Powered Industrial Truck Safety

Train-the-Trainer Program

OSHA’s safety standard requires that all employees who operate a powered industrial truck be trained. No employee (or visitor) to your business may use your powered equipment unless they have been certified.   Failure to conduct and document this training places the owner and supervisor in a position of facing citations, fines, interruption of business, and in the most severe cases, jail time.

In developing this train-the-trainer program, we had several goals. We wanted the program to be:

  • Thorough: The program would include all of the topics required by OSHA as mandated by federal law.
  • Tailored: The program should allow each store to tailor their instruction to your equipment and your workplace.
  • Straightforward: Your time and the time of your employees is valuable.  The training should get straight to the point and be easily understood by the average employee.
  • Standalone: Everything you need to tailor, conduct, assess and document your training should be in one location.  With a little work on your part, everything you will need to implement your training program is contained in this three-ring binder. Materials include:
    • Trainer’s facilitator guide
    • Student workbook templates
    • Reproducible training materials
    • Certification exams & certification cards
    • Training video ($99 value)
    • Evaluation checklists for grading employees on actual equipment operation
    • Equipment inspection forms
    • Training logs
    • Equipment documentation forms
    • Formatted training documentation template
  • Turn Key: This workshop will take the store trainer, step by step, through everything (s)he will need to do before, during, and after training to administer your training program.  To accomplish this, topics will include:

    • Current OSHA law and regulations on powered industrial trucks
    • How to document your training program
    • Guidelines for a successful OSHA inspection
    • Conducting the classroom program
    • Completing a site hazard analysis
    • How to conduct a equipment pre-inspection
    • Determining load capacity
    • Evaluating “hands on” equipment operation
    • Assessing employee knowledge and skills
    • Timetables and requirements for training and re-training
    • Proper documentation of completed training
    • Use of audio/visuals in your training program

Of course, the most important reason of all for this is the protection of the health and safety of you and your fellow workers.  No one ever wants to be in the position of having to tell the family of one of your workers that they have been injured (or worse) at your workplace.

For pricing or additional information please contact Carrie Nigro at 913-288-1340 or education@awginc.com.