North Bay Warehouse Equipment Company offers OSHA compliant forklift operator training classes
for company groups of 5 and up. As well as "Train the Trainer" programs.
Top-quality classes that meet or exceed OSHA standards.
Well-trained forklift operators are not only safer operators...
They help you take advantage of lift truck features and contribute to the extended life of equipment.
Safe operators help reduce costs through higher expertise and less damage to your product and less risk of injury to employees.
We specialize in Sit-Down/Counterbalance, Narrow Aisle, and Rough Terrain.
If you have a Lift Truck and need trained operators,
North Bay Warehouse Equipment Company has a training program that can be held at our facility or yours.
Please call (707)450-7188 or fill out our Operator Training Request Form
to be contacted by a North Bay Warehouse Equipment Company representative
to coordinate a training class for you and/or your operators.
Group discounts apply
Below is some information from OSHA about forklift safety everyone should know.
What are powered industrial trucks?
Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers. Powered industrial trucks can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. Over-the-road haulage trucks and earth-moving equipment that has been modified to accept forks are not considered powered industrial trucks.
What are the hazards associated with operating powered industrial trucks?
There are many types of powered industrial trucks. Each type presents different operating hazards. For example, a sit-down, counterbalanced high-lift rider truck is more likely than a motorized hand truck to be involved in a falling load accident because the sit-down rider truck can lift a load much higher than a hand truck. Workplace type and conditions are also factors in hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks. For example, retail establishments often face greater challenges than other worksites in maintaining pedestrian safety. Beyond that, many workers can also be injured when (1) lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks; (2) lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer; (3) they are struck by a lift truck; or (4) they fall while on elevated pallets and tines.
What can be done to reduce the hazards related to powered industrial trucks?
Determining the best way to protect workers from injury largely depends on the type of truck operated and the worksite where it is being used. Employers must ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(1)
It is a violation of Federal law for anyone UNDER 18 years of age to operate a forklift or for anyone OVER 18 years of age who is not properly trained and certified to do so.