CA Forklift/Powered Industrial Truck Safety Course for All Classes

Course Details

Warehouse Worker Forklift Operator
DURATION:Approximately 4 hours
REGULATIONS MET:California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 8, §3649, §3650, §3653, §3655 through §3665 and §3668 for the types of PIT’s employees will operate.
REQUIREMENTS:Must complete a hands-on portion at a training facility or workplace
COMPATIBLE ON:Desktop, Phone or iPad

Code: CAPIT/Forklift
Subjects: OSHA Courses
Price: US $69.00

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This course provides safety training required by OSHA for employees who operate any class of powered industrial trucks (PITs) or forklifts. The overall goal of this course is to ensure the safe and effective operation of Class I, II, III, IV, V and VII Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT).

Upon successful completion of this training program, the student will have a working knowledge of the requirements found in the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 8, §3649, §3650, 3653, §3655 through §3665 and §3668 for the types of PIT’s employees will operate.

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The course objectives are as follows:

    1. Describe the OSHA regulations for (PIT) operation and training.
    2. Identify the classification of PIT the student will be operating.
    3. Describe specific operating instructions, warnings and precautions for the PIT the student will be operating.
    4. Describe the operator’s maintenance requirements for PIT’s.
    5. Describe and demonstrate pre-operation inspection points/documentation requirements.
    6. List the required “Best Practices” to minimize hazards while operating PIT’s.
    7. Describe PIT component nomenclature.
    8. Define the PIT Stability Triangle (ST) and Center of Gravity (CG) concepts.
    9. Describe the differences between automobiles and PIT’s.
    10. Demonstrate and/or describe the safe operation of the PIT including steering and maneuvering, lifting, lowering, stacking and un-stacking, verification of surface and load stability, use on ramps or slopes, narrow or limited spaces, use in closed environments with poor ventilation, and use around pedestrians and other hazards.
    11. Describe the potential for limited visibility or potentially hazardous operating conditions and the methods to mitigate any related hazards.
    12. Describe and demonstrate the use of forks or special attachments.
    13. Identify and describe vehicle capacity and where this information can be found.
    14. Describe any specific limitations of the PIT.
    15. List the recommended procedures for refueling/recharging operations including proper personal protective equipment required.

After registering for the course, you’ll work through the interactive lessons online at your own pace. You’ll have the ability to pause the training and return whenever you like, so you don’t need to complete the course in one sitting. You’ll have a period of 60 days to complete the course before you’ll need to renew your subscription.

Upon successful completion of this training program, the student will have a working knowledge of the requirements found in the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 8, §3649, §3650, 3653, §3655 through §3665 and §3668 for the types of PIT’s employees will operate.

While proper training is required before using a forklift, most operators don’t need annual training. They might not even need refreshers every few years. Instead, OSHA makes the employer responsible. Your company should reevaluate forklift operators’ performance every three years. After three years, your company’s forklift trainer might decide that your operators fully comply with OSHA standards. If that happens, they don’t need more training.

However, forklift operators may need extra training outside of the standard three-year evaluation. For instance, OSHA regulation requires more training before operators begin using a new type of forklift. Many forklift manufacturers and models rely on controls that are nearly the same, but operators should always finish their training before using a new type of forklift in the field. Also, poor performance on the job or poor evaluations mean that operators need updated training sessions. OSHA requires forklift operators to retrain after an accident or a near-miss on the job.

At Hazmat School our Powered Industrial Truck/Forklift training courses are written by our experienced trainers to meet state requirements.

Our fully narrated course is broken down into multiple chapters with knowledge check quizzes scattered throughout the training. The quizzes will prepare you for the multiple-choice final exam, which you will take at the end of the course. After passing the final with a score of 75% or higher, you will be able to print your personalized Forklift Operator certificate. Your certificate will include the course title and date issued, as well as our company information, to verify the authenticity of the certificate. You will also have access to our useful resources that includes links and course handouts that you can download to use after the training.

If you have any questions throughout your training, you can easily seek help from our online instructors, who are available to provide assistance 24 hours per day, every day of the week. They are available by email, phone or live chat.

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At Safety Compliance Management, we know that your company has unique needs when it comes to IMDG training. Our talented hazardous material shipping experts can create customized webinar training sessions to cover international hazardous material or dangerous goods IATA, IMDG and TDGR shipping training requirements for your specific products. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code both dictate specific hazardous material training requirements that must be met by shippers of dangerous goods.

To get the best value for your money, you pay only for the time it takes us to develop and deliver via webinar, at your facility or onsite with us your product-specific coursework and materials. You may have as many employees as you would like participate in the international shipping training session, and each participant will receive a hazardous material shipping certificate after completing the course. We only require that you have undergone Basic DOT Hazmat training to provide you with an overview of hazardous materials and general shipping requirements prior to your customized onsite or webinar training session.

It would be our pleasure to assist you with your international hazardous material training needs. All we need is a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for your products, and we’ll tailor the training to fit your needs.

Warehouse Worker Forklift Operator

Anyone who will use a forklift on the job needs training. All workers who will use forklifts must know how to use them safely and be aware of the hazards. This Powered Industrial Truck training course is a 5-hour long course designed to prepare those for safe use of forklifts onsite. The training is primarily intended for the following:

  • Forklift operators (classes I-VII)
  • Warehouse employees and supervisors
  • Construction workers and managers

Employers and temp agencies should note that all forklift operators must be at least 18 years of age.

Why Choose Hazmat School?

As one of the nation’s leaders in workplace safety training, Hazmat School serves over 20,000 students each year. Our instructors use in-depth, real-world exercises and a step-by-step approach to keep your organization’s maritime shipments in compliance with the latest IMDG rules and regulations. After completing our short, affordable online course, you and your employees will have the knowledge and capacity to safely handle and ship hazardous materials and dangerous goods across international waters.

If you are interested in learning more about our online IMDG training course or enrolling, we are more than happy to assist you. Register for your course online today or contact us for more information. Give our friendly professionals a call at 877-OSHA-NOW (674-2669) or send us a message to discuss your needs. We look forward to serving you!

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Would you prefer to work at your own pace, on your own time?


Will this course certify me to start operating a PIT right away?

This online course will cover everything except the hands on portion that is required to operate a PIT. Once you have completed this course you will then need to receive practical training where you can demonstrate that you know how to drive the PIT(s) you will be using on the job. You can get the driving experience with your supervisor or at a training facility.

Is annual training required for this course?

No. OSHA requires an evaluation of each powered industrial truck operators performance every 3 years. Full refresher training is only needed if an employee has had an accident or near miss, is operating the PIT unsafely or when there are changes in the workplace or type of truck.

Who can train, evaluate and certify forklift operators?

OSHA requires that the trainers have the “knowledge, training and experience” to train operators and evaluate competence in 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(2)(i)(A).

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    “Excellent courses for important subject matters. Well narrated and clearly illustrated. Very helpful quiz format after each section. Easy to register!  I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Hazmat School!”

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