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Forklift Workshop for Construction - Online Training

Forklift Workshop for Construction - Online Training

Course Overview

Forklift Operator Safety Training for Construction

Course Length: 60 minutes

Overview: A rough terrain forklift is a powered, mechanical device that is used to move or lift loads on a jobsite. Although this seems like a simple task, forklifts can cause serious injury or death if they are misused or if the operator isn’t properly trained on how to use the equipment safely.

This course helps satisfy the operator training requirements under OSHA's Powered Industrial Trucks Standard (1926.602(d) and 1910.178(l)). Specifically, it is designed to help learners choose, inspect, and operate a rough terrain forklift in a safe way, protecting themselves and their coworkers from the potential hazards associated with their use.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the basic kinds of forklifts and their controls, and how they differ from automobiles
  • Discuss the center of gravity and stability triangle concepts
  • Explain what to look for when performing a pre-use inspection
  • Describe how to safely operate a rough terrain forklift (including picking up, traveling with, and placing a load)
  • Discuss how to park, refuel, and perform maintenance or modifications on a rough terrain forklift


Forklift Operator Safety Training for Construction covers the following topics:

Forklift Basics

  • Kinds of Forklifts
  • Forklifts vs. Automobiles
  • Keeping a Forklift Balanced
  • Forklift Controls

Safe Operating Procedures

  • Preparing Your Forklift for Operation
  • Pre-Use Inspection
  • Picking up a Load
  • Traveling with a Load
  • Negotiating Hazards
  • Placing a Load

Parking, Refueling, & Maintenance

  • Parking
  • Refueling
  • Modifications
  • Maintenance
  • Hands-on Training