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This OSHA forklift operator training course is 2nd in the OSHA Forklift Certification Training Series.

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Prod #:  SI-090-Forklift-Operator-102  (15min to 1hr)


Forklift Operator Training 102:

This OSHA forklift operator training video course 102 [Operator Training] is the second in the OSHA Forklift Certification Training Series. Forklift operator training is often overlooked or addressed quickly, but it is imperative to your employee's safety. The learning objectives of this forklift safety course are to know the codes of practice for forklift operation, understanding counterbalance and stability, how to conduct vehicle inspection, knowing the refueling precautions, and understanding balance and safety when using attachments and platforms. This course works towards employers meeting OSHA 1910.178 forklift certification training requirements. Also included are digital copies of additional training materials for print, including a leadership guide, course exam and course answer sheet. This forklift training course can be used as the basis for approximately one hour of instructor-guided training.


OSHA Forklift Operator Training Course includes:

Forklift Operator Training 102


codes of practice:

Similar to driving a car, when forklift operator operates a forklift they need to be diligent and aware at all times. They must know how to operate the forklift safely, both while it is empty and while using it to carry small and large loads. Handling hazardous materials with a forklift requires extra caution and care.


counterbalance and stability:

The goal of any forklift is to make jobs more efficient and increase production. Every load the operator carries will have a balance point and a special requirement to be sure the load and forklift don't topple over and cause an accident. To move loads safely the forklift operator must understand the stability triangle and how to steer and maneuver the forklift while carrying heavy materials. Handling ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle's stability, an important part of OSHA 1910.178(l)(3)(ii)(G).


vehicle inspection:

Before operating any forklift the forklift operator must inspect it. This inspection needs to include a close look at all the parts of the forklift, including the mechanics of the moving parts, the batteries and cables, and the physical body of the forklift itself. If any part of the forklift looks or behaves wrong, tag out the machine until a further inspection can be conducted. 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3)(i)(J) requires employers give this training; "Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform." to their forklift operators. Expressed are important requirements like "use personal protective equipment (PPE) when checking liquid propane tanks and fittings.


Refueling  precautions:

Most forklifts are powered either by gasoline or diesel, and sometimes by a battery pack. If a forklift operator is refueling with a liquid fuel, they must do so outdoors in a well ventilated area. Batteries will require a specialized charging area which also needs to be well ventilated as they give off hydrogen gas. They should never smoke while refueling, as both liquid fuel and hydrogen gas are flammable.


attachments and platforms:

Anytime someone adds an attachment to a forklift, they will affect the way it moves. The balance will be different, the way it turns will be different, and operators will need to be prepared for these changes. When someone attaches a platform to a forklift they must never stand on it or let themselves be transported on it. All attachments and platforms must be secured properly using two independent methods of attachment.



The above forklift safety course is sent as one DVD containing video, training aids and resources.


Any companies or educational intuitions that would like to view the full Forklift Operator Training video sampled below, may do so by using our contact form to provide your full company contact information (company name, address, etc.) and request a full review of "Forklift Operator Training [Video number here, ie:102] video". Also contacts us with details if you need a custom safety solution developed for your company.


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Forklift Training Program Features:

The OSHA Forklift Operator Training course on this page is delivered in 3 different formats/options depending on your needs. They are DVD only, Video on demand (VOD) plus LMS, and Video on demand (VOD) only. Each format has different combinations of the following safety training program features. See the easy comparison chart to decide which format works best for your training needs.Workplace Safety Training Comparison



VOD: This safety training video can also be accessed as a 100% video course in the Video On Demand library for $149 per month. So purchasing the product on this page in the VOD format subscribes you to the 80+ Video Based Courses Library. All video courses are OSHA, DOT, & EPA Compliant. Cancel subscription anytime. Watch 24/7 from any internet device, so it works great for your coast to coast forklift training program too. New safety video courses added every quarter. Only one login per account at any given time is allowed.


LMS: Also designed with the training manager in mind, the option online "VOD+LMS" includes an online Learning Management System. Using this system, trainers can set up Pre and Post tests... establish log-in procedures... even define and set up a curriculum for various job classes. The system also collects and organizes employee performance information through a powerful relational database, which can generate a number of record-keeping and tracking reports... and has a database import/export feature, which allows information to be transferred to and from an external database (such as a company's personnel database).


Within 24 hours of the order being placed, you will receive an email with an access link or tracking number for shipping, depending on what delivery format you choose.

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OSHA Forklift Test:

You may want to have employees take our free online OSHA forklift test for pre-evaluation. (To maintain course forklift test integrity, this free online forklift test is Not the same OSHA forklift test given within courses mentioned on this page.)


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Forklift Training: OSHA Forklift Operator Training (101). This OSHA safety video course is designed for employee training and to help employees pass the OSHA forklift certification, and earn their forklift license.

Forklift license: This forklift safety video course should be included in onboarding training for employees working with or around forklifts (powered industrial truck training). Because it is also offered as video on demand(VOD), this forklift training course works great for coast to coast forklift training.