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Forklift & Material Handling Training

with Hands-On Activities

Increase Safety and Production with Forklift & Material Handling Expertise

This Forklift Operator and Material Handling Training  has been designed to aid general industry and construction workers in the safe operation of forklifts. This step-by-step approach proves useful for workers to be knowledgeable of OSHA and manufacturers’ safety requirements for the use of forklifts.

All students will learn key areas that must be addressed before and during the operation of forklifts.

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Lecture + Hands-On

This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements for operators of Forklifts, Reach Trucks, Powered Pallet Jacks, Order Pickers, and other material handling equipment. The course will be specific to the vehicles used in the workplace and the types of loads that will be moved.

The learner will understand design features of the equipment and how these affect stability and operator safety, the use of attachments such as fork extensions and drum clamps, how rated capacity and load center of cargo affects handling, how to assess hazards in the workplace prior to operation, equipment and driving surface inspection techniques and daily operational considerations. The learner will understand how the operation of a rear- steering vehicle poses unique hazards to pedestrians and cargo, which vehicles can be used to elevate a worker using an approved manlift platform, fueling and battery charging safety and traffic considerations. All participants will demonstrate competence in operation of each piece of equipment that that will be expected to use on the job.

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Training Objectives

After completing this lesson, participants should be able to:

  • List the types of cargo handling equipment used in the facility
  • Explain how the design of the equipment affects the stability and safety of the vehicle
  • Identify hazards involving the operation of this equipment in their workplace
  • Understand how load center and rated capacity affect the ability to move cargo
  • Conduct an inspection of the equipment to assure that it is safe to operate
  • Demonstrate expertise in operation of the equipment
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  • Forklift Operator Requirements
  • Forklift Codes and Safety
  • Types of Material Handling Equipment
  • Stability of Equipment and Loads
  • Forklift Movement
  • Cargo Types and Hazards
  • Inspecting Forklifts Before Each Use
  • Hands-on Exercise & Demonstrations
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After completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and .1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for each hour of class.

Training certificate CEUs

All training certificates will be stored by Martin Technical for future reference, validation and 3rd party documentation.

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