Forklift operators, like many industry professionals, have specific training and certification to operate the forklift. This certification helps employers know that you are well trained and understand safety requirements that will protect you, other employees, the employer, and the business.
At Northwest Safety and Risk Services, the certification is called a Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Operator, and it takes eight hours to complete. This is a worthwhile investment for anyone working in an industry that wants to move ahead in their career and build a solid reputation as a skilled employee.
What is Forklift Certification?
Forklift certification includes testing on basic forklift tasks in addition to practicing tasks like unloading, starting and stopping the machine, working in complex spaces, and lifting off-balance items.
Training also covers: