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OSHA Safety Training: Forklift Operator Training courses by Barclay are comprehensive programs to meet your specific needs and ensure you are professionally trained and certified to operate and instruct operators of forklifts.

Forklifts keep warehouses, distribution centers, and other businesses in Northern New Jersey and nearby counties in New York running, but these essential machines also require in-depth training for safe operation. When operated improperly, lift trucks could damage products and facility infrastructure, injure employees, and even cause fatalities. Because of this, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29 CFR 1910.178(l) requires that all operators undergo training and receive certification in safe operation. To help employers and employees meet these requirements, Barclay Brand Ferdon offers a four-hour Basic Forklift Safety Program and Forklift Train-the-Trainer Program at our South Plainfield, New Jersey facility.

Our Forklift Training Programs

All forklift training sessions are led by our experienced trainers, Fred Klinck and Carlos Acosta. Both instructors are Authorized Forklift Trainers with decades of real-world experience in material handling and forklift maintenance and repair. Our in-house training programs are taught in English, but Spanish language sessions may be scheduled to meet the needs of your team. Our forklift safety programs include:

Basic Forklift Operator Safety Program

This forklift operator training program combines classroom instruction with hands-on experience to teach the most important concepts in safe operation. During this session, you’ll learn:

  • OSHA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards and regulations
  • Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions
  • Forklift controls and instrumentation
  • Steering and maneuvering
  • Visibility restrictions and requirements
  • Use of forks and attachments
  • Capacity and stability
  • Inspection and maintenance performed by operators
  • Refueling and recharging
  • Surface conditions
  • Load composition and stability
  • Operation near pedestrians
  • Narrow aisles, hazardous locations, ramps, sloped surfaces, closed areas, and other challenging environments
  • And more…

After completing the classroom instruction and practical elements of the program, students undergo a basic operating skills evaluation to assess their performance.

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Forklift Train-the-Trainer Program

Our Forklift Train-the-Trainer Program is designed for any individual who is directly or indirectly responsible for forklift operator training, including program developers and instructors. The program allows you to create and lead in-house training at your facility upon completion, reducing training costs and enabling a higher level of customization.

Please note that a training kit is not included in this program but may be purchased separately.

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Program Details

The Basic Forklift Operator Safety Program and the Forklift Train-the-Trainer Program are offered at our facility in South Plainfield, NJ, located at 2401 S Clinton Ave. Fees and class times are as follows:

  • Basic Forklift Operator Safety Program
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Fee: $189 per person

Please note that payment is due before your scheduled training session.

All participants receive a certificate acknowledging successful completion of the program. When you arrive, coffee, beverages, and pastries will be available and are included in the program fee. For additional information about upcoming classes, be sure to visit our training schedule online.

Learn More about Safety Training

Whether you’re a new operator seeking OSHA certification or an experienced pro designing an in-house training program for your employer, our OSHA forklift training programs will help keep you and others safe on the job. To learn more about our forklift training classes and other safety training programs for Northern NJ and surrounding counties in NY, contact Barclay Brand Ferdon today.

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