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01/25/16 09:22am

Forklift Safety

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The purpose of this training is to help you become a qualified forklift operator; one who has the skills and knowledge to operate a lift truck in a safe and proper manner. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: recognize general engineering principles associated with forklift safety, identify factors that lead to forklifts tipping over, distinguish between safe and unsafe forklift operations, describe the differences between driving an automobile and a forklift, identify general loading and unloading principles associated with forklift safety, specify safe refueling and recharging procedures, and list the steps to perform in walk-around and sit-down inspections.

Instructor Led Training is available upon request-contact: healthandsafety@ucdavis.edu

Training and certification required for all employees who operate University powered industrial vehicles. Please contact your supervisor or safety coordinator to schedule training.