VOA 605 - Forklift Operator Training
1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).
This course is designed to enable the student to learn to operate forklifts in accordance with OSHA standards. The course will cover safety measures as they pertain to vehicle inspection, proper vehicle operation, and product handling under general and specific site conditions. Topics include safety issues, understanding load balance, areas traveled, common sense, general information about forklifts, stability, center of gravity, capacity (weight and load center), visual and operational checks of the engine as part of an inspection procedure, basic operating procedures, steering, lifting loads, moving loads, attachments, stopping, and parking.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. inspect the vehicle for unsafe conditions;
2. demonstrate an understanding of potentially hazardous conditions, and safety measures to follow;
3. demonstrate the ability to stop, drive and turn a forklift; and
4. demonstrate the ability to load, stack, lift and maneuver various load properly and safely.
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