Environmental Health & Safety Formal Forklift Operator Instruction

Formal Forklift Operator Instruction

Departments can select from four options to provide formal (classroom) forklift operator instruction to their designated operators:

Option 1

The formal instruction training requirement can be met by each operator completing the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Safety and Health (DOSH), on-line training program.

Option 2

The formal instruction training requirement can be met by the employing department conducting a classroom training session(s) using the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Safety and Health training materials.

Option 3

The formal instruction training requirement can be met by contracting with the manufacturer’s authorized training representative or a company specializing in forklift operator training.  The training needs to meet the Washington Administrative Code.

Option 4

Departments can use other formal training programs with approval from EH&S.

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