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Forklift Certification Training

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Hands-On Forklift Driver Training

Member Price: $125 | Non-Member Price: $150
To register, please call
(727) 442-5121 or e-mail safety@safety.org

Suncoast Safety Council now offers Hands-On Forklift Driver Training. This 8 hour combined classroom and behind the wheel training teaches basic forklift operation, and provides actual driver's training on a 5K propane forklift that is provided.

This class is geared towards drivers who have little or no forklift driving experience. Drivers will be taught the skill set to become knowledgeable in safely driving a forklift. All training is held at PTEC facilities in St. Petersburg, FL.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll.

The forklift training certificate awarded upon completion of this course will satisfy OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 1910.178 for formal classroom training and give the student practical training. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must successfully pass a written exam and a hands-on forklift skills test. Employers must train forklift operators on each type of forklift they may operate at their place of employment and how to drive safely in the workplace.

 

On-Site Forklift Certification Training

Member Price: $80 | Non-Member Price: $90
To register, please call
(727) 442-5121 or e-mail safety@safety.org

Suncoast Safety Council offers 4 hour forklift classroom training, followed by a forklift skills assessment on-site at your place of employment. This training is for all types and models of forklifts and lift trucks. Our experienced team of forklift trainers will teach your staff in class or on-site in the Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and Sarasota areas (see our full training service areas below).

PLEASE NOTE: OSHA-compliant forklift training is for individuals who are currently employed since OSHA requires an on-site skills assessment on the forklift being used at the operator's place of work.

OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 1910.178 requires forklift training for anyone who operates a powered industrial truck, including a lift truck. This course encourages participants to take an active role by observing, analyzing and discussing recommended forklift safety practices. Participants must successfully pass a written exam and a hands-on forklift skills test to receive a certificate of completion.

 

Classroom-Only Forklift Training

Member Price: $70 | Non-Member Price: $80
To register, please call
(727) 442-5121 or e-mail safety@safety.org

Suncoast Safety Council offers this 4 hour forklift classroom-only training, to simplify the task of certifying forklift operators by having us provide the classroom training. Employers can then provide practical training sessions as their workloads allow. This satisfies OSHA's Powered industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 29CFR 1910.178, requirement to provide classroom training prior to practical training on individual forklifts before the company can certify the employee.

PLEASE NOTE: If you need us to provide the hands-on training as well, please enroll in our On-Site Forklift Certification Training class. The Classroom-Only Forklift Training does not provide the hands-on forklift skills training or test.

 

In each forklift training class you will learn:forklift parts

  • Forklift operating principles
  • Forklift safety rules
  • Forklift regulations
  • Recordkeeping
  • Forklift maintenance
  • Forklift material handling

 

Certificate Issued:

  • Hands-On Forklift Training: The forklift training certificate awarded upon completion of this course, will satisfy OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 1910.178. Employers must verify operators have been trained and evaluated every 3 years.
  • On-site Forklift Certification Training: The forklift training certificate awarded upon completion of this course, will satisfy OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 1910.178. Employers must verify operators have been trained and evaluated every 3 years.
  • Classroom-Only Forklift Training: Students will be awarded a certificate of completion that will satisfy the classroom portion of OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 1910.178. The employer must provide practical training on individual equipment models prior to issuing a forklift operator's certification. Employers must verify operators have been trained and evaluated every 3 years.

Schedule:

  • Hands-On Forklift Driver Training: Forklift driver training classes are held at PTEC in St. Petersburg, FL. For a list of available forklift class dates, click here.
  • On-site Forklift Certification Training: Forklift training classes are held throughout the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, New Port Richey and Bradenton areas. Courses are taught in class at our Clearwater or St. Peteresburg locations or on-site at your company. For a list of available forklift class dates, click here.
  • Classroom-Only Forklift Training: Forklift training classes are taught in class at our Clearwater or St. Petersburg locations, or on-site at your company. Additional travel expenses may be charged for on-site classes located outside of Pinellas County. For a list of available forklift class dates, click here.
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Areas in Florida we Service Include:

Pinellas County: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Largo, Belleair, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island

Hillsborough County: Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood Village, Lutz, Apollo  Beach, Plant City, Valrico, Wimauma, Ybor City, Town N Country, Westshore Area, Citrus Park, Keystone, New Tampa, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sun City Center, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa

Pasco County: Holiday, Hudson, Zephyrhills, Dade City, Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey, Odessa, Port Richey, Hudson, Elfers

Manatee County: Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch 

Sarasota County: Sarasota, North Port, Venice, Longboat Key

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Clean = Safe

Maintain a clean work area. Not only will you remove many hazards from a work area by keeping it clean, but you will also provide a more productive work environment for your employees.

 

 



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