Forklift 1 OSHA Safety Training Information


Part 1.  On-Site Forklift Safety Training & Instruction

Part 2.  Professional Forklift Safety Training Tools on CD & DVD




Forklift 1 is pleased to offer Forklift Safety Training in compliance with all state and federal OSHA Safety Standards.


We offer a full range of services to meet your needs and your budget, ranging from our Web Site on the Internet and Free Personal Consultations and Needs Assessments to Full Safety Training Sessions On-Site at your facility plus our latest Safety Training on CD and DVD. 



On-Site OSHA qualified Forklift Operator Safety Training and Certification, along with Train the Trainer and General and Specific Safety Consultation, is provided by a highly skilled OSHA Qualified Instructor at your facility.


Each course is adapted to student experience and skill levels together with specific forklift equipment and facility operating conditions to achieve optimum levels of safety. The highest levels of safety can only be achieved by the effective cooperation of all parties involved, and ultimately depends upon everyone: equipment operators, supervisors and company management.


Full Training & Certification classes for Operators can be conducted at your facility and according to your time schedule.  Time required is about a full eight-hour day and can be arranged at your convenience.  Shorter training sessions may be appropriate, depending on level of students’ prior training and experience.


Fees for Operator Training, as just described, for classes of up to 12 students run about $550, and Training including Train the Trainer about $650.  However, please note that there is great variation in the training that is advisable.  It is possible that proper training might run more, but it is also possible that it can be done well for less.


Smaller groups or individuals, please contact us for special arrangements.  Groups larger than 10 subject to quotation at an increased fee but a reduced rate per individual student.


Specific Training allows and actually requires training to be flexible and adapted to each situation, according to 1) equipment, 2) facility and safety hazards and 3) skill levels of personnel.  It is most important to make a Forklift Safety Assessment prior to performing any training, make a plan from that, follow the plan, and document your training.





Proven Effective On-Site and Online, Forklift 1 Safety Training Modules® on CD and DVD, to fulfill U.S. Federal and State OSHA Training Requirements. Concise and focused yet comprehensive.

A Highly Versatile approach to Training Personnel. eLearning goes anywhere you go - anywhere you’ve got a PC or laptop. Adapt these Modules to your company, by adding materials of your own, inserting your company name or other information into the files and documents.

For Summary or In-Depth Study, there are abundant resources, including the complete Federal and state Safety Standards.

Interactive Software built in a Windows Operating System and utilizing Microsoft Office 2000 PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

OSHA’s Final Rule expressly prohibits On-the-Job-Training. Employees must be trained and authorized PRIOR TO starting work. Give your employees the best Safety Training they can get, and save Time & Money in the process. The CD and DVD is designed not only to train and certify you, but also to fully develop your ability as a Trainer.

Employers Can Certify that their Forklift Operators and Trainers were trained according to OSHA Standards. Also included are Templates for Printing Certificates and Wallet Card Licenses.




  • Training for OSHA Certification includes CD/DVD, Online & On Site Testing + Personal Consultation

  • Train-the-Operator U.S. Federal OSHA Forklift Safety Training for Certification

  • Train-the-Trainer In-depth Training & Instructions for employers and Professional Safety Trainers

  • 5 OSHA Groups General Industry, Shipyard, Marine, Longshoring, Construction

  • OSHA Final Rule Code Update Effective March 1, 1999

  •  Covers 50 States All OSHA approved state plans

  • Ideal Employers Package



  • Unique Presentations in PowerPoint and .PDF in English and Spanish

  • * Spanish Materials Provide Working Capability but are not Comprehensive 

  • Extra Modules include Forklift Attachments, LPG, Pallet Trucks, Industrial Batteries & Company Safety

  • Pre-shift Check Lists as required by OSHA 1910.178

  • Written Tests with Answers, Explanations and OSHA Code References

  • All Templates for Printing Your Own Certificates & Wallet Cards



  • Drivers Test Evaluation Forms

  •  FAQ, References, Issues & Answers, In-depth Material

  • Instructions for CD and DVD-use

  • Instructions for Forklift Safety Training

  • Instructions for Testing and Certification

  • Microsoft Office 2000, Adobe Acrobat Software

  • Included on CD and DVD: Microsoft PowerPoint Viewers, Adobe & Other Software

  •  Multimedia Tools for Customizing your Training

  • Internet Links


INSTRUCTIONS: No installation required. Training Modules® come on a data CD and DVD and operate in Windows on Microsoft Office 2000, and Adobe Acrobat software.


KEEP UP-TO-DATE:  Get Free Forklift Safety eUpdates from Forklift 1.  Just send email with “eUpdates in the Subject line.  CD and DVD purchasers automatically included.



   SOFTWARE LICENSING AGREEMENT: License and Permitted Use.  All rights to the Training Modules® are retained by Forklift 1 Safety Training.  The materials are intended for the sole use of the purchaser in accordance with terms of the purchase agreement and normal business procedures prevailing in the industry.   Any copying or reproduction for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited and would constitute specific violation of the purchase agreement and infringement of proprietary materials and copyright law. Please read “Software Licensing Agreement” for further details.


   LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  The Software Licensing Agreement expressly limits the liability of Forklift 1.  Please read Forklift1 End-User License Agreement.




Can I train and certify my Forklift Operators?  Employers are responsible for determining if employees are trained according to OSHA Standards. As an employer, you also have the authority to choose the methods by which your employees are trained.

What are the requirements to be a Trainer?  The OSHA Code the same requirements for Supervisors and Trainers: Knowledge of the law which is embodied in the Code Standards, Knowledge of and experience with forklifts, and Experience training and evaluating Operators.

Do I need to be a Certified Operator?  Becoming a Certified Operator yourself is probably the best first step you can take. It trains you and allows you to interact with a lesson plan. That you may (or may not) want to use when you are the Trainer.

Do I need to be a Certified Trainer?  Strange as it may seem, becoming a Certified Trainer is not necessarily required in order to train certify Forklift Operators! OSHA does not provide Accreditation, and as employer, you are responsible to determine the quality of training in your company.

How are trainers trained?  You may work off Training Materials (like these), hire a Safety Consultant, have a Qualified Employee certify others, or even Certify Yourself! The real key is the CREDIBILITY of the Trainer and the quality and content of the training.

How do I make sure I am Up-to-Date?  You can make sure you are Up-to-Date by: checking your state and the federal OSHA Web Site or calling your local state OSHA Consultation Service. Forklift 1 Safety Training Modules® are Up-to-Date effective the date of sale. Updates can be purchased at future dates at a minimal cost to customers.

How can I be sure I’ve covered everything?  The Bases you must cover, in the most basic form are as follows: Have a Company Safety Policy in place and proceed top enforce it. Make a diligent “GOODWILL” effort at Compliance with all OSHA Standards. Document your Training in writing and keep a Forklift Safety File in a convenient location. Always train personnel BEFORE placing them in service.  Make a plan and follow it. Training improves safety.


Conclusions:  Forklift 1 Trainer Training is designed to help you by answering your questions, by providing useful training materials, Code references, providing Instructions and Suggestions. Safety is the responsibility of Everyone. You, as a Trainer, can instruct and also encourage your employees and inspire them to higher degrees of diligence. People make Safety, and Safety really does pay:  Believe in THEM and believe in IT, and you will be an Excellent Trainer!




1.       All materials on this disk are current date of shipment of your order and may be subject to change.

2.       Forklift Safety Modules® include the code sections directly relevant to most training situations.  They are not and are not intended to be a verbatim reproduction of those laws.

3.       All materials are intended as Training Supplements.  They are not designed to replace any laws, regulations or standards. Please refer to the actual codes and laws in the final consideration.

4.       It is OSHA’s express intention that Trainers, Employers and other parties freely interpret OSHA Standards to the best of their ability and disseminate OSHA materials together with Training Aids accordingly.


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  *    Robert H. Peterson Industry CA On Site Operators

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Department of Homeland Security, Personnel on Active Duty in U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force


   ENDORSED BY Cal-West Inspection & Audit Services:    


To: Tom Courtney, Forklift 1 Safety: Thank you for the opportunity to review your Forklift Training CD.  As a company providing safety and loss controls services to a myriad of employers, we make it our business to stay abreast of the various training products on the market. We thought very highly of your product! The materials were well organized, succinct and very easy to use. The references to applicable OSHA standards and other relevant codes are extremely useful. There is no doubt that the PowerPoint presentation lends itself to lecture, as well as, CBT instruction and is definitely on the cutting edge of forklift training materials.  Employers who are serious about forklift safety and training will no doubt appreciate the time and effort that went in to developing this product. Best of luck! Judith Carson, CPCU, ARM, Owner, Cal West Inspection & Audit Services 




1. 29 CFR 1910.178 (l) Operator Training

(l)(1) Safe operation. (l)(1)(i)  The employer shall ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in this paragraph (l).


(l)(1)(ii)  Prior to permitting an employee to operate a powered industrial truck (except for training purposes), the employer shall ensure that each operator has successfully completed the training required by this paragraph (l) …


(l)(2) Training program implementation. (l)(2)(i)  Trainees may operate a powered industrial truck only:


(l)(2)(i)(A)  Under the direct supervision of persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train operators and evaluate their competence; and


(l)(2)(i)(B)  Where such operation does not endanger the trainee or other employees.


(l)(2)(ii)  Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning, video tape, written material), practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator's performance in the workplace.


(l)(2)(iii)  All operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence.


The most recent updates in OSHA Forklift Safety Training are in the Final Rule March 1, 1999.  These provisions mandate a training program that bases amount and type of training required on:

·          the operator’s prior knowledge and skill

·          the types of powered industrial trucks the operator will operate in the workplace

·          the hazards present in the workplace

·          and the operator’s demonstrated ability to operate a powered industrial truck safely

Refresher training is required if:

·          the operator is involved in an accident or a near-miss incident

·          the operator has been observed operating the vehicle in an unsafe manner

·          the operator has been determined during an evaluation to need additional training

·          there are changes in the workplace that could affect safe operation of the truck

·          or the operator is assigned to operate a different type of truck

Evaluations of each operator’s performance are required:

·          as part of the initial and refresher training

·          and at least once every three years


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