Forklift General Awareness Training Course
Providing forklift operators and pedestrians with practical forklift safety training minimizes the risk of accidents and injuries to drivers and those around them.
Better everyday decisions
With proper safety training, forklift operators and pedestrians are better equipped to recognize and react to potential hazards and avoid risky behaviors to reduce accidents resulting in injuries.
Forklift General Awareness covers these topics and more:
- Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT)
- The different types of forklifts
- Employer training requirements
- How to be aware of pedestrian traffic
- Proper usage of ramps and grades
- Hazards of operating a PIT in enclosed and hazardous area
What Is Forklift General Awareness Training?
Forklifts are powerful machines that can pose serious safety risks to both operators and those working in their vicinity. According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 20% of forklift accidents in the workplace involve pedestrians and are due to complacency and a lack of training.
Providing general awareness training of forklift hazards to operators and pedestrians helps raise awareness about the hazards associated with forklift operation. Training workers to identify hazards can help reduce the risk of accidents that can result in serious injuries or death, lost time and productivity, increased medical costs and financial losses from damaged equipment and goods.
Benefits of Forklift General Awareness Training
Traliant’s Forklift General Awareness training is a 35-minute course designed for both forklift operators and pedestrians who work in the vicinity of forklifts and covers the fundamental principles of safely operating and working around powered industrial trucks and forklifts.
This course can enhance the employer’s training and increase awareness when combined with the hands-on forklift and site hazard training mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The Traliant difference
Our modern, interactive approach to online compliance training combines up-to-date content and eLearning strategies and technology to raise awareness, motivate positive behavior and foster respectful, inclusive workplaces. Traliant courses are mobile-optimized for access on any device and can be customized to reflect your organization’s industry, policies, culture and branding.Learn more about our training methodology
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