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Forklift Operator Safety Training

Forklift Truck

Course Overview

Students attending this course will gain the knowledge necessary for safe operation of a powered industrial truck; to fully understand the methods and procedures necessary to safely operate a powered industrial truck in the workplace.  Each class will consist of a mixture of lecture, PowerPoint presentations, related material handouts, dialogue between facilitator and students, hands-on demonstration, and video.

This training course is designed to ensure you have the knowledge necessary for the safe operation of a powered industrial truck. You will be provided the opportunity to operate a forklift as well as complete a small obstacle course. A stand-up powered forklift, in which loads are carried with forks, will be used during the training course.

Syllabus

Online: Lecture and Exam

Introduction

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Powered Industrial Truck Operation Training

Safety

  • Sit-Down Rider Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Operator Safety
  • Operator Precautions and Hazards
  • Areas Not Suitable for the Equipment Design
  • Tip Over Procedures

Equipment Description

  • Operator’s Manual

Pre-Operational Check of a Powered Industrial Truck

Operation of a Sit Down Industrial Truck

Operation of a Powered Industrial Truck

Proper Handling and Stacking Procedures

  • Picking Up The Load
  • Driving with the Load
  • Lowering and Unloading a Load
  • Stacking

Loading and Unloading Trailers or Railers

LP Powered Industrial Trucks

Battery Powered Industrial Trucks

  • Changing the Battery

Gas and Diesel Powered Industrial Trucks

Hands on lab with Actual Forklift

Driving Skills Performance

  • Powered Industrial Truck “Operator Skills Review”
  • Driving Course

Course Requirements

  • Must be 16 years or older.
  • Must pay course registration fee by listed deadline. (Payment is not accepted at the door)
  • Be able to see and hear an industrial vehicle in a setting where the forklift will be operated.
  • Be able to participate in a lecture and hands – on class.  The lecture will conclude with a written test and a hands-on demonstration.

Course Cost

$135

Upcoming Sessions

Dec. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2020

Classroom Session – Completed Live, Online

Dec. 1st, 2020 from 8am – 12 pm

PAYMENT DEADLINE: November 19th, 2020

Hands-On Forklift Training Labs – @ Savannah Tech White Bluff Campus

Dec. 2nd or 3rd, 2020 (by appointment)

5717 White Bluff Rd | Savannah GA| 31405

Dec. 15th, 16th, and 17th 2020

PAYMENT DEADLINE: December 8th, 2020

Classroom Session – Completed Live, Online

Dec. 15th, 2020 from 8am – 12 pm

Hands-On Forklift Training Labs – @ Savannah Tech White Bluff Campus

Dec. 16th or 17th 2020 (by appointment)

5717 White Bluff Rd | Savannah GA| 31405

Will I be certified to operate a forklift after I finish the course?

No, this course is not designed to certify you to operate a forklift. It is to ensure that you have the knowledge necessary for the safe operation of a powered industrial truck.

What will I received at the end of the course?

If you successfully complete both the written test and the hands-on portion, you will receive a certificate of course completion for attending our Forklift Operator Safety Training Course.

What will be covered in this class?

This training course is designed to ensure you have the knowledge necessary for the safe operation of a powered industrial truck. It is not designed to increase your proficiency as an operator. You will be provided the opportunity to operate a forklift as well as complete a small obstacle course.

What kind of forklift will used?

A stand-up powered forklift, in which loads are carried with forks, will be used during the training course. We do not provide safety training on forklifts with clamps. However, if you are a company with a custom training request for your employees, we would be glad to speak with you further to discuss and encourage you to contact us at continuinged@savannahtech.edu.

What payment options do you accept?

We accept credit cards, debit cards. If paying by credit card or debit card, you can provide payment information over the phone. Payment must be received no later than 3 days prior to the start of the class. Seats are limited and first come, first served. Your seat is only confirmed once payment has been received.

Course Reviews

Great instructor great focus and very knowledgeable information given.” – MaRika L.

I will tell everyone to go [to] savannah technical college.” Edward P.

He explained everything more than once and was very resourceful” – Jmb

How To Register

Registration Instructions 

1. Click the “Register Now” Button below.

2. Complete the form with your contact information and select this course from the drop down menu of options and press submit.

3. You will not see an option to pay just yet. We’ll review your submission and then generate a payment link specifically for you.

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