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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 suncoast@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: $90 | Non-Member Price: $100
To register, please call
(727) 442-5121 or e-mail suncoast@safety.org

Suncoast Safety Council offers forklift classroom training, and forklift skills assessment on-site at your place of employment in a single session. This training is for many types and models of forklifts and lift trucks.
  • 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. Employers must verify operators have been trained and evaluated every 3 years.

An onsite fee will apply.

 

Classroom-Only Forklift Training

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

Suncoast Safety Council offers 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.

  • Students will be awarded a document of completion that will satisfy the forklift partsclassroom portion of OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Standard, 1910.178. The employer must provide practical training on individual equipment models to complete the training IAW that standard. Employers must verify operators have been trained and evaluated every 3 years.

    An onsite fee may apply.

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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Suncoast Safety Tips

Machine Hazards Lurk in Offices Too

 

Don’t underestimate machine hazards in the office. Pay attention when using paper cutters and machines with feed mechanisms, particularly if you’re wearing loose clothing or dangling jewelry.