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Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Operator Training Specialists. As we indicate in our Feature Article "Training vs. Teaching" training requires not only a professional and credible source, but it requires diligence on the part of trainer and trainee.

You can count on Matthai Material Handling to ask the right questions to ensure you are getting the forklift operator training that you need to keep your facility safe and functioning at maximum efficiency.  Contact us any time for training any time you have one or more of the following situations:

Visit OSHA's eTool to help guide you through proper forklift safety on and around your facility.  Contact our corporate safety trainer Carl Thomas at 410-344-1801.

When Is Forklift Operator Training Required

The simple answer is anytime you hire a new employee with refresher training every three years.  However, to provide a truly safe operating environment for your lift truck operators and pedestrians, you need to provide training in accordance with OSHA Standards.

  • Anytime an operator has to operate a piece of equipment he or she has not operated. Training is equipment specific.
  • When conditions in which your lift trucks will operate changes, including facility expansion or new types of rack, docks or other equipment.
  • If an employee has an accident or appears to be operating unsafely.
  • Anytime you make a change to your current equipment, such as adding attachments, changing fuel types, or introduce a new piece of equipment.
What Are Our Top Five Forklift Safety Hazards / Violations?

We provide forklift operator training that takes us to hundreds of facilities.  With all the regulations and requirements for safe forklift operation, it's hard at times for companies to keep up.  Click HERE to read what we see most often, what OSHA has to say about it, and what you can do to keep your forklift operators safe and your bottom line secure.

2012 OSHA Violations and Fines

Click Here to see how forklift violations and fines stacked up against other areas OSHA inspected in 2012. As you'll see, forklift training, service and proper maintenance are no accident. Leave it to the forklift pros at Matthai Material Handling, you'll be glad you did.

Forklift Pre-Shift Inspections, Accident, Impact Control

Control access to your forklifts, ensure pre-shift inspections are being completed and track utilization, impact and damage with PowerBox by I.D. Systems. For more information and a 3 minute video check out our I.D. Systems Webpage here.

Forklift Fork Positioners
Forklift Fork Positioners

Every time a forklift operator hops off a forklift, the potential for an accident increases. Also avoid the potential hazards of pinching fingers and back strain by allowing your operators to adjust the forks from the comfort of their seat. Forklift fork positioners will also improve the productivity of each of your forklifts, which equates to an improved bottom line. Learn more and see a video on our Forklift Fork Positioners Webpage.

Forklift Pedestrian Safety Video

Forklifts can be dangerous machines.  Operator and Pedestrian Training regarding these dangers is important in establishing a safe workplace.

Daily Pre-Shift Inspection Guide (IC Version)
Daily Pre-Shift Inspection Guide (electric version)