Forklift Fundamentals Training


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Forklift Fundamentals Training



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60+ Minutes


To develop muscle memory in learning safe forklift operations per OSHA standards.


Any chapter can be performed with a large forklift (10K Hyster) or a small forklift (6K Doosan).

  • Chapter 1: Operating the Forklift: Pre-Operation
    1. Pre-operation Inspection, Largely guides users to get comfortable with the VR practical.  
      1. Trainees teleport around the forklift, they press hot buttons located on the forklift that relate to inspection points. When they press a button, the voice confirms they are, for example, “Checking the tires for cuts, gouges and other sign of wear and tear.” 
      2. Trainees must select the proper PPE for checking a propane tank/fittings. They select from 5 or 6 PPE laid out on boxes.  
    2. Operational Inspection: User is in the forklift seat, is guided through testing each of the forklift controls. Drives the forklift FWD and REVERSE. 
  • Chapter 2: Operating the Forklift:Traveling & Maneuvering
    1. Trainees start in the forklift seat
      1. They are instructed to drive to a spot and properly shutdown the forklift. They have to reverse, maneuver obstacles and follow the popper shutdown process. 
  • Chapter 3: Operating the Forklift:Load Handling and Composition
    1. Trainees start in the forklift seat
      1. They are instructed to pick up a load, properly manuever it to drop off in a C-17, then drive back to park and shutdown in the correct spot. 
  • Chapter 4: Understanding the Workplace:Physical Conditions
    1. Trainees start in the forklift seat
      1. They move a load, have overhead obstruction that the user has to make sure the load is lowered to a safe level before passing under.
      2. Have a slick/oil spot that the user is not driving at 1/2 speed the forklift slips side to side and the box falls.
      3. Put the box in the designated area afterwards.
  • Chapter 5: Understanding the Workplace: Pedestrian Traffic 
    1. Trainees start in the forklift seat
      1. They drive to a lined road, drive down it backwards, stop at the stop sign, look both ways, turn, then drive to a spot. Slow down, stop and sound horn at intersections, corners, and wherever vision is obstructed.
      2. They need to signal to pedestrians to stand clear. When encountered
      3. They need to warn pedestrians of your approach by horn, hand signal, or warning light.
      4. Forklift operators should keep a safe distance from workers on foot and other pedestrians.
  • Chapter 6: Understanding the Workplace: Ramps and Grades
      1. Trainees start in the forklift seat
      2. Trainees are required to drive up a ramp to retrieve a load, bring it to a designated location.  They must observe the following or be corrected.
        1. Trainees must observe on ramps in general
          1. Stay away from edges 
          2. Never turn on the ramp
        2. Without a load
          1. Travelling up a ramp without a load: 1. Need to drive backwards up the ramp. 2. Need to be looking behind you the entire time (direction of travel)
          2. Travelling down a ramp without a load: 1. Drive with forks down the downgrade
        3. With Load
          1. Travelling up a ramp with a load: 1. drive with load in front, straight 2.
  • Travelling down a ramp with a load: 1. Forks are up the incline, drive backwards and look backwards
  • Chapter 7: Understanding the Workplace: Loading Docks
    1. Trainee starts in the forklift seat
      1. They drive through a loading dock area, must stay clear of the edge or be corrected
  • Chapter 8: Understanding the Workplace: Narrow Isles
    1. Trainee starts in the forklift seat
      1. They take the forklift down an aisle (needs to be wide enough for either 6 or 10k) and get a box off a high shelf.  
      2. They will need to position the box safely for safe load carrying
      3. Deposit the box in the proper location 
  • Chapter 9: Understanding the Workplace: Elevators
    1. Trainee starts in the forklift seat
      1. Drive, pick up a load (there is a weight on the side of the load)
      2. Drive to elevator, There is a sign that says the weight the elevator can carry, and listed the weight of the 2 forklifts we have in this simulation. 
      3. Approach elevators slowly and enter squarely after the elevator car is properly leveled. Once on the elevator, neutralize the controls, shut off the power, and set the brakes
      4. The elevator goes up, stops, and they drive off the lift and put the load down. 
  • Chapter 10: Understanding the Workplace: Enclosed and Hazardous Areas 
    1. Trainee starts in the forklift seat
      1. Drive a forklift, pick up a box, drive into an enclosed warehouse, put the box on a shelf.  
      2. When the user drives into the warehouse, the door closes behind them.  They should put the box on the shelf and turn the engine off when they are finished due to the enclosed space.  
  • Final Evaluation
    1. No feedback in the final evaluation
    2. Trainee starts in the pre-operational inspection. They have to choose the PPE as in chapter 1
    3. Now they are in the Seat
      1. They go through the Operational inspection correctly
      2. Drive to pick up a box, position the box for proper carry, bring it to the C-17, put it on a shelf, properly handle the ramp for the C-17, drive back and park in a warehouse.  Shut down the forklift.


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