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EOS 017: Powered Industrial Trucks

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1 Hour
Course Purpose:
OSHA requires PIT certification for each operator. The purpose of PIT training, along with proper hands-on training, ensures that an operator is knowledgeable in the safe use, operation and maintenance of a forklift and/or pallet jack. This can help to reduce accidents and ensure that only those with the right training use the equipment.
Who Should Attend:
Required prior to permitting University employees to operate a powered industrial truck (i.e., forklifts or any mobile power-propelled equipment used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack, or tier material such as:
Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks
  • sit-down riders
  • counterbalanced rider - stand up
Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Rider Trucks
  • High lift straddle
  • Order picker
  • Reach type outrigger
  • Side loaders, turret trucks, swing mask and convertible turret/stock pickers
  • Low lift pallet/platform (rider)
Class 3 - Electric Motor hand/Hand Rider Trucks
  • Low lift platform
  • Low lift walkie pallet
  • Reach type outrigger
  • High lift straddle
  • High lift counterbalanced
  • Low lift walkie/rider pallet
Class 4 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks
  • Counterbalanced forklift - gas/LPG (cushion tire)
Class 5 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks
  • Counterbalanced forklift - gas/LPG/diesel (pneumatic tire)
Class 6 - Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors
  • Tow tractor - gas/LPG/diesel (cushion and pneumatic tire)
Class 7 - Rough Terrain Forklift
  • Vertical mast truck - gas/LPG/diesel (cushion and pneumatic tire)
Topics Covered:
  • Types of powered industrial trucks
  • Hazards present in the workplace
  • Safe forklift operation
  • Forklift inspection and maintenance
  • Pallet jack operation
  • Pallet jack inspection and maintenance
  • Written examination
  • Road test

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