Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Initial

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Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Initial


Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Initial


29 CFR 1910.178

Course Length

6-8 hours

Course Capacity




Who is this for?

Any employee who will be authorized by their employer to operate a powered industrial truck within their facility.

Course Description

This course will prepare new operators to safely utilize powered industrial trucks (forklifts) within the workplace.  This course includes but is not limited to the following:

Course Description Points

·        Lifting basics (types, rear steering, turning radius, combined center of gravity and the stability triangle, load center and controls)

·        Inspecting the forklift

·        Picking, traveling with, and placing a load

·        Working in a truck, trailer or railcar

·        Charging and refueling

·        Specialized units and attachments

·        Hazardous locations and forklift types

·        Practical Evaluation

Base Cost (Plus Travel)

$1,750 + $10/wallet cards + $20/handouts


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Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a FANTASTIC job your instructor did today.  He has given his presentation to over 300 wage employees.  He is very thorough in presenting.  He is also very polite and have been extremely flexible throughout the day.  We look forward to having him back soon to provide more quality training to our employees.

Mary Krampe
Senior ES&H Specialist
Fisher Controls

OMG – best instructors ever!!!!!!!!!  Seriously, I would like to have them back every year in November to facilitate refresher training for us…fantastic!

Danielle Lindsey
Human Resources Manager
McCormick Spice

The EI Group is exceptional in its service, products, support, and people! Our local DPR Construction employees were very fortunate to receive FA/CPR/AED training from Amy and Cary Heggen at our regional office in Morrisville. I received nothing but positive feedback for the Charlotte trainer at our Forest City jobsite, too. All of the comments reflected upon the training being above and beyond anything they had experienced before.

Christine Parke
Field Office Coordinator
DPR Construction