Forklift Training Programs

A Foundation for Safety

Crown's forklift training programs can help you promote performance, encourage safety and reduce total cost of ownership

two employees discuss safety during forklift training program

Real Results

Training Efficiency Boosted By Train-The-Trainer Program
“I would certainly recommend the Train-the-Trainer course offered by Crown.”

-Leo Linval, Assembly and Repack Supervisor

operators in DP MoveSafe® program learn important safety features located on lift trucks

Forklift Operator Training

Crown's network of factory-trained instructors offers full-service DP MoveSafe Train-the-Operator programs.

Conducted at your site, these highly trained instructor led sessions present the full gamut of powered industrial lift truck safety information with clear, understandable and highly visual presentations.

Hands-on time is maximized and structured to assure operators are trained not only in lift truck operation and task performance, but in safe operating habits and practices as well. These are crucial in effective operator training. 

Empower Your Workforce with Individualized, Web-Based Training

Combine the streaming capability of Crown’s MoveSafe Operator Training with a learning management system and empower your operators to complete training at a pace consistent with their own knowledge and experience. Individualized training enables both operators and trainers to train more efficiently.

LMS Training Demo

Fleet Supervisor Training

Supervisors of lift truck operators play a critical role in reinforcing the safe operating skills and habits taught during operator training sessions. Crown offers the award winning DP LeadSafe Train-the-Supervisor program to demonstrate how to effectively supervise lift truck operators and reinforce safe operating habits. The workshop covers topics such as: 

Identifying proper and improper operation

Recognizing potential hazards

Giving feedback to operators

Pedestrian supervision

OSHA requirements

Safety metrics

service technicians during a Demonstrated Performance Service Training workshop

Forklift Service Technician Training

Our award winning Demonstrated Performance Service Training workshops give service technicians the Crown-specific skills and knowledge they need to keep a fleet up and running. Since many technicians are hands-on learners, they’re more likely to retain information learned through first-hand experience than material presented in a lecture. Crown’s DP Service Technician Training goes above and beyond traditional classroom training, allowing participants to work on lift trucks with instructor supervision. Technicians can move at their own pace and focus on the particular tasks and skill groups that best serve their organization’s needs.

Demonstrated Performance workshops are customizable to the needs of each technician. They’ll only spend time on what they need to learn, and only work on lift trucks that apply to them.

Pedestrian Training

Pedestrian training is an important piece of a comprehensive lift truck safety program for employees and for visitors to your facilities. Crown offers comprehensive pedestrian training including two online resources you can incorporate into your own employee orientation and visitor programs.

Crown’s Pedestrian Safety Training Module helps employees who work around material handling equipment increase forklift safety awareness by:

Learning about unique forklift operating characteristics, such as the wide power unit swing when turning

Understanding the reasons for separation of pedestrians and forklifts and how to maintain a safe distance

Recognizing the importance of eye contact and communication between pedestrians and forklift operators

Crown’s Visitor Safety Awareness Video shares proper safety practices when visiting a facility which utilizes material handling equipment by:

Identifying the unique operating characteristics of material handling equipment

Encouraging visitors to become familiar with the facility’s work rules for material handling equipment

Cautioning visitors to always remain alert and maintain a safe distance, even when equipment is not moving

Pedestrian Safety Training Module


Provides recommendations for pedestrians working in a facility using powered industrial equipment, including automated guided vehicles.

Visitor Safety Awareness Video


Helps increase lift truck awareness among visitors to facilities using powered industrial equipment and provides recommended safety practices.

woman utilizes Crown's DP TrainSafe® Train-the-Trainer program

Training-the-Trainer

Crown’s DP TrainSafe Train-the-Trainer program uses the award winning, hands-on, Demonstrated Performance approach to deliver comprehensive operator train-the-trainer programming. Participants in the two-day Train-the-Trainer program will learn and practice implementing Crown’s MoveSafe operator training programs, 11 step hands-on training and safe skill and habit development process. Participants will leave with the training needed to conduct these workshops, as well as three-year re-evaluations, safety refreshers (workshops), warehouse inspections and much more.

In addition, participants in the 3-day TrainSafe class or the 1-day LeadSafe train-the-trainer class will learn to train supervisors utilizing Crown’s DP LeadSafe supervisor training program.

Course Materials for Training Departments

Crown has developed a specific training program for each model family that we manufacture, allowing you to customize a training program to your unique needs.  Model specific programs include:

Operator training that includes both English and Spanish language.
Hands-on Trainer's Guide to help your trainer conduct thorough hands-on training.
Operator manuals. The illustrations and clear, language in these manuals make them effective reference material for your operators.
Trainer's manuals to help your trainer conduct a successful training class.
Lift truck-specific tests included with each operator training program.

Need Training? Contact our training team for course locations and scheduling.