Maintain Safety

Crown's powered industrial truck Operator Training programs are model specific programs anchored by "It's Up to You". "It's Up to You" provides the basics in material handling and powered industrial truck operation safety. Model specific programs take over from there to provide training for your operators on the specific truck model they will use in your operation. OSHA additionally requires site specific training so that operators are taught safe lift truck practices in the environment where they will be working.

Thorough initial operator training is a very important part of the development of safe, proficient operators but it is only the beginning. Your operator's initial training must be reinforced by your supervisors. Although OSHA requires recertification every three years, continual reinforcement of proper lift truck operation helps eliminate dips in your safety cycle.

If you would like to know more about making sure your supervisors understand safe, proper forklift operation and they reward and enforce it, contact your local Crown dealer. They have information on providing your supervisors operator safety training and "Train-the-Trainer" classes.

More specific operator training information can be found by visiting the Training section of crown.com, or by contacting your local Crown Dealer.

For OSHA requirements for operator training visit www.osha.gov to view OSHA's 29CFR 1910.178 Powered Industrial Truck standards and interpretations. (Search on "1910.178")

1OSHA 1910.178(q)(7)
Industrial trucks shall be examined before being placed in service, and shall not be placed in service if the examination shows any condition adversely affecting the safety of the vehicle. Such examination shall be made at least daily. Where industrial trucks are used on a round-the-clock basis, they shall be examined after each shift. Defects when found shall be immediately reported and corrected. 

OSHA 1910.178(p)(1)
If at any time a powered industrial truck is found to be in need of repair, defective, or in any way unsafe, the truck shall be taken out of service until it has been restored to safe operating condition.

2OSHA 1910.178(q)(5)
All parts of any such industrial truck requiring replacement shall be replaced only by parts equivalent as to safety with those used in the original design.