Keep Workers Safe — Get Regular Forklift Training
"Each year, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered industrial trucks (PIT), or forklifts, occur in US workplaces. Many employees are injured when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks, lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer, they are struck by a lift truck, or when they fall while on elevated pallets and tines."
"Most incidents also involve property damage, including damage to overhead sprinklers, racking, pipes, walls, and machinery. Unfortunately, most employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to lack of safe operating procedures, lack of safety-rule enforcement, and insufficient or inadequate training."
The quote above is taken directly from The U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA website. In 2001, a new standard went into effect:
Employers are held responsible and are required by law to provide their forklift operators with proper safety training. OSHA can impose fines of $7,000 to $70,000 per safety violation.
Satisfy OSHA's requirements with a Cromer Forklift Safety Training Course at our Oakland, CA location. Each 4-hour course includes rules of operation, student manuals, films, written test and certificates. There is no hands-on training in this classroom course.
Class is held from 8:30 AM to 12:30 AM. Classroom instruction per OSHA's requirements – operators must still be evaluated on the forklift type they will use to do their job in the workplace.
The course is offered as PASS/FAIL. Students are provided with TEST RESULTS.
Price: $115.00 per student, no student minimum.
Forklift Certification: While there is no specific "Forklift Certification" available to California forklift drivers, the Cromer course meets OSHA requirements for safety training. You can consider your drivers "certified" to operate forklifts safely after taking this course, as hundreds throughout the Bay Area do every year.
To register for a class, please contact Joy Virnig at 510-534-6566.
Cromer Safety Training Class Schedule for 2017
8:30am to 12:30pm, Fridays
FOR ON SITE TRAINING OF 5 OR MORE:
Oakland/Bay Area: TODD JEPSON, 510-774-1805
Sacramento: FRANK SOTELO, 209-465-8974 #200
Central Valley: FRANK SOTELO, 209-465-8974 #200
Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Maria: IRENE TORREZ, 800-464-3225
Cromer Forklift Driver Safety Training Flyer (PDF Download)
We also offer on-site training and a "Train the Trainer" course. See our Train the Trainer page, or call for further information.