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Forklift (P.I.T.) Certification

Forklift (P.I.T.) Certification

Forklift Certification

OSHA requires Forklift certification no matter what industry you work in. Operator certification is required to be refreshed every three years or if the operator has shown a deficiency in knowledge or operation a refresher course is due then.

The PIT or forklift certification consist of the following topics:

  1. Operating instructions, warnings and precautions
  2. Differences from automobile
  3. Controls and instrumentation
  4. Steering and maneuvering
  5. Visibility
  6. Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, use
  7. Vehicle capacity and stability
  8. Vehicle inspection and maintenance
  9. Refueling/Recharging batteries
  10. Operating limitations
  11. Surface conditions
  12. Composition and stability of loads
  13. Load manipulation, stacking, unstacking
  14. Pedestrian traffic
  15. Narrow aisles and restricted areas
  16. Operating on ramps and sloped surfaces
  17. Operating in closed environments or other areas where poor ventilation or maintenance could cause carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust buildup.

This course does require a passing grade on a written exam and completion of a practical skills test where the operator performs an inspection and demonstrates correct use of the forklift.