Forklift operators are competent to operate a vehicle safely as demonstrated by successful completion of training and evaluation conducted and certified by persons with the knowledge, training, and experience to train operators and evaluate their performance.
The training-program content includes all forklift-related topics, workplace-related topics, and the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(3) for safe operation.
Refresher training and evaluation is conducted whenever an operator has been observed operating the vehicle in an unsafe manner or has been involved in an accident or a near-miss incident.
Refresher training and evaluation is conducted whenever an operator is assigned to drive a different type of forklift or whenever a condition in the workplace changes in a manner that could affect safe operation of the forklift.
Evaluations of each operator’s performance are conducted at least once every three years.