Powered Industrial Truck Safety – [Video Certification Kit]
Powered industrial trucks are important machines in the warehouse and materials handling world. OSHA requires that all users of a Powered Industrial Truck be trained, evaluated, and certified. This Powered Industrial Truck safety training video will teach employees about proper operation, safety protocol, and more.
Powered Industrial Truck Training Topics Covered:
- What are the Powered Industrial Truck certification process steps, and why are these important? (safety procedures, information on how to operate the specific truck at your facility, and finally, a supervised driving evaluation session)
- How often must employees be re-evaluated when using a Powered Industrial Truck or undergo refresher training? (Every three years but sooner if there is a safety violation, “close call,” or accident)
- When is retraining required? (If there is a new truck model or there is a change in the workspace)
- What practical training is required when it comes to operator training?
- What are the seven different classes of Powered Industrial Trucks?
- Class 1 – These are the common forklift or counterbalance lifts that are powered by electric motors (These include not only counterbalanced lift trucks but also sit-down rider tow tractors, stand-up rider forklifts, and three-wheeled electric forklifts)
- Class 2 – These are order pickers, also known as narrow aisle lift trucks (these are sometimes called reach trucks, order pickers, or side loader forklifts)
- Class 3 – These are electric-powered hand trucks commonly referred to as pallet jacks (walkie stackers, rider pallet trucks, pallet jacks, order pickers, and turret trucks are examples of Class III Powered Industrial Trucks)
- Class 4 – These are forklifts with solid rubber tires that can be used on paved or cement surfaces (stand-up rider forklifts, tow tractors, common forklifts, and stock pickers are examples of Class IV Powered Industrial Trucks
- Class 5 – These are forklifts that have pneumatic tires, which allow them to be driven on rough or unpaved surfaces (Rough terrain forklifts and container handlers are examples of Class V Powered Industrial Trucks)
- Class 6 – These are tractor-like machines that don’t “lift” loads but tow them. (Class VI examples include tugger trains, burden carriers, and more)
- Class 7 These are rough terrain forklifts designed to operate on rough, uneven, or unpaved surfaces. (Examples of Class VII Powered Industrial Trucks include rough terrain container handlers, telehandlers, telescopic boom rough terrain forklifts, straight mast rough terrain lifts, and variable reach rough terrain lifts)
- What are some safety best practices when using different classes of powered industrial trucks?
- Always wear your seat belt
- Keep your hands, legs, and all body parts inside the safety cage
- Only operate the truck at a safe speed
- Avoid sudden stops when carrying a load
- Be aware of pedestrians and keep a safe distance from them (this topic is so important that we have specific training on forklifts and pedestrian safety)
- and more
- When should inspections be done?
Powered Industrial Truck Training Additional Instruction Points:
- What should an operator do if they find something wrong with the truck during an inspection?
- What items should be checked during a pre-shift or end-of-day powered industrial truck inspection?
- Air pressure in tires
- Steering ability
- Warning lights function properly
- Back up alarm works properly
- Horns are operational
- Brakes work effectively
- Battery condition (leaks or corrosion?)
- and more…
- How to safely recharge a battery in a Powered Industrial Truck
- How to properly refill a propane-powered lift
- What are the 11 categories of Powered Industrial Trucks when it comes to using the truck around hazardous materials? (Table N-1 in OSHA CFR 1910.178)
- How to check the capacity of the Powered Industrial Truck PIT
- How to use the truck controls and understand the operating limitations of the truck
- Learn about the vehicle capacity, vehicle stability, and operating instructions to be a powered industrial truck operator
- How to properly pick up a loaded pallet
- What is the stability triangle, how is it used, and why is it important?
- What is a forklift’s “line of action?”
- How to properly stack pallets and other materials
- What role does the Powered Industrial Truck play in warehouse safety?
- How to maneuver in tight spaces and
- What are the things to remember when raising a load, lowering a load, and transporting a load with your Powered Industrial Truck?
- What to do if the Truck begins to tip over?
- The importance of load center and load capacity
- Things to consider when operating the truck on a loading dock, driving into a semi-truck trailer, and more
- What is the proper angle to drive the lift over railroad tracks, slopes, or ramps?
- What direction should your load be transported when going uphill or downhill?
- and much more…
Teaching your employees how to operate a Powered Industrial Truck is not only OSHA-mandated but also meant to keep them safe at work. This Powered Industrial Truck Safety Training will teach your workers everything they need to know about this machine. Available in English or Spanish and on DVD or USB Stick.
Powered Industrial Truck Safety Training Video Full-Length Preview:
All of our training videos include the following additional resources:
1) A Leader’s Guide
The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.
2) An Employee Quiz
Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched. This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.
3) Answer Key to the Quiz
Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.
4) An Attendance Sheet
Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.
5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”
Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session. Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.
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