POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS

DURATION OF COURSE

4 hours – Previous Experience

6 hours – Novice

INTRODUCTION

Powered industrial trucks are an essential item in construction and manufacturing businesses. This course will teach industrial truck operators how to responsibly operate lift trucks in a manner that reduces the risk of injury and property damage. This course will be site and equipment specific.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of training the participants will be acquainted with the following:

  • Differences between the lift truck and the automobile
  • Controls and instrumentation; where each are located, what they do, and how they work
  • Selecting the correct lift for the task and environment
  • Engine or motor operation (both internal combustion and battery)
  • Steering and maneuvering on horizontal surfaces and grades (focus on sloped surfaces and vehicle stability)
  • Visibility including restrictions associated with loading
  • Vehicle capacity, fork and attachment adaption, operation, stability, and use limitations
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator must perform
  • Refueling and recharging of batteries
  • Operating limitations and other operating instructions, warning, or precautions listed in the operator’s manual
  • Surface conditions limitations for each lift type
  • Compositions of loads to be carried and load stability
  • Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking
  • Pedestrian traffic and equipment operation in narrow aisles, hazardous locations, and other restricted places

At the conclusion of the class, each participant will complete a written exam and practical skills demonstration. The course will include media presentations, site-specific discussions, and equipment inspections.