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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.

Price: $115.00 per student, no student minimum.

“The New Operator” Training course

This 16-hour (2-day) course is designed exclusively for the employee with no knowledge of forklift equipment. With 8 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of hands-on driving of different class codes of lift trucks, the new operator gets the knowledge and confidence to operate forklift equipment safely in the workplace.

Classes scheduled at our Fresno location, on the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.
Price: $275 per person.

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 2017 Safety Training Class Schedule (Oakland Location)

8:30am to 12:30pm, Fridays

January 13
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 13
November 10
December 15

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

Cromer 2017 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

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