OSHA states that anyone who "might" operate a forklift must be trained. They also list the required elements of an "OSHA Compliant" forklift class and the qualifications of a Forklift Trainer. Our Forklift Safety Course includes all required elements and our Trainer has the knowledge, skill and experience required by OSHA. It doesn't matter if you're an individual who has never driven a forklift or an employer with drivers who need to be trained. Houston Forklift Safety is the Forklift Safety company you should call.
Trained forklift operators must know how to do the job properly and do it safely.
OSHA requires employers to develop, implement and maintain a forklift training program which is based on the general principles of safe forklift operation, the types of forklifts being used in the workplace, the hazards of the workplace created by the use of these forklifts and the general safety requirements of the OSHA standard. Many "trainers" simply turn on a video.
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE FULL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF THE OSHA STANDARD!!!
A video can't tell when a student doesn't understand the material and a video won't stop to answer a student's questions.
Our "OSHA Compliant" Training Course is taught by a live Instructor and every student receives "hands-on" training as they drive the forklift, move material and place things on a rack.
Training for Individuals
Houston Forklift Safety and Repair teaches a forklift certification class every Tuesday and Friday at 10 AM. The course is designed for students of all skill levels (including those who have never driven a forklift before) and takes about four hours to complete. This OSHA-Compliant training is a mixture of classroom and "hands-on" instruction. Upon completion, you'll receive a certificate of completion (forklift certification) and a wallet card (forklift license).
Training for Your Business
If you need forklift operators trained, Houston Forklift Safety and Repair, is the company to call. We survey your facility, inspect your machines, observe your forklifts in operation and design an OSHA compliant forklift certification class specifically for your facility. We even assist with the record keeping and documentation.
We train on forklifts, reach trucks, cherry pickers, man lifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts, telescopic handlers, wheel (front-end) loaders and more.
Train the Trainer Classes
Some businesses prefer to have an "in house" forklift trainer. Our Forklift "Train the Trainer" course includes everything a forklift trainer needs to design & implement an OSHA compliant Forklift Safety Program. After successful completion of our "Train the Trainer Forklift Safety Course", the trainer(s) receive a Trainer Manual; a digital copy of our workbook; and a certificate stating the trainer is qualified to train other forklift operators. The trainer(s) also receives a forklift certification (good for three (3) years) and Certificate of Completion and Wallet Card templates.
The "Train the Trainer" course takes approximately five (5) hours to complete.
Welcome to Houston Forklift Safety. We were founded in 2008 and quickly became the Houston's premier choice for Forklift certification and Forklift Operator training. We have 30+ years of experience and we train more than 900 forklift drivers each year. Many were first-time operators. There’s a reason City of Baytown, Houston Food Bank, UT Health and many other Houston Area Businesses choose us. There’s also a reason that you should choose us. Click here to learn more.