Main Line : (908) 698 4140 Office : 198 Route 206, Unit 2A, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Forklift Safety Training and OSHA Certification
We provide forklift operator training, testing and certification.
Comprehensive step-by-step program, includes onsite training
materials and tests, compliance forms, checklists and certificates.
Do you know, OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.178 holds employers responsible for ensuring that all of their lift truck operators, regardless of experience, be trained, evaluated and certified in lift truck use and operation and if found in violation, they could face fines of up to $7,000 per untrained operator ?
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Certification & Practice Class
Upcoming Class dates - (Tentative)
10 AM @ Hillsborough, NJ
Both Non-Counter Balanced ( Order Picker) and Counter Balanced Trucks are available for Training & Practice
if you are UNEMPLOYED, out of benefits, and paying cash for the training, talk to the instructor at the end of the class. You may get $20 to $50 dollar refund, depending on your financial situation. If you are using mass transit/train, come to Somerville Train station or nearby bus stop, at least 1 hour before the class, notify the office well ahead, that you need a ride from/to the train station / bus stop.
8 AM @ Edison, NJUpcoming Class dates - (Tentative)
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Did your certificate expired ? Re-Certify for $99
This training targets the SAFETY aspect of operating a forklift. If you are looking to train yourself on a specific make or model, please contact your forklift dealer. In our training, you will learn how to operate a general forklift in a SAFE WAY, ACCORDING TO OSHA GUIDELINES .
If you are looking for a single seat in the class, DO NOT CALL or E-mail, BECAUSE if you read this page in its entirety and you will find most of your questions answered. If you are serious about taking the class, send us a check or pay us online, and we will schedule you shortly after receiving payment. If you are paying online, you will be scheduled INSTANTLY. You can check status of your schedule by clicking here. We usually return calls only after we receive payments.
NO Driver licence is required and we DO NOT NEED to know your IMMIGRATION STATUS to signup for this class.
After successful completion of the class and a test - you will receive a certificate and an ID card that allows you to legally operate Forklift in NJ or other states, conforming OSHA standards. This certificate is renewable every 3 years.
Phone #, Phone #, Phone # ! Please include your phone number on payment processing window's Note/Message box. Because sometime class gets filled up pretty fast, if you wait until the last moment to register and we may need to speak with you !
After we receive your payment, we will send you a confirmation email with direction to the training facility.
If you are paying by check, send the check to our hillsborough address for faster processing.
If in any case, while scheduling a date for you, it doesn't work out, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FULL MONEY BACK - But THIS must be at least 8 days before the class.
Those of you who are paying online just between 7 and 3 days before the class - there is no cancellation. You will not receive any refund !
Missed the previous class ? Keep checking this website, you will find atleast one class each month !
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Training date: Wednesday 1st April 2009
Although I was not involved in the training, our Safety Manager and
several of the participants expressed overwhelming positive reviews. Ron
was very informative and entertaining while being the consummate
professional. We were very pleased with the service.
Training date: Thursday 4th September 2008
The training NJ Forklift provided was excellent. The opening video was a gruesome reminder of how dangerous a forklift can be. We all feel we received more than adequate training.
400 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
* There may be an extra Service Charge of out of state presentations
training programs can be conducted in English or Spanish
of 2 types of lift trucks can be covered in a single training
payments for training will be paid 8 business days prior to
the training date.
cancellations will be accepted after confirmation, there is no refund.
However, classes can rescheduled up to 90 days after the class
date at no additional charge.
OSHA ISSUES NEW REGULATIONS
FOR FORKLIFT OPERATORS - December 1, 1998
Are You in Compliance?
The Employer is Responsible for OSHA Compliance for all its Lift
On December 1, 1998,
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published
a standard that revised the existing requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178
and issued new requirements to improve the training of powered industrial
The standard becomes
effective on March 1, 1999 with mandatory compliance by December
1, 1999. This new standard is intended to reduce the number of injuries
and deaths that occur as a result of inadequate operator training.
The powered industrial truck operator training requirements will
apply to all industries except agricultural operations.
The employer must
evaluate the operators' performance before allowing any employee
to use a vehicle in the workplace, except for training purposes.
The employer may designate
any qualified employee as Trainer/Evaluator. There are no special
or additional "Train the Trainer" requirements.
OSHA does not certify,
accredit or approve any trainers or training programs for powered
industrial trucks. The responsibility for compliance with the
requirements of the OSHA standard rests with the employer
OF THE NEW STANDARD
WHO SHOULD CONDUCT
Persons with the necessary
knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial
truck operators and evaluate their competence must conduct all training
The OSHA rules state:
"Training and evaluation shall be conducted by a person with the
knowledge, training and experience to train powered industrial truck
operators and evaluate their competence". This means that any adequately
proficient and experienced lift truck operator can become a forklift
safety trainer for your company.
Outside qualified training
organizations can provide evidence that the employee has successfully
completed the relevant classroom and practical training. However,
each employer must ensure that each powered industrial truck
operator is competent to operate a truck safely, as demonstrated
by the successful completion of the training and evaluation.
GENERAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
The new standard requires
employers to develop and implement a training program based
on the following general principles:
Safe truck operation
Types of vehicle(s)
being used in the workplace
Hazards of the workplace
created by the user of the vehicles
General safety requirements
of the OSHA standard
The operator's prior
knowledge and skill in operating the vehicle
The operator's demonstrated
ability to operate a vehicle safely
for training and evaluation are:
video, interactive computer, etc.) training
using demonstrations and exercises
Employers must certify
that each operator has received the training
Employers must evaluate
each operator's performance at least once every three years
Prior to operating the
truck in the workplace, the employer must evaluate the operator's
performance and determine the operator to be competent to operate
a powered industrial truck safely. For employees hired before December
1, 1999, training and evaluation must be completed by that date.
For employees hired after that date, training must occur before
that person is allowed to operate a truck in the workplace.
Refresher training is
needed whenever an operator demonstrates a deficiency in the safe
operation of the truck, such as:
The operator is involved
in an accident or near-miss incident
The operator has
been observed using the vehicle in an unsafe manner
An evaluation has
determined the need for additional training
There are workplace
changes that can affect vehicle operation
The operator is assigned
to use a different kind of truck
DEFINITION OF A POWERED
Any mobile power-propelled
truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials.
Powered industrial trucks can be ridden, or controlled by a walking
operator. Earth moving and over the road haulage trucks are not
included in the definition. Equipment that was designed to move
earth but has been modified to accept forks are also not included.
WHO MUST BE TRAINED?
All persons who will
operate a powered industrial truck must be trained and pass an operator
evaluation before being allowed to use a vehicle in the workplace.
OSHA states that an employer
does not need to retrain an employee in the operation of a powered
industrial truck if the employer certifies that the operator has
been evaluated and has proven to be competent to operate the truck
safely. However, the employer is fully responsible for documentation
certifying that the required training and evaluation has taken place
for all truck operators.
The operator would need
additional training in those elements where his or her performance
indicates the need for further training and for new types of equipment
and areas of operation.
OSHA has issued several
letters of interpretations on the subject of training of temporary
employees. Basically, there is a shared responsibility for assuring
employees are adequately trained. The responsibility for providing
training should be spelled out in the contractual agreement between
the two parties. The temporary agency or the contracting employer
may conduct the training and evaluation of operators from a temporary
agency as required by the standard; however, the host employer (or
other employer who enters into a contract with the temporary agency)
must provide site-specific information and training on the use of
the particular types of trucks and workplace-related topics that
are present in the workplace.
The OSHA standard requires
that the employer certify that each operator has received the training
and has been evaluated. The written certification record must include
the name of the operator, the date of the training, the date of
the evaluation, and the identity of the person(s) performing the
training or evaluation.
Employers who evaluate
the operator' s performance more frequently than every three years
may retain the most recent certification record; otherwise, certification
records must be maintained for three years.
ADDITIONAL OSHA INFORMATION
For more information,
contact your local or Regional OSHA office (listed in the telephone
directory under United States Government - Department of Labor -
Occupational Safety and Health Administration).