It's no secret that before anyone at your site operates any of your material handling equipment, they are required by federal law to have been properly trained. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA is the organization that sets the standards for this training, ensuring that employees "know how to do the job properly and safely as demonstrated by workplace evaluation." After the initial training, your staff must be certified at least once every three years and undergo refresher training in the event that there's a deficiency in safely operating the truck. Did you know that Toyota Lift Northwest not only sells forklifts but offers OSHA certification & training? Here's a few details you should know.
Toyota Lift Northwest has training available for lift trucks in classes 1-5; classes 1, 4 and 5 are combined into a single class and cover forklifts with capacities up to 30,000lbs. A typical class takes approximately 4 to 5 hours, depending on class size and consists of classroom instruction, practical exercises and a written exam. Once complete, your employees will be officially certified and receive their OSHA card and a certificate.
We offer classes On Demand and can accommodate small groups at our main location in Kent, WA but for groups of 5 or more and all classes in Oregon, on-site training is preferable. This allows your operators to become familiar with the equipment they'll use on a daily basis and ease any anxiety that an outside classroom might bring.
Additionally, we offer the ability to certify new trainers for your company. Similar to the standard certification course, "Train the Trainer" includes instruction on how to teach and provides students with all the necessary training materials. This is particularly worthwhile if your company expects an influx of new hires or you have a constant recertification cycle.
If you're interested in operator training, visit our Forklift Training page to learn more.