Experience and Novice Operators




Course Description:

This is a fully comprehensive course designed for experienced and Novice Electric Pallet Jack truck operators with the skills and knowledge necessary for a variety of responsibilities and function involved in the operation and maintenance of the Electric Pallet Jack. The training enforces the safety of the pedestrian and the operator. Pre-start up inspection and startup safety procedures, routine maintenance practice, and operating techniques are examined. This course is comprised of intensive classroom instruction, including discussion and a written test, as well as hands-on practical training and evaluation. At the conclusion of this program students should be able to demonstrate safe operation of forklift as required by the OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard CFR- 29 -1910-178.

Upon successful completion of the course, the operator will be presented with a lift truck certificate as proof of training



Course Duration:

· 4 hours Theory and at end of course an Operator Evaluation Test ) - ( For Experience Operators Only)

· 4 Hours of classroom and 8 Hours of practical hands on the electric pallet jack to allow for

  maximum operator interaction - ( For Novice Operators Only )



Program Outline:



· Introduction to OSHA

· Standard Federal Requirements 29 CFR 1910.178

· Pedestrian awareness

· Basic principles: Electric Pallet Jack truck design and operation

· Parts of a truck/pre-shift inspection

· Operation of truck

· Fuel sources (battery)

· General safety rules/guidelines

· Summary (written test)

· Practical Operator evaluations Test– (Must Pass)



· performing of pre-shift inspection

· battery maintenance and charging procedures

· propane cylinder exchange

· safe operating techniques

· load handling/selection

· dock safety

· extensive hands-on training and application



Must Pass Written Evaluation Test

Must Pass an Operator Practical Evaluation Test


School Equipment:     Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughtout the program: ELECTRIC PALLET JACK - Class III


Class Size:                     Classes generally range in size from 1 to 15 students

Tuition:                         Call for Tuition