We currently only train with companies to certify their staff. We don’t currently certify public individuals.
Forklift Operator Training & Equipment Certification
Titan Material Handling, Inc provides on-site training for companies.
Forklift training covers electric, LP-Propane, and diesel forklifts. We also work with customers to certify staff on platform, scissor, and aerial boom lifts.
The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA 1910.178 (i)(6)) requires all forklift operators to be certified before operating a powered industrial vehicle or warehouse product. Completion of proper forklift operator training and evaluation is required before the operation of industrial equipment.
The goal of OSHA forklift operator certification is to reduce the number of injuries due to unsafe equipment usage in the workplace. This certification also benefits employers by reducing accidents, lowering the cost of insurance, and reducing equipment and property damage.
What Is A Forklift License or Certification?
- A forklift license is a certificate. The certificate indicates that the employee has been trained and evaluated through their current employer to operate any or all equipment on-site safely. It is required by OSHA that the employer certifies the training. License issuance is used by employers to show that the employee is certified to operate the specific classifications of equipment in their application.
- The certification includes the name of the equipment operator, the date of training and evaluation, and the identity of the person performing the forklift training and evaluation. The OSHA standards require employers to certify that each operator has been trained and evaluated.
- This certificate expires after a period of three years or after a forklift-related accident. This is the employer’s responsibility to maintain certification on file for every employee operating their equipment. Once expired, the same training course would then need to be completed again.
Who Provides Forklift Training & Certification?
OSHA, itself, is not required to provide forklift operator training. The responsibility for forklift training falls solely on the employer. It is up to the employer to provide training themselves or to find outside sources that can train and certify their forklift operators.
Ask About “Train the Trainer”
We will equip your company with the necessary program materials. Certify individuals or technicians within your own organization to train operators!