The Forklift Operator Certification Preparation for Construction online course from OSHA Education School is a certificate-level course that focuses on the safe operation of a sit-down, counterbalanced forklift. Participants will learn the general safety rules and driver evaluations required in order to obtain a forklift certification card. Furthermore, students will learn the most up-to-date OSHA regulations and what one needs to know in order to remain safe while working with forklifts.
NOTICE: Employers must provide hands-on training and applicable certificate of completion. OSHA Education School provides the Forklift Performance Test Form upon request.
The Forklift Operator Certification Preparation for Construction course is based on applicable OSHA standards and covers construction of the lift, inspection criteria, operational characteristics, load handing, center of gravity and stability, fueling, general safety, and more. Participants are encouraged to further course learning and instruction by reviewing the OSHA regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Article 29, General Industry Standards, Section 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks. Specific course focus and topics include the following:
Overview of forklift operator certification
OSHA’s regulatory changes
Powered industrial trucks (general)
Counterbalanced lift trucks
Counterbalanced lift trucks (concerns)
Counterbalanced lift trucks (concerns, part 2)
Pre-shift inspections (part 2)
Operating safety rules and practices
Summary of forklift operator certification
Case reports and four unique case studies
10 separate operation examinations following each individual topic
Industry terms covered through the duration of the course include:
LP gas valve