Powered Industrial Truck Safety

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the types of PITs most commonly used in industry and their purpose in the workplace
  • Identify who is responsible for maintaining, refueling and recharging PITS and the requirements for pre-operational and operational inspections
  • Identify safe practices to follow when operating, loading, and parking a PIT
  • Identify workplace, vehicle-based, and operator-influenced conditions that may contribute to PIT-related accidents
  • Recognize the key components of a comprehensive safety training program

Course overview

This lesson addresses the basic criteria to consider when selecting the appropriate PIT, as well as safe and unsafe operating behaviors and hazardous conditions. This lesson is not intended to deliver authorized, qualified, or competent person training. Because of the unique characteristics of PITs, which vary by vehicle type and manufacturer, this lesson cannot provide operational training. Your employer is responsible for training you on the specific vehicles you will use or encounter on your job. Additionally, this lesson does not cover rough terrain fork trucks (tele-handlers) used on construction sites.
  • 38 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English , Spanish
Course Outline
  • PITs and Their Purpose
  • Maintenance and Inspection
  • PIT Operation Basics
  • PIT Operating Hazards
  • Safety Training Requirements
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart N - Materials Handling and Storage - 1910.178 - Powered industrial trucks
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