About this course

HeatSpring is partnering with Click Safety to provide self-paced, fully online forklift preparation courses for our students. The Forklift Operator Certification Preparation for Construction online course is a certificate-level course that focuses on the safe operation of a sit-down, counterbalanced forklift. Participants will learn the general safety rules and driver evaluations required in order to obtain a forklift certification card. Furthermore, students will learn the most up-to-date OSHA regulations and what one needs to know in order to remain safe while working with forklifts.

NOTE: Employers must provide hands-on training and applicable certificate of completion.

The Forklift Operator Certification Preparation for Construction course is based on applicable OSHA standards and covers construction of the lift, inspection criteria, operational characteristics, load handing, center of gravity and stability, fueling, general safety, and more. Participants are encouraged to further course learning and instruction by reviewing the OSHA regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Article 29, General Industry Standards, Section 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks. Specific course focus and topics include the following:

  • Overview of forklift operator certification
  • OSHA’s regulatory changes
  • Powered industrial trucks (general)
  • Counterbalanced lift trucks
  • Counterbalanced lift trucks (concerns)
  • Counterbalanced lift trucks (concerns, part 2)
  • Equipment operations
  • Operating environment
  • Pre-shift inspections
  • Pre-shift inspections (part 2)
  • Load-handling techniques
  • Operating safety rules and practices
  • Operational evaluations
  • Summary of forklift operator certification
  • Case reports and four unique case studies
  • 10 separate operation examinations following each individual topic

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Course outline

1 module • 2 assignments

Module 1 • 1 assignments
Forklift Operator Certification Preparation For Construction

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  • Click Safety

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Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
Upon purchasing this course, HeatSpring will enroll you in the Forklift Operator Certification Preparation For Construction course within one business day. You will receive your ClickSafety login credentials via email.

The course will be completed entirely on the ClickSafety platform. 
How long do I have access to the materials?
Students get indefinite access to the course materials on ClickSafety as soon as they receive their ClickSafety login credentials via email. 

Is there a certificate of completion?
Yes, when you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from ClickSafety. 

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