Forklift Safety

Forklifts or lift trucks are Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs), commonly used for the safe handling and transport of various materials, equipment and, in certain lifting circumstances, people. PITs include self-propelled personnel lifts, tractor motors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, stackers and other specialized industrial trucks and vehicles powered by electric or internal combustion engines. Each type of PIT presents different operating hazards. Cal OSHA requires users to be trained and evaluated to ensure they are competent to operate a powered industrial truck.

Cal/OSHA requires that anyone who operates a forklift needs to be trained prior to operating the forklift. Below are the options for forklift training completion.

Option 1:

Complete Cal Poly online training including a practical evaluation.

To execute this option please send email addresses and names of employees who need the training to the Environmental, Health and Safety email address. EHS will assign forklift training in the Learning Hub. When training is assigned the employee will recieve an email from the Learning Hub for the following 5 classes: