Resource Review: Safe Operation of Forklifts

Online training provides a safety guide to working with forklifts.

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Resource Details


Washington State Department of Labor & Industries


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Program Design Elements

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Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

Content Elements

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Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
Logical sequence
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This training covers the following modules:

  • Course navigation
  • Introduction
  • Forklift hazards
  • Why accidents
  • Forklift types
  • Sit-down forklifts
  • Reach trucks
  • Heavy duty forklifts
  • Must be 18
  • Forklift not same as car
  • Forklift parts
  • Forklift nameplate
  • Operating manual
  • Forklift load effects
  • Operating with load
  • Raised load
  • Moving load
  • Driving on incline
  • Why tip over
  • Load too heavy
  • Operator attention
  • Sloped ground
  • Why forklifts tip over
  • Tip over to do
  • Seatbelts required
  • Stay alive video
  • Reduced visibility
  • Pedestrians
  • Pedestrian accident
  • No speeding
  • Forklift attachments
  • Forklift work platforms
  • No stacked pallets
  • Stacking loads
  • Truck trailers
  • Wide loads
  • High storage racks
  • Driving forklift
  • No riders
  • Stay out of mast
  • Unattended forklift
  • Order picker fall protection
  • Order picker accident
  • Reach truck safety
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Refueling
  • Changing batteries
  • Inspection & maintenance
This training thoroughly covers the topic of forklift safety.


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