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Forklift Operator Certification Preparation For Construction - Self Study

Click Safety • Last updated 11/2023

Course description

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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Full course outline

Module 1 - Forklift Operator Certification Preparation For Construction

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Click Safety

ClickSafety provides online safety training and compliance solutions for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide across multiple industries. As the first authorized OSHA 10 and 30 Outreach Training online provider, ClickSafety has a history of helping businesses build strong safety culture to protect workers. Learn more


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Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?

You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. This 1 module course is delivered entirely online. The lecture video and other materials are available any time. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to generate a certificate of completion.

How long do I have access to the materials?

Students get unlimited access to the course materials as soon as they enroll and for one year (365 days) after enrollment. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world. After the one year of access expires, access can be extended by joining as a HeatSpring member. A single membership extends access to course materials for all past enrollments.

Is there a certificate of completion?

Yes, when you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our LinkedIn integration.

Can I register multiple people?

Yes please visit our HeatSpring for Teams page to get a group discount.

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