Forklift Training Checklist

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: February 21st, 2012
Topics: Materials Handling & Storage | Powered Industrial Trucks |


Although safety training is a general requirement, a few OSHA standards set out specific requirements governing the content and delivery of training. One of these is the Powered Industrial Trucks standard. It’s essential to comply with each of the specific requirements to avoid not just OSHA citations but potential forklift-related injuries and property damage. This tool will allow you to do both.


The Model Checklist incorporates the elements of operator training required by the standard. Part 1 of the Checklist covers topics related to the equipment itself, such as operating instructions. Part 2 covers conditions in the workplace that operators need to take into account so they can operate the equipment safely. Remember, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. Although our Model Checklist will help, you’ll need to adjust it to meet the needs of your own situation.