How to get a forklift certification. If you are going to be operating a forklift, power industrial lift trucks or both you should be certified to operate this equipment properly. You want to have an OSHA Certification. You want to show the knowledge and skills to use the equipment safely. The best companies require their forklift operators be certified by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). OSHA certification insures that a forklift operator can do his job safely and efficiently.
Many industries, companies, and insurance providers require that forklift operators, as well as other construction or general industry workers, be OSHA certified. The forklift certification makes the driver more valuable to the company and is generally reflected in better wages and benefits for the driver.
We train operators on the job or they can attend our Forklift Certification course at our classroom and warehouse facility that offers them one on one training and real world driving tests. Finally the student will be evaluated by a qualified trainer for the hands-on part of the certification process.
Steps needed to get your forklift certification.
1 Find the school that provides the proper instruction, instructor and can complete your forklift certification.
In New Jersey EZ Wheels driving school does offer this program.
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If you are not located in New Jersey, We recommend that you find a training program that can provide the OSHA-compliant course.
2 Start with the classroom portion of your forklift training
The classroom portion of your training will take several hours to complete. In the classroom you will learn detailed safety concerns. How to operate the forklift with safety in mind. How to properly handle specific materials. You will also be instructed on all OSHA regulation that relate to the operation of the forklift or lift vehicle in the work space you will find yourself in.
3 Take the OSHA forklift certification exam.
You have completed the classroom instruction and you are now ready to take the exam. Once you have completed the test and have received your passing grade you can move on to the next step.
4 One on one training and execution of operating the forklift.
EZ Wheels Driving School will take you into an actual warehouse setting for this portion of the forklift certification. We will first train and then allow you to operate the forklift through an obstacle course that has been set up. This will allow you to develop and demonstrate your understanding of the forklift’s controls. You will show your ability to maneuver as well as performs material lifts and lowering of different size objects.
5 Forklift Certification
Once you have successfully completed the classroom portion of the training. Received a passing grade. Have demonstrated your ability to operate the equipment properly and safely according to OSHA guidelines, we will hand you a certification card.
It is recommended that you renew your OSHA Certification every 3 years. Also, remember that EZ Wheels Driving School offers our graduates job placement for life.
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