The content in this module is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Objectives for this module are to define the operator requirements for powered industrial trucks, distinguish several types of powered industrial trucks, recognize some general engineering principles associated with powered industrial truck safety, distinguish potential occupational health and safety concerns associated with the use and maintenance of powered industrial trucks, describe safe loading and unloading methods, identify general inspection and maintenance procedures. The classroom portion of this module is followed by hands on instruction and operation of a powered industrial truck as part of the certification process.
This module is designed for personnel who work with or around a powered industrial truck (a.k.a. forklift) used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack, or tier materials. It will better familiarize the worker with the potential health and safety concerns associated with powered industrial trucks.