The Forklift Operator Training is a 4-hour course designed for the beginner forklift operator. The course will prepare candidates for a position with forklift operations. This will include a combination of classroom and hands-on forklifting training on key safety and operational practices.

Topics of instruction include:

  • Operation of a forklift in a constantly changing environment
  • Avoiding hazards on a jobsite
  • Understanding combined center of gravity and the stability triangle
  • Performing pre-operational inspections
  • Reading load charts
  • Keeping the forklift and the load stable
  • Placing a load

Upon completion, candidates will have the knowledge of key safety and operational practices following training requirements of OSHA’s 29 CFR Section 1926.602(d) and 1910.178(l).  A nationally recognized OSHA Forklift Certification will be issued by Fletcher. The cost of the course is $150. 

2023 Class Dates:

February 24

April 28

June 30

August 25

October 27


Josie Clark, Technical Programs Coordinator
(985) 448-5920