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This OSHA forklift operator training course is 4th in the OSHA Forklift Certification Training Series.

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Prod #:  SI-335-Forklift-Operator-104  (21min to 1hr)


Forklift Operator Training 104:

This OSHA forklift operator training video course 104 [Straddle Stackers] is the fourth course in the OSHA Forklift Certification Training Series. While a forklift is commonly thought of as something employees drive, there is another class of forklifts specifically designed for warehouses and narrow spaces. These are the Hand Forklift or Hand Truck, Pallet Stacker, and the Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks, and are often referred to as Pallet Jacks. These forklifts are smaller and have the ability to easily navigate tight spaces. They can also raise and lower a load above several feet. However, even though they are small, they can still be hazardous (especially electric hand trucks). Hazards include being run over, loads spilling, being crushed, and having the forklift tip over. Also included with this forklift operator training course 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 104


forklift inspection:

All aspects of the forklift should be examined, including the wheels, warning lights, movement of the forks, the lift cylinder, the handle, the mast, the protective guard, the carriage and the backrest. It is also important that your company perform regular maintenance on the forklift to keep it working properly. Defects, when found, must be immediately reported and corrected. Inspections shall be made at least daily according to OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7).


operation and stability:

Unlike the typical forklift where employee sits and drive, Straddle Stackers (Hand Forklift - Pallet Jacks) are designed to be either pushed or pulled through the workspace. On some versions, the employee can stand behind the forklift and "ride-along" with the forklift (Pallet Truck). The most important safety factor is understating stability and how to keep the forklift load balanced properly on the forks. Both of these require an understanding of the Load Moment and the Stability Triangle, which refer to how the load is balanced and when it becomes off-balance, causing a potential tip over or spill. Simple safety understanding is delivered like "The farther away from the ballast it moves, the higher the likelihood of a tip-over".


incident prevention:

Incident Prevention begins with employees having an understanding of the load they are moving, the environment they are moving through, and how their particular forklift operates. Most forklift accidents are caused by operator error, from not paying attention, putting too much weight on the forklift, not arranging the load weight properly, and even speeding. Even though the pallet stacker is often pulled or pushed, it can still tip over and cause injury.



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:104] 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.

Free USPS Priority Shipping for DVD version if shipped to USA address.

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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 (104). This OSHA safety video course is designed for employee training and to help employees with other class of forklifts, specifically designed for warehouses and narrow spaces. These are referred to as  Hand Forklift or Hand Truck, Pallet Stacker, and the Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks, and are often referred to as Pallet Jacks.

Hand lift truck: The Toyota pallet jack is a common example of a hand-operated forklift. The forklift hand truck can be a narrow aisle order picker to a variety of hand-powered forklifts like the popular Penske hand truck or VNA.