Safety Brief - Forklifts and Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) Certification

Powered industrial trucks include 

  • Forklifts
  • Platform lift trucks 
  • Motorized hand trucks
  • Other specialized equipment powered by electric or internal combustion engines

Training for authorized forklift/PIT operators consists of both formal instructional training and a practical evaluation. Recertification must be obtained every 3 years.

Practical evaluation includes demonstration performed by the trainer and exercises performed by the trainee to ensure competence when operating an industrial truck.

  • Practical evaluation should be conducted utilizing the industrial truck(s) to be used by the operator.
  • Practical evaluation should simulate typical work to be conducted with the industrial truck. 

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