The Northeast Florida Safety Council, in partnership with First Coast Technical College, offers Hands-On Forklift Driver Training. This 8-hour combination of classroom and actual behind-the-wheel training is geared toward drivers who have little or no forklift-driving experience. Participants will be taught basic forklift operation and receive practical training in the skill set needed to safely drive a forklift.
Prerequisites: Participants must be at least 18 years of age to enroll and they must have successfully completed the 4-hour Forklift Safety Training Class.
Upon completion of this course, participants must pass a written exam and a hands-on forklift skills test to earn a certificate that satisfies the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 1910.178 for formal classroom training. Remember: Employers must train forklift operators on each type of forklift they may operate at their place of employment and on how to drive safely in the workplace.