OSHA states that anyone who "might" operate a forklift must be trained; they list the required elements of an "OSHA Compliant" forklift safety program; and they list the specific qualifications of a Forklift Trainer. Our trainer has been operating forklifts since 1980 and taught his first Forklift Certification Class in March, 2000. He trains more than 850 students each year and has the knowledge, skill and experience required to train you and your employees.
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 collect your money and 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.
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.
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.