  • Training Course Set Up
  • Effective Training Procedures
  • Applications
  • Video Presentation
  • OSHA Requirements
  • Presentation of Program
  • Trainer's Operation Course
  • Administration of Literature
OSHA's new training rule, 29 CFR 1910.178 para L, Powered Industrial Trucks, dated 12/1/98, mandates that all operator hires before 12/1/99 must be trained before 12/1/99 and all operators hired after this date must be trained before allowed to operate lift trucks.

OSHA Forklift Standard final-compliance was required by March 1, 1999. Federal Register 29 CFR 1910.178(1) states:

"Only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate industrial truck (forklift). Methods shall be devised to train operators in the safe operation of powered industrial trucks."

The new regulations require that:

  1. Operators shall have truck specific, including attachments and site specific training prior to operating a powered industrial truck.

  2. The training must be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training and experience to train operators and judge their competency.

Our program includes:

  • Operator reference handbook

  • Classroom video presentations that outline:
    Design of lift trucks
    Energy sources and fire protections
    Maintenance and inspection
    Use of lift trucks
    Narrow aisle equipment

  • A copy of the current OSHA regulation

  • A Certificate and Safety Training Card to show compliance with current OSHA laws.

These supplemental training materials will help you comply with the specific training requirements and safe operating procedures outlined in this regulation. Non-compliance can result in costly OSHA fines and penalties, not to mention costly litigation and liability, medical bills, lost wages and product damage. Every year there are over 68,000 reported accidents that involve forklifts, more than 13,000 Worker's Compensation claims are filed as a result of forklift accidents and 70-90% of all accidents are caused by operator error. Furthermore, unnecessary wear and tear resulting in higher maintenance costs is attributable to improper operation and poorly trained drivers. A professional forklift operator takes the responsibility to drive safely at all times and does not take chances that may cause injury or damage to product or property.

Call us at (610) 369-9778 to make an appointment with our training staff as soon as possible. We conduct this training at your location.


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