The Seven Classes of Forklifts

This 2 minute safety training video covers: The names of different types of forklifts, the types of forklifts used in warehouses, the forklift that has the counterbalance in the body, narrow-aisle lift trucks and order pickers, electric-powered handtrucks, forklifts that are outfitted with solid rubber tires, tractor-like machines and counterbalanced, rough-terrain Powered Industrial Trucks. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 28 minute full length version.

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Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks are indispensable in many companies. They are rugged powerful tools that save time, money and effort. But the same qualities that make them so helpful can also make them dangerous. Using powered industrial trucks results in over 100 fatalities and over 35,000 serious injuries each year. When used incorrectly, or if forklifts and other trucks are not properly maintained, they can do significant damage.

Atlantic Training's "Forklift Certification" training program reviews how to inspect forklifts and other powered industrial truck equipment prior to operation, safe operating procedures, forklift stability, and how to recognize potential problem situations.

Topics covered include:

  • The Seven Classes of Forklifts
  • OSHA's certification process.
  • The seven classes of industrial trucks.
  • Equipment checkout.
  • A forklift's "stability triangle".
  • Safe operating procedures.
  • Lifting and lowering loads.
  • Trucks and loading docks.
  • Equipment maintenance.
  • ...and more.
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Video Transcript

Forklift, Lift Trucks, Powered Industrial Trucks, you'd see them in factories and warehouses. Now with over a million operation, they're everywhere, at the grocery store, the home improvement center, and even where you were. You'll see different forklifts doing many different jobs. The one you see most often is the sit down rider, but there are a lot of others, like the stand up and control rider, the stand up high reach truck, the narrow aisle reach truck, you'll also see side loaders.