Powered Industrial Truck Training is a Requirement
To operate a forklift both safely and legally, All operators must complete a training program that includes the following topics (29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3)):
Forklift Truck Related Topics
Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to work
contrasts between the truck and the automobile;
Truck controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work;
Engine or motor operation;
Steering and maneuvering;
Visibility (including restrictions due to loading);
Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and usage limits;
Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will likely be required to execute;
re-fueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries;
Any other operating instructions, warnings, or precautions listed in the operator's manual for the kinds of the vehicle which the employee has been trained to operate.
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Workplace Related Topics
climatic conditions in which the vehicle will be operated;
The combination of loads to be carried and load stability;
Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking;
Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be worked;
Narrow aisles and other restricted places at which the vehicle will be operated;
Hazardous (classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated;
Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle's stability;
Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could result in a buildup of carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust;
Further, any operator that has been engaged in a crash, near miss, or test stemming from the unsafe performance has to be retrained; and sometimes the operator is delegated to another kind of truck or alternative work state must be trained. (29 CFR 1910.178(l)(4)).
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