Forklift Operators Training
EH&S provides training resources and materials for forklift training and certification. As specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 8, section 3668, all forklift truck operators must complete initial training and be evaluated for operation performance prior to being assigned to operate a forklift truck. Refresher performance evaluation is required every three years. Training is to be conducted "under the direct supervision of persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train operators and evaluate their competence" within each department.
Training Outlines, Certification of Completion, and forklift-related forms are provided below for reference. Please contact EH&S for complete training materials.
Certification of Completion
Aerial Lifts (Elevated Working Platforms):
EH&S provides training resources and materials for elevated work platforms (aerial lift) training and certification. As specified in California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, section 3646 all elevated working platform (aerial lift) operators must complete training on erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, using, repairing, maintaining and pre-use inspection of the equipment. Training includes the correct procedures for the safe operation and use of aerial lifts per 8 CCR 3638(d) and 8 CCR 3648 and the understanding of the maximum load capacity of the work platform. This training also covers electrical hazards, fall hazards, hazards from falling objects and as applicable, properly using and wearing fall protection equipment. NOTE: Those using aerial lifts must complete a pre-use inspection and site hazard assessment form prior to use.
- Operator Evaluation Form
- Pre-Shift Inspection Form
- Gas/LP Forklift Daily Checklist
- Cal/OSHA Operating Rules for Industrial Trucks
- Aerial Lift Inspection Form
Policy and Procedure Manual Sections Relating to Forklift Operations
- Section 290-86 Hazardous Operations
Manual Pallet Jack Safety Training