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Safe Forklift Operation for General Industry

    Safe Forklift Operation for General Industry

    Course Overview

    Safe Forklift Operation for General Industry is an intermediate online safety course that focuses on the typical hazards associated with operating forklifts. The course provides an overview of forklift operation and the common hazards encountered.

    This course is not intended to be used as training for forklift operator certification.

    Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion that will show the 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1 Contact Hour received for this IACET-approved course.

    Safe Forklift Operation (General Industry) - Earn 0.1 CEU!

    Intended Audience

    This online safety course is intended to be used in General Industry applications, such as warehousing, manufacturing and transportation and for the following audiences:

    • Forklift operators
    • Supervisors of forklift operators
    • Forklift maintenance personnel
    • Forklift non-operators

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of ClickSafety’s Safe Forklift Operation for General Industry training course, you will be able to:

    • Identify where regulations for forklifts and other resources with regard to safe forklift operation are found
    • Identify the number of classes of forklifts and their common parts
    • Recognize common hazards of forklift operation
    • Identify best practices for eliminating or minimizing the hazards of forklift operation
    • Recall the basics of forklift operation
    • Identify what forklift operator training is required

    Course Topics

    • Regulations and resources
    • Forklift classifications, types, and parts
    • Operator and non-operator hazards and hazard recognition
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Forklift inspections
    • Operating near persons, pedestrian traffic
    • Lifting a person
    • Trucks and trailers
    • Forklift attachments
    • Tipovers
    • Stability triangle
    • Data plate
    • Load handling rules and guidelines
    • Charging and fueling
    • Maintenance, service, and repairs
    • Employer-certified training program vs. refresher training
    • Operator evaluations


    • Forklift
    • Powered industrial truck
    • Forklift hazards
    • OSHA
    • NIOSH
    • Rider truck
    • Narrow aisle truck
    • Hand truck
    • Hand/rider truck
    • Electric and internal combustion engine tractor

    Based On

    • This online safety course is based on safety regulations for forklifts used in general industry, found in Subpart N, Materials Handling and Storage, Section 1910.178.

    Features and Benefits

    This Safe Forklift Operation for General Industry online course provides training identifying and preventing hazards associated with working around forklifts. Upon successful completion, you will:

    • Be well-versed in OSHA forklift protocols, as well as other safety guidelines
    • Know the different types of forklift classifications
    • Know how to recognize typical hazards associated with forklifts and how to prevent them
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Call: 800.971.1080