On-Line Training

3 lift general class 300pxUInder the OSHA Guidelines for Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT or Forklifts) 1910.178. Training must consist of a "formal" training and a hands on evaluation. Using an online training class can be an acceptable way for companies to provide the standard operator training to satisfy the formal training requirement. However, a qualified person must also perform a hands on evaluation of the operators skills to ensure that they can safely perform their job tasks while operating the equipment.

An online class from Forklift University can be used to help companies, staffing agencies and other organizations in completing this task. Online classes from Forklift University are designed with the company and operator in mind. The training classes are not a difficult, or detailed process to sign up for or take. There is no lengthy forms to fill out, just a basic order form and the class runs at the students pace, by allowing them to read the slide information and then move to the next as they choose. All safety videos are built into the class and run automatically. The test can be taken as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score, and when the test is completed, students receive a temporary license with their name, the date of the class, and the equipment that they trained on. Additionally, students can send in a photo and receive a professional hard plastic license they can carry.

This license is only valid after an evaluation from the employer, and we always reccoment that companies have a trained and qualified instructor on site, to help with this process and ensure that the operator can perform the forklift and job tasks safely.

To sign  up for the online class, go to www.ForkliftIUniversity.com and select the class option. You can pay with a credit card or Paypal and complete your training in about 90 minutes. The training is good in the USA and vaild for 3 years.

OSHA Guidelines for Powered Industrial Trucks - Training Requirements

This section contains safety requirements relating to fire protection, design, maintenance, and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. This section does not apply to compressed air or nonflammable compressed gas-operated industrial trucks, nor to farm vehicles, nor to vehicles intended primarily for earth moving or over-the-road hauling. 
Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning, video tape, written material), practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator's performance in the workplace.
All operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence.