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 above quote comes directly from The U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA website. OSHA standards hold employers responsible for providing their forklift operators with proper safety training. OSHA can impose fines of $7,000 to $70,000 per safety violation if training lapses.

Avoid fines—and more importantly, keep your workers safe—with Safety Training from Cromer.

Forklift Safety Training

Cromer Forklift Safety Training Courses satisfy OSHA requirements, protect your business, and foster a safe workplace.

Each 4-hour course includes rules of operation, student manuals, films, written test and certificates. Class runs from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Cromer 2021 Safety Training Class Schedule (Oakland)

Cromer 2021 Safety Training Class Schedule (Central California)

Forklift Safety Training Northern California

Safety training courses available in-person (limited numbers) or virtually, over a private Zoom meeting.

January 22
February 19
March 19
April 23
May 21
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 19
December 17

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$115 Per Student

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Fridays

No student minimum.

To Register: Contact Joy Virnig, 510-534-6566.

Cromer 2021 Safety Training Class Schedule (Central California)

Forklift Safety Training Central California

FRESNO—First Wednesday of each month

SANTA MARIA—Second Wednesday of each month

BAKERSFIELD—Third Wednesday of each month

$95 Per Student

No student minimum.

To Register: Contact Irene Torrez, 800-464-3225.

Please specify to which location you'll send operators.

Tambien ofrecemos cursos en espanol.



Oakland/Bay Area: JOHN SUTTON, 510-571-7985

Sacramento: ROBERT CARTAGENA, 916-371-2004

Central Valley: FRANK SOTELO, 209-405-6652

Central California Locations (Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Maria): IRENE TORREZ, 800-464-3225

New Operator Training

Bringing on new employees who don't have forklift operating experience? Train them at Cromer.

Cromer offers a "New Operator" training course in 2 of our locations. We designed a 2-day (16-hour) course for employees with no prior knowledge of forklift equipment or safe operation.

With 8 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of hands-on driving several types of lift trucks, the new operator gets the knowledge and confidence to operate a forklift safely in your workplace.

New Operator Training Locations

New Operator Takeaways

New Forklift Operator Training

Classes occur at our:

  • Fresno location, on the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.

Price: $275 per person. Course is available in English & Spanish.

To Register: Contact Irene Torrez at 559-268-6621.

New Operator Takeaways

Safe Forklift Operator Training

Upon completion, each new operator gets a certificate for your safety records.

While there is no specific "Forklift Certification" available to California forklift drivers, the Cromer New Operator course meets OSHA requirements for safety training.

You can consider your drivers "certified" to operate forklifts safely after taking this course, as hundreds throughout California do every year.

TRAIN THE TRAINER / Forklift Instructor Certification

Training for Forklift Instructors in Northern/Central California

Bring your company into compliance with this “Train the Trainer” seminar. You'll learn the LiftSafe™ method of forklift operator training, and receive the tools, knowledge, and hands-on experience necessary to implement a Forklift Operator Training program at your facility.

Cromer Train the Trainer Class Schedule & Registration (Northern California Businesses)

Cromer Train the Trainer Class Schedule & Registration (Central California Businesses)

Train the Trainer Course Northern California

2021 Forklift Instructor Certification Class Schedule (Northern California)

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Lunch is provided

CLASSES PAUSED AT THIS TIME. We will update this page and notify customers when Train the Trainer classes resume.

To register for a class, please fill out and fax Page 2 of this Train the Trainer Course Registration PDF to 925-831-9747.

Train the Trainer Registration (PDF)

Cromer Train the Trainer Class Schedule & Registration (Central California Businesses)

Train the Trainer Course Central California

2021 Forklift Instructor Certification Class Schedule (Central California)

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 22
  • August 12
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16


  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 14


  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 15
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

To register for a class, please contact Irene Torrez at 800-464-3225.

Train the Trainer Seminar

Training covers all ITA classes 1-7, electric and internal combustion, including rough terrain, warehouse style counterbalanced, narrow aisle and powered walk behinds. You'll also receive 3 years' consultation support (by phone or email).

Seminar Topics:

  • Statistical data on forklift accidents.
  • Federal OSHA 29 CFR Ch. XVII 1910.178 powered industrial truck regulations.
  • CAL/OSHA GISO 3657-3668 powered industrial truck requirements.
  • Complete coverage of operator training class, including Loading Dock and Warehouse Safety, Forklift Types and their Components, Pre-Shift Inspections, Design Principles, Operating Fundamentals, Recharging/Refueling Procedures, and more.
  • Forklift accident summaries.
  • Classroom instructor techniques.
  • Actual forklift operation and hands-on evaluation learning exercises.
  • Final test, certificates awarded.

Materials include a Forklift Instructor Training and Resource Guide, Copies of The Professional Operator Written Response Workbook, an Instructor's Presentation & Training Techniques Book, reproducible Pre-Shift Inspection and Operator Evaluation Forms, and a Certificate of Completion.

Forklift Training Service Flyers

Download these flyers to remind you about regular training:

Cromer Forklift Operator Safety Training Flyer (PDF)

Cromer Forklift Train the Trainer Flyer (PDF)

Safety training makes the difference between repeated accidents and smooth workflow. Productive workers and injured workers. Everyone on the Cromer team, especially the Forklift Boss, want you to have safe & happy workers every day of the year.

Book your Forklift Safety Training Safety today.