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Forklift Safety Training

 

 

Forklift Hybrid Course At a Glance

 

Course Overview

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.

Our new and improved Forklift course is currently offered in a hybrid format. This means that the course takes place in two parts, online and in-person.

Part one is the online, self-paced course training.

 

  • Access information is sent out on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Students will receive access to visually appealing, easy to use, and interactive eLearning modules capable of playback on nearly any device, from smartphones to tablets and laptops.
  • At the completion of the online course you will take an exam. Upon successful completion of the coursework and the exam, you will be able to schedule your hands-on forklift training. Students can expect to complete the online training in 2-4 hours

Part two is the hands-on forklift training. The forklift training is scheduled by appointment and takes place one-on-one and in-person at the Savannah Tech Main Campus, located off of White Bluff Road.  Students will each receive 1 hour of training one-on-one with the instructor. Students who successfully complete both parts of the course receive a certificate of completion

 

 

Syllabus

 

 

Online (Self-Paced)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

In-person Hands-on Forklift lab

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 both the online self-paced training and the hands – on forklift training class. The online course will conclude with a written test and a hands-on assessment.

 

 

Upcoming Sessions

 

On-Demand

 

  • Access Part One (Online self-paced course) by making your payment today. Upon payment, students can expect to receive their class login in 3-5 business days.
  • Access to Part Two (Forklift Hands-on Training) will be provided upon successful completion of the online, self-paced course.

 

 

Course Cost

 

$135

 

 

 

 

 

How to Register

Interested in attending? There are two ways that you can register and pay for the course. Learn more below.

 

 

Option 1: Student Self-Pay

If you are making your payment to enroll in the forklift course. Click the yellow register now and then you will be taken to another page. Click “Schedule options” and you will see an “Add to Cart” button. Follow the prompts on the screen, make your payment, and you’re all set.

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Option 2: Company/ Organization (Third-Party Sponsorship)

Is your company or organization that you work for paying for your course on your behalf? Please click here to complete the online registration form, and provide any additional details about who will be paying for you in the text box.

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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