Forklifts are powerful and dangerous tools that require a certificate to operate. This training will teach your employees general safety rules, pre-operation and operational inspections, controlling the forklift, load handling, turning radius, center of gravity, the stability triangle, safety procedures for refueling, charging and changing batteries and forklift maintenance. Cintas offers a variety of training solutions: View all Training Courses

Training Includes

  • Overview of the safe operation of forklifts in the workplace
  • How to perform pre-use inspections
  • Training on safe load handling and the "stability triangle"
  • Procedures for refueling and charging/changing batteries
  • Combination of classroom instruction and skills checks on equipment

Training Formats

  • DVD Compliance Program
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    • Programs include instructor guides to help administer training internally
    • State-of-the-art DVD training videos and PowerPoint presentations
    • Simple, everyday language clarifies how to comply with OSHA standards
    • Complete customizable written program to ensure compliance
    • We develop core content that you can then save and customize:
      • PowerPoint Presentations
      • Quizzes
      • Written Programs
      • Checklists
      • Training Records
  • Online
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    • Over 250 fully interactive courses
    • All topics meet OSHA requirements
    • Ability to tailor course curriculum to your needs
    • Quizzes that must be passed to ensure comprehension
    • Comprehensive, easy-to-use recordkeeping system to track your employees’ programs
  • Instructor-Led
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    • Low instructor-student ratio to engage students
    • On-site scheduling or open enrollment for classes at your local Cintas facility
    • Flexible, convenient scheduling to cover multiple shifts
    • Standardized classes nationwide for single or multiple facilities
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Required OSHA Training

CFR 1910.178 (I)(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.

CFR 1910.178 (I)(2)(ii)

Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (lecture, discussion, video, etc.) practical training (exercises performed by the trainee), and an evaluation of the operator’s performance in the workplace.

CFR 1910.178 (I)(4)(iii)

An evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator’s performance shall be conducted at least once every three years.