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Result: Category: Forklift Operator Training

When is retraining required?

Forklift operator retraining is required every 3 years. Retraining is required sooner if the operator fails the evaluation, uses unsafe behavior, or has an accident or near miss. The forklift code requires that all forklift operators be evaluated by the employer by operating the forklifts in the actual work environment.

How can I register?

You can register online by visiting our registration portal, located in the top right corner of this window.

Where is the class located and how long does it last?

It is a one-day course, lasting from 8am to 4pm (end time will vary). Maximum class size is 12.

Course takes place monthly at Evergreen Safety Council in Kirkland, WA

What if the operator already has experience?

Even “experienced operators” are required to successfully pass the training and evaluation by a qualified trainer.

Who should undergo training?

Every person who operates a powered industrial truck. Each operator must have documentation of training and evaluation.

What equipment requires formal training?

Sit-down counter balance, motorized hand trucks (pallet jacks), container top handlers, straddle carriers, side handlers, order pickers and tuggers.

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