This lesson is designed to provide workers with an awareness of the federal safety regulations for operating a forklift. The five-lesson curriculum fulfills the formal-instruction portion of forklift operator certification training, and is designed to precede practical operator training and site-specific training. The regulations for operating a forklift, also referred to as a powered industrial truck, are outlined in 29 CFR 1910. This lesson presents some fundamental information about operating a forklift, including the differences between driving a forklift and driving a car, the most common hazards associated with operating a forklift, and the training requirements to operate a forklift.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should have a better understanding of:
- What a forklift is and how it is used.
- How to operate a forklift.
- Hazards most commonly associated with forklifts.
- Training requirements to operate a forklift.