Forklift Safety Training

Every person using a forklift, aerial lift, scissor lift, lull or other powered industrial truck has to be certified at least every three years – or you run the risk of serious OSHA fines.

Paragon Safety Group offers Safety Training and Certification, in English or Spanish, to teach workers how to use these powered industrial trucks. We teach about what the hazards associated with them are, and about the specific regulations your company must abide by to achieve and maintain OSHA compliance. Our standard cost for a forklift class is $125 per person, with a minimum class size of 6 students. Contact us today to schedule a class!

Every year an average of 100 workers die and 36,000 workers suffer serious injuries in accidents that occur on or around forklifts. Our Forklift Safety Training course helps operators safely use, load, maintain, and operate forklifts and prevent accidents. These vehicles are powerful pieces of machinery, and OSHA requires each operator to be properly trained.

Please note: OSHA requires that training must be done at the employer’s site, using the employer’s equipment

Who should take a forklift safety training course?

Paragon’s Forklift Safety Training course is designed for all workers operating forklifts, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other powered industrial trucks. The course covers basic operating rules and safe work practices, hazardous workplace conditions, and safety concerns related to specific equipment, environmental conditions, and other variables.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to forklift safety
  • OSHA requirements
  • Forklift hazards
  • Types, features, physics
  • Pre-operational checkouts
  • Elements of safe movement
  • Load handling
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Battery and charging
  • Safety concerns of specific equipment
  • Workplace conditions
  • Operating procedures

Each participant who successfully completes the forklift safety training course will receive a certificate of completion.

Prevent Forklift Accidents with Paragon

For more information about Paragon’s Forklift Safety Training course, contact us today!

Paragon Safety Group also offers OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour training, as well as construction safety training on a variety of additional topics. See our course calendar for a complete schedule of upcoming course offerings.