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How to Become a Certified Forklift Operator

Posted October 21, 2021

When you work in the material handling business, it’s incredibly important to understand and respect the equipment you work with. These are complex and potentially dangerous pieces of machinery and those operating them must be prepared. This is why industrial truck training is not only recommended, but often required.

How do you become a certified forklift operator? Consider training offered by Naumann/Hobbs. Our scheduled training is available at branches across all our locations and can help ensure safe operations.

Companies are bound by law to educate potential forklift operators before they operate any industrial vehicle. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration has various guidelines that govern the certification of forklift operators. Luckily, there are many OSHA-certified training programs throughout the country that can help. 

If you have been a certified forklift operator for many years, you will need to renew your certification every three years. Refresher training is also advisable after an accident or near-miss incident. Once any necessary training or evaluations have been successfully completed, your certification will be valid for three years.

Whether you receive your forklift operator certification from us or from your employer, it’s important to take away all the information you can from the course. That way, you can help assure that you and your company will be both safe and successful in the industry.

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