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Forklift Safety Training in Northern and Central California, to help drivers meet OSHA guidelines. Refresher safety classes available every 2 weeks at Cromer in Oakland. Training also available in Spanish (select locations).
Bay Area Forklift Safety Training

Keep Workers Safe — Get Regular Forklift Training

Are all your forklift operators up-to-date on their safety 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 any of any of these Cromer locations: Oakland, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Santa Maria.

Safety Training Course Features

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.

Do you have new employees with no forklift operating experience? Cromer offers a New Operator Training course. Visit this page for details.

Cromer 2019 Safety Training Class Schedule (Oakland Location)

8:30am to 12:30pm, Fridays

January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 23
September 20
October 18
November 22
December 20

Price: $115.00 per student, no student minimum.

To register for a class, please contact Joy Virnig at 510-534-6566.

Cromer 2019 Safety Training Class Schedule (Central California Locations)

FRESNO—First Wednesday and third Saturday of each month
SANTA MARIA—Second Wednesday of each month
BAKERSFIELD—Third Wednesday of each month

Price: $95.00 per student, no student minimum.

To register for a class, please contact Irene Torrez at 800-464-3225.
Please specify to which location you want to send operators.


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

Tambien ofrecemos cursos en espanol

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.

Speak with one of our specialists now! 800-974-5438