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Heavy Equipment Operator Training

Get your forklift and heavy equipment operator training. These courses will provide you with the basic knowledge on how to operate heavy equipment such as forklifts, backhoes, and loaders. This course also includes hands-on training on the customers' site for each employee.

Forklift Training in Fort Pierce, FL

Heavy Equipment Operator Training

This course provides the necessary knowledge and skills required to operate forklifts or heavy equipment at your facility safely. Individuals will obtain classroom knowledge as well as hands-on experience that enables them to qualify for a range of heavy equipment operator jobs.

Types of Heavy Equipment Training

  • Forklifts
  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Loaders
  • Skid Steers
  • Wheel Loaders

OSHA Regulations

OSHA Issues New Regulations for Forklift Operators (December 1, 1998)

On December 1, 1998, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a standard that revised the existing requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178 and issued new requirements to improve the training of powered industrial truck operators. The standard becomes effective on March 1, 1999, with mandatory compliance by December 1, 1999. This new standard is intended to reduce the number of injuries and deaths that occur as a result of inadequate operator training. The powered industrial truck operator training requirements will apply to all industries except agricultural operations.

The employer must evaluate the operators' performance before allowing any employee to use a vehicle in the workplace, except for training purposes. The employer may designate any qualified employee as a trainer/evaluator. There are no special or additional "Train the Trainer" requirements. OSHA does not certify, accredit, or approve any trainers or training programs for powered industrial trucks. The responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the OSHA standard rests with the employer.