Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to our training programs and processes:
- Can an individual take training classes without being employed?
No, an individual must be sent to training from the company with whom the individual is currently employed.
- How often is re-certification required?
Re-certification is required at least every three years. Re-certification is also required if an operator is found to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner, after an accident, or when equipment or workplace conditions change.
- What is required to re-certify someone?
OSHA requires that an evaluation of each operator’s performance be conducted at least once every three years. We recommend and offer complete training. Workplace accidents cost employers many thousands of dollars in lost productivity and/or damage – your investment in retraining your employees can prevent these accidents from ever happening in the first place.
- Are classes offered on weekends?
We are able to meet most weekend requirements with advanced scheduling. Classes are quoted upon request.
- Are your classes OSHA compliant?
Yes, our classes meet OSHA requirements.
- How long do classes last?
Classes last approximately 4.5 hours, but may be longer if it is a larger class (15+ people). We match our class requirements based on what is needed for your company, so class times may vary.
- What equipment do I have to train on?
We train on all equipment classified as Powered Industrial Trucks per OSHA regulation 1910.178(a)(1). This covers anything from a typical forklift to a walkie powered pallet truck. Find more information on OSHA’s website.
- What if I only use the forklift occasionally?
OSHA regulations require every operator to be trained, even if usage is light.