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Forklift Operator Training



This course ensures that all formal classroom training, written exams, practical exams, and the operator evaluations are completed per OSHA requirements. Our trainers provide you with all the required documentation for your certification that your training has been completed.  Can be completed at your facility, or at the Tampa training center.

Each operator will be required to learn basic fundamentals, pass basic tests, and practical exercises to pass the course.  Operators who satisfactorily complete the course will be recognized with a Certificate of Formal Classroom Course Completion.  Employers are responsible for the certification of training completion as specified by OSHA.

  • Cost:  $125 per student, plus tax


This program is one full day and is designed to assist supervisors, trainers and managers to become forklift safety instructors. OSHA requires operator training to be conducted by persons who have knowledge, training and experience to train and evaluate forklift operators.

Training is conducted at our facility and will include the following:

  • A detailed classroom/video presentation on forklifts and pallet trucks. Full discussion of physics and features, inspecting, driving, load handling, fueling and batteries, and general safety issues
  • OSHA regulations and current proposed rules
  • Accident prevention and incident discussion
  • Hands-on safety inspections of equipment and operator daily inspection forms
  • Instruction pertaining to classroom management, record keeping and teaching skills
  • ITA B56.l-2012
  • Operator accountability
  • Certificates of completion


  • One Trainer – $995.00 – Video, manuals, exams and other materials included.
  • 2nd Trainer – $495.00 – Without additional training materials.


This course is designed to fulfill OSHA’s current requirement that “Only Trained and Authorized Operators shall be permitted to operate Powered Industrial Trucks.”  The course averages approximately 5-6 hours and will utilize video segments, lecture, and group discussion in addition to practical exercises on Lift Equipment.  This content of the course will center on the following topics:

  • accident prevention
  • driving skills
  • fueling & charging
  • inspecting your truck
  • load handling
  • pedestrian hazards
  • dangers of complacency
  • equipment knowledge
  • dock hazards

    COST:  1 student:  $125,  3-5 students:  $100 each,  6 or more students:  $90 each



Similar to #1, except instruction is geared more toward your actual trucks and facility.  Additionally, students will participate in exercises to determine the workplace and pedestrian hazards.  This course lasts approximately 5-6 hours.  OSHA requires that operators be evaluated and reviewed within three years of initial training, on their equipment, in their workplace environment.  An unsatisfactory evaluation will require the operator to attend refresher training.

 COST:  2-3 students:  $395,  4-6 students:  $695,  7-10 students:  $1,195.  For groups over 10, please call to schedule and get large class group rates.

*Refresh training is required in the event of an accident, near miss, report of reckless operation, change of classification of equipment, alterations in the workplace exposing the operator to additional hazards, or an unsatisfactory evaluation.


We cover the following locations:

FLORIDA: Tampa, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Winter Haven, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Brandon, Plant City, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Naples, Avon Park, Sebring, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Kissimmee, Sanford, Deltona, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Leesburg, Gainesville, Melbourne, Titusville, Lake City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, Palm Coast

GEORGIA:Valdosta, Midland, Columbus, Macon, Albany, Tifton, Cordele, Moultrie, Waycross, Thomasville, Warner Robins, LaGrange, Douglas, Griffin, Forsyth, Dublin, Milledgeville, Brunswick