Powered Industrial Vehicles: General (1-2 hours of training)
This comprehensive interactive multimedia-training program consists of one lesson that trains participants in the proper operation of tractors, platform lift trucks and motorized hand trucks.
Audience: This program is mandatory training for all employees who operate tractors, platform lift trucks, and motorized hand trucks.
Prerequisites: This lesson is designed so that no prior knowledge is required.
- Identify who may operate a powered industrial vehicle and for what purpose
- Identify the eleven different designations and describe the purpose of such designation
- Properly perform a job in accordance with fire safety regulations
- Identify typical unclassified locations and identify which vehicle designations may operate in unclassified locations
- Describe the three types of classified locations and identify restrictions concerning the operation of powered industrial vehicles in these locations
- Properly inspect a powered industrial vehicle and identify when a vehicle must be inspected
- Properly refuel a combustible fuel powered industrial vehicle
- Properly change and store tanks for lpg powered industrial vehicles
- Properly recharge an electric powered industrial vehicle
- Properly remove a vehicle from service when repairs are necessary
- Properly maneuver powered industrial vehicles in normal work environments
- Use proper safety procedures for maneuvering vehicles in areas where visibility is poor or obstructed
- Use proper safety procedures for leaving a vehicle unattended
- Properly follow guidelines for dealing with emergency vehicles and for leaving access to emergency equipment unobstructed
- Describe the safety procedures for working around pedestrians
- Use proper safety procedures for lifting and transporting personnel with vehicles designed for that purpose
- Use proper safety procedures concerning overhead and side clearance at doorways, and on ramps and elevations
- Recognize vehicles, such as trucks, tractor trailers and railcars that have been properly prepared for loading or unloading
- Identify specific safety concerns for working in enclosed areas
- Properly enter a freight elevator with a powered industrial vehicle