Forklift and Lift-Truck Operator Safety Training

3 hours
Upon initial assignment and a refresher every 3 years
Prior practice operating the forklift/lift-truck you will use for the drive test
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This hands-on course covers inspection and safe operation of powered industrial trucks. This course will teach you about the operational differences between a car and a forklift, power sources, capabilities, stability and carbon monoxide hazards while operating propane or diesel trucks inside buildings. A written test and a driving test, scheduled separately from the class day, must be completed to receive an operator’s license. The fee for the course covers the cost of the workbook and handouts.

Attendees must have experience operating the forklift they will use for their drive test prior to the course. This is an operator safety certification course, not basic training. If you have questions about this please contact EH&S Training.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264 (FAX), or email Contact the EH&S Training team for all other accommodation requests.

Intended Audience 

UW personnel who operate forklifts


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201