Forklift operator training is crucial to keep your workplace safe and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

OSHA requires employees to complete a training program before operating a forklift. Previously trained workers may also be required to complete a forklift operator refresh course under circumstances such as:

  • They’ve been using an industrial truck in an unsafe manner.
  • They got into an accident.
  • They must learn how to operate a different type of forklift.

At Barclay, we offer forklift operator safety training provided by experienced, authorized instructors at our South Plainfield, New Jersey facility. We can also train employees at your plant or warehouse.

In addition to our forklift operation program, we offer a Train-the-Trainer course. This program equips your facility’s leaders with knowledge on how to conduct in-house safety training.

All of the courses we provide are comprehensive and designed to meet your specific needs. We strive to ensure your workers are professionally trained and certified to operate industrial trucks or instruct operators of forklifts.

Basic Forklift Operator Safety Program

Our Forklift Operation Safety Training program includes a mix of classroom and hands-on learning. During the classroom session, participants learn about forklift safety rules. The class is designed to meet all of OSHA’s training requirements and standards.

The practical session covers daily equipment inspection and operating controls. Each participant is evaluated on basic operating skills and receives a certificate of completion.

Participants complete the program in a day at our South Plainfield facility, and we offer the program throughout the year. However, we are happy to accommodate your training needs, including coming to your facility. Contact us to arrange a training program that meets your company’s requirements.

In-house classes are organized for English presentations. We can make special arrangements for a Spanish speaking instructor on a separate class date (minimum of 4 students needed). Please let our Sales Coordinator know when scheduling this request. 

Check out more details below:

Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: South Plainfield, NJ
Refreshments: Coffee, beverages, and bagels included.
Payment: Due prior to training

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Forklift Train-the-Trainer Program and Training Kit

Our Train-the-Trainer program is designed for persons responsible for developing forklift safety training programs or instructing employees in their facility. The program prepares your company to conduct its own training programs to save time and money.

Program participants receive step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and schedule training classes, including topics to cover. In addition, participants receive a complete Basic Operator Training Kit that includes an instructor’s guide, video, participant’s guides and authorization cards. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

The program is designed for English presentation, but we can make arrangements for Spanish requirements. Please let us know when scheduling if a Spanish trainer is required. 

Participants complete the Train-the-Trainer program in approximately 3 to 4 hours. If you want to register for this course, please complete our registration form.

Why Choose Barclay?

OSHA requires forklift operator trainees to be supervised, instructed and evaluated by experienced, knowledgeable trainers. You can count on our authorized trainers to ensure your employees are well-prepared for safe forklift use in compliance with OSHA standards.

With over 140 years of combined experience, we’re proud to provide training for more than 500 companies a year. We understand the importance of OSHA compliance and workplace safety, and we are ready to be your partner in ensuring your facility is a safe, positive place to work. We can also accommodate your needs, whether you want to conduct training at your location or arrange a special class at our facility.

Contact us today to learn more about our training offerings in New Jersey and New York.


Barclay Brand Ferdon
2401 S Clinton Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 561-2100