In-Depth Forklift & Heavy Equipment Operator 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
- Skid Steers
- Wheel Loaders
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.